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!
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.
...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!