Vertigo and missing this website!

So most of you know I went to get my thyroid tested (came back negative) but on March 31st while at work I spun in my chair to get up and ended up spinning, standing up, and going down to the floor. In the ER that night I was diagnosed with a lovely case of Vertigo. For those of you that don't know what it is, it is explains by wiki:

"is a type of dizziness, where there is a feeling of motion when one is stationary. The symptoms are due to a dysfunction of the vestibular system in the inner ear. It is often associated with nausea and vomiting as well as difficulties standing or walking."

So since that ER visit I have been in bed. I had to go on short term disability and the only time I leave the house is to see a doctor. I have also lost my appetite and now lost 30lbs in 1 1/2 months...not so good. I mean I like the weightloss, but not how its happening. I also happened to have NO Vitamin B12 or D in my body. So every 2 weeks I get B12 shots and take a pill daily, and also for the Vitamin D. Tomorrow I go to see a Audiologist where they are proforming some kind of test on me, and all I know is it makes you dizzy (which I already am), it last 65-70 minutes, and I will have to wear some mask that looks like a diving mask. So this month has been VERY hard on me. Then not being able to find this website, I was actually freaking out. You guys have been my support group, and I needed to vent to you all, lol. To top it all off, a week before the vertigo hit, my boyfriend and I of 3 years broke up, and he admitted FINALLY that he lost attraction to me from me losing my hair. I think that hurt more than the break up did. Plus the fact that I'm in bed all day, I'm kind of stuck thinking about it all the time, and its been a HARD month.

But hopefully tomorrow and its crazy test will figure something out and fix me and get me back to my normal life. I miss working, I miss driving my car, and I REALLY miss my friends and feeling normal. I am so pale, and my parents told me last night their worried about me because my face looks sunken in. But I can't go outside, because I get dizzy. Its just a horrible cycle that seems to never end for me.

Wish me luck for tomorrow.....

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Comment by R0BB on April 27, 2011 at 6:12pm
Hi Tamara -
Geez , I was wondering where ya been ... after all , because of your YouTube video and your suggestion, I found
this cool website.

George Bush had vertigo during his presidency , got a cut on his face reaching for a pretzel when he capsized !!

Im glad your back and hopefully the worst is behind you .
Your now ex boyfriend has no idea what he walked away from , here's to brighter days ahead.
Keep in touch ....missed you !

- R0BB
Comment by Tamara on April 27, 2011 at 6:14pm
Thanks Robb, missed you too!!
Comment by Norm on April 27, 2011 at 7:04pm
Hey T, sounds like you really have had a rough ride lately!
You gotta look on the bright side, though. I mean, having vertigo with hair means you could've been a dizzy blonde, right? But I hope they get you sorted out..... that'll make sure you don't fall for another guy too soon :)

But to be serious: I think your ex is a wazzock (whatever that is) for telling you the hairloss was a deal-breaker for him. Better that it happens now, though, rather than waste time with someone who's not keen any more.... and you just KNOW there are plenty of guys out there who really, really, really don't care whether you've got hair or not.
Chin up, keep yakking on here, and we'll keep taking the mick, OK?
Stay Cool! (sit near the fridge.)

Norm
Comment by Tamara on April 27, 2011 at 7:12pm
Alice - I was on that for a while, all I was doing was sleeping and waking up dizzy, it didn't cure it. The audiologist is checking my inner ear, which can cause the vertigo. I'm about to go crazy dealing with it and sitting in this room all the time!!

Norm- I'm glad to have found out now rather than later....I think single is what I'm going to stay for a LONG while...take care of myself first!
Comment by Ilia Reed on April 28, 2011 at 12:21am
Hi Tamara, I was also looking frantically for this site when it was off and realized how much I enjoy the company. Nobody here around me with our beautiful looks. I wish you all the strength you need at the moment. Btw, with all the pain acknowledged, but someone looking at you mainly from the hairy side is not worthwhile to pursue anyway. We are much more than our our hair and in our case hair does not distract from this. Take care!
Comment by Bald and Fabulous AKA Terri on April 28, 2011 at 8:41pm
Hi Tamara. So sorry to hear about this latest development. Sounds like not an easy thing to adapt to. I hope things start to get better for you soon.
Comment by dennis on May 4, 2011 at 8:16am
Hi Tamara,
Ive had my bouts of Vertigo and feel really bad for you. Thats a long spell. Anyway Ive read that its caused by minute calcium deposits that affect some part of your inner ear. There are excercises of positioning your head that can shift the particles and get rid of the vertigo. Investigate it on the web. Ill try to find the article. I hope your feeling better. Good luck.
Comment by Tamara on May 4, 2011 at 9:12am
Thank you!!
Comment by Angie on June 12, 2011 at 1:03am
Hey Tamara, sorry to hear your not feeling so well. I know it's hard darling, but try to find ways to beat the stress. Thinking about you.

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