Dizzy, Fatigued, and Cognatively Abscent

 The last 10 hours have been… interesting

I went to bed at about 8:30 last night because I have been trying to get back on a routine. I wanted to wake up at 4:30, stretch, eat, and go for a walk. Yesterday I got up around 5 but was so tired despite the fact that I finished my walk but last night I wanted to go to bed a little earlier to prevent this. If I went to bed at 8:30 and woke up at 4:40 that is a full 8 hours, plenty.

Well, after a night of vivid dreaming (uninterrupted by the usual getting up to go to the bathroom a couple of times) I felt kind of weird. I thought I was just tired at first because I felt kind of dizzy and I wanted to shut my eyes so I just sat down for a while with all the lights on trying to get a grasp of reality as an individual who was awake. My eyes were so heavy, I mean, like I was drugged (and obviously I know the feeling), I have bad fatigue all the time, but I push through it, this was different, this was STRONG… I got on Facebook to talk with my girlfriend and I wrote her a good morning message. I rubbed my eyes a bit as I awaited her reply and when I looked back up at the screen I realized something was wrong… my message… it was just a bunch of letters, here is a clip of my nonsense;

om my gosh, I am so tired! I even slept in and still i cant see streight ie kwwp my wywa opwn” 

So we agreed I should lay back down for a bit, I just could not type… my fingers felt uncoordinated. I didn’t mean to fall asleep but I did and went right back into my weird dreams. Finally, after building stress beams for earthquake proof trampolines, I got back up an jumped strait into a cold shower because I still felt so tired! When I finally got out I felt a little better but still a bit dizzy…

A few hours later, as I sit here and type, I don’t feel as likely to knock back out but still, I don’t feel like my balance is that great and my eyes are not scanning through what I right as well, they just get lost… What the heck was this all about? I didn’t take any new medication and I actually slept great! Like I said, I didn’t even get up to go to the bathroom! I slept deeply through the night but still I woke up feeling like garbage! Well, either way, I was planning on trying to go to the gym today but I figured I better play it safe and just take it easy, maybe try again tomorrow if I feel better at the end of today…

Oh yeah, I forgot, the cognitive stuff. It seems to be effecting my writing, I am mixing up words, for example, I wrote “fire” instead of “figured” in an above sentence. Both start with “FI” but there is no relation to the two words. I keep using commas instead of periods. I am using “m” instead of “n”, probably because they look the same and are right next to each other on the keyboard, or I am leaving the roots and suffixes out of words. “I back up slowly” instead of “I backed up slowly” you know? This is stuff that I do every once in a while but not all at once every 2 minutes! Very weird and it is frustrating me…

So much for my plans of exercising and getting a bunch of writing done today!

4 thoughts on “Dizzy, Fatigued, and Cognatively Abscent

  • August 16, 2013 at 7:58 pm
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    This is definitely something I've gone through, usually lasts a few days. I've always said if it lasted longer I'd call my Neuro. Still don't no what it is, figure our "signals" get messed up, if you get nervous call your Neuro. No matter what, I try to keep my sense of humor, it seems to help me through.Good luck on your journey

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  • August 16, 2013 at 9:18 pm
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    Yeah I am not worried about it, I just wonder what triggered it? What did I do to caused my "signals to get messed up" you know? Nothing has changed… I suppose chance plays a roll but still… IDK haha….

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  • August 17, 2013 at 10:28 pm
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    Hey Matt do you know the sypmtoms of PML? Not saying that you have it, but being on Tysabri you should be aware of what to look for. (look it up) –Just sayin'! As always, I wish you the very best.

    Melinda

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