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No vertigo..."cured" ....

Sunday, December 21, 2014

When I thought I was falling out of bed, I was but didn't know it.

My adjustable bed mattress slides toward the side I am on if I am not in the middle of the bed while moving up and down.

So after investigating the dizzy effect thoroughly I came to this conclusion: The mattress does not have a box spring, the springs are inside the mattress. When I flopped my head down forcefully the springs continued to vibrate up and down. When adding this effect to the fact that the right side of the mattress was hanging 6 inches off the base, my head actually did fall.

I am happy I don't have vertigo. I had it 5 mornings in a row after getting my new mattress and have not had it since I figured out the logistics of it all.

I was very surprised when I pounded on the mattress and put my ear down and felt the up and down spring movement that continued for 20 seconds or more.

I tried to explain this to my adult daughter and she thought I was a bit daft. I am so glad I only went to see one doctor regarding this and didn't see a dizziness specialist about this since I don't have vertigo except when bouncing too hard on my bed.

All in all I find this humorous and am glad I figured it out.

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TRAVELGO 12/21/2014 12:45PM

  Thanks for sharing!

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MOMMAKNOWSBEST 12/21/2014 11:04AM


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Falling 2 x last week, vertigo this a.m & lichen planus

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Lordy, Lordy. What next, dear God?

Two new diagnoses in 2 weeks. I hope the vertigo improves as I had it in bed when turning over and thought the bed was tipping and I was falling out of bed. This is the worst vertigo I have ever had.

This past week saw ENT and internist for oral lichen planus and possible same condition on legs. Was given Rx for mouth and referred to dermatologist for skin condition.
As far as I know, none of this is contagious and the lichen planus is an autoimmune condition.

Can't see dermatologist until Dec 22nd and am hoping to get top notch care from a highly recommended specialist who is about 25 miles from home.

If the vertigo continues I will have to see ENT or internist again.

I plan to swim today and will wear ear plugs so I don't aggravate my ears. I need to get some exercise for stress management as I have been quite sedentary for the past several months.

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SUNSHINE6442 12/6/2014 9:23AM

  Before getting up and out of bed, turn your head to the side and then to the other side....it may help your vertigo. Never get up quickly or when you do stand for a second or two before moving with something near to hold on to.

As for the oral lichen planus start flossing and brush your teeth at least 2 times a day. Go to the dentist and get your teeth cleaned, you may be harboring bacteria.

Alcohol, tobacco and caffeine may worsen your symptoms....also spicy and acidic foods wont help you.....check with your doctor about what not to eat.

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    Take it one day at a time

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

emoticon Until Tomorrow!

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I can't believe I tripped and fell twice, then next day smashed shin on trailer hitch...

Saturday, November 29, 2014

I had a bad fall and had trouble getting up. I tripped over a rolled up rug while carrying a metal basket of laundry. Scraped elbow, bumped chest and twisted left knee(knee replacement). Later in the day I fell on that basket again (on other side of the room but had a softer fall. Then next day ran shin of other leg into trailer hitch of SUV and have a bruise on that leg, too.


Will get checked out at orthopedic clinic if pain continues just to be sure I did not break anything.

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HISTOGUY 11/29/2014 12:46PM

    emoticon Hope you;re fine! emoticon

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ERIN_POSCH 11/29/2014 12:02PM

    Oh my. So sad about the booboos. I've been a booboo magnet most of my life. I'm currently try to learn how to go around corners and not through them. =)

I'm praying you aren't seriously injured. If this kind of stuff in not common for you then you may still want to make not of it for your next appointment. I could be a balance issue. (sorry it's the mom in me =)

be blessed.

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REBESANCON 11/29/2014 10:42AM

    Oh my goodness! Sounds like you need a basket with better karma. Hope you're ok and feeling better.

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Bags under eyes...etc., etc.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Too much sleeping and resting in new bed lately.

Have irritated my spine from sitting in bed with computer and have all kinds of nerve pain, numbness in lower extremities, spine and all the way to neck Even have some symptoms in hands.

Don't know how to use moderately.

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SUNSHINE6442 11/23/2014 9:49AM

  I recently saw my orthopedic surgeon for back pain, I was advised to take Aleve for 9 days and 9 days only...one in the morning and 1 at night...and to drink three cups if green tea daily for those 9 days to get rid of the inflammation. I had a compressed vertebrae which was very painful. Neck ache, back ache, headache, even my knees ached. The most common places where the inflammation occurs are feet, ankles, under eyes and fingertips. You might want to call your doctor.

Many diabetics get neuropathy,,,,diseases of blood vessels, caused by diabetes that prevent the flow of blood to a part of the nerve. Common causes of neuropathy involve traumatic pressure on nerves. Please call the doctor.

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UMBILICAL 11/22/2014 4:39PM

  Got em

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Got my new adjustable bed today...

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Had a nice nap before dinner which reminds me I forgot to put away the leftovers....bye

I'm baaack....

So glad I put away the chicken in the kitchen...


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