Let me tell you, this scared the daylights out of me!! I had a dizzy sensation about 6 weeks ago that lasted for about 3 hours — nausea, rocking and reeling, ears buzzing, sweating — but, I had been having some problems with high BP and a sinus infection so I thought that I had possibly overdone the decongestants. Anyway, after 3 hours it was over. The next day I felt kind of strange and disassociated from myself, also my head felt kind of “cottony” and my body just felt so tired. I figured it was a one time occurrence.
Then it happened again yesterday. Out of nowhere, I bent over to kiss GrandDolly who was sitting on the floor, then stood up and nearly went over on my back. The room was spinning like crazy. I walked very carefully to the living room while steadying myself against the furniture and walls, then sat on the sofa for about an hour, just staring out the window at the horizon. It was the only thing that would make my head stop!! About 3 hours later, it was over, but the nausea and clamminess stayed with me for quite awhile. I called the doctor and was able to get in — after some rudimentary testing, he says he believes it to be vertigo and it seems to be triggered by sinus problems — I have another slight sinus infection. He has referred me to an ears, nose and throat guy to see what’s going on in my ears. Same thing again today — strange feeling, tired, and cottony head. PCP told me to use my nose spray twice as much as I was using it — hopefully it will drain my head and preclude this from happening again anytime soon. So that’s my tale of woe!! It’s such fun getting older!!