I Have Vertigo

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 171 People

    I honestly do not know how young I was

    when I started getting massively dizzy with the slightest movements. I then started having mini strokes and mini heart attacks in my twenties which made the dizziness way worse than I can describe. Even when my stepdad used to carry me around when I was 31 years old due to being...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    Feb 1, 2016

    My vertigo isn't as bad

    as other cases I've seen on here. Nonetheless, once it was so terrible I couldn't get out of bed and I felt worse than if I was drunk. It makes me giddy and it usually lasts a few days.
    Singtherain Singtherain
    26-30, F
    Jan 9, 2014

    Very Dizzy

    when i first started feeling dizzy was on Monday by tuesday i was feeling nausea and vommitting... i was taking to the emergency room they thought it may be a stomach virus then two days later i had to return to the E.R.  They checked my ear i had a ear infection they told...
    delicaterose delicaterose
    36-40, F
    Dec 24, 2008


    Last September I passed, or fainted for no reason at all. Broke my nose and gave myself two black eyes. I went to the hospital and the doctors there said they think I have Vertigo, but they werent for certain. I get dizzy when I'm just sitting down, sometimes knocks me to...
    Heather75 Heather75
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Mar 8, 2009

    Feel Helpless And Depressed

    Hi, Ive had vertigo for about 5 months going on 6 months now. About 1 out of 7 days I feel almost normal. Ive not been working all this time either. To add to all my symptoms I am constantly depressed as I cant find work and my debts are adding up big time. The stress adds to my...
    shaelynne shaelynne
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2013

    Weeeeee Feeling nauseated from spinning all

    day. I get motion sick easily. Ugh.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 2, 2014

    I didn't know all of you were

    even here, everyone in my life has no idea what Vertigo is, I'm alone where I'm from..
    Casekan Casekan
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

    I just had my first vertigo attack two weeks

    ago. I am a retired teacher and was subbing with some lovely students. Let me back up......when I awoke in the early morning I had a dizzy spell. I ignored it and went to work. Around 2 in the afternoon I felt wobbly and had someone cover my class. Upon visiting the nurse, I...
    Thea6633 Thea6633
    66-70, F
    1 Response Sep 23, 2015

    Will It Ever Go Away?

    I had "dizzy" spells for most of my adult life....I didn't really realise just how much they were affecting me, when you have something frequently you kind of think that its normal to feel such a way.I just felt pathetic...not having the confidence to learn to drive for...
    lostbird lostbird
    51-55, F
    30 Responses Dec 14, 2007

    In less than a month,

    my class is planning on going to Six Flags, and if many of you are like me, you understand my predicament. What would you do, or what medication might help me so I won't get as dizzy, and I might even get to enjoy it for once.. Please and thank you.
    Casekan Casekan
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 14, 2015

    U know the movie called clover field!

    !!!!!! I hate hate hate hate to watch it. Totally make me dizzy and can't watch it!!!! So sick!!! Yuk!! Omg no!!!!
    girlyloveorange girlyloveorange
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2014

    I'm 21 and I have vertigo.

    This has been going on for about a year now. I have been to several doctors, had several tests, and have been to multiple therapies. All of this has still came to no cure. I surf the web for help and Ginger vitamins help. I really wish this all would go away.
    Regina1931 Regina1931
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2015

    Just The Beginning

    I have had vertigo for the past 2/1/2 weeks I guess i I need to hear from others going thru it, have'nt work my job entails walking and transporting wheelchairs as well as exercise programs for alzheimers residents I am unable to be on the elevator and fear falling on someone...
    lavendayla lavendayla
    3 Responses May 18, 2013

    I've never been diagnosed professionally,

    but I definitely have it. Fairly often I have the underlying dizziness but sometimes I go through really horrible episodes where I feel sick and can hardly walk in a straight line or walk at all. It happens when I have allergies or I'm sick mostly, but not always. What works...
    Twichl Twichl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 26, 2014

    I had my first episode fourteen years ago

    and saw several doctors including ENTs and neurologists while being unable to work or drive for over eight months. I was tested for many different diseases but never had a diagnosis or explanation of what was causing my dizziness. The symptoms eventually subsided enough that I...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 2, 2014

    Three Years Later.......

