Posted 3/5/2014 12:03 AM (GMT -7)
Hi LW and welcome back.
I am sorry to hear of your recent scare. I have had similar issues, so know that you are not alone.
about a six weeks ago, my husband had to travel out of the country for business. He has been on many business trips within the states, but never abroad, so I was a little on edge...but nothing unusal, so I thought.
Well the third night that he was gone was a Friday, so my daughter and I went out to eat at her favorite restaurant. It is always noisy and crowded, but that is not a problem. However, they kept getting our order wrong, and pretty soon, we had two waitresses and a manager all standing around our table...causing too much attention for me all of a sudden. I got hit with a severe attack of vertigo, like I had never experienced before. It shook me up to say the least. It was not like anything that I had experienced before. I felt like I could not distinguish up or down, and that the world was spinning around and around me. I did not however allow panic to over take me, and used my breathing techniques to calm myself down, and recovered fairly quickly.
Long story short, I got through the episode, and have since made two successful trips solo, that I was concerned about since having that disorienting and scary experience. I made a road trip of several hours on my own, as well as flying alone to see a friend (our own Kitt) in another state, all without any anxiety or incident.
I chalk it up to anxiety, perimenopause that you mentioned and migraine headaches that can bring about such symptoms.
I bring it up to let you know that though we go through episodes that alarm us, and are frightening...we are stronger than the things that challenge us.
You can put this latest dizzy spell behind you, and know that you are better equipped to handle anything that comes your way in the future.
I am sure that you will do fine as your husband is away, and you have us here to support and cheer you on.
Post everyday if you need to. We will be here.:)
I hope that you are feeling better now, and that tomorrow is a day full of calm and hope and faith that things can get better.
Talk to you soon,
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT