Friday, October 10, 2008

Home Alone

Yesterday was B's first day back to work. The day went pretty well - I even got a shower and a walk at the park in. Today has been a little more challenging but I have a sleeping baby now (even if it took an hour car ride to get her there!) so I am happy.

Has anyone ever heard of getting vertigo after delivery? Last Friday - a week and a half after Grace was born - I thought I was coming down with a stomach virus with upset stomach, dizziness, etc. I called the doctor and they confirmed a stomach virus going around and I was more susceptible because of being post partum. That night the dizziness got so bad I fell several times - which scared the hell out of B and I. Now the dizziness stayed and the other symptoms have pretty much gone away. I am not dizzy every day but when I am, I can't shake it. I am hoping this is just a hormonal issue that will work its way out versus actual vertigo which from what I understand has no cause or cure. Awesome.

If anyone has any advice on the vertigo I would love to hear it. Thanks!

4 comments:

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

I got a good bit of dizziness after having Lemy. I still occasionally get it mostly when I'm breastfeeding. I think its hormonal as it did get better with time.

Glad to hear that things went well on your first day solo with Grace! :)

Geohde said...

Could also be viral labrythitis. Hard to tell over the internet.

But it resolves with time....

J

Lauren said...

Could be anemia. I had lots of dizziness when I was anemic. (Never had a baby, though.)

(Found you through Ranting Radish)

Sugar and Ice said...

There really has been some sort of virus going around, maybe you just picked it up. My husband had it last month, and after it had pretty much subsided that's when the vertigo hit...his was so bad he couldn't even stand on his own until he got medication...and because of that vertigo, he missed the delivery of our babies! It's pretty bad, so I hope yours goes away quickly.