Dear Just Concerned:
It is difficult to say what may be occuring, as the internet is not a good medium to diagnose an illness. I think since this have been going on for awhile you are okay to wait until January, UNLESS the symptoms get worse. I would keep a journal of these events. Note the time, duration, and what you were feeling. Also include anything associated with the "foggy feeling" such as seeing objects like black dots, colors, nausea, vomiting, etc. There are many things that can make you feel foggy from sinusitis, medications, viral infections, to the real bad things.
I hope all is just passing and you are soon back to health.
CCF Neuro MD
The symptom you describe while obviously very distressing is very difficult to attribute to a single cause. Very frequently it is not possible to pin down an exact basis of these vague intermittent subjective feelings.
I would at least be confident that it is not due to an "allergy" however !!
This could be due to a number of underlying causes, for instance if your blood sugar is low this can occurr, you would need to have your blood sugar level checked during one of the episodes to be sure.
Very rarely this can be due to epileptic activity, but you would need an EEG during one of the episodes to clarify this.
One way to help determine if this is a serious problem is to ask if other people notice something wrong during one of the episodes, if so it is more likely to have a definite organic basis. I cannot advise you when to see your doctor but I do this this shoud be brought to his / her attention and investigated.
Thank you so much for your quick answers! I will start keeping track of what is specifically going on and be sure to talk to my doctor about it in January. He is doing some routine bloodwork in December before my physical, so I may mention it to him before then in case he wants to have anything extra run on my blood. Thanks again.
This is very interesting...I was dizzy for 6 months, and saw halos, fluorescent light really made it bad...The weird thing is I got my first pair of glasse for nearsightedness and it started to clear up however I still get lightheaded but not as bad....I have very tight neck muscles I think from posture problems , and I thought I might have been squinting causing my neck muscles to become tenser and making things worse...I too have a feeling of dry eyes and scratched my left cornea before all this started..it wasn't healing properly...I thought I had MS or something but had normal MRI of Brain, cervical and lumbar and normal EP's.How could the eye cause this dizziness folks? CCF Neuro or anyone else who cares to comment? My symptoms "just concerned" were a lot like yours....Strange stuff.
The tracts of the eye and vestibular system are connected. If there is disruption of either, there can be dizziness. For example, motion illness, in some people the eye does not process movement correctly and therefore one gets nauseated and sometimes a lightheaded feeling.
CCF Neuro MD
Thank you for your response...my neuro is very open minded, and when I show him information like this, particularly from another neurologist, he is very receptive and actually asks for copies of this information....to help decide things...( I've had the other types of doctors who dismiss anything I bring to them as " forget everything from the internet") so I'm very lucky...Since just concerned and I seem to have a similar problem, is there a test that can be performed for this this type of thing and which specialist.Last post, promise. Thank you again.