Friday, April 6, 2012

"You spin me right round baby, right round..."

One of the strangest things I think I have experienced.

Late one night a couple of weeks ago, Ken were watching some basketball while I was going through the kids school folders. All of a sudden, I didn't feel so well. A crazy bad dizzy spell, even though I was just sitting on the couch. I leaned my head back and waited for the dizziness and motion sickness to pass. After a few minutes I thought I was just being ridiculous and sat up again and tried to finish the check I had been writing. I must say, I was a little freaked out when I couldn't even sign my name on the check.

At that point I mentioned it to Ken and said that I need to go to bed. I tried to walk up to bed, but I kept falling. It must have looked pretty funny because Ken was totally laughing at me. I finally crawled up the stairs and got into bed with Ken's help. Ken and I then started looking up my symptoms (dizziness, nausea, and tingling in my face and arms) on WebMD. He started asking me questions and to perform simple tasks, like smiling, etc. I kept telling him I was not having a stroke and that I was sure I would wake up and be fine in the morning. But I wasn't.

Over the next several days I spent a lot of time in bed and on the couch. Me driving was pretty much out of the question and the motion sickness got really bad while being a passenger (but it was worth it to sneak out and see the Hunger Games with friends). I finally visited my doctor first thing Monday morning. He thought that it was simply fluid trapped in my ear that was throwing off my equilibrium and told me to get on some good decongestants. I still had to lay low for Monday. I was hoping those meds would work quickly. It was the kids spring break and I didn't want to spend it on the couch. By Wednesday I started to feel better.

I can tell I am STILL a bit off, but I can function now. Yay! Who knew a little fluid could make such a difference?!?

1 comment:

Corinne said...

A couple of years ago, we went on an amusement park ride and I had vertigo for three months afterward. It was bad for a few days (not as bad as yours) but gradually got better. Now I get these spells of vertigo every few months, and they usually last a couple of months, though its pretty mild at the end. It is frustrating and hard to function!