Saturday, July 11, 2015

Ever suffered with vertigo?


It was a busy last Thursday morning and things were fine here...Poppy was off work and we both had stuff to do and errands to run. 

Around lunch time I began feeling awful. Simply awful. Had this strange feeling behind my eyes, I felt nauseated, and everything seemed to be bouncing up and down. This got worse as the day wore on. The only bit of relief came from closing my eyes pressing my fingertips on my forehead. This feeling stayed with me overnight. As soon as my doctor's office opened yesterday I called. Come in at 10:30 said his receptionist. Poppy drove me...I was too dizzy. After a quick checkup, he decided the problem was vertigo. Sure hope he knows what he is talking about. Poppy and I got the prescription for Meclizine filled and came home. I am feeling a little better today but moving very carefully. It's a feeling like any quick or jerky movement would put everything to spinning out of control. What a miserable feeling. The doctor talked like a number of things could bring on vertigo; the heat or a virus. So this my second time this summer feeling sick enough to see a doctor...and this is enough!


The pond seems to be clearing up a bit. This usually happens in July.

I don't have a big interesting post here...mostly wanted to say why I've been away for three days. Focusing on a computer screen didn't seem like a good thing to do with vertigo. I do have a bit of news to share with you. 



Remember the little hillbilly bantam couple my friend Nellie gave me a while back. "Festus" and Lucille".



Well finally! Lucille has hatched one tiny baby chick. I was just before taking her off that nest of eggs she had been sitting on for a month, when out popped this baby chick from under her wing. He is tiny and he is cute! Now if we can just get him raised!

Thank you for visiting.  Hope to be back soon. Things are still popping around here so maybe there will be something worth posting a little later.

Love,
Henny

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  1. I'm sorry you weren't feeling well, but I'm so glad to hear that you're getting better. My sister had vertigo a couple of times about three years ago, but she hasn't had it since. I remember her describing the same symptoms to me.

    That little baby chick is adorable... :)

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    1. Hey Dee. Thank you! I did not realize that so many people have suffered with vertigo. It must be pretty common. That is a sweet little chick. :)

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  2. I have vertigo, but it is caused by my sinuses & allergies. I take sudafed- the kind you have to have a script for or sign for and that is my wonder pill when it gets bad. I hope the meds help you. Until I got the medicine I tried everything, even those motion bracelets.
    Have a good weekend.

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    1. Oh Terri, sounds like you've have it bad. Once you've had vertigo, you are almost afraid that talking about it will make you dizzy again. Isn't it a horrible feeling?

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  3. Geesh..that sounds awful, Henny. And especially to be alone when it hit. I hope you are improving each day now. How sweet- a baby chick.

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    1. Thank you Deb. It is an awful feeling! I've missed seeing Audrey the last few days. :)

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  4. My husband has had vertigo and had to go to the ER it was so bad. He says he had rocks in his head, because it's caused by calcium particles that aid in letting your body know which way is down (which way gravity is). Sometimes these particles (rocks) move out of position and get stuck where they don't belong, causing dizziness. We've done some research and found there are ways to treat it without medicine for nausea. There's more than one way to do it, but I'm putting a link to the simplest one here for you. You can do a search for vertigo treatments and find others if this doesn't help you. They're all about moving the head to make the calcium particles go back where they belong. Good luck! I hope you never have it again. http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/04/23/colorado-doctor-finds-way-to-treat-common-vertigo/

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    1. Thank you Peg. That is so interesting! I plan to look at that today, and I told my daughter about the link. She has had vertigo really bad.. I am feeling better today. I haven't been on the computer until now because of feeling sick. Thank again!

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  5. I never knew that vertigo could just come upon you like that. It sounds just awful. I do hope the medication is helping by now.

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    1. Me either! I am feeling better. Thank you.

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  6. I have had a number of episodes of vertigo through the years, some so bad I had to literally crawl to the bathroom. If I'd stood up I would have fallen. I haven't taken anything for it and it seems to go away by itself in a day or two. Hopefully yours is a one-time thing! Hope you feel completely well soon.

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    1. Oh gosh! That sounds terrible! I am feeling better today. Thank you.

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  7. I sure would try the link that Peg gave you. It is an ear thing...watch your salt intake and drink more water! Hope you are better soon. What is the new chicks name how about Suprise! :)

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    1. Thank you. I do plan to look at that link. Watching my salt intake, I love salt on everything!, and drinking more water is something I have GOT to do.

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  8. I have a friend who experienced really severe vertigo and it turned out that it was the little calcium pellets in her inner ear like Peg said. She's an older lady and lives alone so she went into a rehab facility where they did the exercises moving her head rapidly in a certain direction to get the little bits back in place. It took several weeks or work but did clear things up. Who ever heard of such a thing. Sounds like something "made up" but it's for real. And very disorienting and disabling to say the least.

    Hope you continue to feel better and don't experience anything like that again.

