Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Remember how I mentioned that my run kind of sucked on Saturday and that I felt kind of off after it?  Well part of that off-ness was dizziness.  I felt the same thing on Sunday, some dizziness, just as I was ready to walk out the door to a yoga class.  I decided not to go at the last minute, because I wasn't sure how I was supposed to get through any inversions or balance moves, when I was dizzy sitting or walking.  I tried doing some at home yoga.

But I didn't last long before the dizziness got the better of me.  Sometimes the dizziness magically went away and I felt normal.  Other times it was kind of persistent and annoying.  I managed to have a successful dinner out with Cindi without it bothering me.

Monday, when my alarm went off to get ready for work, I felt dizzy immediately upon waking up.  I took a pregnancy test, just in case, but it was negative.  I assessed my options and decided I'd go to see a doctor instead of going into work all messed up.

After a bunch of questions and tests, I was diagnosed with an inner ear issue or vertigo.  I was told that it was most likely a virus in my inner ear, which couldn't be helped with medication, but I could take something for the dizziness.  I got a prescription for that, and then headed home to spend the rest of the day dealing with my dizzy/vertigo issue.  Oh and playing with Clyde, who was more than happy to have me home.

I did do something productive.  I made myself this stack of pancakes.

They are actually zucchini, spice, pecan pancakes from The Flexitarian Diet.

They were delicious, and I demolished this whole stack.

I also read a lot more of my book club book and actually made a decent dent in it, covering a couple hundred pages.  I like it :)

I spent a while humming U2's Vertigo, http://youtu.be/98W9QuMq-2k, which has now become my theme song.

And I took about a 4 hour nap, because my anti-vertigo medicine made me sleepy.  You know something is wrong with me if I nap, because I'm not normally a napper.

Later on, I made yellow rice with black beans, peppers, and onions sauteed with spices, and topped with shredded cheddar cheese.

I watched some trashy TV.

Who else feels bad for Michael??

Then off to bed I went.  I went to work today, depite feeling dizzy again when I got up.  I feel like it's worse in the morning and gets better as the day goes on.  I'm really hoping it subsides by this weekend.  I have some exciting plans.  Stay tuned!


Cassie said...

Ooo I have bachelor pad tivoed! I hope its a good one!

Sorry to hear about your vertigo, but it's great that you have a diagnosis, at least and hopefully something that can help with the symptoms!

Jennifer said...

Hope you feel better soon! What an awful feeling! I'm a BP sucker too! Poor Michael! Hope to see you again soon! Wine and dinner maybe?

Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point said...

come see kristien :) he'll fix your vertigo without drugs!!!

Sorry you are dizzy :( that sucks.

Joanna said...

I had vertigo once...it sucked. And when I told DH that I thought I had vertigo, his immediate response was "that is spacial disorientation." "No dear, one can get it outside of an airplane" LOL

Erin @ The Grass Skirt said...

I've never had vertigo, but it doesn't sound like fun. I hope that you feel better for the weekend, Brittney!

Katie @ Legally Fit said...

Oh my gosh- vertigo sounds terrible! I hope you feel better soon!

sarah (SHU) said...

oh no, that sounds awful. and of course my first thought was that the test would be positive! arghgh! i hope you feel better soon!

Alaina said...

I've had vertigo before and it was no fun. Felt like I was on a roller coaster ride when I was just standing there.

Only rest and ginger ale were able to help me. Hope you feel better!

Phorrest said...

Good luck with the vertigo! I've gotten it a couple of times.. as if I'm not clumsy enough!! Feel better soon, *hugs*

Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) said...

Dizziness sucks! I hope it clears up soon.
PS- yes, I totally feel bad for Michael. Blake is sleezy.

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