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I was wondering has anyone expirienced sudden vertigo that lasted about a week. Starting suddenly one day everytime you would walk or sit (while layed down it wouldn't be felt) and lasting for about a week or so. At first days vertigo was too much that lead to throwing up, later it would get so much but nausea would appear....
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I would love to be able to give you some great advice to help solve your problem, but I don't know. I guess if I were experiencing bad vertigo I would go to a doctor and let them figure it out. That would probably be best, otherwise you're just going to be guessing at what's causing the vertigo.

I hope you feel better soon, take care :hug
I got vertigo for the first time just last saturday and it hasnt stopped now. I saw my doctor last tues, he says that its usually from the fluid in the ear or infection that throws the fluid off its balance. I asked if its from things such as stress or lack of sleep.. he said no such thing as that. Can be dizzy but not as in vertigo. He gave me some meds to control the vertigo but nothing can cure it. I would recommend you to go and see the doctor and find out whats it.

By the way, vertigo is NO fun! unless you could replace it with the buzz feelin' from drinking. hmm!
thanks so much for you responses!!! :thanks :thanks :thanks
i get it now and then for about a week... i just ignore it and it goes away. i've never thrown up from it but sometimes i get up out of bed and no matter how slowly i do it, if i'm not holding the wall, i will fall on my face lol... i always have to stay near a wall...

i like it though, i dunno why but it feels good. when i'm like that, it happens when i lie down too... so when i get into bed, for a couple minutes it feels kinda like i'm falling through the bed... i love it lol
I had experience vertigo but that was when I was coming off of paxil, everything felt upside down for a few days but the side effects went away and I haven't experience vertigo since I got off paxil. I agree with Kelly82 check with a professional.
i have fear of heights which has gotten very acute. very hard to drive across bridge.
If I had to guess, I'd say you were dealing with an inner ear problem. Anxiety can cause dizziness and nausea, but it would be acute, not chronic like this. Antipsychotics could cause these as side effects but not with this kind of severity and not out of the blue like that. Other possible causes are, as have been mentioned, ear infections or a bad case of influenza; however, it should be very acute in these cases.

Vertigo is not just a type of motion sickness or nausea, it is a sensory hallucination where the world seems to be "spinning", accompanied by severe dizziness and upset stomach. Vertigo is caused by dysfunction of the vestibular system of the inner ear.

The inner ear consists of a conch-like section responsible for hearing, and three round canals that are responsible for the sensation of balance. These canals can become inflamed by certain infections (labyrinthitis). They can also become impaired due to free-floating biological deposits within the canal (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo), tumors, or Meneire's disease.

Vertigo is a very serious problem. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. If need be, have someone drive you to the emergency room. You can deal with the symptoms short-term by taking an antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine), Dramamine (dimenhydrinate), or meclizine. Do not drive until the problem is taken care of. You may be referred to an Ear-Nose-Throat doctor (otorhinolaryngologist) or an audiologist for more specific treatment.
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I've always had a fear of heights. But it got quite a bit worse out of the blue. driving across a bridge, i really have to fight the urge to drive off the brige. i know it is fear of heights because i have the sensation that i will lose control of right arm. this is common with people with a fear of heights. i think sa etc makes it worse. i have had dirt phobias too. totally gone now, though.
i have the same thing it is called bppv, , it is a benigne vertigo , what happens is that you get tiny particles like grains of sand that float out of your inner ear and get stuck in the tiny fibers of your ear canalls, go to an ear nose and throat specilest, he can do the surmont, or eplies manovers for you and it will cure it, it does unfortunatly come back. iwas vertigo free for over a year and out of the blue one night i rolled over in bed and HELLO the room went woosh!! i went to an EMT and he did the manovers and it have been gone for 4 months now. yes vertigo is nasty but bppv wil not hurt you, as the doc told me you can get gall stones and kidney stones, you can also get ear stones. just get them manovered back into your ear and they will disolve and go away. good luck let me know how it goes. this is what i think brought on my anxity and depression.
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