Suzi (7 Sep
"My daughter and I feeling ill..."
The last couple of days, my daughter and I
have had some odd feelings. Almost 'sick', with dizziness, tiredness
and symptoms like you get with an ear infection. I know the air in our
valley is bad, and we could just be suffering from allergies...but it
feels almost like motion sickness.
When we've had earthquakes in
the past, I've had this sort of feeling. The problem is, it feels like
low blood sugar, or getting over heated (we had a fairly warm day), or
the beginning of a head cold...so it's hard to know what it is. I'm
notorious for asking my family, 'did we just have an earthquake?', and
they'll 'no, just you'. Funny thing is, I can check on 'recent
earthquakes in ca' and see that we did have small ones nearby.
really got me concerned tho, was yesterday, my daughter (22) was really
not feeling well, she had stayed up late with friends (one young mom
works the night shift and wanted them to come over & hang out and
eat with her), so she didn't get to bed till after 3-4am...but, even 6
or more hours later, just just didn't feel well enough to get up. She
kept saying she just didn't feel well. She went into my room, since it
is the darkest/coolest to sleep. She kept waking up with 'night
terrors'. I don't know if people know what that is, but it's also
called 'sleep paralysis'. It's an event where part of your brain wakes
up but the rest doesn't...and in a way, you are trapped in a dream. You
can hear people, and try to speak, but can't move or cry out. In the
instant that that happens, you can go into another dream, and it will
seem so real, that it becomes terrifying. For example, she kept
thinking I'd come into the room, asked her how she felt and when she
tried to respond, couldn't, then she'd become frantic and realize she
was still asleep, then she'd DREAM she was awake and able to talk, then
suddenly realize I was never there. It is a frightening event, and I
used to have them when I was working odd shifts and my sleep cycles
were messed up, but also, I ALWAYS have them when there are
earthquakes. Even after she got up yesterday evening, she didn't feel
well. I told her to go to bed by midnite to try to get back on a
day/night sleep pattern, and lay with her and prayed with her for
awhile. When I got up to leave, I asked her if she wanted me to
keep the hall light on since she wasn't feeling well and I'd moved the
bed to a different spot in her old room (she has the studio apt out
back, but since she didn't feel well, she stayed in her old room), and
I was worried she'd wake up confused again. She was talking to me,
saying no, the light would bother her, but leave the door ajar so the
dog could get out if she wanted. I went to check on our cat who was
possibly hit by a car (vet closed), and thought I'd let Jessi know that
she seemed to be moving around more, even tho I think her back leg is
broken...when I opened the door, just literally not 3 minutes later,
she was startled. She said, 'when did you leave? I woke up and it was
dark and you were gone'. She hadn't even remembered us talking...she'd
already been asleep.
She's always had sleep problems. But
yesterday and even today (she took a nap, then I had to), we've both
just 'not felt well'. Yes, we got up earlier than we are used to (both
night owls), and we went to the local swap meet and walked around in
the sun, and yes the air quality is bad so our allergies are kicking
up. But, the odd sleep, her night terrors (I didn't experience them
this time, although I have in the past when a quake hit near here), I
did have trouble waking up after a nap. Anyway, suffice it to say,
something is 'off'.
I would not be surprised if there is a major
quake near us. From past experience, it would have to be fairly large
if it hit down in the LA or up in the SF area, but even the midsized
one from the 80s really affected me that was just about 30 miles away.
I also could 'feel' the ones down in Joshua Tree from a few years
ago...in fact, with the website that updates within minutes of a quake,
my son and I both could say, 'you feel that' (meaning that dizzy,
strange feeling in your head, almost like there is too much bass from a
passing car radio), and then click the link and a box would pop up on
Just wanted to share, since I've been feeling that
'full head' feeling all day. Very likely it's just our 'wonderful'
(where is the sarcasm font?) Valley air, but it just feels 'larger'.
Keep looking up!