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I am 56. After never having any health problems, three years ago I had four months of vertigo. Was diagnosed with RA. Over the last three years have had muscle weakness and the usual RA stuff. But my balance has gotten worse and worse and last year I fell problem 8 times. Have been to the balance doctor, neurologist, ENT, acupuncturist, chiropractor, spine specialist, eye doctor. I was on heavy medication for the RA and weaned off of that as I felt much weaker taking it. Have given up dairy and caffeine and lost 35 pounds. Here is my issue, I have kind of been able to cope with the dizziness, it's better if I am at home or inside my office. If I go to a big area like a grocery store that gives me sensory overload, but I work around that too. I had gotten to where I had to use a cane if I was walking outside then about a month and a half ago I could no longer walk outside without someone to help me. I don't need a lot of help, just need to be able to touch something, an arm or a railing. If I park close to a buggy I'm good to go. If I am 10 feet from a door and there is no buggy I have go use a walker. It's the craziest thing! I have never been prone to anxiety but the way I have to push through on some things is making me wonder. Anybody experience something similar.
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