I don't know when the symptoms first started. I remember having a strange but mild "tipping over" sensation. Then early 2017 the symptoms got so bad that I HAD to go to our family dr. He watched me walk, diagnosed me with ataxia & sent me to the neurologist. After several mri's & a physical exam. I was diagnosed. Strange thing was, it was a relief. At least it wasn't what my husband & I thought it MIGHT be.
The worst symptoms were the rapid back &forth eye movements. The outright sensation of being shoved to the ground or floor. Not merely falling, but a violent pushing or shoving with no prior knowing and no say in which way to fall.
Oh! And the imbalance & gait problems.
Since being on my medication, (a year now.) I'm doing pretty well. I really can't work
anymore and now the worst of things is the isolation. There are things I can do and I do them, but on a limited basis. Over these last few years, I have lost both my parents, pastor of 18 years, and neighbors. We live in a very rural area & even went to the closest m.s. walk which was an hour and a half away. It has since been cancelled. Lack of interest maybe? I don't know why.
Anyway,I thought maybe joining this group would give me something to do, and it's nice to meet the rest of you. 😊