Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency

January 10, 2007

I didn’t write a lot recently but this one is important.

To know what is Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency or VBI in short click the link. I know what it is not because I read about it. If I don’t write this post I really may forget about this experience.

This happened to me the other night which was quite scary until my Doctor explained to me.

It was near morning and I was sleeping on my right arm. My head was also slightly down from my pillow therefore with my neck right on the rim of a new pillow. I woke and felt the need for a toilet visit. I sat up and saw the room around me was turning like a merry-go-round. I managed to stand up, advanced slowly in about 10 steps to toilet. It was really lucky that I didn’t fall on the floor.

I obviously had no clue as to what happened. I quickly gained flatness on my bed again then started thinking what was going on. The room around me on the left was still revolving but slowed a bit and when I looked left it was nearly stationary.

My doctor explained that it was probably the vertebral and basilar arteries were pressed against the new pillow with a harder than desirable edge causing poor blood circulation on my right hand side. The temporary block or insufficient blood circulation caused dizziness. The fact that my body weight was on my left also didn’t help.

Can you control you behaviour in dreams?

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