Sunday, September 20, 2009

Whats Going on Lately?

So as many of you know ive been having bad dizzy spells for about 2 or 3 weeks now and the Drs keep trying to figure out whats going on. Well they diagnosed me with an inner ear infection last week and prescribed me antibiotics for it. They said that could have been causing some of the dizziness. I didnt know that ear infections could cause dizziness.. you learn something new every day!

Anyway, ive finished the antibiotics and was feeling better. So yesterday afternoon I decided to go out shopping for a little while. I went into Babies R Us and bought some diapers, and looked at the Halloween costumes. (BTW they had a turtle costume in Rachels size and i was soo tempted to get it but she already has a costume so thatd just be a waste of money! :( Anyway.. I went to Target next.. everyone knows I love Target. I was looking around in the baby section and out of nowhere started feeling dizzy. I mean VERY dizzy-- i was feeling lightheaded and seeing spots.. and It made me really scared because I was alone. I didnt know if id pass out, because I never have before and so I didnt know what to expect. So i just walked back on out to the van and sat down. I waited for the feeling to pass enough to drive home. I was having anxiety bad by this point and had to take one of my Ativan pills. Anytime i get scared now over something it usually brings on a panic attack. :(

I got home and continued to feel dizzy throughout the evening.. but once the Ativan kicked in i was able to settle down and get some rest. I am anemic and I figured that could have something to do with these dizzy spells maybe, but its just strange that ive been anemic for years and theyve never been this bad before. I went to bed with a little bit of a fever and body aches and I thought I might be coming down with the flu. Today i feel a bit better, just lethargic and laying around alot. I dont think its the flu though, which is good. Arnold went to his band practice this afternoon and the inlaws are babysitting the kids so I can get some rest... which is nice. I just hope I feel better soon!


  1. I've been having bad dizzy spells for a while, too :( I finally went to the dr about it and they told me they thought I had vertigo. I'm anemic also, so on top of that, it certainly didn't help, lol. It's weird, I'll be fine for days or even weeks and then all of a sudden I'll get another dizzy spell. Like you said, it really feels like I'm going to pass out. It's really scary and I'm almost always alone (well, I'm with the kids but they cant help me lol) when it happens. I hope they pass for you soon!

  2. that would have been very scary! So glad you didn't pass out!