Hi, I'm wondering whether anyone else has balance problems linked to fibro? I had fibro diagnosed last year, have had symptoms on and off for years, also have arthritis, bursitis and tendonitis which crop up at different times. A few weeks ago I began to feel extremely dizzy whenever I laid down flat and moved around on the bed, maybe turning over or just changing position slightly, also when I got up in the night or in the morning. At first I thought it might have been related to fluid in the ears or an ear infection, but what I feel isn't straightforward dizziness but is more a feeling of being thrown from side to side in jerky movements internally within my head. I feel like I'm seasick and the feelings last for maybe 10 seconds which feels quite a long time. It's a bit like being one of those father Christmases that rocks around all over the place on a rounded base until it settles. It's really disconcerting. I was really quite worried and because I also had a bit of a stiff neck by husband even told me to ask about meningitis just in case! Eventually I decided to see the out of hours doctor because our surgery was closed for training that day, and the medic said my neck was swollen and inflamed at the top of my spine and that nerves are trapped causing the extreme dizziness.
So - I'm wondering does anyone else have those symptoms? I'm seeing my regular GP next week and will ask to be referred to a neurologist who can look at what nerves are trapped and why, maybe I will see a physio privately as well. Any other advice?