This morning I woke up and the whole room was moving and kept moving and moving and moving. I checked whether there was an earthquake but nothing else was moving, just my head. Then, I started throwing up and almost passed out a couple of times. Anyway, they sent me to the hospital in an ambulance where I had bloodwork, ultrasound, and a neurological workup. They think it was a reaction to all the estrogen I'm on. I have to stay home until Wed. and they gave me a prescription for an anti-emetic, which completely stopped the room spinning.
The good news is that my HcG is now 1600 so more than doubled. They didn't see a baby sac yet but things are looking good.
I was trying to get up from the bed and everything starting spinning to where I couldn't tell up from down. Like an awful sense of vertigo or something. I couldn't stand. I just got back in bed and laid down. It was all I could do. Thank goodness I didn't throw up, because I couldn't move, as I couldn't tell up from down. So it would have been all over myself. But, mine went away pretty quickly, so no need for the trip to the hospital. It only happened once, and then again, a bit more mildly another time. That one was over very quickly. I was seeing my RE that day of the first episode. He wasn't too worried about it, but I can't remember if he decreased some of my estrogen. I was on a lot of estrogen as I had lining issues.
I hope you feel better.
ETA: I forgot to type the most important part of the message. Congratulations!
This message has been edited by margolis on Mar 5, 2011 2:07 PM
well, they originally thought it might be a pregnancy symptom but the fact that it was so strong (I really couldn't tell up from down like I was in a huge gyroscope), and kept going on and on for about an hour and a half, coupled with the fact that i'm wearing 4 patches and taking 4 pills per day made them decide it was the estrogen. Both doctors said that taking the amount of estrogen I'm taking is like drinking a bottle of rum in one day. Either way, they aren't cutting back my estrogen, just trying to keep me hydrated and said i can take the anti-emetic if I start to feel any symptoms. I'm hoping it is the estrogen since they will eventually cut that back but I hope the pg will go on for a lot longer.
it was related to a whiplash injury. I used to get it once and awhile (fortunately, very infrequently now, and much less severe). Also, muscle relaxants would trigger it. Meclizine (sp), aka anti-vert, would help with the nausea and basically just make me sleep it off. I hope that it isn't recurring for you... it's pretty awful (unerstatement!)
This happens to me, it sounds like my vertigo attacks, too... (pg)
March 6 2011, 5:12 PM
It's much worse for me in pg; when non-pg, my "episodes" have become much less common than they used to be. For some reason the pg hormones really trigger it though. Vertigo is just an imbalance in the inner ear fluid - I'd roll over in bed and I guess turn my head just so, trigger it out of nowhere, wake myself by then rolling out of bed and/or vomiting . It's SO not fun. I've taken anti-vert for this too (haven't tried it when pg though so ask a dr), but basically that just renders you unconscious so you don't have to live with it LOL, doesn't help you actually get up and go on about your day!! Unfortunately just have to wait for it to go away - if that's what it is. Sure sounds like it to me, though. Hope it's gone soon!! Best,
I had a bout of dizziness, but nothing in comparison
March 6 2011, 6:17 PM
to you!!! For me it was actually the day after transfer. I had gotten up in the morning and was getting a little something to eat. Suddenly the room was spinning and I was sweating perfusely, I knew if I didn't sit I would be going down! I talked to my RE's office about it, they thought my body might just be readjusting after a day of strict bedrest. My estrogen had been decreased a bunch at that point. Anywho, I am glad you are ok. It sounds like it was pretty bad:( I hope that was the first and last of that.
Most importantly- Awesome 2nd beta!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you!!!!!!!1
I've been feeling a lot better and I also think in retrospect, it might have had something to do with hydration. I take two estrogen pills at night but I usually also have a couple big glasses of water when I go to bed but Friday night, I only had a small glass of milk instead. I think maybe that contributed to the estrogen reaction. No recurrence so far so I'm hopeful that if I keep drinking my water and keep an eye on the symptoms, I should be okay.