Neuropathy | Last Active: Jul 22 10:03am | Replies (26)
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I’m wondering if any of you have had symptoms progress as mine seem to be. For well over ten years I’ve had worsening balance problems. I’ve said all along: I’m not dizzy! Even at its worst, the room was never going round and round. I’ve always thought my balance trouble was caused by a combination of (1) severe flat feet, (2) bad knees (one is now artificial, the other has lots of arthritis), and (3) hip/pelvic arthritis. Assuming my problem was “structural” and not neurological, I’ve done years of PT, but with little improvement to show for it. I’ve only recently started to see a neurologist. We’ve had only two appointments, with a third coming up. I had a brain MRI: no apparent problems there. Last week I had a cervical MRI: results still pending. What I’ve noticed recently are recurring bouts (maybe once every two or three months) of what might fit the definition of “dizziness.” I’ll have to hold on to walls, countertops, etc., to go safely from here to there. When this is happening, both my legs feel weak; they’ll be achy, and that achiness will still be with me the following day when I’m no longer dizzy. Does any of this sound familiar to anyone?