Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I've got the dizzies...again.

(This is exactly what it's like!)

Well,  a couple of days ago I had a couple of light dizzy spells.  I had another one at work yesterday in the ladies room where I fell into a wall.  Then in the middle of the night last night I got up to use the bathroom and the trip from the bed to the bathroom was like something out of a fun house.  I ran into the dresser and then a wall before making it to the bathroom.  I can't believe I made it to the toilet.  I was scared to fall through my shower door.  This morning I was sitting at my desk when it happened again.  The last time I had the dizzies my primary physician told me I had a bladder infection and I was placed on antibiotics.  The spinning went away.  I talked to my OB's nurse this morning and told her I had the spins again and told her that last time my Primary Doctor said it was a bladder infection and gave me antibiotics.  She was surprised to hear that a bladder infection would make me dizzy.  She said that usually when pregnant women get dizzy it's because they are anemic or have fluid built up.  She checked my chart and said my last blood test didn't show anemia so she was wondering if the cold I have has caused a build up of fluid around my ears causing dizziness.  She ordered a blood test for me so I went and had that done at 10:30 this morning and I haven't heard anything back.  So I will keep waiting and update when I find out what's going on. 

I told Jamie the other day...if it's not one thing it's another right now.  Geeze.  I've never had so many issues at once.  It's pretty bad when the nurse says "Didn't you call in Monday about asthma issues?"  Yep!  That's me.

7 comments:

Alex said...

Oh that picture freaks me out! I'm so sorry you're feeling dizzy - that's scary! I hope they figure it out soon!

lparsons15 said...

I feel for you..I get Vertigo all the time..Not related to pregnancy though..Try to google some vertigo exercises..they really work. They will have you put your head in different positions..They have always helped me. Good luck!

jenicini said...

Absolutely not fun. I hope the spells go away!

T said...

I love when the nurses know you by your symptoms and no longer name!! Hope the dizziness goes away soon!

Di said...

Congrats on your pregnancy! I'm 17 weeks along too! Sorry to hear you've had so much trouble though!

LCP said...

This happened to me once when I had a cold. My mom is a nurse and told me that the fluid buildup can make you dizzy and/or pass out. I did almost pass out, everything went black but it passed within seconds. But it really was just the cold. Could be that nasty one you've been fighting... pregnancy could amplify it too I suppose.

Bummed Uterus said...

Hope you get feeling better! And you get some answers from the doc soon.