Last week I suffered a quick two day decomp punch...
I felst woozy, uneasy, dizzy, symptom's intensity up, the works, and as soon as I felt struck by it, almost by impulse(rage included), I started to perform all of my VRT set, like "challenging" the condition.
And, at least with the last episodes, I didn't feel a noticeable difference, in how I cand endure the whole excercise set, even with the strongest routines, I feel OK, I can't tell if it's psycological but in the evenign a felt better.
I know that VRT doesn't act so quick, but it made me think nd wonder.
I would have to agree with tummy2. Decomp is unpleasant and scary. I hate it, because just when you think you're doing great or "yeah, I'm over it!" Wham! It hits you. But not as bad as it did in the start. I was diagnosed with BPPV, and am on my sixth month, although I did not go to a specialist untill the third month into my ordeal. I have been having good days which seem to last for two weeks and then seem to go into a week or two week slump. (Two steps forward, one step back.) It is hard to be patient. God knows I am ready to just feel better forever and be over this thing! I try to just keep doing my head moves (MEP'S) lots of deep breathing and try to keep a calming environment around me when I am decomping. Patience! Patience! Patience!( I seem to be forced to be learning this the hard way.) Good luck to you and I hope that you are feeling better soon!!!!
I usually freak out (like everyone else), think it will never get better, get upset and sometimes even cry (I'm a drama queen, I know...), get on here and post about it, which always leads to me feeling better after you guys calm me down. Once I relax and ride it out, it gets better and I look back and feel silly about the whole thing. The joy of ear problems...
Saw your name on a post and thought I'd say hello. How are you doing these days? Will you be finishing up with school after this semester so I can make an appointment with you?(lol) I'm still the same although I have period where the pressure and headaches aren't that bad. During that time I usually just have an odd feeling in my head which I can ignore sometimes and the tinnitus. I still have some minor issues with my vision but is the least of my concerns at this point. I'd just be glad to get rid of the headaches and mild dizzies. Are you having periods now of 100%?
I got off the klonopin as of February 1st after 5 months of tapering and that was under the 1mg doseage. It was brutal, but am pulling through. I have this horrible trembling feeling most of the time with a very sensative startled reflex (scare easy). The achiness I was getting for several months is going away and doesn't bother me anymore as I was terrified it was something nurilogical for awhile.
I'm taking a new approach to this whole mess (you probably saw a few of my posts). I'm wondering if I developed some bizarre migraine condition now. I go to a headache specialist in April. Don't know what to do though as I'm freaking out about this whole meds issue. I do not want any AD or antiseizure meds even though they are migraine preventatives.
It is snowing like crazy here today. Just Tuesday it was 73 degrees out. I don't care though because we are closer to the warmer weather than the colder so I'm content.
Hope you are doing well.......Gloria
To answer the question: I've never experienced decomps.....I never felt well enough for a period of time to say I am now having a decomp......I've felt horrible in the beginning with a very gradiual improvement over time. Not in a position yet to say I'm well though, but when that day comes.....all of you will know
I completely luv your humor in all of this, tummy2.
I have been dealing with my head symptoms for thirteen years, and have been diagnosed with MAV.
My symptoms are usually with me on some level every day. So, I have become "used" to feeling yicky a lot. Even on my good days, I am apprehensive about doing things because I worry about my symptoms cropping up or intensifying.
Even with daily symptoms, I can "get worse" at times. Sometimes this is attributed to an inner ear infection (congestion), and I am SO HAPPY when I get diagnosed with this because then I have a "real" firm reason for my symptoms. And usually, I am worse the week around my cycle, which is common for females who deal with MAV. But sometimes my symptoms just appear to worsen no matter what I am doing, and this can fearfully stop me in my tracks.
One would think that after all this time of dealing, I would be "used" to the ups and downs of MAV, but not really. These symptoms still have the "power" to create major anxiety and depression, and on those days, I am content to be around my family, quietly at home and not do much.
On really bad stretches, I begin to doubt my health and wonder if I should revisit my symptoms by going to see more or different medical professionals. And then I have the "future worries" of who will be there for me when my family isn't around, or will this become worse as I get older.
I still give in to tears on occasion, and although I don't consider myself a whiner, I feel like a cry-baby even when I am not crying. I deeply mourn the "old" me, although U try to be gracious and adult in accepting my current limitations and symptoms. I try to be thankful for what I have and what I don't have - because it could be so much worse.
Today is not the best day for me to post, as I have been rather down in the dumps lately with how I have been feeling. Add to that the fact that I am in the process of looking for a new job, so the job interviews are stressful, where they once were so much fun.
This battle that we do, makes us all stronger better people. If you can learn to cope with the uncertainty of the dizzies plus its friend anxiety and find a way to make your life livable, you can do and deal with pretty much anything. When things are bad, remind yourself of what you have done, and how strong and capable you really are! Confidence does wonders for shooting down the anxiety monster!