Monday, April 26, 2010

Dizzy Lizzy


I had some really exciting things planned to post about this past weekend, but my body didn't cooperate.  My "meals" were pretty much limited to ginger tea and saltine crackers until yesterday.  I guess I had a stomach bug because I spiked a fever and was really nauseous Friday and Saturday.  I didn't feel nauseous or have a fever on Sunday- just weak and woozy.  Now today I'm mostly dizzy.  Dizzy Lizzy.

Nearly a month ago I went to the doctor because I'd been having severe headaches a couple times a week for 2-3 weeks along with dizziness and general "off" feeling in my balance.  The best way I can describe it is the feeling that I usually get when staring at a big wall that's covered in all polka dots or all stripes- Like my eyes don't know where to focus and then I feel like I'm moving.  I got plenty of tests that showed I had no nutritional deficiencies or liver issues or blood pressure problems or fetuses growing.  So the doc recommended that I get a brain MRI to rule out anything bad.

I thought he was jumping the gun a bit about this test and wasn't super excited about draining my HSA account, so I decided to wait and see if the symptoms persisted.  After the appointment I didn't have any more headaches... until this past week.  And the dizziness wasn't too bad... until this week.

So tomorrow morning I get rolled into the MRI tunnel.  I hope that nothing's wrong, of course.  But I also hope they figure out why I've been feeling so weird.  I'll keep you posted-

Until my appetite is back, though, I won't be doing too much cooking.  Everything still sounds gross.

8 comments:

Melissa said...

I wish you all the best and hope everything goes well tomorrow!

Susan Berkson said...

Thinking of you.

Catherine said...

Good luck with the MRI! Be thinking about you . . . .

radioactivegan said...

Good luck tomorrow. I'm sure everything will come out okay

Lisa said...

Good luck. Have to tried the chiropractor? We can do wonders for headaches. No matter what this test turns up, you might want to think about incorporating some chiro care.

Courtney said...

You poor thing...I hope they can get to the bottom of it so that you can get some relief. Good luck!

Courtney

Jen said...

Sounds vestibular in nature. I would recommend getting an MD order for Physical Therapy eval with a vestibular therapist http://fairview.org/rehab/Services/c_099411.asp
or ENT (ear,nose,throat) doc if you prefer
www.medicinenet.com/vertigo/st-paul-mn_city.htm
They would do some physical tests like head positions in relation to your body and watching your small eye movements with focusing in certain patterns and treatment would be similar. Hope everything turns out well.

Jessica said...

Feel better soon! I'll be looking forward to your healthy return. I really enjoy your posts.