Appointment at doctor’s office

August 4, 2007 – 1:28 pm

Appointment at doctor's officeRoom spinning.  Dizzy.  Light headedness.  Headaches.  Welcome to my last Friday-Monday.  I would wake up in the morning and as soon as I opened my eyes, the room would be spinning around.  Since I wasn’t sure why this was happening, so I did what any logical man would do and just waited for it to go away.

After my daughter started giving me a hard time for not being more playful first thing in the morning, I then decided it was time to head to the doctor.

I told a friend about the room spinning thing and he called his father, a doctor.  Of course, when you listen to a doctor and you want to get good advice, make sure the doctor isn’t sarcastic.  In this case, the doctor told me that I could have anything from an inner-ear issue to tertiary syphilis.  Of coures, being a web geek to the n-th degree there I was, Googling tertiary syphilis.  Just for those of you that don’t know me, no chance that I have tertiary syphilis or any syphilis.

Meclizine componentSo I updated my insurance on Tuesday, it took effect on Wednesday, and my doctors appointment was made for Friday.  On Friday I went to the doctor.  Tall man.  Korean, I think.  Easily could have been 6’1″ or 6’2″.  Really nice guy.  He asked me some questions, checked out my ears, listened to my breathing, then told me that I had some morning vertigo, it happens, and that I should just make sure to drink lots of water.  When he went to leave he gave me a post it note with the name of an OTC (over-the-counter) medicine, named Meclizine.  Meclizine is like Dramamine, without the extra side-effects.  Doctor’s orders are I take the medicine the night that I awake with veritigo.

This is something pretty common.  A friend’s mom had this.  Just comes and gos for her, not a big deal.  Another friend had this for a week a couple years ago, never again.  Another person I know how has, it is one of the post-effects of having an anuyerism.  Have you ever had morning vertigo?

Meclizine post-in note

  1. One Response to “Appointment at doctor’s office”

  2. I have tertiary syphilis.

    By Spock on Jan 3, 2010

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