As luck would have it, this week has been a pretty dizzy one I had to cut two workouts short because of it. And, something new: all day yesterday my ears kept popping. I felt like I was on an airplane that NEVER LANDED.
The doctor gave me two options: I could believe his theory that I might have migraine-associated vertigo (which I'm not buying because apparently the type of dizziness I'm experiencing isn't considered vertigo), or I could have a procedure done called a videonystagmogram (VNG), which the doctor referred to as a "balance test".
|Looks like torture to me.|
While I'm a little concerned about yakking on the doctor during this test, the list of pre-VNG instructions makes me nervous as well:
- Wear flat shoes
So running shoes? Done.
- Remove contact lenses
I don't wear them. Wee!
- No eye makeup
Show up looking dead. Got it.
- No solid foods, except toast or bread, four hours prior to test
I'm most scared about this one. I wonder if the doc has a barf bag.
- Drink only non-caffeinated and non-dairy products 12 hours prior to test
It's a good thing I've pretty much already given up caffeine.
- No alcohol after midnight
So much for my early morning shot of tequila.
- Discontinue use of all medications one week prior to test
Yeah, I'm not doing this.
In other news, I had to give up my Lego iPhone case because, well, like me, it was cheap. It cracked in a few places and didn't cover the edges of the glass on the front, which concerned me (read: I'm clumsy). I have since ordered a more sturdy case, but it's boring. The only problem with buying a case of any kind for me, is that I get bored easily and want to switch things up often.
I found a great solution on Pinterest (surprise surprise).
|A clear case with "inserts"|
(If you want a good laugh, go to the link in the photo caption and check out the title of the blog.)
I love this idea! The only problem now is finding a clear case that covers more of the phone, including the edges of the glass on the front. If you have any leads, let me know :)