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Seriously Considering Changing My Name To “Scottie”!!!!

So it’s day six and the dizzy spells continue.  If you are a connoisseur of Classic Fifties Hitchcock thrillers, then you will no doubt under stand the reference in the title of this post, if not, then I will leave you to work it out!

It seems at random moments that my feet just start to wander off as I walk, I then just have to stop regain myself and then start walking again, at times it feels like I’m stumbling slightly and I still get dizzy if I stand too quickly or move my head to the side too quickly too, but other than that, it still all feels okay.

The headaches have gone now, it’s now just these light-headed moments which still linger, but let’s be honest here, I would much rather have these than every muscle and every joint screaming out in pain, I’ll take my wandering feet over that any time, I never want to experience that again.

Back then all I could do was pray for strength to get through and to reach out to friends in my moments of despair, I have been praying for support and strength all week, I also have had friends praying for me too, so hopefully this won’t last too much longer.

ARISE by FLYLEAF
Tell the swine
We will make it out alive
There’s a note in the pages of a book
So sleep tonight
We’ll sleep dreamlessly this time
When we awake we’ll know that everything’s alright

Sing to me about the end of the world
End of these hammers and needles for you

Hold on to the world we all remember fighting for
There’s still strength left in us yet
Hold on to the world we all remember dying for
There’s still hope left in it yet

There’s snow on your face
And your razor blade
The twilight is bruised
And there you lie

Sing to me about the end of the world
End of these hammers and needles for you
We’ll cry tonight
And in the morning we are new
Stand in the sun
We’ll dry your eyes

Hold on to the world we all remember fighting for
There’s still strength left in us yet
Hold on to the world we all remember dying for
There’s still hope left in it yet

Sing, sing
Arise

Arise and be
All that you dreamed
All that you dreamed

(Hold on to the world we all remember fighting for)
Arise and be
All that you dreamed
All that you dreamed
(Hold on to the world we all remember fighting for)
Arise and be
All that you dreamed
All that you dreamed
(Hold on to the world we all remember fighting for)

Day 5 – The Dizziness Continues

So it’s day five without the anti-depressants, thankfully the headaches have subsided, but the dizzy spells continue, I understand this is a fairly normal reaction to coming off the medication, I just hope it doesn’t last too much longer.

Although it’s not causing too many problems, it does make me a little unsteady every now and again, the funny thing is it make’s me look like I’m staggering around as though I’m drunk for a moment, which makes my laugh a little and I think “no, no, I’m not drunk, I’m just coming off the drugs”.

Other than these side effects, I actually feel pretty good, before I was afraid not to take the medication, because I felt I would relive those dark days back in November when everything was a struggle, when I didn’t understand what was happening or how I felt, to me not taking the meds would sent me right back there, but thankfully I’ve been proved wrong.  So far, as I say apart from these dizzy spells, I feel great.

Each day I pray for the strength to get through, similar to those first prayers of mine back in March 2012, when I prayed for the strength to give up drinking and turn my life around.  Back then God answered those prayers and He answers them everyday.  They’re simple prayers, simply for strength each day and when I struggle, the support I need to keep going.

Hopefully over the next week these side effects will subside and I can get back to feeling normal and hopefully get out each morning walking again.

I’ve chosen The Struggle by Tenth Avenue North to accompany this post, I’ve you’ve not seen this version of the video, it’s well worth watching.

THE STRUGGLE by TENTH AVENUE NORTH
There’s a wreckage, there’s a fire
There’s a weakness in my love
There’s a hunger I can’t control
Lord, I falter and I fall down
Then I hold on to chains You broke
When You came and saved my soul. Save my soul

Hallelujah
We are free to struggle
We’re not struggling to be free
Your blood bought and makes us children
Children, drop your chains and sing

So, why, Lord, do I still fail,
Do I wear thin?
Why do I still give in to temptation?
On my own, I am bankrupt,
I don’t trust You or take You at Your word
What You’ve promised, yeah.

Hallelujah
We are free to struggle
We’re not struggling to be free
Your blood bought and makes us children
Children, drop your chains and sing

Hallelujah,
Death is overcome and we are breathing
Hallelujah,
Our stone hearts become flesh that’s beating
Hallelujah,
Chains have been undone and we are singing
Hallelujah,
The fire has begun. Can you feel it?

Hallelujah,
Death is overcome and we are breathing
Hallelujah,
Our stone hearts become flesh that’s beating
Hallelujah,
Chains have been undone and we are singing
Hallelujah,
The fire has begun. Oh, can you feel it?

Hallelujah
We are free to struggle
We’re not struggling to be free
Your blood bought and makes us children
Children, drop your chains and sing
(Ooh’s)