Felt like I'm on a boat constantly for 2 months

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I'm a 28 year old female living in the UK. I had an emergency c-section almost 10 weeks ago and 5 days later noticed a feeling as though somebody was pushing me backwards whilst sat on the edge of the bed. Ever since I have constantly felt like I'm on a boat, rocking and bobbing. Nothing makes it better but I do sometimes feel the rocking is more intense. I suffer with blurry vision, brain fog, twitching and drowsiness/fatigue also. GP originally diagnosed vestibular neuritis then vestibular migraine and has referred me to ENT which I'm currently waiting for an appointment for. He also says there is a possibility it could be a CSF leak from my epidural and spinal although thankfully I don't suffer with headaches often and this is a common side effect. I do have back ache often and feel like there is a weight pushing down on me. Whilst driving i don't notice the bobbing feeling. I can't say I feel anxious or stressed. Interested to hear from anyone who has recovered from these symptoms and what you did. Thanks 😊

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    hey a lot of people on here experience similar symptoms. i don't get it when driving either. i find that being more active helps.

    maybe you should write it down what triggers it. you should try some eye movements that helps me. the extreme tiredness i get is awful but i do some kind of exercise and I'm fine. have you ever suffered from vertigo?

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      That's the thing there is no real trigger its constant 24/7. Do you have the same symptoms as me? I haven't ever suffered with vertigo and not really sure what triggered this episode as my experience doesn't seem to match any triggers that I've read can cause these problems. It's an awful debilitating problem and come at a horrible time as I'm trying to enjoy my newborn son

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    Hi Rachel,

    I suffered similar symptoms (although I am a man, so no C section for me!). turned out I had low vitamin D. I've been taking vitamin D 9000iu a day with K2 and magnesium for 2.5 months now and the rocky boat feeling has got better. I feel sharper mentally as well. The symptoms haven't fully gone away, but they are better. I also used to twitch as well - my eyelids, finger and other random places. this has stopped completely since starting the vitamins (the twitching may have been down to magnesium deficiency which is quite common apparently)

    it's worth getting Vit D tested, along with vitamin b12 and folate as they has similar symptoms if deficient. also keep in mind that the NHS has a very low acceptable range for these vitamins, so you want to get a copy of your actual results, don't just let them tell you 'it's fine'. I got a private test through thriva which was good.

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