THERE ARE MOMENTS I BECOME LIGHT HEADED- It happens most during the transition between summer to fall. This time of year has always been a challenge for me. It’s nothing I can’t manage but every time when summer is ending and we slip into fall I get the occasionally dizzy spell. During college I thought it was just stress of school and during work I always assumed it was stress of work. It took me awhile to realize that I have dizziness due to my brain injury. I think it’s a combination of that and the fact that when my brain injury happened it was during the fall.
Don’t get me wrong I’m not whining or complaining I just wanted to know if other brain jury survivors get like this when the weather changes? Or if anyone else gets like this when the weather is in flux?
It sometimes makes me wonder if I should live somewhere with a stable climate like California but earthquakes? No thank you. Just kidding.
When I have these dizzy spells I remind myself that it’s just the weather and no, I’m not getting sick again. This is easy for me to do now but years ago it wasn’t so easy. I would stew in the fear that I was getting sick again. I get it and the message I’m trying to convey in this blog is to be self-aware of your body and how it acts. Self-awareness is what gives you control and that’s a powerful thing!
If you feel different during the changing of the weather tell me. I’d like to know I’m not the only one.
Also, tell me what you do to help yourself? I put emphasis on rest and drinking water!
I experience the same, especially when it’s overcast or raining. I get light headed and come down with a terrible migraine. I just want to close my eyes and shut down. An ex co-worker who had worked in healthcare and had an interest in neurology once told me that a change in barometric pressure can have a direct affect on our bodies – or specifically, our brains. I never looked too far into it but definitely still interested.
That’s interesting about barometric pressure. I’ll have to research it!