Hello all, I'm just looking for a bit of advice from anyone who may have suffered from symptoms I'm having.
Just to highlight how serious this is, I've been taken from my work to hospital, then home to rest due to an illness I've never suffered before. To say I'm worried is an understatement. In the five years with Gleaner Oils I've never had a single day off and my prior employment, of six yrs had only six days off in total so I'm no malingerer and loathe time off work! I'm just venting my worries and looking for any advice out there, piece of mind etc!
At the weekend I had a couple of dizzy spells, I shugged them off, usual "stood up too quickly" and carried on. Monday morning just before leaving from work, another dizzy episode. (I explain these as feeling drunk). I decided to get an appointment with the local doctor just to be safe. He advised me possible Labrynthitis rather than linked to my heart condition, although my pulse is slower than usual (around 50bpm) blood pressure's 120/80 so normal. So he told me if I get any worse get back in touch, "nothing to worry about", that's not what I thought!
Well, today it got worse alright. I had to get my apprentice to drive the van back from a job to the depot where my manager assisted me off the premises and got Daniel my apprentice to take me to hospital.
I have periods of dizziness and am unstable on my feet. These can last for a minute or two at a time, I feel a bit nauseous but come back to normal soon. Sitting still feels ok, eyes closed even better, so I concur an inner ear problem may be the cause of the dizziness. The doctor today has come up with another possible cause, Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo! This can take weeks, perhaps months to clear up. I've been put on a phenothiazine antipsychotic medicine called prochlorperazine maleate (don't like the sound of antipsychotic drug used to treat schizophrenia!)
So, my questions, and damn, I've got plenty, but my main ones are has anyone suffered dizziness to this degree? And if so,any thoughts on recovery time, etc? My main concern being I'm supposed to be leaving for the Stella Alpina rally on Saturday and if there's no marked improvement I may have to cancel.
Am I psychotic? ???? Em,,,,, best not answer that one! LOL!
Thanks for listening.