    And yes, twice in one summer is at least two times too many.

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    1. Hey Vic. I hope I am done with trips to the doctor for this summer! That is interesting about the older lady with vertigo. I plan to look at the link from Peg and read up on all this.

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  9. Congratulations on the chick!
    I would have thought ear or sinus infection, or blood pressure. It is very easy to get dehydrated (well, it is for me, anyway), and before I know it, I have heat exhaustion. It takes me a couple days to recover from that.
    Hoping you are better soon! God bless. ♥

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    1. Oh Linda, my daughters preach to me about drinking more liquids. I'm bad about working out in the heat all day and not drinking anything.I was probably dehydrated. I'm trying to do better. :)

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  10. I hope that you are fully recovered soon, being ill is not pleasant, I have to be carefull not too stand up too suddenly or i get dizzy but that is sinus related. Good news on the Banty chick, they are so cute.

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    1. Thank you Pam. I'm much better. I didn't realize sinus problems could bring on vertigo but my doctor says lots of thing do.

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  11. I hope you get to feeling better soon!

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    1. Hey Texan! Thank you. I am feeling much better today!

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  12. Great caption for the first two very excellent photos.

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    1. Hey Red. Thank you. The pond looks much prettier when it clears up and I too love the reflections.

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  13. Oh no! Mom use to get vertigo before she died. She would get so dizzy she would have to go to bed for a day. My mother in law gets it to. I have been to the doctor twice this summer to. I agree that is enough. Yay for the sweet baby chick hope that it makes it!!
    Love you!

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    1. Hey Vicki! Andee has had vertigo really bad too. Hers was bad enough that she got down on the floor and called for Todd. It is a horrible feeling! Love you Vicki!

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  14. I have never had vertigo like you are describing. That would be scary. I hope the medication is working.

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    1. The medication has helped a lot. It truly is a bad feeling!

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  15. Hope you feel better soon, doesn't sound good. Love the new chick.

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    1. Oh, thank you. The chick is so tiny and cute.

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  16. Sorry to hear about the vertigo, I had a very brief flash of it one time, very unsettling. My sister had to go on medication for it. Hope yours clears up soon. Love the chicken's names, Festus and Lucille.

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    1. Thank you! The medication really helped. Those chickens just looked so countrified! I thought the names fit. :)

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  17. What a horrible feeling that must have been, glad things are getting better. Love your little chicken.

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    1. Thank you Irene! It was a bad feeling. Thankfully it didn't last too long.

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  18. Wow, never know what is coming at you these days. Just another reason to avoid the outdoors for me. I burn like crazy and don't need to be staggering around too. ;-) Hope you get well soon. We miss you when you're gone.

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  19. Hi Henny Penny, Sorry you have vertigo. My husband gets dizzy sometimes but it usually goes away before too long. I have almost passed out a few times in the last few months so am going for tests. Would just as soon not be spending my time at a doctor's office! Feel better soon! Nancy

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    1. Hope everything turns out okay with your tests. Passing out is scary. Even this dizziness scared me. I'm always thinking the worst. My daughters tell me I don't drink enough water, that I get dehydrated. Do you drink plenty of liquids? I dread doctor visits too! :)

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  20. Chicks are so cute! Hope you are feeling better, the vertigo certainly doesn't sound like much fun.

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    1. Thank you. It is a horrible feeling!

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  21. Dear Henny,
    I'm so sorry you have vertigo! This last year my husband has had about 4 or 5 episodes of vertigo. It made him deathly sick! He suffered what the doctors think were 3 extremely mild strokes. Mainly because he foolishly decided to not take any of his medication. That's a whole other story. But we think his vertigo was related to the minor strokes. So many things can bring on vertigo. It so hard to figure out what the cause is. But Just witnessing my husband going through these vertigo bouts, I sure feel for you. Hope you feel better soon! Oh and my husband is having a test soon to try and pin down what the cause of his vertigo might be. We'll see! Take care!
    Hugs,
    Darlene

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    1. Thank you Darlene. I sure hope your husband feels better and doesn't have any more vertigo. Hopefully too, the test will help know what causes it. Actually mine was a mild case compared to some...like what your husband had. As bad as I felt, I can imagine what a bad case of vertigo would be like. Stroke was my first thought when vertigo hit me because of not being able to focus my eyes on anything. It is a sick feeling!

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  22. I hope you are feeling better, Henny. So yucky to be dizzy. We were in Charlotte Saturday at an outdoor birthday party for four hours and the heat index was 108 degrees. I was so miserable!
    Your pond looks so sparkly and clean. Your hillbilly chickens are funny. I do hope they are good parents and the little chick does well.

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    1. Hey Cynthia! Thank you. I am feeling much better. Funny to think about you being in Charlotte...just right around the corner. If you two ever get up near Raleigh, please come by to see us. Have you ever seen such hillbilly looking chickens!

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