So, on Saturday night, I went out and had some celebratory drinks with my wife and some friends of hers… which was a bad idea, being it was only one day after I had broken my 14-day fast. Over the course of about 4.5 hours (8pm to 12:30am), I had 3 drinks (Crown and Water) separated by glasses of water. After which, I felt absolutely fine, but my wife wanted to stay out longer than I was really ready to, so I went home, took a shower, and then returned to the bar at closing time (2:00am) to pick her up and bring her home.
On walking into the bar, I began to feel nauseated. I told my wife I didn’t feel so good, then went into the bathroom, leaned on the sink… and then was being tipped onto my side on the floor, where I vomited a small amount, then felt absolutely okay. My wife had already called for EMTs, though, so I got to just lie there and wait. When the EMTs arrived, they had me get up and move to a barstool where they could check my blood pressure (low) and O2/pulse (good/little fast). Moving to the stool made me REALLY dizzy.
Long story short (too late!), I wound up in the ER for the next 5 hours or so, where they tested the hell out of me. I was somewhat dehydrated, electrolytes somewhat on the low side (unsurprising), they determined it was just a result of not being off my fast long enough, basically I didn’t have a buffer for my body to work with (or something to that effect). Essentially, keep eating, hydrate, stay healthy, etc.
Well, since that day, I get dizzy now when I turn my head too fast… or if I look up… or if I stand up from a chair or my bed too quickly. This morning, when my alarm went off, I was facing away from it, so turned over in bed to shut it off and got REALLY light-headed and dizzy, just for a few seconds. I’m beginning to wonder if I maybe hit my head during my little fainting spell on Saturday and I am having some after-effects from that. Probing my head with my fingers, I do find a sore spot on the back-right side of my head.
So, would this intermittent, triggerable dizziness be a possible sign of concussion?
(FYI, I have called and scheduled an appointment with my primary doc, she’s just not available until Wednesday, which is pretty typical around here.)