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Hi - I must say after reading all these comments I am reassured in some ways but feel like this is something which I may have on & off all my life now..
My experience started end of May 2009 - June 2009 - I was in work and started with an intense headache in the afternoon and a cotton wool feeling in my head, and a tight feeling like I had a band around my head ..I felt dizzy and nauseous. It was frightening and brought on palpitations... it went away gradually that evening but came back the following day at work. I saw my GP that day who told me it was viral labyrinthitis, I was given SERC, they didn't help really. I continued to go to work as there was a major change ahead, moving to a new team, new area, new colleagues etc... and I didn't want to miss anything or let my new team / manager down by being off sick. Silly I know.. Anyway, I had a change of medication, Prochlorperazine but little change in my condition. It lasted around 4-6 weeks and then just disappeared.
Now it has started again... I woke Monday morning (8 March) with a bad headache, told my employer I would take some tablets and go back to bed and hopefully be in work later that day. I woke just before midday and had the lightheaded, dizzy feeling, felt nauseous, my legs were heavy and my walking clumsy. I veered to the left as I walked, knocking into door frames. My head was spinning. I didn't go to work. Tuesday I felt the same, if not worse and managed to get an appointment at the GP, viral labrynthitis again and a 7 day script for prochlorperazine. I stumbled into a chest of drawers last night after having a shower and knocked everything off, I feel drunk all the time and disorientated at times. I tried to do some work at home on my laptop but my co-ordination was awful and I was continually deleting spelling mistakes. The tablets don't seem to be making any difference. My appetite isn't too good and my stomach's been a bit off. What I find interesting is that there seems to be a link with anxiety. I have suffered with bad anxiety for about 18 months - 2 years and have been having CBT sessions, I think it has got worse recently as my headaches have been constant and I've had really bad tension in my neck and shoulders. Maybe that's what's kicked off this episode? I'm not looking forward to several weeks of this, I can't take any more time off work after this week as there are procedures which we are put through if we have a lot of sick leave, you basically jeopardise your job if you are off sick. That doesn't help..
I'll be interested to see if the Power Plate works as I bought one some weeks ago (not for this purpose but for general toning...). Going back my GP next Weds as my script will run out.
Would be interested to hear of anybody else's experiences, especially if there's light at the end of the tunnel.... :?
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