I recently worked my first night shift. That morning I felt tired and a little funny but I brushed it off to just needing some sleep. So I went home and slept, but when I woke up everything was spinning. I have never been so dizzy in my life! I could hardly drag myself out of bed that day. Today I was supposed to be back on days (the night shift was the night before last) but the dizziness remained. I've ran to the bathroom several times thinking I was going to vomit but haven't yet.
My appetite is completely gone due to the nausea and dizziness, and forget trying to drive! Needless to say, I didn't go in to work today and had my FH drive me to see my doc. He said that it was vertigo! I've never had that before. He asked me questions like if I had hit my head or been in an accident, or if it had started after making a sudden movement. None of the above applied so we're not sure what triggered it. Would it be from being tired or working the weird hours? (Not asking for medical advice just wondering if something similar has happened to anyone) The doctor said it was possible, but probably not. I really hope not, I just started on a new unit and love it and want to be able to keep my job! Has anyone had a similar experience?