I drank some water thinking maybe I wasn’t hydrated enough, but I still didn’t feel right. I got up to go to the bathroom and immediately I felt dizzy and sick – so I stumbled to the bathroom thinking I was going to be sick which I wasn’t. I then just lay on my hallway floor for around 5 to 10 minutes and my energy had just gone completely. I tried calling out for my brother but I wasn’t loud enough and didn’t have the strength to go to his room. I then went back to bed and dozed off and on for around 5 hours. I woke up in the morning feeling very heavy in the head and just so tired – I went to work the next day and it was one of the most challenging days I’ve had just simply to stay awake. I was offered to go home, but I take pride in going to work and pushing through – I’ll leave this up to you whether this was a smart decision or not. One thing that could have contributed to it as I spoke to a doctor – was I was drinking a lot of diet coke and obviously, that has sugar in it – so that likely didn’t help. I’m going to wrap up this blog here and I’ll discuss more about my anxiety and panic in my next blog.
My name is Oscar and I have NVLD. I was diagnosed at the age of 9. My experience with NVLD started at a young age when I was in primary school.Share your own story