One of my doctors thinks that I have Vestibular Migraines. I do have some of the symptoms that are associated with VM but one of my symptoms I’m not sure fits into this condition. I’ve read some of the past forum comments on how this condition can affect ones walking and the comments usually mention a trampoline type of sensation for those that experience a change in there walking… My walking symptoms don’t feel anything like that. I’ll try to describe my walking symptoms. When I walk I have a sensation that my right foot drops down about 5 or 6 inches whenever my left foot comes off the ground. As soon as the left foot is back on the ground both feet feel normal again. This only happens when walking and not when I’m standing still. When this whole thing first happened about 2 years ago with the vertigo, head pressure and walking problem the symptoms were definitely worse and what I noticed was that when my left foot was on the ground during the walking motion it seemed as if my head was tracking properly in space. My sense of balance was up by my head where it should be but once the left foot came off the ground it seemed like my sense of balanced was being tracked with the position of my right foot instead of my head. So during the walking motion there is a point when the right foot is ahead of your head and that’s where my sense of balance would shoot to and then follow the right foot as it goes behind my head so it felt like my balance was behind my head until the left foot is back on the ground and the sense of balance would shoot back up to my head and track properly.
As the months have gone by I think there has been some compensation that has occurred and it feels like it mostly is tracking my sense of balance with my head but I still have the sensation that my right foot drops 5 or 6 inches whenever the left foot comes off the ground. I still have rotational vertigo and a rocking sensation but the head pressure is usually gone now.
It’s difficult to explain this but I’m hoping it will make some sense to read it.
My question is does any of this walking problem sound like VM or should I be talking to a neurologist about possibly 2 separate conditions here. They both happened at the same time but I’m starting to wonder if they’re 2 separate things.