What is wrong with my eyes/brain?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by skimordiegirl, May 6, 2013.

  1. skimordiegirl

    skimordiegirl New Member

    I haven't been diagnosed with chronic fatigue... I do have autoimmune graves thyroid disease. My brain often times feels like it's asleep. This is only super bothersome to me when I drive.

    When I get on the interstate and get to speeds of 50 to 60+ it feels like my brain can not keep up with what my eyes are seeing. It feels like everything is coming at me all at once. Sometimes it feels like I am sitting still while everything is moving towards me, which technically it is lol, but it's like my brain doesn't realize I am in the car.

    I was diagnosed with vestibular damage in both ears, but had been doing vestibular rehabilitation therapy and it hasn't helped me with the driving part.

    I do not get dizzy when I am sitting at a red light and cars pass by... nothing like that bothers me. It is only when I am driving... going forward. Even sometimes at home I feel funny when I am walking.

    Thanks for any help on this. I have had mystery problems since 2006, but this stuff has been around for about a year. The other stuff I experience is increased after images and static in my vision.

  2. MicheleK

    MicheleK Member

    Hi Candi,

    Wow! That sounds like an experience from the Twilight Zone! I feel for you even if I do not understand what and why that is happening to you.

    Hopefully you see a neurologist for this.

    What other kind of problems have you had since 2006?
  3. pepper

    pepper New Member

    If you have Graves chances are you have other autoimmune things going on that might contribute to those symptoms.

    When I first came down with CFS/FM, I had two car accidents because I experienced something like what you are experiencing. Luckily no one was hurt but it scared me and I put away my car keys for almost 2 years until that weird feeling in my head went away.

    Meanwhile I saw a neurologist along with many specialists to rule out other issues. CFS/FM is a diagnosis that is usually made after ruling out other diseases that could cause similar symptoms.

    I hope you are able to see a neurologist soon!
    Keep us posted.
    Good luck!