What you need to know about dizziness!

Dizziness medical concept. Vector illustration.How many of you have experienced dizziness before? I have honestly been dealing with this for many years and know just how difficult it can be. It used to be difficult to explain to others because I didn’t completely understand why it was happening, so I didn’t feel I had a right to try explaining it. When I experience dizziness today, the best and most effective way to help someone understand is, to say it feels like I am trying to walk a straight line intoxicated and it isn’t working.

Over the past few days, I to have had these dizziness times more frequently. I am not sure if stop-dizziness-conceptual-illustration-open-hand-text-163893555it is stress, over-tired, the weather changing or all three of them combined. What I can say is it has been extremely frustrating and I just want it to STOP!

I think many people confuse dizziness and vertigo, whereas they are similar they are different at the same time. Dizziness is not simply a disease on its own, but a symptom of a disease. Dizziness is a feeling of being lightheaded, woozy and or unbalanced. These issues affect sensory organs, such as ears and eyes and can cause fainting. There are many causes for dizziness, which include dehydration, migraines, medications, alcohol or problem in the inner ear where balance is regulated.

download (5)Vertigo and disequilibrium both cause dizziness, but they have their differences. Vertigo is known as a spinning sensation and disequilibrium is the loss of balance. Beign Paroxymsmal Postional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of vertigo. BPPV occurs when changing positions too fast and is short-term dizziness.

Meniere’s Disease is a disease that affects the inner ear. This can cause fluid to build up in the inner ear with associated ear fullness, hearing loss, and tinnitus. This disease can trigger dizziness and vertigo.

POSSIBLE CAUSES OF DIZZINESS ARE:

  • A sudden drop in blood pressure
  • Heart muscle disease
  • The decrease in blood volume
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Anemia ( low iron)dizziness-about.jpg
  • Hypoglycemia ( low blood sugar)
  • Ear infection
  • Dehydration
  • Heatstroke
  • Excessive exercising
  • Motion Sickness
  • Dizziness can also be caused by Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, malignant tumor or another brain disorder.

types-of-dizziness-hh19DIZZINESS CAN BE FELT IN A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT SENSATIONS INCLUDING:

  • A false sense of spinning
  • Lightheartedness or feeling faint
  • Unsteadiness
  • Loss of balance
  • Feeling like you are floating or swimming

If sudden dizziness occurs alongside any of the following, it becomes a lot more URGENT to notify your doctor IMMEDIATELY:dizziness looks like

  • Head injury
  • Headache
  • Neck ache
  • High fever
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Hearing loss
  • Blurred vision
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Droopiness of the eye or mouth
  • Chest Pain
  • Ongoing vomiting

feat-how-to-get-rid-of-dizziness12 STEPS TO HELP PREVENT DIZZINESS

  1. IMMEDIATELY sit or lie down when feeling dizzy and do not get up until the dizziness has stopped. This is easy and could save you from falling because of losing balance.
  2. Utilize a cane or walker to help you with stability.
  3. When walking up or down theavoid-vertical-trip-fall-sign-s-4394 stairs, ALWAYS use the HANDRAILS! Personally, this has helped me many times when I felt a little dizzy halfway down the stairs and knew I would not make it without falling if I wasn’t holding onto something. So handrails can be your best friend that will never let you fall!
  4. Try doing activities to help improve balance.
  5. Do your best to AVOID moving or changing positions suddenly.
  6. If you experience frequent dizziness without any warnings, it might be best to AVOID driving a car.
  7. Caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco can trigger dizziness and possibly even make things worse, so try AVOIDING these substances!
  8. At a minimum try drinking 8 cups of water daily, get 7 or more hours of sleep a night and AVOID stressful situations the best you can.
  9. Eat a HEALTHY diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins to help prevent emergencycaredizziness.
  10. If you feel a certain medication is contributing to your dizziness, talk to your doctor about changing the dosage or the medication altogether. REMEMBER, you know your body better than anyone else and should be heard by your doctor.
  11. Over the counter medications, such as Meclizine (Antivert) or an antihistamine as they both help with nausea and dizziness. These medications can cause additional drowsiness, so be sure you will not have to be active or productive after consuming these medications.
  12. Ensure to rest in a cool place and drink plenty of water if your dizziness is caused by being overheated and or dehydrated.

