I’m So Dizzy

DaGoddess @ 12:24

…my head is spinning. Really.

I’ve had this thing going on for a couple days and don’t like it. If I lay down on my right side, the room spins. When I sit up, the room spins. When I stand up, I look like one of those people who have been playing the “spin around the bat” game. Just standing upright and not falling over is my main goal.

Now, apparently washing my hair is also something that brings excitement to my life. Tilting my head back to rinse results in all sorts of swirly floopy fun.

I’m thinking this is related to my neck and my rash. I know…it sounds like a stretch, but it makes sense if you think about what I used to go through when my neck was seriously messed up (and I’ve been having issues lately). I used to get weird “rashes” on my arm right where this one is, my arm(s) would hurt/tingle, I’d have odd headaches, and then I’d start with the dizziness. Let’s see…uh, yeah. All present. Fun times.

This is all really “awesome” because LD is home from school today. His temp was over 100 this morning. After dosing him with Tylenol, he’s been down in the normal range, but the temp won’t stay there. It never does when he gets like this. I finally got him to eat something an hour ago. Soup. Toast. Getting him to drink is an entirely different battle. I don’t get it. I ply him with juice, Gatorade, soda, water, ANYTHING. But he doesn’t want to drink. It’s so much fun to remind him to drink. He gives me this look…parents know what I mean.

The highlights of our morning thus far have included:

  • Legos
  • The History Channel’s show about Indiana Jones and the awesomeness of archeology
  • The History Channel’s two hour show on the Knights Templar
  • Chicken noodle soup
  • More Legos

Yep. That’s it. We’re all about the excitement today. Wooo hooo….cough cough…dizzy swirly…okay, gotta go sit down.


  1. Both of you? Please feel better! If it takes more legos, it takes more legos… just get well…! :hug:

    Comment by Pam — 2009/10/14 @ 14:04

  2. Possible inner ear infection? I had a similar issue last year, to where walking across the room was a challenge. And the nausea associated with the malfunctioning equilibrium? Terrible. All I could do was take heavy duty OTC decongestants and try to unstop my ears. Best wishes to you both. :hug:

    Comment by diamond dave — 2009/10/14 @ 15:01

  3. That’s it! I’m sending House to come see you and diagnose your illness!


    Comment by Miachelle — 2009/10/14 @ 16:08

  4. House and I would hurt each other. lol

    LD is afebrile now, but still feeling like crap.

    Me? It’s neck-related. It just feels like it did last time and I don’t have that inner ear ick that I’m all too familiar with.

    Tomorrow will be an interesting day.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/10/14 @ 22:12

  5. You probably have vertigo…you can get it from heights or when your equilibrium is just messed up. My girlfriends husband just had it recently. It drives him crazy, he can’t do anything about it, then it just goes away suddenly.

    Comment by Alex — 2009/10/15 @ 02:10

  6. Get well soon both of you and yes I know that look well… my oldest is great at it.

    Comment by vw bug — 2009/10/19 @ 06:09

  7. VW, you do know that look, don’t you? If it’s not the kids, it’s the dog…those big eyes. lol

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/10/21 @ 09:05

  8. Benign Positional Vertigo.

    Google “epley maneuver” should fix it

    Use “Brandt-Daroff” exercise if you can’t get the epley to work

    Comment by dizzydoctor — 2009/11/01 @ 20:34

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