I haven't been around in about a week except to pop on for a minute or two. I wasn't sure what was wrong, feeling dizzy, light headed, nausea....
I had so much testing done I feel like a guinnea pig! I had two blood tests, a visit to my doctor, phone calls to my family doctor and my gyno, they wanted me to have a cat scan but the insurance wouldn't let me (why do I pay so much for insurance???!!!??? don't get me started) but they authorized an internal and external ultrasound(which I had to do at the hospital)
Turns out I have positional vertigo and a cyst on my ovary.... ARRGH!!!!! I am on one medicine that gets rid of my dizziness and all the other symptoms that come with the vertigo and then they put me on something else for the other problem LOL and it says in the symptoms that it can cause dizziness!!! ARRGH!!!!
Anywho, feeling much better, just didnt want anyone to worry or think I was ignoring them... glad to be back with my TT gals :hug: :hug: :hug:
Thank you girls so much :hug: :hug: ... it has been a hard week (it actually started two weeks ago but wasn't as bad)...
I know LL, the one medication for the vertigo has side effects of drowziness, double vision, dry mouth and the other medication has dizziness (among other things)... get rid of one thing, get three other things wrong LOL
At least I am up and about now
Aww Kim, I feel with you. Vertigo is no fun. I swear I got rid of mine by eating vitamin B12, although my doc doesn't really believe me. You really should have a CT scan to make sure your head and neck are ok. I did and found out that my nerves get pinched in my neck, because of a narrow spinal canal. Fortunately, we still get these exams from our tax-funded health insurance.
Hope the treatment helps despite the side effects. Take care :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
I was wondering what happened to you, Kim Bee! You have to email me when things like this happen!!! Here I am all wondering and thinking about you, and you're over there twirling away! Glad to hear you're better now, hopefully this is just a very temporary thing. My grandma-in-law had bad vertigo and nausea, headache a few months ago and her doc said it was some sort of virus.... Weird. Sometimes I wonder if, when docs don't really know what's going on, they just say it's a virus... because viruses you really can't cure, you just have to wait for them to kinda go away (or live with them... ) Anyway, I'll quit rambling... GLAD YOU'RE BACK!!!!!
:hug: Kimberly W.
Medicine sure is not an exact science and it can take many tests and trial and error. Kimmy, so glad your back, I have missed you. :hug: :hug: :hug: I am still struggling with a virus...man, it sure can take the wind out of your sails!!
Lots of rest Kimmy! And hug your teddy bears...they are wonderfully therapuetic. :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
Get well soon :hug: :hug:
Kimmy - Hubs (Mr. Vertigo) and I (Mrs. Ovairan Cysts) send you a LOT of sympathy and hugs! Hopefully some of the drug symptoms will pass. It's when you have to start taking medications to treat the side effects from other medications that it's time to re-evaluate your medications as a whole! :doh:
Kim W. - My Dad was told he had a virus causing his nausea and dizziness and double vision a few months ago. This doc had just gotten over the virus himself.... said it lasted 3 months! I agree that half the time I don't think they know what you've got so blame it on a virus!