I`ve suffered from (Cluster headaches) dizziness and balance loss for numerous years. Tried all the medication given by consultant - but none really helped. It used to be quite frightening/annoying when it occurred.
And then just over 3 years ago I was diagnosed (after numerous blood tests) with SCA6. My local hospital - Neurology Department - have been so good to me, the Professor of Neurology and his staff really do make you feel at ease. I use a wheelchair for outdoors. And my Physiotherapy Nurse arranged for an adjustable bed (electric) to be delivered and other items to aid in my moving around the house.
Lately, it is becoming more difficult to move around the house as the old legs seem to have a mind of their own and usually go on strike - refusing to work - for a few hours.
I know they will get worse but I`m determined to fight it as long as I can, it`s just the constant aching in the legs that drives me nuts, it can last for a few hours and up to all day/night.
I take so many tablets now, when I fall over now they rattle
Stair-lift and bath-lift are a great help (I miss my shower).
But, it is Christmas, so must keep happy - I`ve had to retype this many times as the old fingers keep missing keys.
Love this site