26,M, 5ft 10, 68KG, Caucasian, drink around 18 units a week (tend to avoid drinking mon-thurs)
Live in the UK.
Hoping someone can help shed some light / help me find a solution to a problem I have been having (I am seeing a GP / going through normal channels as well, but secondary opinions can be great)
For around one month now I have been suffering from brain fog and lightheadedness and more intense light headedness when moving my head in circular motions (as soon as I stop and return my head to neutral the light headedness happens), if I look up or down for a couple seconds and return to looking forward (again lightheadedness occurs when returning to neutral looking forward), or sit up from laying down etc, almost like I need a 1/2 second period to re-adjust. Just randomly woke up one morning and I was like it, at first I thought i could be hungover or something, as it felt a bit like that, but as the day went on and the next day and the next, it was clear it was a real issue rather than something that would ‘go away’.
I would describe the brain fog part as feeling slightly disconnected and recessed, not feeling as confident in social interactions or any sort of movement, I can certainly do everything I would normally do, but its distant.
Some days it's better, some days it's worse but in the month it hasn't really gotten way better or way worse, the only 'relief' is that it seems to be pretty much resolved 'to some degree' when laying down and staying there.
I have been to my GP twice and this was the result -
Blood Test fine, no issues.
Blood Oxygen Level checked, fine
Blood Pressure checked (standing and sitting), fine
Eyes checked, fine
Ears checked, fine
Cranial nerve checked, fine
Heart rate checked (was high at the time (over 100) but I do get very anxious etc about Doctor visits, but in general on my fitness watch its fine (resting is 57))
Doctor on both visits said it was probably something viral, had a catch up with him yesterday on the phone as the time had past he recommended to wait it out if it was viral, he's now recommended I do Brandt Daroff Exercises and I am on 3 x 5mg tablets of Prochlorperazine a day to see how that works out.
Going down onto my side during the BD Exercises is fine, however when sitting back up I get light headed and a have tingly rush that goes from my head down through my body, no visible signs of improvement thus far, cant comment on the tablets yet, just making me tired thus far.