Doubt even the medics could give a definite answer to that one. I’d hazard a guess and say, for some reason, currently your brain is more dependent on ‘messages’ it receives from your feet in order to maintain your balance and its getting more reliable signals from your feet the longer they are in contact with the ground and perhaps the more of your feet surface area is flat on the floor. You say you can’t jump either. Can you skip with a rope? Can you wear high heeled shoes. Walk around on tiptoe? Does wearing a pair of shoes you don’t often wear affect you? Try some things, safely and see. I’ll be interested to know.
I’m always amazed when I hear some MAVers can still run. I was never into sport. Most I ever did, pre-MAV regarding running, was literally running for a bus. Since MAV I can’t run or jump. Try pretending to play hotscotch or like little children do jumping over the ‘lines’ on the pavement slabs. Particularly running, or even trying to ‘rush’ - I tried earlier to rush upstairs to fetch something for my husband who was just going out - and the MAV kicked in. Instantly went from stable to rocking and grabbed a bedhead to stay upright. It’s like my balance cannot keep up. Have the same with really fast walking. Can usually stroll a couple of miles comfortably, no need to stop or sit down. Try to do some ‘walk as quickly as I can to get my heart really working’ and it’s like trying to run or the dash upstairs. It’s improved a bit with the meds particularly in that the effects triggered tend to stop quite quickly and I revert to baseline but unlike @flutters I can’t outrun my MAV. Once wound up continuing to provoke it it would leave me constantly dizzy again for 4 or 5 days or worse. Underlying balance system obviously not stable enough to cope yet.
We are all bothered by what to others might seem rather trivial symptoms sometimes I think we tend to forget MAV is a balance disorder and there’s nothing insignificant about the balance system when it comes to keeping bipeds upright. It is a major issue of fundamental importance. Helen