Friday, November 07, 2008


I woke up dizzy this morning.  Actually, I felt it coming on last night when I went to bed and hoped a good night's sleep would knock it out.  It did not.  I took half of a Bonine tablet, in hopes it would not make me drowsy like Dramamine does, but it seems both meds have the very same effect on me.

I forced myself to go to work because there is no rest for the dizzy church secretary on Fridays when the bulletin must be made.  I could function well enough for that, but forget about multi-tasking, conversing with real people, or doing anything else that requires math or thinking of any sort.  I have zero concentration ability when my head is like this.  Well, it turned out to be a multi-tasking morning, and I almost had a meltdown before 9:00.  But soon thereafter all the peripheral tasks were finished, and I moved on to the bulletin and a smoother morning.

I came home at noon, ate lunch, and then went to bed.  I slept until 3:00, which is when my husband got home from work and opened the bedroom door.  It's very possible he woke me from a near coma because I didn't know what time it was, what day it was, or just what was going on.  He says the dog was barking like mad when he came in the house, but I didn't hear a thing.  When I got up my head felt worse, and I was grouchy.  I am UGLY when I'm groggy and on that medication.  Just take my word for it.  No one should see that.

Once I really awaken I can shake off the mood, so I've been pretty okay all evening.  Rich graciously took care of dinner by running out for fast food.  I must say if being dizzy all day so that I cannot get to the grocery store means I must eat a Burrito Supreme from Taco Bell, well then I am willing to suffer.

It's almost time for bed now, and my head still doesn't feel great.  I sure hope this thing is knocked out by morning, or I'm gonna lose Saturday, too.  And that would really bum me out.


  1. Here's hoping you have a pain free Saturday. A day to be lazy should be enjoyed :D

  2. I'm sorry if I'm not all up to date and ask stupid questions but, do you know what the source of this is? I mean, do you have a diagnosis for which being dizzy is a side effect? Okay, I am studying medical physiology and terminology so, have you had your iron, thyroid and blood sugars checked? This just sounds all so crazy. What you felt like when you woke up yesterday reminds me of when I wake up from having severe insulin seizures or reactions. Please, if you haven't already, get this looked into!! God bless and please, feel better!

  3. Ooops. That was from me, Dana Trent!

  4. I know that it's several days after the fact, but I hope you're all better! I've only had to take dramamine once, but I do know that feeling. Incidently, dramamine will take away queasiness (which is why I took it) but not the actual need to throw up.

  5. I did the church secretary thing for 2 years... and Friday is NOT a good day not to feel well... I SO feel your pain.

  6. I hope you're feeling better! My daughter says she gets dizzy/headachy WHEN she goes to Taco Bell :)


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