Tuesday, January 04, 2011
This morning, I got so dizzy in the shower that I fell. Then I got back up and tried to get my towel, must have turned off the water, I don't know, but I fell again. Then I stayed down a few moments until it dissipated a little. I was nervous all day that I might get dizzy again.
My husband had a cold a few years ago that gave him some dizzy spells, they kept coming even after the cold was gone. So he went in and they gave him a cat scan and some other tests to make sure nothing else was wrong and they found nothing. So they told him that these dizzy spells could continue for up to three years, even after the cold went away. Which they did, slowly getting less and less frequent and he could begin to feel them coming on and stop doing whatever was causing them. He tended to get them when he was cooking or doing spinning or head movements a lot. Now he gets them maybe a few times a year.
At the same time, I am aware of a neighbor of mine who has Meniere's disease, a problem in the inner ear and has to have a very low sodium diet and even with it still has dizzy spells that can last for a half an hour or longer.
This is what is making me nervous. But hopefully it was a one time thing and won't ever happen again. Even though, I have to say, not knowing if you can safely get out of the shower alone is a scary experience. If I don't get dizzy for a day or two, I will probably be much less nervous. (Had planned on doing some stair climbing today, but with my family out and after this morning, wasn't about to do that tonight.)