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Re: spinning... gadchik

Posted by Dinah on October 29, 2013, at 9:28:20

In reply to spinning... Dinah, posted by gadchik on October 25, 2013, at 19:38:29

Well, there's accepting and then there's accepting. I'm not really doing such a good job. And it seems that we're different in that you fear what you can't control and I fear what I can control. Believe me, I am not at all accepting when it comes to being afraid I've done something wrong.

Have you talked to an ENT about how to feel more in control of your vertigo, should it happen again? Or to your pdoc about the realistic probability of withdrawal causing problems of that sort? Because I've done both, and there is nothing in the world like vertigo.

I know how terrifying and unreal vertigo feels. I felt it again with my relapse. This time I had warning, thank heavens, in the form of that totally out of body weird unreal feeling right as everything started to spin around me. I was able to feel partly in control because I was fairly sure of what would happen, but that was a small part of partly. It does feel out of control to the point that I, at least, didn't even really feel like myself at all. There's a definite flavor of unreality that must come with the inability to orient myself with the world around me.

But it might help if you try to grab some vestiges of control. You can't control the onset of vertigo, but maybe you can wrest some control back over what to expect when it happens, how long it will last, what you might be able to do to shorten it, etc.




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