Monday, 24 November 2008

The head thing...

Went to the doc's today, no report from the scans unfortunately... BUT because I had a list a mile long of symptoms, whens, hows etc and then nearly passed out from a breathing exercise the doc made me do which replicated all the symptoms, he's summised {for now} that I am suffering from Hyperventilation... meaning I'm breathing too much oxygen at once, which stuffs up the balance in the blood and gives me the dizzies.

How to control this... brown paper bag I guess... rofl!! OK... moreso I need to take notice of my breathing and take notice of what is making me take deep breaths... stress and anxiety are major factors here, I need to stop breathing that way when I get stressed {even if I don't know I'm doing it} and regulate my breathing. So tonight... yeah, I've noticed I take lots of those big deep breaths, just not aware of doing it until I've done it. We're still not 100% sure... but we're seeing if this is it for now.

So that's me for now... tired, dizzy... but still breathing, just the wrong way!! We'll see what happens I guess!

Take care of you OK!!


  1. The brown paper bag trick can work - but you have to recognize when you need it (otherwise you are breathing through it all the time!!)
    Relaxation techniques can help to modify breathing patterns too.

  2. Thanks Kim, I agree with you there... I have no idea even when I'm doing it now, so have some learning to do. Thinking a nice long holiday over Christmas will help a lot as well!!

  3. Oh Mistra - even though that is not that great - it is actually good news that it is only breathing!!! - You know what I mean!

    see you soon

    Luv J

  4. Great to hear that they have worked out what the problem is. Now to work on the resolution.

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