Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Spinning Around

There hasn't been any change on the dizzy front - rooms are still spinning around me and I can't put my finger on a trigger. I called the doctor's office this morning to see what they suggested, and since my labs came back this morning - they moved my appointment up to tomorrow morning at 9.

This is crazy stuff, ya'll... I mean seriously... I've done everything I can to make it stop! I've checked my blood sugars and they seem normal to me... although it's tough to judge because as a weight loss surgery patient - I eat to often to really get a good read on them, but they're hanging in between 160 (1 hour after I eat) and 130 (2 hours after I eat) - Apparently normal people (non-diabetics) should have a blood sugar level of less than 140 two hours after a meal.... so I don't think this is it.

I've checked my blood pressure, but of course it's a little high... could it be because I've got stress in my life? Yep! I've got a lot of overwhelming deadlines at work, and then I come home... and my husband is upset about an ordeal going on with one of our electronics, and our builders decided to dig up a portion of our front yard today and lay some crappy looking grass back on top. So, needless to say - things are a little tense at home tonight.

I just don't feel in my gut that either of those is the problem though... call me crazy, but I think it's something else. I've been psyching myself out the last couple of days trying to figure this thing out... is it possible to be pregnant without any signs? I mean is it possible if your body is completely functioning as if you're not? Who knows... I guess that it'll come up tomorrow as a possibility - always the first question my doctor asks. Again, I don't think that's it deep down, but I don't know that I would be heart-broken if that was it.

I don't know - I just feel like it's something more complicated - a vitamin issue or a dehydration issue. Although, is it possible to be dehydrated when you aren't seeing any other common signs of that? I guess all of this goes to tell you that my blood pressure is probably higher because I'm worrying about what's going on inside my crazy backwards body.

I haven't worked out today, but I just don't think I can without talking to Dr. W first... I was just in the kitchen cooking dinner and I swear - it just started swaying.

When John first got home (before the drama) - He asked me, "What do you mean by dizzy?" and all I could think to say was, "Lightheaded... rooms spinning..." I sort of feel like if I'm going to feel completely drunk... I ought to actually BE drinking! But of course it's been like 8 years or better since I've had any alcohol... so that's NOT it.


  1. I'm really glad you got your appointment bumped up! Could it maybe be a sinus infection of some sorts? I ask because with this nightmare of a head and chest cold I have, I had some dizziness this morning that I think had to do with my sinuses.

    I'll be anxious to hear what the doc says!

  2. Wow. I'm also glad your appointment is bumped up. Maybe a B12 issue? You'll find out today!

    Yes, it's possible to pregnant with no other symptoms, but I haven't ever heard before that spinning rooms were a sign of pregnancy. ??

    I can't wait to hear what the doctor says!!


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