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squirrel

It is happening again, has been for 2 weeks . My balance is shot ! If i sit down my chair feels like it is moving , when I lie down , my bed feels like its moving from side to side. when standing up the floor is racing under my feet. This is so very undermining and is making me feel anxious. I have seen a balance specialist in november last year who said it was visual vertigo caused by shingles virus. I have never had shingles to my knowledge. My balance problems started when I stopped Seroxat ( Paxil). MY doc refuses to even consider this.

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stan

hi Squirrel,

 

i am sure it comes from paxil, i have so many diseases which appeared just after paxil, i have a off balance too when standing but not the same as you

 

between brain, eyes, ears, conscience and other perceptions, something is not well repaired,

will be neuroplasticity able to repair this better in coming months ? we have to wait

a good sign is that it comes and goes away

courage

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Neuroplastic

Hey, Squirrel. I, too, have problems with balance. Seems like very much WD-related. As Stan said, the *good* thing is that it goes away. It's a definite proof you're healing. I know how it sounds, but please give it still more time. It will eventually go away permanently. Hang in there!

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squirrel

I really think 6 years must be enough time.

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stan

6 years is enormous in a life, and you have some very nasty things,

i understand you totally as i am very worse more the months come,

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Claudius

Though I do not have this particular problem, now approaching the 4 years mark I have still pretty disabling symptoms. I really hope after 5-6 years it will be over. But it is indeed such an enormous amount of time and I sill can hardly cope with the fact that probably 8 years of my life were ruled in a very negative way by this "non addictive" wonder drug... The only positive thing is that we have learned a lot of wisdom and will never take stuff from doctors anymore without solid investigation...

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stan

Squirrel,

 

the floor moving, chair moving, can come from eyes

 

if you put your finger in front of you, and then slowly approach the finger to your nose , and constantly looking your finger,

if you make this several time per day, look if your moving floor is not better after a week

i know someone who had moving floor, and it improved seriously with this

it was a ophtalmologist who made her these exercises with a pencil

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squirrel

Hi Stan,

yeah this is one of the exercises the balance doc gave me, and I have been doing it too.Funny I wrote to Dr shipko in US and he basically said it was panic disorder. Well I am very familiar with panic disorder as that's why I went on the drug in the first place but I never had this problem till I quit Paxil/ Seroxat.I am getting so very tired of the old blame the patient scenario.This problem came with my withdrawl but cannot get any doctor to acknowledge it

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Razzle

I got up one night to go to the bathroom - fell into our 8 foot tall mirror closet doors, knocked them off the tracks and had severe vertigo for 6 weeks - could hardly walk and the room spun when I laid in bed. Was all my nervous system.

 

R

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Punarbhava

Over and above many vestibular imbalances during WD.......I had one day when I couldn't walk forward. I could only walk side-ways.

 

It was a freaky but frightening feeling occuring in my brain. I could literally feel the sensation in my brain that wouldn't permit me to walk forward.

 

I tried to push myself against the force.......trying to move myself forward but the more I tried the worse it got. It finally eased up in the evening hours.

 

 

Punar

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stan

hi Squirrel,

 

when i walked my 5 daily streets today, it was very difficult, i thought of you,

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squirrel

Ah Stan Thank you that is so sweet.

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