Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Vertigo

Vertigo (from the Latin vertigin-, vertigo, "dizziness," originally "a whirling or spinning movement," from vertere "to turn"[1]) is a specific type of dizziness, a major symptom of a balance disorder. It is the sensation of spinning or swaying while the body is actually stationary with respect to the surroundings.

So, I get this dizziness every so often, but lately I have it frequently. As I was sitting at my desk here at work I felt it again, and I'm wondering why I get it so often. Sometimes it happens when I'm driving my car, when I'm lying down in my bed, or just sitting here at the computadora. Anyone else out there feel it too?

5 comments:

Rob A. said...

Only when I spin around really fast and then stop suddenly.

I am sorry for your infirmity. May be calling in sick, wrapping in a slanket, and watching a funny movie will solve your illness.

Best of luck with that.

Kalli Ko said...

please tell me you've seen arrested development and know all about Lucille 2. she shares your vertigo problem.

Heidi said...

I had that happen just now, but it's only because my friend Ash (secret code name) walked onto campus for the first time this semester.

Seriously, though, how's your protein intake? Are you getting enough sleep? I worry about you.

Erin said...

Are you sure that's a secret code name? I know someone named Ash.

Mama Cher, Ok, fine, it's Sharon said...

So weird! That happens to me too! Usually when I am standing though, like the other day when I was making those treats. I dropped everything to grab onto the counter only to realize I wasn't actually moving. Hmmm.