I had C5/6 & C6/7 ACDF on 4/22. My one month checkup with my surgeon is next week on 5/22.
I've been experiencing a lot of dizziness and even passed out once a couple of weeks ago. I was out for less than a minute, but was definitely out. Fortunately my hubby had a hold of me and I didn't go striaght down, I went to the floor with him supporting me.
The dizzyness wasn't as severe the first week because I had thrush which kept me in pain and in bed quite a lot. After that, I managed to get a stomach virus that has been going around here. Actually think my hubby brought it home to me from work. That virus really hit me hard, but went from my head to stomach to intestines and has seemed to clear out in about 3 days.
I think I'm well over the virus issue, but the dizziness just is not going away, so I don't think it has anything to due with the virus.
In the meantime, I continue to regularly experience a lot of extreme dizziness and came very close to passing out a several more times.
The dizziness isn't as severe as the first time when I passed, but it is pretty persistant and I make sure I sit down as soon as it starts again. I seem to be sitting down a lot. I'm wondering if the dizziness is somehow related to the surgery or the medications. Monday is my 4th week and I see my surgeon on the 22nd with is my 1 month check-up. Hope fusion has started.
Anyway, any one else have experience with dizzyness post ACDF? Did it resolve itself? What did you do for it?
Wondering what I should ask the doctor next week. I'm very cautious whenever no one is home with me, as I am afraid I will pass out and damage my neck. Something is certainly going on! Any advice is greatly appreciated.