At the beginning of March I suffered from vertigo. It kept me in bed for 5 days. The ENT sent me to a neurologist, thinking that the vertigo was a painless migraine...with the vertigo as my aura. I took imitrex (3 of them) and the dizzy/spinning stopped. But since then, I am still not "right".
I am a 50 year old woman. I work full time. Have a hubby, 2 sons (ages 20 and 24) a dog and a cat.
I feel just about
normal...most of the time. I am more tired than I usually am. When I bend forward, like to tie shoes or pick something up...or...when you lean your eyes/head back to put on mascara or to finish a bottle of water...then I feel head rushy. It is brief...but not my normal. The weather has been nice the last day or two...so I went for a walk at lunch yesterday...trying to do something healthy. Not sure if I got too hungry or over heated...but then I felt icky...I know that is not a good descript
ion...just felt "off". When I stand up or get out of bed I feel like when you get off a boat...swaying for a bit.
So...I emailed the neurologist. He is ordering a med for me to try...but when I googled it...it is zoloft. An antidepressant. Not sure how this is suppose to help me. And then feeling nervous about
side effects. Not sure if I want to take it...but then I am tired of not feeling like myself...not sure what to do...even this indecision is not normal for me.
Also...I am wondering what (if anything) this might have to do with menopause. Since I had the hysterectomy, I can't count on no period to tell me that is where I am...Since the beginning of this month I have been really weepy...but I thought it was because I was so stressed and overwhelmed with being dizzy and in bed for 5 days...missing work and all that stuff. But even last night a stupid commercial got me to start crying...same like postpartum after my youngest (now age 20) was born...I would cry at commercials. My breasts have been really tender...most of this month. My cheeks have been flushing...getting red and hot feeling...every few days or so...only lasts intense for several minutes and then fades away over an hour or so...once in a while I have a sweaty neck under the hair when I am sleeping...the last few days when I wake up I am sleeping on my side and I am sweaty between the breasts...last night I woke up in the middle of the night...HOT~! Had hubby turn on the fan...but he was complaining of how hot it was too.
So...I just don't know what to do. Neuro? Gyno? Regular doctor? Diet changes? Hormones? Antidepressant? Will taking one screw up or mask all the other stuff? Sigh.
I am feeling overwhelmed and confused. I just want to feel better.
As an aside, drinking a diet coke makes me feel better...the icky feeling stuff...I think it might be the caffeine. Also, I feel better at home during the evenings.
Thanks for listening.