Shwmae @GemA, diolch for letting us know how you are going, and I am glad to hear you have an affable and productive relationship with your GP. That disturbing whooshing feeling has been with me for two years, as a proviso to any symptoms I express, I had six TIAs and a bilateral cerebellar stroke, so my old grey matter got blitzed.
It’s called proprioception in general, and related to the vestibular system (balance) and oculomotor system (sight) working in tandem to create a smooth cognitive visual/spatial awareness. It’s an intricate performance, the convergence-accommodation reflex may be affected, that is when the eyes need to track with movement to perform a smooth transition from one point to another. So, if you suddenly move, your eye movement may be delayed causing a conflict of interest in what action you are performing at that time. It’s the brain that is at the controls here. I assume, like me, your eyes and physiology is fine. I did visual-tracking exercises for about a year, I got a bit lazy with them, and I don’t know if they actually helped or not, but that’s the trouble with post stroke. Improvement is hard to measure, and even harder if we are bracketing it with rehabilitation.
That electric shooting shock has been mentioned to me by quite a few cerebellar stroke survivors I know. I had it too, but it has eased off now. Occasionally, it returns just to sting me when I don’t want it to. I never got to the bottom of why it happens.
As your right side was damaged, some language function will be affected. Mine was also damaged but not as much as on the left. For a long while I had issues parsing sentences, muddling up my tense, and having to go back and review. I still muddle up on and in.
That feeling of anxiety and impending doom does subside, especially once you come to grips with the sensations. For me, it was understanding why they are occurring and that they become a harmless, albeit uncomfortable, pattern. I do hope that yours resolve fairly quickly, I know of other cerebellar stroke survivors who seemed to have picked up where they left off about six months after stroke. They do say that recovery from cerebellar stroke has a high efficacy. I lucked out with my brain blitz, but I’m the type of person that if I had to walk miles home in the rain and cold, I’d do it with the thought of a hot soak in a bath when I got back as a means to propel me ever forward.