Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Joys of Vertigo


Apparently that’s what I have.  It hit Wednesday morning.  Just felt a bit off when I got up, slight dizziness is normal for me, and I didn’t think anything about it.  But as the morning progressed at school it got worse and worse.  I came on home around 10 and all I could think of was getting to my bed.  I assumed it was the stomach virus that so many around here are stricken with.  I crawled in bed for four hours or so with out moving – girls, I didn’t even take off my bra! Any time I got up I felt sick.  Didn’t even want to check the computer. Nick later told me if I’d shared with him that I’d refused a Krispy Kream donut at school and came home and didn’t touch the computer he would probably have called 911.

I tried getting up after Nick got home, even got on the computer for a little while, but when I reached for something far to my left the nausea and dizziness got way worse and I went back to bed.  I stayed out of school the next day and went to the doctor.  She suspected vertigo and gave me some medicine and some exercises.  I felt better and planned on going to school the next day. I went, but I felt pretty bad and even came home during planning to sleep for forty-five minutes.  I think the medicine makes me sleepy.  I was really hoping to be over it today (Saturday) but the dizziness persists, I am better.  I can get up and function a little.  I can walk around without getting sick.  I can read a little and be on the computer for short burst.  But I still have the overwhelming feeling that I just want to lay down and sleep.  So, is that the vertigo or the medicine?  What ever it’s going to be hard to teach with it if this keeps up.  It doesn’t sound as bad as I know some people get it, but I need it gone.  It was interesting, now I’ve done it and it needs to go!

The wonderful gift Nick made for me is complete and I’ll have pictures up soon.  Meanwhile I’m just trying to get back to normal – that’s not actual ‘normal’, just normal for me.

Written by PK at 6:00 PM

39 comments

39 Comments:

At 2:21 AM, Blogger grace said...

I don't know what meds you are on, but my doc told me to take Dramamine. That made me sleepy!

I didn't feel sleepy with vertigo, only the drugs. I just didn't want to move.

I hope the room stops spinning soon!

HUGS!
grace

 
At 3:10 AM, Blogger DelFonte said...

It's probably the meds. Vertigo is horrible. I suffer with positional vertigo, absolutely fine unless I look up at the sky or ceiling, probably why there are way too many cobwebs on our ceilings. What you can't see.....
It will pass, keeping still helps as much as sleeping. Hope you feel better soon. x

 
At 3:22 AM, Blogger Blondie said...

So sorry to hear about your vertigo. It is a horrible thing to experience. We went through it with my husband and I felt so helpless. Hang in there and hop it passes soon.

 
At 4:24 AM, Blogger Roz said...

sorry to hear about the vertigo PK, it is horrible. I bet it's a combination of it and the meds making you sleepy.

I hope it passes and that you are feeling much better soon.

Hugs,
Roz

 
At 5:35 AM, Blogger Viola Di Marzo said...

I'm sorry to hear you are not feeling well, PK!
I hope you'll heal fast so you can enjoy your gift.
Big hugs
V.

 
At 7:14 AM, Blogger Paul said...

PK,
hope that you feel better soon, sending you healing thoughts.
Love and warm hugs,
Paul.

 
At 7:48 AM, Blogger an English Rose said...

Hi PK, I am sorry you are not well, take time off school, that's the only plus to it all,
love Jan.xx

 
At 9:04 AM, Blogger sunnygirl said...

Glad you are feeling better.

 
At 9:35 AM, Blogger nbs said...

Feel much much better and soon! It is a frustrating sickness but you will get well. Best wishes to you and a healthy futures.

 
At 10:16 AM, Blogger Katie Rob said...

Sorry to hear about your bout with Vertigo, PK! Glad that you are doing better. Those meds are notorious for making you sleepy. Hopefully you won't need them for long. Hugs!

<3 Katie

 
At 10:33 AM, Blogger Rogue said...

Never had vertigo, so have no advice to offer. Glad you're better though!

 
At 10:42 AM, Blogger Meg said...

Pleased to hear you're feeling better! Take care.

 
At 1:01 PM, Blogger Faerie Wings said...

So glad you are feeling some better, hoping for a complete recovery for you very soon :)

 
At 1:24 PM, Blogger Florida Dom said...

