Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day 618

So yesterday after my brain fart I got myself dressed to work at the school. It was going to be a full day of learning support relief, with a stint of cheer coaching thrown in at recess (tumbling practice), followed by getting girls to calisthenics and then a drive across town for a business event. I was looking forward to it. Especially the business event …

The day was sorted, the house was tidy, lunches packed, washing up-to-date.  I was feeling a bit “off” all morning but not sick.  I was feeling light-headed but nothing major. I put it down to irritated sinus and niggly throat.

As I was walking to the car the dizziness got worse.  I get a bit of vertigo from time to time. It happens. Along with the brain fogs and other things associated with fibromyalgia, so I chose to ignore it.  As we were driving down the street it was getting worse.  Then as we rounded the corner I almost went off the road.

I stopped the car. I pulled over and sat there for a bit waiting for it to get better. Waiting for the see-saw in my brain to level out. It didn’t so I turned the car around and drove back towards the house. Almost passing out in the process …

Husband was coming the other way and he saw me and turned his car too. We drove back home. I managed to get up the stairs with him behind me and face planted into the bed.  And that is where I stayed all day.  Bouts of dizziness coming and going. Not feeling sick, just a little unwell. Enough to keep me bed ridden.  Slightly sore throat, irritable sinus, tingling in my hands and arms, slightly swollen throat glands, blurred vision.  It’s probably just a virus.  That’s the logical explanation. Or it might be a rare re-occurrence of glandular fever (previous blood tests show I’ve had it at some point in my life) or it could be yet another indicator that I don’t have fibromyalgia at all.  It could be that it is something else ….

Today I have woken up with similar symptoms.  I’m not sure how severe.  I am up and walking about. But just in case, I have cancelled my day.  

6 comments :

  1. That sucks! Hope it passes quickly.

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  2. vertigo sucks. I hope it passes quickly. And that your viral infection is just decimated or something. Rest up.

    xo

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  3. There's a quite nasty virus going around here ATM, and it sounds like what you'e just described. Hope it passes FAST.

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  4. Ugh. Horrible.
    Vertigo is so annoying and dibilitating, completely messes up everything. I hope its just a virus that passes quickly - Its intensly frustrating having that lingering feeling in the back of your mind that whenever something happens, it may be the Fibro. rearing its ugly head again.
    xx

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  5. Feel better you. My son & I have had similar symptoms this week. Not sick, per se, just a little strange. Sinus has been a b*#%h, vertigo, nausea. Often wonder if it's all due to fibro/allergies that we seem to share. Hang in there. Hugs xx

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  6. How scary for you. I hope whatever it is passes quickly.

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