Feelings of a drunken state?

Steph here!

I was going through my normal day. Vacuuming, break, dishes, break and laundry. Everything was fine until my "drunken state" hit me. (i don't drink alcohol) I feel out of my body almost like a disassociated feeling. This is the fifth time I've had this.

Is this a symptom of MS or something else?

Is this something I should keep in my journal?

I don't like this feeling at all.

Appreciate any advice!

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  • I can relate, Stepinup. Definitely log it in your journal, and take care walking, turning, or bending. With me, my balance goes and I'm prone to falls when this sensation includes light dizziness.

    And I apologize for not remembering if you've already told us (where is that spreadsheet when I need it?), but when do you see your neuro again?

    I have not been given anything to help with this sensation. Nor have I found anything that helps other than being extra careful and limiting my activities if need be. On days when it is really bad, I don't drive.

  • I thought I was going crazy!...lol.

    I saw my Neurologist already but forgot that this happens to me and never wrote it down. I will now!

    I'm so grateful for your response.

    At times I'm scared to drive and only go if I need to.

  • I have had the same thing, in the past, and was told it was my MS.

    I would let your doctor know any new or worsening symptoms though.

  • Hi Stepinup ,

    Thank you for posting this. I've been having this same problem since Boxing Day and put it down to my "Post Newly Diagnosed/Christmas Meltdown" but couldn't find the words to describe it. It's kinda like an "Out of body experience" for me. It tends to hit me in the evening, by 8pm I'm going nuts with it along all the other symptoms I have.

  • One of my biggest complaints... i feel that way more often than not. Hang in there and stat near walls or something you can hold on to.

  • Anything new or you think is abnormal l would keep track of Stepinup and if it gets to bad, call your Neurologists or your PCP. I'm no Dr. But might be anything from ear infection to vertigo. You never know anymoreπŸ˜• Do you get dizzy? Are you falling down? These are all things that need to be considered. I get vertigo, whereas I have dizzy spells, doesn't matter if lm sitting down or standing up. I will get the whole rm is off balance and spinning 😞 It's not that bad yet but keeping an eye on it. I do know the make a med for it tho.

    Let us know how you do!


  • Stepinup, I forgot to add that I take meclizine (also found over the counter in Bonine, a motion sickness drug) when it's worse than light dizziness and more like vertigo. My neuro prescribed it years ago. It doesn't totally take care of it, but it does help and it calms the associated nausea, too. But don't take this without checking with your neuro/doctor first.

  • Stepinup does this cause you dizziness or just the disassociated state. I know when my cog fog sets in I get that disassociated feeling.

  • It causes me wobbles, unsteady feeling and body dissociation.

  • Stepinup walking thru jello? Wondering it's more cog fog an MS fatigue? Or sinuses ugh which is what lm dealing with. πŸ˜•

    Hope your feeling better today!🌠

  • Jesmcd2,

    Yes it feel like walking through Jello! That's a good way to explain it. I feel better today. My muscles in my leg are so stiff today.

  • Hi Stepinup kind of sounds like MS fatigue to me but * l am NOT A DR.* Get ahold of your Neuro about it or your PCP.

    My legs get like that and that's what l call it, walking thru jello, usually just means l did to much and l better knock it off.πŸ˜• Cause for me, then what's left of my brain goes, then lm down for the countπŸ˜•πŸ˜‘. But that is me, not you!

    You know your body best😊

    How are you feeling today? Hopefully better?🌠

  • Yes I'm feeling better today, but over did it today (Monday). It's either I get it done or the house just seems to fell apart😳

    Today my husband asked me if I needed time to myself. Or go on a mini vacation by myself. My response was... not by myself! Lol πŸ˜•

    Anyways hope your day has treated you fairly. And thank you for your response I will talk to my Neuro about this.

  • Stepinup l have just realised l have not been at my best.πŸ˜‘ I just didn't know it.πŸ˜… Until yesterday, day before.. but during that 2wks l couldn't figure out why there was not time. πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

    I live with my bf and dogπŸ˜‘ you would THINK they wouldn't make such a mess.πŸ˜• Cause l don't get it. I can usually keep upπŸ˜‘ but ugh l have spool much to do now! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

    I will give my dog credit for wiping his feet (going in circles on the matt) before coming in the house. And my boyfriend for (trying) to do the dishes for meπŸ’•


  • Lol....my doggies run right through the house with muddy feet. Argggg...

    But they look so funny just running around having no idea what mess they just madeπŸ˜†

  • Awwww what kind of dogs do you have Stepinup ? Kaijue (pronounced kijew) (means monster in Japanese) is a black lab/horse. He has the longest legs πŸ˜…πŸ˜…


  • I have an 8 yr old, Australian shepard mix, and a 8 month old yorky Maltese mix. They get along okay but still trying to train the little one. πŸ˜†

  • Always fun the training lol My bf and l thought about getting a pup but we would break up cause we would fight over the training πŸ˜…πŸ˜… Not to mention that as soon as we got one, he would probably be called to work. And l have enough critters to take care ofπŸ˜…πŸ’•

    Stepinup how are you feeling today? Any better?

  • @Stepinup , I misread your post..I thought you wrote"...my normal day. Vacuuming, breaking dishes and breaking laundry." It was at that point I realized something wasn't right and went back and reread what you had written. No, I have not had those symptoms, but obviously I am having other issues! Thought you might get a chuckle out of this, after all they say laughter is the best medicine!!!

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