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    Old 12-22-2007, 04:42 PM   #1
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    Imbalance Walking

    It All Started With Me Being Dizzy For Months Went To My Family Doctor He Prescibe Meclizine Right After He Told Me I Had An Inner Ear Infection. I Took The Meclizine For 3 Days. I Was Rush To The Hospital From Work Because I Showed Signs Of A Stroke Like Imbalance Walking, Slurred Speech, And Weakness On One Side. My Family Doctor Sent Me To A Doctor Who Specialize In Strokes. That Doctor Said I Might Have Multiple Sclerosis He Took An Mri It Was Negative. I Then Was Prescribe Antibotics For My Ear Infection. I Still Had Relapse Of The Same Symtoms, By The Way The Test For A Stroke Was Negative At The Hospital, So I Was Prescribe Lorazapam. I Just Got Out Of The Hospital 2 Days Ago Because Of A Seizure. While I Was In The Hospital For 2 Days I Was Not Giving Any Test Not Even A Blood Test, After The Er Doctor Told My Doctor He Needed To Run Some Test Because My Symtoms Sound Like Ms. Do You Know He Sent A Psychiatry To Talk To Me Like I Am Having A Mental Break Down Or Something. He Sent Me Home With The Same Symtoms Imbalance Walking, Muscle Weakness And Slurred Speech. I Just Want To Know Am I Really Losing It Or Do I Really Have A Physical Problem? My 4 Children And Husband Of 15 Years Don't Know What My Day Is Going To Be Like They Worry Just Like I Do. Children Ages Are 16, 14, 13, And 5 I Would Love To Have Me Back I Miss The Fun With My Children.

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    Old 12-23-2007, 04:41 AM   #2
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    Hi Tryota , I am so sorry to read what your going thru and hope you get the relevant tests soon, the unknowing is worse than the knowing sometimes, but you have to hang in there.
    I am in a simular situation to you at the moment , my balance is terrible (need to use a stick and im only 39) and i am finding walking difficult , i stagger and look drunk, but my speech is ok. My audiologist told me he doesnt think its anything serious and told me to keep a diary for the few weeks until i see him again, but like you i dont feel i am taken seriously enough.
    But last week we found i have some nystagmus when i move my head ,
    and this could be due to BPPV , this condition can cause constant imbalance.
    When we have worrying symptoms they have to rule out the worse things first and i think that is what they are doing with you.
    I have got to the point that I have to accept what ever it is, cos the worry makes me feel ill. I too have children and it does make it more difficult to deal with , no doubt.

    hope you feel better soon .
    take care


    Old 02-02-2008, 02:51 PM   #3
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    I have had MS for 20 years. .The first 10 years tests came back neg .I finally got DX 10 years ago. One of the Dr.s thought I might have MS and sent me to a MS specialist. I had a DX before I walked out of his door.My recommendation is you really think and want to know if it is MS than go to a MS specialist.

    Old 03-12-2008, 06:33 AM   #4
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    Talking Re: Imbalance Walking

    I have never replied to a post before, but have read a few....anyhow, I find my symptoms are quite like yours. Mine started out with imbalance like holding onto walls when I got up and staggering. Then the speech problem developed. I went to a regular physician and she sent me to an ear doctor who had me get an MRI. I didn't go back to him because I was also still having trouble with possible allergies. So, went back to regular doctor. She looked at MRI and said I should see a neuro. Went to him and although I didn't realize it at the time, couldn't even touch my nose. I walked crooked that kind of thing. It was an entire month before I could get back in to see him knowing and fearing my symptoms were worsening. Kept feeling like eggs had been cracked and were running over my face! Also speech was worse. After I saw him a second time, he scheduled a spinal tap. Forgot go mention that the first time he took numerous vials of blood for every test possible I think--even the lab techs commented that they had never taken so many vials before! Anyhow, the spinal said MS. Went on Rebif 2 weeks later and that was 14 months ago. The fatigue is bad and saw the neuro yesterday and he wants me to go on Provigil. Stop Ambien CR and Gabapentin. I also take Requip as needed as well as aspirin and several vitamins. The worst problem I have is my sensitive to lights. Neuro said that is one thing they cannot help. Also muscle in eyes cause me to feel that they are moving. Hope I am describing that right. Anyhow, just wanted you to know you are not alone in your symptoms and frustrations. I do get feelings of sadness sometimes, but not often. It does help to know we aren't alone out there. Sometimes feel stupid when knees buckle and you stagger. I do not think anyone without these symptoms can completely understand. My husband does very good, but for example he will say, Did you notice how bright and pretty the snow is? He should know I can't look at it. Oh, well, I have complained enough. Sorry about that.

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