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Sometimes My Body Rebels

trees spinning dizzily
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It seems like every so often my depression decides to remind me that I’m not the only one steering the ship that is my body.  For the last three days I’ve felt quite dizzy for no obvious reason; I’m well hydrated, and I’m not doing anything differently.  Also, I’m headachy and my intestinal tract seems to have slowed down to a crawl despite plenty of fibre.  I don’t seem to be fighting off a cold or anything like that.

I haven’t been able to identify a pattern for when this happens, but it is the kind of thing that my body throws at me periodically.  The last time was maybe 6 weeks ago.  I was dizzy enough that shoulder-checking while driving was challenging.  I was sufficiently frustrated with the constipation that I decided to go for the big guns and take some CitroMag, the kind of thing that might be used for pre-procedure bowel prep.  It made me feel horribly nauseated, but didn’t do what it was actually supposed to do.

I’m not feeling anxious or catastrophizing about it, and am not concerned there’s some underlying physical issue going on, but I’m just feeling yucky, and the dizziness in particular is quite unpleasant.  I’m hoping that in the next few days my depression decides to move to the back seat and let me have my body back under my control again.  Funny how mental illness doesn’t seem too interested in staying “mental”.

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13 thoughts on “Sometimes My Body Rebels”

  1. I’ve experienced the physical side effects of mental illness many times. I am headachy as well. My mother attributes the weather often for my physical ailments. I hope that you feel better soon. Perhaps the cycle of the moon effects you too.?

  2. I have the same problem and very often😔 I get dizzy, tired, nauseous and like a hangover !!! It can last for a day or weeks and I never know why it comes. Ofc stress or many thoughts makes it worse.

  3. i had a problem with vertigo once and it turned out to be crystal deposits in my inner ear…they did some kind of maneuver with my head and all the symptoms were gone immediately…went into the hospital feeling nauseous, dizzy and spinning…walked out feeling great…weird stuff

  4. I was feeling similarly today with my depression. It hit me hard this morning and my whole body just ached. Even my skin was sensitive to touch. Hope you’re feeling better soon.

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