    Hi everyone, A little over three years ago my life was turned upside down (literally). I was diagnosed with Meniere's and my whole world came to an abrupt halt. Weekly vertigo over two months took it's toll on me and my health. I was housebound. Going from my bed to the bathroom...
    justsimplydizzy justsimplydizzy
    51-55, F
    1 Response Sep 16, 2013

    I have been dealing with vertigo

    for a week now. It is making me very depressed. I have missed a few days from work and when I am at work I am miserable. I love my job (I am a nurse) but I don't know how I can continue work while feeling this way. My doctor has ordered me an MRI of my ear canals and my...
    dsbnkdm dsbnkdm
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 2, 2015

    yes its getting worse

    not only can't stand on chairs find it difficult to climb stairs got up one flight ok then second my legs turned to jelly could not go eny further had to turn back was really embarrassing
    deleted deleted
    Mar 4, 2016

    Spinning Craziness

    Vertigo for me has been really hard to deal with.  I feel like I am spinning and everything is turning and I feel like passing out.  My right side of my face turns numb.  Wow, I get scared.  I feel like I am going to drop over with a stroke.  Although I...
    Neveah Neveah
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Jun 18, 2008

    22 Years Old With Chronic Vertigo. Almost Two Years.

    My story began on January 13th, 2012. I was a 20 year old visiting my now ex-boyfriend up in Washington and woke up with the room spinning. I needed help doing everything. I couldn't walk, move my head in ANY way, or even walk to use the bathroom properly because of the vertigo...
    dizzyforever dizzyforever
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Oct 16, 2013

    Never Had This Before...

    My vertigo started approx one month ago. The room started spinning and I felt nauseous. It happened again exactly 2 weeks later. Since then, I have been feeling like I am in a constant state of being off balance. 2 doctors shrugged it off as nothing, and it would resolve itself...
    Jennifer136 Jennifer136
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jun 17, 2011

    Was Diagnosed For Vertigo

    Tonight I saw a woman physiotherapist to find out if I have vertigo. She did a brief assessment on me. The week before I went to a male physiotherapist for my upper left arm. Two years ago, I had a minor injury where I almost fell down a flight of stairs. All I remember was...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 24, 2012

    Finally Got A Diagnosis...

    it's been four years now of being sick constantly every single day. I started to get allergies a few years ago before this all started so I started taking benadryl. since then, every time I didn't take the benadryl I got so sick throwing up, head spinning. I finally got a...
    kboone091590 kboone091590
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 8, 2011

    OMG someone please help.

    ... I got vertigo about 1 month and half ago, my ears just started ringing, heart beating extremely fast, vision just blurred and everything around me started spinning. Went to the emergency they couldnt find out what was wrong. I Went to my family doctor and he said its vertigo...
    natty2222 natty2222
    22-25, F
    Nov 21, 2015

    I Hate Vertigo

    I have had vertigo since mu senior year . It has been at least ten years. Recently, I was on vacation and was about to catch a flight back home when I got extremely dizzy. I was unable to see in front of me, I began vomiting. I knew it was vertigo. I never had this before. I hate...
    carole28 carole28
    4 Responses Aug 6, 2010

    18 Months Of Vertigenous Migraine

    Although I vaguely remember fleeting and momentary vertigenous sensations, and I bad bout of labyrinthitis 25years ago, symptoms really started about 18months ago. I was referrd to ENT where after several tests were carried out, vertigenous migraine was diagnosed. I have been on...
    ruthlovescrafts ruthlovescrafts
    Mar 26, 2012

    Is This Vertigo?

    About 5 days ago i woke up and i began feeling dizzy. I tried starting my day normally but as the day progressed, I've found myself to become more dizzy. I thought it was my nearsightedness but when i look up i get dizzy and almost fell over. It's interfering with my work and my...
    PeterPendragon27 PeterPendragon27
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 13, 2013

    I really need opinions on

    whether I have vertigo or not. I'm 18 and I've had these "attacks" happening for probably around 6-7 years now. I'll be fine one second and then the next I feel like the world is tipping and that there is no gravity and I have to grasp on to something. I get sweaty and have...
    cassann95 cassann95
    22-25, F
    May 23, 2014

    I am currently experiencing a vertigo attack,

    I am trying to just lay in the same position and not move. I've been to therapy and specialists which hasnt helped. I was diagnosed with BPPV, sometimes the Maneuvers help and other times makes it worse. No one really understands how much this effects everyday life. I've learned...
    MisunderstoodGal30 MisunderstoodGal30
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 1, 2015

    Anybody try acupuncture

    for vertigo? I am on my second treatment. So far I don't feel any different buy my wallet is taking a hit! Insurance will not cover....
    McLamkin11 McLamkin11
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2015

    Help Me Please!

