Archer Wrote:Dizzyness in general can be caused by:
1 - Something neurological
2 - A problem with your inner ear
3 - Low blood pressure (the whole "standing up quickly" thing)
Is your balance back to normal now, or is it still bad? If it's still bad, then try this little experiment for me: stand in front of a chair or bed or something that will break your fall, straight, with your arms at your sides. Then close your eyes. See if you are able to stay standing up, or if your eyes being closed makes you sway/fall over.
Regarding chest pains - is the pain constant, or intermittent? If intermittent, is it made worse by exercising, deep breathing, eating, or anything in particular? Do you have any problems swallowing food?
My sense of balance hasn't been "good" in a long time. In fact, it's been "so so" at best for a while.
I can't tell you for how long with any certainty, but as far as I can remember, I believe it started to go down hill when I was pregnant and just never bounced back after that.
I did the interesting little experiment. I'm able to stay standing up but I expect to be falling over. I feel like I'm tilting backwards and to the right and I "know" I'm not, so my body tenses up and I just concentrate on keeping my feet on the floor.
The pain is not entirely constant, it comes and goes a bit, but very slowly.
It's been much lower in the past two days than when I wrote the initial post.
If I rank my pain from 0 = none, to 10 = kidneystones/childbirth, it was at around 5 before, and has been at around 1-3 since.
I've felt chestpain on and off since in my teens but it's usually been a little more to the left and felt like it's in the ribs, this time it feels like it's in and/or a little bit behind the sternum.
It doesn't pulsate, it doesn't shift around or "move" when I move, it just.. "is".. like a constant, when it's there.
I don't know if any food makes it worse, I haven't noticed any corrolation, but any exercise of any kind does make it a lot worse.
I have no problem swallowing food really.
And when I feel dizzy I don't really feel like anything's swaying, I feel like I'm disconnected from my body and the world, like I have lost the ability to control it properly. Like I'm falling inside myself.