Ok I know someone is going to call me a hypochondriac but this happened to me last night and I want to know what happened to me. I might have had a mini stroke, at least that’s what someone told me.
Last night I was watching Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles on SyFy channel and I sneezed. It wasn’t a small sneeze, it was one of those sneezes where you scream AAAAAACHOO nearly at the top of your lungs. Right when I sneezed, my left ear popped. You know how when you are driving for a long time going uphill and through mountains and your ears start feeling clogged up? It was like that but in my left ear and worse than driving uphill.
I thought it would stop and my ear would pop back to normal but it didn’t. Everything around me started spinning so I sat up. I was looking at my desk chair and it was just spinning out of control, but it wasn’t the chair, it was my eyes, I could feel them spinning.
I sat there on the edge of my bed waiting for it to stop, thinking “what am I going to do if this doesn’t stop?” I started yelling cuss words, although that didn’t make it stop lol.
Gradually the spinning started to slow and my ear slowly started going down, you know like how a balloon deflates from a tiny microscopic hole? It went on for about 5 minutes or so. I didn’t know what to do, I couldn’t move past sitting up because my balance was totally off. You know, the inner ear thing. It even took me a couple of minutes to sit up because of my balance. I can’t imagine if I had to get up, I’d probably walk in circles and not get any where.
So, what was that? Did I have a mini stroke or what?