6 REMEDIES THAT MAY HELP WITH DIZZINESS

  1. Dehydration: Of course various things that can cause dizziness, but we need to 82a2e997ed79b4c2f819093416cbb364understand that dehydration is the most common contributor. If you are feeling tired, thirsty and urinate less while you are dizzy, you should try to drink more water and stay hydrated because it should help you!
  2. Ginger: It has been said that ginger helps relieve symptoms of motion sickness, nausea, and dizziness. There are numerous ways to consume ginger including adding to your diet, Ginger Tea or you can take ginger supplements.
  3. Vitamin C: The Meniere’s Society has suggested the consumption of Vitamin C can a1fe476a2524caab5984b0763be3bd66reduce vertigo. Just a few ideas for you regarding foods that are rich in Vitamin C: oranges, grapefruit, strawberries and bell peppers.
  4. Vitamin E: The supplements for Vitamin E may prevent coronary heart disease, support immune function, prevent inflammation, promote eye health and lower risks of cancer. Another important thing about Vitamin E is, by maintaining the elasticity in the blood vessels, it helps prevent circulation problems. A few foods that contain Vitamin D are wheat germ, seeds, nuts, kiwis and spinach.
  5. Vitamin D: I think it is pretty amazing how much Vitamin D helps us. It promotes healthy bones and teeth, supports immune, brain and nervous system health, regulates insulin levels, and supports lung function and cardiovascular health. Some foods that contain Vitamin D are fatty fish, beef liver, orange juice, cheese, and egg yolk.
  6. Iron: People that have anemia are encouraged to get more iron because their levels change. A few foods that contain iron are red meat, beans, poultry, and dark leafy greens.

I know this post is slightly longer than I normally do, especially now that I am back vertigoworking full-time, but this was important to me because of the insane dizzy spells I have been dealing with for the past few days. I would be lying to you if I said they didn’t scare the hell out of me because they do! On a plus side though, at least I haven’t fallen because my last fall was disastrous.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and you are feeling well. I also really want to thank you for taking time to not only read this long post, but to also leave great comments. The weekend definitely flew by fast, but I guess that is just how life goes! No pressures to answer this question, but do any of you deal with dizzy spells and if so how to you manage them? Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Pick-Me-Up Thursday!

Pick me upHello to y’all! I am sorry to be late with this post, but it has just been an insane day! I hope your week has treated you well and you are feeling the best you possibly can. As the week will be coming to an end soon, is there anything about the week that stands out to you? I am hoping that y’all have received lots of good news and much happiness!

The quote I want to share with y’all today stands out to me so much for so many reasons. I hear people talk negative about and to others daily, and this kind of behavior just is NOT right! I hope you will find this quote uplifting and encouraging!1_-cgfWQ1evxKgmxl_PdBbIQ

I am a firm believer in treating EVERYONE with respect and kindness! Speaking out-of-turn can and does hurt others. Making fun of someone that is different than yourself is kindness is freenot only shallow, but extremely weak! Teasing someone because of their appearance should NEVER be tolerated. Unfortunately, we see this hateful and juvenile behavior anytime we watch the news or read an ignorant tweet. 

Thank you for visiting my site today! I always appreciate your continued support and patience as I adapt to this full-time and VERY busy job. It is honestly way more than the fast pace work, it is dealing with various different personalities that are very difficult to handle. I hope you have a wonderful day and it is stress-free! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Let it go Friday!

242860-Good-Morning-Happy-Friday-Flowers-And-ButterfliesGood morning y’all! It has been a very long week, but thankfully Friday is finally here! I have been waiting so patiently for today and to finally have a real weekend, not the partial weekend like I had last week. Only having one weekend day off and still having to work 40 hours during the week was just not enough. It is not easy working with people because everyone has different good personality traits and also personality flaws. It is rWBHmMxthe flaws that I have struggled with because I do my best to treat everyone with kindness and respect, but not everyone does the same. I am trying to make Friday be the day to let go of all the unpleasant behaviors I have dealt with and all the pain I have experienced throughout the week! 

It has been a few weeks ago, but I had said that I was going to add positive quotes to assist with Let It Go Friday. I found a wonderful quote that I think can help let go of any negative emotions the week may have produced and of course I hope you find it helpful!motivational-quotes-let-it-go-with-inspiring-about-letting-huffpost-1

Thank you so much for visiting my site today! I always appreciate your continued kindness-1197351_1280kindness and efforts to spread good vibes! I hope you have a peaceful day and you are feeling well! I am trying so hard to let go of anything and everything negative that happened over this past week and only look for the positives that can occur this weekend! I do look forward to reading your thoughts on this quote and how you handle letting go of negative feelings. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, compassion and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

The struggles from week 2!

sundayMy second week of my new job did go pretty fast, but at the same time it was extremely LONG!! On Wednesday the entire office had to go three hours further south for an “Employee Appreciation Day”. I guess this was a nice way for all of us within the company to get to know other, especially considering we just recently joined this management company. For the 7 of us in the local office, the six hour drive gave us a chance to talk much more than we can during “normal” business hours, so that was nice. I will admit there were good things about this work adventure, but there were also a few things that were just frustrating. The five guys in the office sat together playing videos on their phone and games. One of my co-workers that is a female and I chatted a lot and laughed at how much the “boys” acted like children! Our manager drove and it was a little terrifying because I think he thought he was the newest member of NASCAR.lazy sunday

The day after the long work trip, I had to make another drive for a doctor’s appointment. Thankfully the drive to my doctor’s appointment was only a 4 hours round trip instead of 8-9 hours. Two days of travelling left me feeling extremely exhausted, which only left me feeling worse than I normally do.