Sorry to hear about the vertigo and hope you get well soon and get back to "normal.'' Well, normal in this lifestyle.

FD

 
At 3:14 PM, Blogger George K said...

PK, Sorry to hear about the vertigo problems. I am not sure if it would help, but have you heard about the wristbands that relieve nausea? Gogle "Motion sickness wristbands" and it will give you a varity to choose from.

I wish you a blessed...and vertigo free day.

George

 
At 7:08 PM, Blogger PK said...

Grace,
That's it exactly, it's bad enough being dizzy, but I can function. The sleepiness at school Friday nearly did me in.

 
At 7:09 PM, Blogger PK said...

DF,
I feel a little as if it's wearing off. Still a little dizzy, but I'm not feeling sick or anything.

 
At 7:10 PM, Blogger PK said...

Blondie,
I've been surprised to hear how many people have had some problems with it at one time or another. I hope it doesn't show up often.

 
At 7:11 PM, Blogger PK said...

Roz,
I'm going to school without the meds tomorrow - it seems a choice between falling down and sleeping. If I just fall down I can keeping teaching from the floor.

 
At 7:12 PM, Blogger PK said...

Viola,
Thanks, I really need to enjoy my gift. I need it's help!

 
At 7:12 PM, Blogger PK said...

Paul,
They are appreciated, as long as I can get on the computer I'll survive.

 
At 7:13 PM, Blogger PK said...

Jan,
I was off a day and a half - I just hate to waste sick days on days when I don't feel well. At the end they will have to pay me for them.

 
At 7:14 PM, Blogger PK said...

Thanks Sunny,
I'm getting there.

 
At 7:15 PM, Blogger PK said...

nbs,
Thanks for the good wishes. I'm just so relieved it's gotten better as times gone on.

 
At 7:16 PM, Blogger PK said...

Katie,
I really hate taking meds of any kind. This was fine when I was home in bed, but I can't take them and work. This stuff is just going to have to wear off.

 
At 7:16 PM, Blogger PK said...

Rogue,
You're the smart one - hope it stays away from you forever.

 
At 7:17 PM, Blogger PK said...

Thanks Meg,
I'm working on it.

 
At 7:17 PM, Blogger PK said...

Faerie,
Me too, I'm 'bout tired of this.

 
At 7:19 PM, Blogger PK said...

FD,
That's the goal. I know we are the 'normal' ones. If only the rest of the world knew.

 
At 7:20 PM, Blogger PK said...

George,
I have heard of those. Right now I have no nausea (thank God), but I might look into this. It could help the dizziness and I could have one around if it does come back strong. Thanks.

 
At 7:23 PM, Blogger bob said...

I get it about twice a year and have to do those exercises were you lay on the bed stare at the wall and rotate your head to the opposite side for a week I was told a peace of cartilage in the ear broke off and floats inside the ear and that is what causes the virago.

Teaching from the floor would be interesting I can see it now LOL

Bob

 
At 7:51 PM, Blogger Minelle Labraun said...

I am sorry that you are still not feeling the best. Hopefully things will be much better tomorrow!

 
At 10:51 AM, Blogger ronnie said...

How are you today? Hope better and no longer dizzy.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

 
At 8:46 PM, Blogger PK said...

Bob,
Yep, I'm doing those exercises. I'm sure the kids would enjoy me laying there trying.

 
At 8:47 PM, Blogger PK said...

Minelle,
Thanks. They seem to be getting a little better each day.

 
At 8:48 PM, Blogger PK said...

I'm getting there, slowly but surely.

 
At 10:41 PM, Blogger Terpsichore said...

PK, sorry to hear that you have not been well...I hope you are feeling all better soon...it is very hard to be in a state of dizziness and imbalance. Sending healing energy and hugs your way! :-)

 
At 6:13 AM, Blogger kiwigirliegirl said...

ohhhh yuk PK it sounds awful...never had it and hope i never do....seriously hope you get over it soon :) bigs hugs coming your way xx

 
At 11:29 AM, Blogger Pattyy said...

Might be inner ear problem. Ask your Doc if referral to ENT might be a good idea if you are not better soon.

 

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