August 6, 2012
Like A Whirlpool, It Never Ends
I’ve been having a rough few days. I have been suffering horrible vertigo causing nausea and a feeling of fainting. It’s driving me crazy. I’ve been to my doctor and it has something to do with “debris” being caught in the labyrinth of my left ear. Doc prescribed meclizine and a scopolamine patch. But I don’t think either of these medicines is working. It’s just buckets of fun over here. At any given moment I feel like I’m going to fall over from dizziness.
My boys have been at Grandma’s since Thursday and they have no intentions of coming home. They love it there. My parents spoil those kids rotten and then my husband and I spend days reprogramming them to the happy, smiling, less demanding children we love. Ha. The sarcasm is killing me.
Due to being light-headed, my doctor adjusted some of the blood pressure medicines I take and advised me not to drive for a few days. I missed work the last 2 1/2 days and it SUCKS. I hate being at home when I could be working. Staring at the computer is maddening. Just typing this blog post makes me feel high. I just want the vertigo to go away. I’m so tired of it.
I don’t know what started it. It began Tuesday night after my training session at the gym. Trainer Dave had me doing windmills and balance exercises involving a lot of turning of the head. My only guess is that this is what caused all of these symptoms, but Doc thinks my recent weight loss (22 pounds and counting) has caused hormone changes and issues with my body adjusting to my new metabolism — as well as the old hypertension meds I was taking.
He’s since changed things up and I can’t tell you how freakin’ fun it is to have to get a new Rx when I still have 3 half-full bottles of the other stuff. It’s crazy. Makes me want to curse, but I will refrain. I’m constantly rubbing my eyes and trying to stay sitting so the dizzy feelings go away. I’m just a hot mess, I tell you. Here’s hoping tomorrow is better.