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28 July 2008

Hugs and whuffles, por favor. As a followup to my askme question, I've been out of the hospital for a week now and everything's been physically OK until this morning.[More:]Then I woke up extremely dizzy - like when you sit up really fast, but I didn't do that. I was able to get out of bed, take a shower, etc. I put a call into the doctor and I'm waiting for him to call back. I'm just scared that there's something they haven't found. Well, there has to be, since they never figured out what was wrong. Anyway, I'm just scared.
Hold on there, wuffles and hugs are beaming your way.

I'm afraid that you'll have to be the one who has to be relentless in not taking "no answer" for an answer. You have to be completely exhausted by this both emotionally and physically. I can well understand. But, you just have to keep asking for some kind of answer and if your doc cannot give you one, then you need a referral. This may not be an urgent crisis, but you need a solution. You deserve a solution and don't be afraid to ask for one. Not knowing is even worse sometimes. HUGS

All the best wishes I can muster are headed you way!
posted by mightshould 28 July | 10:12
*whuffles and huggles*
posted by sperose 28 July | 10:13
feel better, dj.
posted by Hellbient 28 July | 10:25
desjardins, when are you going back for followup? Were the MRI's negative? You never had a diagnosis or explanation? Sorry for the personal questions, but what happened to you sounds very scary. Hopefully it was a fluke.

Anyway, I'm sorry you're feeling afraid. I sympathize with your ordeal. See a therapist if you can to talk this through.

posted by LoriFLA 28 July | 10:33
Yow; take care of yourself. Try and smile. Hope all works out for the best. Big ups.
posted by Hugh Janus 28 July | 10:43
Sorry dear :-( Feel better!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 28 July | 10:44

Is your fiance willing/able to act as a sort of patient's advocate for you? The great irony is that the toughest time to deal with doctors/hospitals is when you are sick!

This may not be an urgent crisis, but you need a solution. You deserve a solution and don't be afraid to ask for one. Not knowing is even worse sometimes.

posted by muddgirl 28 July | 10:45
Hang in there, desjardins, you will get some answers soon. I am sorry you are scared. I hope you feel better soon.
posted by msali 28 July | 11:03
Good grief, what an awful experience.


I hope you feel better soon, both physically AND emotionally, and this stuff will leave you alone.
posted by BoringPostcards 28 July | 11:05
Shit. I wish you all the best!
Many hugs and whuffles to you, desjardins. I can't see how you wouldn't be scared, not knowing what's going on. Feel better soon.
posted by gaspode 28 July | 11:23
Hugs and comfort, and yes, please, push for an answer on the physical side while you deal with the mind stuff too.
posted by rainbaby 28 July | 11:26
Oh, man, I totally know that dizzy thing (mine had a totally different cause and did get better) Hugs and whuffles and feel good vibes.
posted by lysdexic 28 July | 11:29
Sounds scary, but hang in there! They'll figure it out eventually, I hope.
Maybe have something warm to drink to calm yourself down a little while you wait?
posted by rmless2 28 July | 11:34
Wow, that all sounds terrifying... I'm so whuffling you!

But look, also find out what you can about immobilization panic, or panic disorder paralysis ... or it may also be called other things. If you could talk to someone who is an expert in either sleep paralysis or panic attacks to get what information you can on this, it might be helpful.

These things made me wonder about this possibility: that the paralysis happened when you were waking up; that you've had panic attacks before; and the wedding coming up - always terribly, terribly stressful, no matter how joyful one feels about the event.

Of course, dizziness can be another symptom of panic attacks - which seem capable of mimicking just about every serious ailment out there, and scaring the poop out of us.

Good luck, love, and please keep us updated.
posted by taz 28 July | 12:28
((( desjardins )))

I missed your original askme til just now. Oh my god, desjardins- that is the scariest thing I have EVER heard! I'm so so sorry!

((( desjardins ))) again with extra whuffles.
posted by small_ruminant 28 July | 12:31
sorry, I messed up that second link, but it's fixed now.
posted by taz 28 July | 12:44
They should have referred you to a neurologist.
Hospitals can be traumatic for a lot of people but for all that goes on, the point is to help.
Good luck.
posted by ethylene 28 July | 14:05
OMG, I'm so sorry to hear about this. Take good care, dj.
posted by essexjan 28 July | 16:02
posted by brujita 28 July | 17:25
I hope you feel better, desjardins.
posted by box 28 July | 20:57
I'm dying to know || I'm usually not much for wedding photographers.