Vertigo left one man spinning for months

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Date: April 22nd, 2014

vertigoI was fine the night before. The little cold I’d had was gone, and I’d had the first good night’s sleep all week.

But when I woke up Friday morning at 6:15 and got out of bed, the world was whirling counterclockwise. I knocked against the bookcase, stumbled through the bathroom doorway and landed on my knees in front of the sink. It was as though I’d been tripped by a ghost lurking beside the bed.

Even when I was on all fours, the spinning didn’t stop. Lightheaded, reaching for solid support, I made it back to bed and, showing keen analytical insight, told my wife, Beverly, “Something’s wrong.”

The only way I could put on my shirt was to kneel on the floor first. I teetered when I rose. Trying to keep my head still, moving only my eyes, I could feel my back and shoulders tightening, forming a shell.

Everything was in motion, out of proportion, unstable. I barely made it downstairs for breakfast, clutching the banister, concentrating on each step and, when I finally made it to the kitchen, feeling too aswirl to eat anyway.  More

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One Response to “Vertigo left one man spinning for months”

  1. Thelma Says:

    I had that. It was bad. But lucky for me, the medicine took care of it in a short period of time.

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