Trouble with walking feeling like I'm going to fall while walking

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Does anyone have this feeling like they're going to fall when walking? I've always been in really good physical shape and work out and play tennis and ever since I was diagnosed with hydrops I get this feeling that comes and goes like a can't walk. My feet feel weird and it's hard to explain. I have vertigo issues but not whirling around, kind of a slow spinning sometimes but most of the time feeling off balance. The new sensation that I'm going to fall is the worst feeling.

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    Hi michele have you had your ears tested
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    This can be expected with Meniere's disease.  What is your treatment?

    Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

    Clinical Neurophysiologist

    Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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      Thanks for your reply. I don't have all the symptoms of Meniere's. I've been diagnosed with hydrops and told to go on low salt diet which I haven't completely done because it disappeared for awhile on its own. I used to have the feeling that I was being pushed to the side while walking now it's worse I feel like I could fall forward. It's strange because i feel ok playing tennis and working, but out walking just feels awful....And it comes and goes. I wasnt sure if this was all a vestibular occurrence or something new. I guess I should try the low salt diet? How long does that take to see a difference on the low salt diet?

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      Is there any other treatment for this? It's weird how it comes and goes within the day. Is it usual with this sort of imbalance to feel alright walking around at home and then totally off balance out in public?

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      For Meniere's disease, the accepted treatment of choice is intratympanic steroid injection. This goes straight to the problem. Ask your ENT doctor about this option.

      Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

      Clinical Neurophysiologist,

      Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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      I will ask. My ENT hadn't said anything about that. She said possibly diuretics and low salt diet. Do those injections mess with your hearing? Because as of now I don't have issues with hearing.

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      I live in LA, California. Do you know if this is done in the states? Are the injections something I'll need to do often? I'll do anything at this point to go back to being able to walk around normally again.

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      Hi! Thanks for answering my questions. Do you think the brain eventually adjusts if I keep walking a lot and going about my life? It has gone away before on its own although it's been very persistent lately.

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      Meniere's disease can go away on its own in a significant number of cases.   However, the way you describe things, it appears to be persistent this time.

      Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

      Clinical Neurophysiologist,

      Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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    Hi michele do your legs feel like jello when u feel off balance does this happen to you when u are spinning.Also after spinning do u feel lightheaded feels like you worked had all day came home had a strong drink before supper?
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      I guess it's kind of a jello like leg feeling. It's more that I have to really concentrate on walking because it feels as though I will fall forward and sometime I feel like I'm being pushed to the side. It comes and goes. It's a worse when I'm tired or traveling. Yes, I have that lightheaded feeling and I'll get a slow spinning sensation not a fast whirling vertigo. It's hard to predict. It's exhausting tho.

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      I have close to same symptoms u have i get the fast spinning vertigo unable to control any type of movement.What helps me is to lay flat on my back cover my eyes take 2 of my pills which help settle vomiting.Take 2 pain killers then ride out spinning vertigo depending on how severe vertigo is. Attacks can last from minutes, hours, days even weeks 90% of this time is spent bedridden.After spinning is gone the lightheaded comes after couple days it is almost gone always little lightheaded 24/7 its been almost 5 years since vertigo started get 1,3 of these attacks per week. Have been poked, prodded by dozens of specialists taken hundreds prescriptions all with little or no effect. My GP is great we try everything just waiting now to try medical cannabis.It is very exhausting comes goes with out warning one thing that has helped me is use cane to walk it has saved me lots bumps,bruises.Hope this will help you just hope didn`t scare you best of health to you.
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