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Vertigo? You've got to be joking.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Monday evening I'm working out and I start to feel....dizzy. I get so dizzy I have to stop. NOT LIKE ME...I never stop, I'm like a machine! emoticon

Tuesday I decide to go to the dr. and they tell me I have "Vertigo". Slight movements in my head cause me to get dizzy. They said it can linger anywhere from weeks to months. It's caused by an imbalance in your inner ear when fluid calcifies and gets trapped in the canals.

Um, okay...when can I work out? She said I can workout when I feel up to it, just re-adjust or stop if I get too dizy. WHAT? UGH! I ran Sunday, but it's been too cold to run, so I WAS going to resort to indoor workouts...but NOW I'm scared to work out...the dizziness brings on nausea too.

This really sucks. I'm the kind of person that never gets sick. When I went to the dr. on Tuesday, I found out my primary dr. had left town 2 years ago...I remember getting the goodbye postcard now that I think about....LOL. Now I have Vertigo? I sat with an old man in the lobby waiting for my husband to pick me up after the appt. He said I didn't look sick and that "Vertigo" sounded made up. emoticon...I laughed outloud, thinking...wow, I think this guy is my soulmate.

Mornings are the worst of it. I'm extremely disoriented and I have trouble getting out of bed because the room is spinning. Once I'm up and the room as settle, it's okay. I have mini-episodes through-out the day...little dizzy spells that last 10-30 seconds.

I haven't worked out since Monday. I'm scared. I feel guilty because there are so many more serious medical issues out there than my Vertigo and I should be grateful that that is all it is....but I'm still scared, what if it never goes away? I might try a light workout tonight. I might run tomorrow morning.

I hate the I'll "try".....I want to 'DO'!!! But my body won't let me! emoticon
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    How is the vertigo? Gone I hope!
    3357 days ago
    I really hope you get over this quickly! Don't be afraid to let yourself have a break.
    3358 days ago
    Woo Hoo!! SO glad to hear that the DVD went well. I bet the Vertigo passes soon. You strike me as a person for whom this is just a minor hiccup. Just stay healthy!!
    3363 days ago
  • -AMANDA79-
    UGH! I hope that it goes away quickly!

    emoticon that's you :)
    3364 days ago
    I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason. What a great suggestion you got about yoga. I've always wanted to do it but never been able to pull myself away from the hard core workouts long enough. But we KNOW how important it is to stretch and yoga strength trains as well. So perhaps this is God's way of getting you to try new things. If not yoga, then some other training or just a needed break. You have my prayers and I'm sure it will work out well.
    3364 days ago
    Oh girl..I am sorry to hear that. I know how you love your workouts! Maybe it will work itself out...and you won't always have it! Keeping fingers crossed for you!!!
    3365 days ago
  • JORDAN1019
    I have a friend who has this problem. She takes that motion sickness medication and it really helps her. Dunno if the doc suggested it. Hope it passes quickly.. emoticon
    3365 days ago
    I've had Vertigo before and it was so bad my speech was even slurred and I couldn't form a decent sentence because my mind couldn't peice the words together. It was awful!! it passed in less than a week but it was the worst week ever. I felt drunk and dizzy all the time. Just hang in there and You'll be back to normal in no time :) emoticon
    3365 days ago
    Uh-no!!! That sucks Sonya. Give it some time, I'm sure you'll be better soon. Maybe it's your body's way of saying to take it easy for a few days. Try Yoga or some kind of floor exercises maybe that won't affect it as much? emoticon
    3365 days ago
    Keep at it. You'll get better in time. Good luck.
    3365 days ago
  • JOANN1212
    hang in there
    3365 days ago
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