    I am getting married in less then two weeks and my vertigo has came back. I have had vertigo for 7 years now and it comes and goes, but now i just need it to go. I am taking allergy meds and motion sickness pills and it is not helping. Does anyone know what else i can do so...
    bride2be1 bride2be1
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 3, 2010

    Vertigo is no fun. It has been over 3 months

    and I feel like this is something that will be with me for quite some time. From what I understand after visiting multiple doctors and specialists, there is no cure. Treatment may help but not in all cases. I have not made any progress thus far. Tony
    anthonycappa1961 anthonycappa1961
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2015

    I have a virtigo since 2 years

    now I"ve been seen a great ent that he put me on an antiviral (acyclovir) for couple years . based all my test that I had go trough different doctors (neurologist, ent , facility for vertigo) nobody could explain my dizziness. Finally this wonderful ent told me that virus can...
    Marinella1 Marinella1
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2014

    Never Thought Vertigo Could Be A Way Of Life

    My vertigo began longer ago than I originally think. I really began noticing it two years ago. I had a pacemaker put in in August 2011. I thought I was experiencing a heart problem. After a week of tests in the hospital the pacemaker was put in and I did begin to feel better...
    TheoriginalPapaJ TheoriginalPapaJ
    61-65, M
    4 Responses Nov 5, 2013

    The 24/7 Carnival Cruise

    I am suffering from vertigo since May. I have been going from doctor to doctor with no result. I was told yesterday  I may have positional vertigo. All tests came back ok, but I see no improvement despite the meds I am taking  (  I was prescribed Betaserc and an over the...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Aug 17, 2011

    I hate feeling this dizzy.

    I can only lie down and focus on a spot in front of me.
    SocialHermit SocialHermit
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Aug 10, 2015

    and I really think I am cracking up!

    It has been about 5 months and since then I had to stop working(I am a waitress and bartender), kind of hard to do when things won't stop moving. I have been for every kind of test u can imagine,but I guess I'm fine(haha). I really just want it to go away! is it ever gonna go...
    dizzywoman dizzywoman
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2014


    I have had vertigo for about 2 1/2 years now. Doctors still can't find the problem. It gets really hard to deal with sometimes. I have a 2 year old daughter, and I am in college full time. I was prescribed Meclizine, but it doesn't help. Sometimes I get really down because of...
    BradT27 BradT27
    26-30, M
    8 Responses Jan 10, 2009

    I was diagnosed with vertigo a few years back.

    I was just sitting in chair and everything started spinning. It is the worse feeling in the world and what I don't understand is or maybe its just me. Folks don't believe you. I don't understand why there is such a stigma attached to vertigo. It is real, it makes you feel like...
    sassy5555 sassy5555
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2014

    Surprise! Vertigo.

    The morning my vertigo began, I noticed I had been sleeping with my neck in a terribly awful cricked position. I sat up, disoriented, and the room was spinning out of control. I became very ill, vomiting and cold sweats (I thought I had food poisoning!), and continued to be ill...
    Jeanette999 Jeanette999
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2013

    Vertigo And The Earth

    I have had vertigo since 1992. The first time I got out of bed and fell flat on my face. I went to many different doctors and had many different tests. I finally stopped going to the doctor(s) in 2005 and have not been back since. Since 2005 I have found that vertigo is...
    mnlip1 mnlip1
    61-65, F
    1 Response Apr 20, 2013

    I am feeling very alone

    and very stressed out with this new diagnosis of vertigo I have no idea if this is ever going to get better I don't know what they do next I don't know the treatment I'm completely in the dark and confused all I know is my world is spinning and im out of work and I don't see...
    cjwalker1327 cjwalker1327
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Aug 26, 2014

    Wobbly Boots

    I've had vertigo for 6 years now, i can`t drive, house work is almost impossible, pegging washing is frightening my whole world has changed, going shopping i have to use a supermarket trolly, i have a shower chair I'm 53 and feel as if I'm 90. people don't understand. I feel as...
    rosemarytaylor rosemarytaylor
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jul 9, 2013

    It all started on December 17,

    2014. I showed up to work that morning and at approx. 5:30am...it hit me, suddenly. The world began to spin, I felt off balance, my heart started to race and then the dizziness started to set in. I didn't know what to think. I drank a bunch of water thinking I was dehydrated but...
    anthonycappa1961 anthonycappa1961
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2015
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