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Hi, I started with VN in April this year. I started with just dizzy spells but then it became permanent. I also had nausea and my eyes were affected too as they could not focus so walking and movement,even as a passenger in a car became difficult. ( driving was out of the question). I went on sick from work as i work in a busy high school so lots of people around with stairs etc...nightmare!. After visiting the Dr several times I was finally sent for tests at Seacroft hospital,Leeds, where VN was suggested. I was sent for an MRI scan but couldn't go through with it as i suffer from claustophobia. I was given a sheet with excercises to do with my eyes,balance etc but after a while i decided to join a gym where i find going on a treadmill helps me as i only feel dizzy now when walking. I still suffer nystigmus but not half as much as i did in the beginning so things are improving,slowly. I don't feel anxiety too much as i will not let this rule my life. I still go out with my husband( who's been my rock) we go on holiday,and i still have my wine! The only thing i miss is driving ,my independance has left me feeling that i now have to rely on other people to take me shopping, to work etc. I just wish this dizziness would go away but until it does i will carry on as best i can. I began taking vitamins last month as i knew i was returning to work also a flu jab as i don't want another infection invading my body! I can see improvements but its a slow process and i hope one day i will be back to feeling normal and driving again.
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