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Vertigo Update
I think my dizzy spells are a thing of the past! I know I was definitely still having them on friday, but somewhere along the way on saturday I noticed that I hadn't noticed any. If that makes sense. Every now and then I still feel "off", but this may just be my normal state of occasional offness. Nobody feels perfect all the time, especially when they are spending too much time over-analyzing their ability to balance.

I definitely haven't had a major vertigo episode in the past couple days. Awesome! So it may have been an infection after all: it certainly correlates to when I started the antibiotics. Either that, or my whatever-it-was may have coincidentally gotten bored with me and wandered off to torment somebody else. No matter what it was, I hope it doesn't come back. *crossed fingers*

On the other hand, I think I'm allergic to Wisconsin. I was stuffed up and sneezing like crazy while there, and I think my nose actually exploded at one point. This despite taking regular decongestants. (This is another indication that maybe it wasn't just allergy-related.)

I'm a lot less sneezy today, though still somewhat -- but I picked up some allergy-type stuff at the drugstore anyway. An anti-histamine, to replace the plain decongestant I'd been taking up to now. I'd meant to try that last week (and clearly I shoulda!), but I forgot to.

So anyway, today I'm feeling extra sleepy from my weekend away, but healthier than I've felt in a couple of weeks. That's definitely a good thing.

(My icon today is Duke doing a flip, because I'm finally not afraid to turn upside-down again!)

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polaron From: polaron Date: October 17th, 2005 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay for no vertigo !! Keep it up, you :)
thatguychuck From: thatguychuck Date: October 17th, 2005 10:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

Welcome home, and welcome back to being well. :)
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renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 18th, 2005 12:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks so much hon, me too! Now we just have to get your dad put back together also.
devnul From: devnul Date: October 18th, 2005 02:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Awesome news!
We should all be so lucky as to have balance in our lives.
ruralrob From: ruralrob Date: October 18th, 2005 04:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Is your dizziness anything like the BPPV I had - or at least I think it was that. Sounds like the symptoms are similar . .
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 21st, 2005 11:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not sure! It came irregularly, and only when I moved my head too far from vertical, so I don't think it was as bad as what you described.

The doc never actually gave it a diagnosis, she basically said that "sometimes these things happen, and they usually don't last long", and told me to try OTC decongestants. When that didn't work, she prescribed an antibiotic, and now it's gone away. So I'm thinking it was probably an ear infection, even though it didn't initially look like one to her.

At any rate, she said we'd only worry about it if it didn't go away, and it has - yay! Hopefully it will stay away.

Is yours gone now, or at least lessened I hope?
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