Two weeks ago, I start having unexplained dizziness. It went from once every 4 hours to every 10 minutes. I was very scared. My doctor diagnosed me with an inner ear infection and gave me a treatment. The treatment consisted of a patch that I had to wear for 6 days to restore my balance again.
I have to warn you that this post is not based on any medical information. I am just reporting my own experience, just in case someone out there is going through the same thing and needs company.[tweetmeme source=”mirellamcc” only_single=false]
Unfortunately, the patch had severe side effects. It made my vision blurry because it widens the iris.
Since Thursday, my vision is so bad that I had to stop reading and using the computer.
Right now, I am zooming the page to 200% to be able to write, and I can still see the letters dancing on the screen in front of me.
Yesterday, I decided to remove the patch because I couldn’t stand not being able to write on my blog or read my friend’s blog. Unfortunately, the side effects of the patch are persisting. Even though the dizziness went away, I still can hardly see anything around me.
It is pretty scary.
When I was young, I used to play the “little blind girl” game. I would let myself wander in the house with the light off and pretend that I was blind. I did it because I heard at school that blind people develop other capabilities in sensing things around them, like smelling or hearing better than people with normal vision.
I think this theory doesn’t work on me, because since I lost (temporarily) my vision, I think all my other senses are suffering. I am less sharp than I used to be, and I’ve lost all my concentration.
I am going to make my husband read my post today before publishing it, to make sure that all the words are in order.
I never had to make so much effort to write so few words. I just wanted to give you my whereabouts and reach a hand to the people who are suffering from vertigo right now, hoping that the search engine will land them on my blog, so we can share stories.