Here I am back again about this damned vertigo that has been plaguing me but yesterday was the absolute limit and I am back to my GP tomorrow and I really am going to insist he listen to me and if he can't suggest anything to help then I need to be referred to somebody that can help.
I awoke yesterday fairly early and sort of felt all was not right but went back to sleep and when I woke a couple of hours later I knew all was definitely not right. I once again had the staggers when I got out of bed. I immediately took a stemitel and popped back into bed for a couple of hours. Have to lie there with my eyes closed so I don't see the walls whizzing by although not as bad yesterday as previously, thank goodness although anything is bad.
I did eventually decide to do my insulin injection and get up and sit in my recliner and have some breakfast. The stemitel definitely stops the nausea thank goodness and I am able to eat. Stayed there through lunchtime (with Precious asleep on my lap most of the time) and had a sandwich but still the items in the room wouldn't keep still so can't read or watch TV. Thank goodness for my little portable radio.
Mid afternoon I decided I would do some rearranging of genealogical files I'd been wanting to do and was able to gradually get on with that for a while. I also turned on my computer but wasn't really in the mood for doing much there. The movement on it didn't do me much good.
I then thought I'd see if I could find somewhere on the internet the manouvres I had heard of for curing vertigo and I did find one that seemed quite simple. I had to lie on the bed on the 'bad' side for 30 seconds, then turn and lie on the 'good' side for 30 seconds and then sort of hang my head (on the good side) looking down towards the floor (without falling off the bed), also for 30 seconds. Amazingly enough it did seem to ease the vertigo and within minutes it had stopped.
Was this sheer coincidence or had this manouvre worked? Hard to say but I definitely was able to walk OK although, as in always the case after even a short 3 hour attack, I was incredibly weary. Fortunately it was the turn of MOH to cook dinner last night so I could continue to take it easy.
Today I woke up at 8.45am and when I got up everything was back to normal balance-wise and the room was completely still but it took several hours to feel really good and so far (it is now 7pm) all is going well and I do actually feel quite good.
My problem? I just don't want to continue to lose whole days out of my life as I just cannot afford the time!!! There are things I have to get on with. One day this house will have less junk in it. That is a promise I've made to myself and nobody can fix that except me.