Life has a way of keeping things interesting. Tuesday afternoon after doing my stretching exercises on the floor, I was nauseous and had vertigo. It passed after a couple of hours so I tried doing them again before bedtime. That time was even worse. I got so sick, I couldn’t even finish them. All I could do was make it to bed where the room spun around me. Wed. when I got up, I was even dizzier and afraid of falling and hitting my head. I had hubby call my physical therapist to tell her I couldn’t make it. Then I waited until 8 am and called the dr. Only to get an answering machine to try back during normal office hours which start at 9 am. So I sat in the chair waiting for 9 am to arrive, then called. I was told the doctor wasn’t coming in until 10 am so assumed 11. I rested and waited for time to pass. The nurse finally called me back at 11:25 am to say that the doctor wouldn’t prescribe anything and just to rest and drink plenty of fluids. I was miffed to say the least. My ears were clogged and my nose congested so figured I had a sinus or ear infection which a Z-pack (3 day of antibiotics) would clear up. I got dressed and took it easy for entire rest of the day. That never happens. I usually power through everything but this was such an uncomfortable and unpleasant feeling, it wasn’t possible. It took about 48 hours to recover and I still felt a bit weak for the next few days. I assumed it was a virus that had run its course.
World and Stomach Turning Or Dizzy: Not In A Good Way
August 25, 2013 by almostakiss
No such luck. I should’ve started back doing the stretching exercises on Friday. I had every intention of doing them once that day, twice Sat. and then 3 times on Sunday. Instead, I got busy and ran out of time and probably also didn’t want to tempt fate. Sunday around noon, after vacuuming and walking the dogs and cutting up fresh vegetables for hubby’s lunch for the week, I did my entire stretching exercises (over half an hour). I was ok while doing them but when I tried to sit up on the floor and then get up from the floor, I was back to ground zero with the vertigo. All I could do was make it to the couch and about a minute later, hubby came home for lunch. He only comes home on Sundays and not every Sunday. He walks in and can immediately see I’m not feeling good. Even with the a/c on, I am broke out in a sweat and it’s not from working out. It’s more like anxiety. Now I have tons of things to do and can’t be waylaid for days again. My mother-in-law had vertigo for MONTHS and they could never figure out what caused it. I never heard how she got rid of it but I’m amazed anyone can live like this for an extended period of time.
Mon. & Wed. I have physical therapy and then we have a much needed vacation coming up. I don’t want to cancel any of that so am going to see what happens. Hubby is going to the doctor in Sept., I may just see if they can squeeze me in with him. I don’t have very high hopes of getting answers but I still want to see if I can put a stop to it.
I have some funny things that happened over the weekend I want to tell. But those will have to wait for another time. This may just be the shortest post I’ve ever written. That’s a sure sign that I’m not feeling well. Life sure doesn’t want me to get too complacent so it keeps switching things up! 😉