I Have Vertigo!

To be specific I have Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo¬†(BPPV). ¬†the sudden sensation that you’re spinning or that the inside of your head is spinning.¬†BPPV¬†causes brief episodes of mild to intense¬†dizziness. It is usually triggered by specific changes in your head’s¬†position. People can experience dizziness, a spinning sensation (vertigo), lightheadedness, unsteadiness, loss of balance and nausea.

This past Sunday when I woke up and got outta bed, I had the shock of my life as I had a sudden dizziness and the feeling that the room was spinning vertically. It scared me. I fell back onto my bed in a seated position and grabbed onto the sheet in order to avoid falling either forwards or backwards. It passed away in a minute or two. I was surprised but waved it away and went about my day as normal. I went to the loo, brushed my teeth, shaved, showered and had a light breakfast. I went out to get some money, go to buy some groceries, buy some beer and then had a quick lunch at Dominos.

I came back home and I tried to watch some movie but I fell asleep. When I woke up 90 minutes or so later, I had the same dizziness. I had coffee and then told my family. My sister came here and picked me up and we went to the hospital. Being a Sunday evening I could only see the casualty doctors. They said it would have to be vertigo and gave me a medicine. They took blood and an ECG and then sent me home, asking me to see the general physician the next day. I went home and after dinner took more of the medicine. The next morning it was a bit less but it was still there and I saw the physician.

He said that I have BPPV and took my BP as well. He gave me medicines for a week and asked me to take some rest and come back in a week. I asked for a leave on Monday and then asked for a work shift that is a bit earlier as it would be better for me. Also I have been given a medicine for my allergies which causes drowsiness and that is a problem as I am supposed to take it a bit after dinner. So it has now been a week and on Monday I will go again to see the doctor. I have had the dizziness every morning though it has been decreasing in intensity but I am still very scared. I also seem to be having a heavy head. Odd sensation and sometimes feel a bit nauseous.

Let’s see what the doc says on Monday.

Rush Beyond The Lighted Stage : Dvd & Review

Rush is one of my favourite bands of all time. This 2010 documentary / rockumentary is one of the best of all time and a really good production from makers Sam Dunn & Scott MacFayden about this beloved band. I got this in January but the death of drummer/lyricist Neil Peart bummed me out that I put it off for a while.