Friday, April 29, 2005

Vertigo

Last night, I got another spinning session. I woke up around 3-ish and almost immediately after I opened my eyes, I felt the entire world spinning. It was so intense I had to close my eyes and put my hand on the wall to steady myself (not that it would have helped). Thankfully when I opened my eyes a few seconds later the spinning had stopped. I got up to pee and went back to bed, nervous that the spinning would come back. Luckily it didn't. However, when I tried to sleep on my left, the spinning started again, although nowhere near as intense or painful. After that I had to sleep on the right or at least facing the ceiling.

When I woke up, I felt slightly better but the spinning on the left hadn't stopped. Got up to take a shower and lay down in bed to try again. The spinning had stopped completely. Thank goodness.

I have to admit I was quite scared last night when the spinning started again. Why was this happening again? And why wasn't I recovering? Maybe there is some sort of deeper problem than just positional vertigo? I went to the uni doctor to see if anything could be done. He was very reassuring and told me recovery can take a few weeks and it's not unusual to suffer relapses. He said I'm probably taking a longer time to recover because I never had a chance to take an extended rest and instead had to keep going back to work and looking at the computer. It's probably a good thing I'm going on my holiday next week because that would afford me a chance to really rest properly. And I have to say I have never appreciated being physically healthy as much as now.

12 comments:

Li-er said...

OMG! That doesn't sound very good. *shake head* Do rest more, drink more water and take your medication if need be yea?

*in a small little voice* - where is the shoo stories as promised? Hehee... =P

FF said...

I know how that feels. Once, my brain got scarred by some clot or something and I was so dizzy for a good one month. I couldn't tell my boss then because i had just joined the company and didn't want to be fired, so it took me three months to recover.

Get well soon!

lancerlord said...

I guess you can't wait to go on that well-deserving break next week. That's why your head spin spin. You think too much liaoz. :)

Ah 9 said...

go see a doc?

Woof! said...

really hope u get better soon!

have you checked that flying doesn't make it worse?

Cupcake Queen said...

Hope you recover soon. Rest and relax till you're much better, yeah? :D

JellyGirl said...

Li-er: Sorry girl, ShooStories will come back once I'm better! Yeah I'm trying to rest as much as possible

FF: Oh no your clot sounds scary! But am glad that you're all ok now. Poor thing, it must have been a hard 3 months for you.

Lancedlord & Woof!: I've had to cancel my trip. I went and saw another doctor yesterday and she advised against flying. So no Oz trip for me. Poo.

Ah 9: Yah I did...and next week I have to see a specialist.

JellyGirl said...

Cupcake: yeah am trying to rest lots. Thanks :)

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