May 1st, 2006

charlie 2012 beige

Vertigo Day.

Unfortunately, my vertigo was acting up today. (sigh)

It's almost scary to read about vertigo, frankly. The doctor who first determined I had vertigo seemed to have no clue how I might have gotten it. It's one of those illnesses where they can't point and say 'this is the cause' or 'this is the cure.'

Much like psoriasis, actually. (smile)

My doctor's appointment is tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.

I'm going in to see him regarding my psoriasis (and psoriatic arthritis) -- and to get my prescriptions refilled for the year. Or maybe I should say prescription. I've been off my estrogen for six months now, and don't plan to go back on. For that matter, I've cut back a ton on my use of Naproxin. (A good thing as my health insurance only covers the generic version, which doesn't seem to work all that well!)

I'm going to start fasting any second now, in case the doctor wants a blood draw...

Not a great thing, as I was nauseous today from the vertigo, so I didn't eat that much. (Naturally now I'm hungry!) Typical.

I didn't get much done today because of the vertigo, but that's okay, really. I think I'm learning that the best thing to do is just take it easy when I have a bout of vertigo. (It's been a while since I did, so that's something good to note...) The medication makes me really, really sleepy, so I resist taking it. But I finally took a pill this afternoon and ended up lying down and actually falling asleep. Maybe that's intentional. I suspect sleeping helps vertigo in some way. But this morning I finally got up because I was just lying there feeling sick to my stomach and not able to sleep. (ugh)

But I did work on the script a bit. I finished up putting the whole thing into order, which was a good thing! (I'll give myself a big thumbs up now.)

I might mention the vertigo to the doctor, but I'm not sure. I don't want to draw attention away from my psoriasis (and psoriatic arthritis) in any way. I have a tendency to bring up every possible health issue when I see my doctor, simply because I hate going in very often and prefer to kill several birds with the one stone! (grin) I realize that's a bad habit, so...

I'm feeling better right now, although I've got this weird feeling in my head and neck. Oh well. It's not killing me. And I'm able to eat some cheese now. (I also had homemade soup for dinner without feeling ill...)

I suspect this makes me sound like I've always got some health issue, which isn't true at all, really. I think of myself as a basically healthy person.

I did want to go outside and plant more flowers today, but it was too cold, anyway. (smile)