Another day of feeling sick with the same symptoms. But this morning I had a sudden and scary bout of vertigo. I was up out of bed when it happened, and I barely made it back to bed without falling because it was severe. When I got back in bed, I just sat there and then closed my eyes and still felt the dizziness, nausea and sweats. Finally, when I was barely able to move, I managed to lie back and just try to relax. It did not occur to me until shortly later that it might have been my blood pressure. I usually monitor my BP before taking my pills in the morning. If the systolic is below 110, I skip the benazepril (Lotensin). Usually it’s in the teens, and that’s what it was this morning.
After the dizziness passed and I could focus, I took my BP, which came up as 99/66. If it was that low after the episode passed, I wonder what it was before. I have never had this happen before, so I will be careful about when I get up after taking my medications. I have known others who had dizzy spells that described them as quite unpleasant, but this is the first time I have experienced it myself. I guess the only time I remember being dizzy was when fooling around spinning in dance class without spotting (spotting is the technique for avoiding dizziness) just for the fun of it. As I recall, that was a lot more fun than this was.