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Weird horrid (non painful) throbbing in head and feel awful, advice please?

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SchroSawMargeryDaw Sat 30-Mar-13 18:30:41

Copied and pasted from same thread in health

Feel like I haven't been out of the health section this week but I need some advice.

Since late afternoon yesterday I have had a horrid weird throbbing in the front left side of my head, it's not painful but it still horrible enough to mean I can't really do anything.

I also started seeing things last night, mainly shadows and for a second thinking I had seen something I was looking at move, I know it couldn't have though and also feeling a bit like the room was closing in on me, a bit like being very very drunk or if you have taken lots of very strong painkillers. I feel really dizzy too and have been sick a few times.

Is this just a virus? DS has had a virus for the past 2 weeks but no one else has caught it.

Does anyone have any advice on what I can do to manage it or make it go away?

I'm 23+1.

Keepsmilingsunshine Wed 03-Apr-13 16:07:52

Glad you got to the bottom of it. Hope you feel better soon.

SchroSawMargeryDaw Wed 03-Apr-13 15:21:14

* UPDATE * I went to GP today and have something called BPPV, it seems to be a bit like labyrinthitis only with a different cause, I also have slightly low blood pressure that drops when I stand up.

Thank you again!

SchroSawMargeryDaw Tue 02-Apr-13 20:43:30

A few people have said that. I'm making an appointment to see the GP in the morning, I had to get MIL to take DS as I'm struggling to even get to the bathroom because of it now, I feel stuck to the bloody uncomfy sofa.

DP is being lovely and rushing around doing stuff for me, so I must look a bloody wreck!

Keepsmilingsunshine Tue 02-Apr-13 19:45:48

Could it be labrynthitis? I had this a few years ago and the constant dizziness was horrendous, couldn't do anything but sit still. Call the MA again or head to your local OOH centre if you're feeling worse.

SchroSawMargeryDaw Tue 02-Apr-13 17:02:22

Bumping thread again as I am really not coping with this at all.

It's getting so much worse and I have been getting some painful headaches as well, the dizzyness is a lot worse than the pain now.

I seen MA the other night for something else but BP wasn't high 105/64, heartrate was 104ish.

They had said the throbbing had probably been viral but it isn't budging and I can't even walk to the fridge or bathroom without feeling and thinking that I am going to faint, it's reasonably okay if I just don't move or get up.

Any tips on coping with the dizzyness as I have an 18mo that needs looking after?

SchroSawMargeryDaw Sun 31-Mar-13 14:52:06

Haha, but the chocolate is so tempting. wink I couldn't manage it if I tried.

I had a small sausage and a potato scone, feel crap for it but sure it will do my stomach wonders.

We're about to go to Asda to get this BP done, just in case. Then will come back and retreat to bed with sky movies disney and a can of orange san pellegrino. grin

UniqueAndAmazing Sun 31-Mar-13 14:49:46

right. well give it an hour or so.
and eat something (not the choccolate cos of the caffeine)
maybe something iron rich smile

SchroSawMargeryDaw Sun 31-Mar-13 14:47:57

I'm just sitting on the couch and haven't really moved in quite a while. Tried lying in a dark room last night and this morning but it made no difference.

DP is dealing with DS when he's up.

UniqueAndAmazing Sun 31-Mar-13 14:46:51

it's probably too strong that's all.

are you able to rest yet?

SchroSawMargeryDaw Sun 31-Mar-13 14:42:29

It didn't anyway but I thought it couldn't do any harm to try it.

I have lovely ferrero bunnies here and I can't bloody eat them. angry

UniqueAndAmazing Sun 31-Mar-13 14:39:13

ah I see.

SchroSawMargeryDaw Sun 31-Mar-13 14:33:35

Because I've been throwing up constantly for days. I thought it might help.

UniqueAndAmazing Sun 31-Mar-13 14:32:56

why have youbeen drinking dirolyte?
you onlu need to drink that if you've had d&v confused

SchroSawMargeryDaw Sun 31-Mar-13 14:09:06

I know, I have been drinking dioralyte since last night and it hasn't made a difference, I feel worse tbh.

I'm going up here to get my BP checked, if it's at all high I will ring right back or go to OOH.

Fluids with me aren't a problem, I drink a few litres a day already.

UniqueAndAmazing Sun 31-Mar-13 14:06:19

the reason they've told you to that is to rule out a headache from dehydration. remember you need more fluids when you're pg.

that is your self-monitoring. if it doesn't go away, you must ring back.

SchroSawMargeryDaw Sun 31-Mar-13 14:01:52

I will thanks, my BIL and SIL are taking DS for a couple of days to give us a rest and so they can see him. That will be a massive help.

I am miles away from the maternity hospital so I think I should monitor it myself, just in case.

Thanks again.

pinkbear82 Sun 31-Mar-13 13:52:37

Don't blame you for keeping an eye on it. Very sensible.

Take it easy.

SchroSawMargeryDaw Sun 31-Mar-13 13:30:50

Pink No, Maternity Assesment told me just to take painkillers and drink water, they didn't want to see me. confused

We're about to jump to Asda and buy a BP monitor though and get a check there, I was admitted for suspected PE this time with DS so I want to be carefull as I have cardio problems already and funny liver test results.

pinkbear82 Sun 31-Mar-13 13:18:55

You are going to get checked tho aren't you? What might just be viral for others could tip you over when you are already not 100%.

Even just a blood pressure check from some one qualified so you know you are ok - might actually reduce some of the worry and help you relax and get over what ever it is.

Don't struggle, you won't thank yourself later on and neither will bubs.

SchroSawMargeryDaw Sun 31-Mar-13 13:08:11

Like complete shit. sad

However, my Uncle and SIL have phoned up saying they feel the same and both have said it feels like a blood pressure problem.

It's obviously a horrible bug but I don't know how to manage it well, have been taking Aspirin and anti-emetics but it's not much help.

God, there's so many bugs going around just now. sad

weblette Sun 31-Mar-13 10:36:30

How are you feeling today?

Rhubarb78 Sat 30-Mar-13 19:28:30

Good luck op, I agree with the others, you do need your bp checking as pe needs to be ruled out. It is unlikely but it can happen that early

pinkbear82 Sat 30-Mar-13 19:27:26

good! hope you get sorted and all is ok x

SchroSawMargeryDaw Sat 30-Mar-13 19:26:09

I've to drink a pint of water, take some painkillers and lie in a dark room for a couple of hours and phone them back.

I can't go do that until DP gets in though, he shouldn't be long though. Thanks everyone. smile

SchroSawMargeryDaw Sat 30-Mar-13 19:19:00

MA have answered!

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