With my new job I do have to work on Saturday every two to three weeks. Yesterday was my first Saturday working and I was by myself. It was pretty busy which did make the day go by fast, but created a sense of exhaustion I have not felt in a while. Being on my feet for several hours did make my legs and feet hurt a lot more! Everything went rather well, but literally the last 5 minutes of my day was VERY unpleasant. As I was starting to close up the office two women came in wanting to see an DchbyyeU0AY7N9Dapartment. One of the women was incredibly aggressive and very mean when I said the office was closed for the day, but I would be happy to show them around on Monday. They had claimed they tried coming in all day, but I was never there. I calmly explained that I was the only one in the office and was sincerely sorry we kept missing each other. Right as I was about the cave in and show them an apartment, the more aggressive one started calling me ugly names, so of course I changed my mind and did not show them anything. I was getting a little nervous because they were so awful and if they did not leave when they did, I was going to call the police for my own protection. I will never understand why people think if they remain mean things will go their way.Sunday-Quote

Thankfully today I have been able to rest and not do much of anything! We all need a day like this to hopefully gain the strength needed to tackle another week! I am very behind on everything in the blogging community and I am sorry for this. Last week was so out of control busy I didn’t even get to do my “Pick-Me-Up Thursday” or “Let it go Friday”, but hopefully the upcoming week will be a little easier and I will be able to participate more.

10403353_10152369000532964_1324338832096924487_nI am currently trying to gain the energy needed to go grocery shopping, which I never enjoy even on a good day. Considering I will finally have insurance again on July 1st, I plan to at some point during the week find new doctors. I do hope one of them will be able to confirm my suspicions of being gluten-intolerant and provide me with some direction. I have already adjusted my diet to excluded gluten from what I eat, but I am still experiencing some difficulties. This situation has been very aggravating and I am beyond ready to have confirmation.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope your weekend has been great and you are feeling well. Unfortunately there are only about 8 hours left to the weekend and I hope you are able to make the most of it! Please remember that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Pick-Me-Up Thursday!

Not Thursday Friday EveGood morning y’all! I hope you have had a wonderful week and you are feeling well! I am so glad the weekend is almost here, but I think I say that every Thursday! Over the weekend, I plan to try teaching myself the new Editor with WordPress and definitely play catch up. There are many things I want to write about and share with y’all, but find it difficult to do during the week. Working full-time is a lot more difficult that I remember it being, but I will get there.

Of course I found a great quote that I want to share with y’all. I think it is a great pick-me-up after a long week, but I look forward to reading your thoughts!quotes-less-alone-deepak-chopra-600x411I think y’all know this about me by now, but I think everyone deserves to be treated equally and with respect. I strongly believe that we all have a beating heart and we have feelings. I am an advocate that it doesn’t matter your race, skin color, national origin, imagesreligious beliefs, sexual orientation or anything else that makes you a little different from another, respect and love ❤ should be given! I find it heartbreaking that there are others that think the opposite and if someone isn’t like them, they should be shunned and belittled. 

Thank y’all for stopping by my site today and I hope you have a great day!  Just think, one more day and we get two days do rest and recuperate. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Beautiful Sunday!

hqdefault-1.jpgGood evening y’all! I hope your weekend has been well spent and you enjoyed every moment of it! Sadly, today is my last day of freedom before returning to the working world. Of course I have my reservations about this, but I am also a little excited about my new journey. I did feel rather lost not having a job and that is because I have honestly worked since I was 15 years old, plus living with a chronic illness that acts up randomly without insurance has been insanely stressful! I think the fear about insurance has been weighing on my mind and probably the reason I have had terrible stomach issues for over about one month! 

The only bad thing I know so far about my new job is, I will still not have insurance for 90 days. Seriously, in a matter of 3 months a lot can happen that insurance wouldhealthinsurance-1516718194 probably be very helpful. Logically, I know thinking about this and allowing for it to cause me stress isn’t going to help matters at all and will more than likely cause me many unwanted issues. Unfortunately,  I am not sure how to let these feelings go and just stay calm when MS has a mind of its own and acts a little crazy sometimes. 

One really awful thing about not having insurance at the moment is, I am afraid I will run out of my Gilenya before I have insurance again. I do plan on calling the Gilenya Go gilenya-oral-pill-msProgram at some point on Monday and just pray they will have an option for me because I can’t just stop this medication. As much as I have fought medications over the years, Gilenya has helped keep my Multiple Sclerosis under control to a point. Currently I do have enough of this medicine to get me through a month and a half. Please wish me luck that I can figure something outhope-quotes-wallpaper with the Gilenya!!

Y’all already know and have sent me many encouraging and supportive words for this new job. I do not have a clue how difficult this job is going to be or if it is going to be stressful, but I am going to still blog when I am able. Please forgive me if it takes me a little longer to respond and or read your amazing posts. Working full-time again is going to take me some time to adjust and figure things out, but I know I can do it! There is a chance I could read posts on a lunch break, but I think I am only going to get 30 minutes, so I am not sure how that would work. 

download (6)I hope you have a lovely evening and you are  feeling well. I always appreciate you visiting my site and love the comments you share! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time not only to stop by, but also for how much you have all given me so much hope in humanity and in myself as well! Please know I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always , Alyssa❤