I was just out at the park with the kids and had a nice time, pushing the swings and actually being a little active for this couch potato. So we drop off my niece and go back home and I pop open the car door and jump out and soon as I took one step, BOOM -- everything felt soooo WONKY. It was like vertigo and blacking out all at once without the black part of blacking out. Just lightheaded and dizzy and freaky and the ground and everything looked weird like glass (derealization? hyperventilating? orthostatic blood pressure? my anemia? all of the above?). I have had instances where I would get a little dizzy and feel like I was gonna black out when I stood up too fast in the past but I just put my head down and it passes. This one actually affected my vision to make things look weird, more like I was having vertigo and feeling lightheaded all at once. It came on within a couple of seconds of standing up and disappeared in maybe 30 seconds tops. I didn't put my head down when it happened, rather I panicked and ran UP a small flight of stairs to the apartment (yeah, that helped I'm sure!)
Now I have a mild headache in my forehead, nose, and a bit in the back of my head behind my ears. I have had sinus issues today as well and an on/off headache.
Please someone say something encouraging, I'm quite scared because that experience was so much weirder than what I usually feel when I get dizzy. This was a doozy of a dizzy.