Have you ever suffered the symptoms of Vertigo.
Well I have and do not wish it on anybody.
One day at my Mum’s place in NZ, I bent down to get a dish out of the cupboard and when I stood up the room just spun and had to hold on to something to stop myself falling. I just thought it was a bit of a dizzy spell from standing up too quickly. My eyes felt funny like a shimmering feeling and I still felt a little strange. I tried to ignore it as I usually do with these sorts of things. I drove my Mum’s car the next day and had to pull over on the side of the road as I seem to be unable to judge corners or passing vehicles.
So off to the doctors I fled thinking I was having a stroke or at least had one (probably because strokes are in the family DNA). Burst into tears at the door, they rushed me in and the nurses gave me the finger to the nose, smile test and blood pressure (which was a little high for me probably cause I was panicking) but seemed ok. The prognosis from the Doctor was that I had Vertigo. Never heard of it and never had it before.
He told me what it was and how it happens then gave me some sea sick tablets that never worked. It took me several months to get over this and I found it very debilitating. It never really stopped me from doing anything but driving and riding my motorbike was something I had to concentrate doing because I always felt unbalanced.
I googled it up and found different exercises which did help but it did keep coming back. I eventually had ‘Bowen Therapy’ done which I have no idea how it works but it does. Symptoms do not disappear straight away but within days it seems to fade away.
I actually go get the therapy done every time I go back to Australia just to keep things in balance so hopefully the Vertigo does not come back.
Well it has and have had it mildly for the last two days. As I am in the States and do not know of any Bowen Therapists here, In desperation I did these exercises and it seems it has gone for the time being.
I know of some that get Vertigo and have violent reactions to it like vomiting. Lucky for my I have not had those symptoms.
If I feel it coming on I do these exercises straight away and that helps shift the calcium crystals in your ears that cause this problem.
Here are two videos of the exercises so that if you are unfortunate enough to get Vertigo you can do this straight away to help fix the symptoms.
You have suddenly become nauseated, dizzy and weak. Don’t wait around and self diagnose. Is it a Stroke, Heart Attack, Vertigo? You cannot tell. If you think you are going to faint or blackout sit down so that you don’t hurt yourself if you fall.
a. Call 911 or the emergency number of the country you are in. (I think personally it should be the same number world-wide). Because this is not the case when you travel always take note of what the emergency number is in that country as you never know when you need it.
Unlock your front door. If you are fainting get on the floor and if possible call verbally for help.
b. If this happens while driving – Pull over to the side of the road and put on your flashers. Call 911 and do not get out of the car as you may get knocked over by a passing vehicle.
c. Emergency responder instructions – They will often place you in what they call ‘Recovery Position’ which is protection from hurting yourself if you become unconscious.
Arrange yourself in this position by lying on your side with your bottom arm extended out from your body. Bend your top arm 90 degrees and drape your top wrist over your bottom elbow. Drape your top leg over your bottom leg.
Organizing your limbs in this way will prevent your body from rolling into another position .
d. Extra Protection – If you have a chronic condition it pays to always keep your cell phone handy. Another protection for speedy attention, have your blood group written down or on an ID necklace or any drug that you may be allergic to. It could save your life.