Turns out, I’ve probably got vestibular neuronitis according to Dr. Leech, which is giving me vertigo. It’s an inflamed bit inside my head near the bit that governs balance. This kicked in late yesterday afternoon. Feeling very dizzy, and I’m unable to keep my eyes in a straight line when mobile. Kind of like the effects of having a really drunk body, but having a sober brain. It’s Especially bad when I’m upright, not so bad / negligible when I’m lying perfectly still, like I am now (phone blogging.. just finger movements). Apparently, no one really knows what causes it and it should pass within a few days. Nothing to worry about. I’ve been prescribed (by the out of hours GP at Harrogate Hospital, from where we’ve just returned) some fairly heavy duty sounding meds called Prochlorperazine Maleate to alleviate the effects of vertigo. These are supposed to chemically stop signal to my brain from the balance centre. This drug (according to the NHS choices website) is also used to treat a variety of mental health problems including schizophrenia, anxiety and mania, by “blocking the effect of a chemical in the brain which is thought to affect thinking, feelings and behaviour” Regular readers may argue this effect as a potential improvement, but my gut feel is that the thinking and feeling traits are quite handy things to have in an unblocked state when blogging, so I thought I’d write this post now, before imbibing.
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