Sunday 8.30am Time to go to the loo. Sit up in bed. Damn and blast!!! (or as my mum used to say Jam and Plaster!!). Oh hell! Not again!!! Make it to bathroom and then find Stemitel and take one and manage to get back to bed without falling over and waking my other half. Well it is Sunday and a sleep in is always great.
Finally ended up lying in bed with eyes shut for nearly 3 hours as opening eyes immediately produced merry-go-round effect of walls spinning round and round.
Tried massaging all my neck and back of head. Did this help this time or was it a mere coincidence on Wednesday that I seemed to come good almost straight away? As these attacks seem to take up to 3 hours to abate and last time I didn't do the neck/head massage until that time there is no answer to that question. Maybe it is my ear after all that is causing the problem.
After I eventually get back to near normal it then takes at least 3-4 hours to feel 'right' so a full day almost totally wasted. My co-ordination etc. is out of whack for some time afterwards. At my age you just can't afford to 'waste' full days!!
I am making an appointment to see my GP this week and will insist he please refer me to someone who can perhaps either tell me exactly what is causing this awful vertigo or at least be capable of treating it in some way.
It is not only distressing for me but I know it is very upsetting for MOH who feels so helpless and he can do without this extra stress in his life. He has to worry about me enough now without this added burden.