Monday, almost two weeks ago, I wasn’t feeling very well. I assumed it was the beginning of the flu, and went home. I stayed home on Tuesday and Wednesday, and went back to work on Thursday as the flu hadn’t broken out.
Cue: Extreme dizziness and nausea at work when I was standing up or sitting. (It’s really not that fun to wonder if you’re going to make it to the bathroom at work without fainting, I’ve come to realize.)
I went home to Mummy (because I didn’t want to go home and be alone when I was feeling dizzy) and got properly taken care of for the weekend. By the following Monday I was better, but still dizzy and nauseated when walking or sitting.
With an office job, it is especially the latter part that is slightly impossible to live with.
A trip to the doctor’s on that Monday, and it seems like I had a case of Benign positional vertigo. One factor, my doctor thought, that was making it worse for me is that I’m a lightweight in terms of how much I can take before I get motion sickness normally, and so standing up or sitting have resulted in motion sickness.
For the past week now, I have been in a horizontal position as much as possible and it seems to have improved further and I’ll be back at work on Monday. And I can’t wait to start working out again.
Fortunately I have been fine when horizontal, and I’m currently on season 8 of Frasier (started at season 1) and working my way to the end.
It’s very odd how suddenly the body changes a function.