Our word this week is Balance. It took me some time to come up with something for this word. Then someone was talking about their father suffering from Vertigo, an Inner Ear problem and I had my story!
A few years ago, I rolled over in bed and the entire room starting spinning like I had drunk way to much alcohol! (remember the spins when you closed your eyes after getting totally drunk? No? Well, it ain't fun!) I thought my blood pressure was too high because I had run out of my prescription and didn't renew it for a while.
I had a hard time with my balance at times because if I turned my head too fast, the spinning would start and my balance was off like I was drunk!
So I broke down and called my doctor for an appointment. I told him what was going on. Dr. R thought he was a comedian (he did have a great but weird sense of humor). Dr. R had me lie down on the examining table, with my feet at the head of the table and my head at the foot. My head was hanging off the end of the head and resting in his hands. He turned my head one way and I was fine. Then he turned my head the other way and the whole room was spinning!!!
He explained to me that in your inner ear, there are these little "stones" or crystals, and sometimes a few get knocked out of whack. Your inner ear is trying to get them back into place and this causes the dizziness.
So basically, my doctor told me I had rocks in my head, but he said everyone has them. (yuck, yuck!!) He gave me a prescription for something like Benadryl, which made me sleepy, so I only took it at night.
I told my doctor I was afraid the dizziness was from my blood pressure from being too high and he said, "Nope! It's all in your head!"
See? I told you he was a comedian!!!! Unfortunately, not long after, he moved his practice to another state that has better insurance rates for doctors than Pennsylvania does.
So every now and then, my vertigo kicks up and my balance is off again, especially if I turn my head too fast or try to lay a certain way in bed and the room takes me on a ride that turns my stomach!
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