Looking to hear other peoples experiences with Vertigo.

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Hi all,

I am a second year film student at Staffordshire University who suffers from a mild form of Dizziness and Vertigo.

I am looking to create a short 3 minute film that attempts to demonstrate to people what it is like to suffer a Vertigo attack/episode.

I would like to hear from a range of people about what sort of things they experience during an attack specifically referring to visual and auditory hallucinations (spinning, dizziness, loss of depth perception, ETC).

Please if you have any interesting stories or just want to share your day to day experiences please leave a reply any and all help would be very appreciated.

Thank you,


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    i have had several very bad vertigo episodes. have had mild to severe episodes everyday for almost 3 years. it all started over 12 years ago. just the nightmare i have had you could write a book. true vertigo is almost hard to explain. i have often told ppl it is like a hillucination. you know things are not moving. yet you watch them scroll by. like your standing still and things are moving around you. longest episode i had lasted 3 days. once you had it you never forget it. its terrifying.

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    I had vertigo attacks last summer- autumn 2018. It lasted on and off for 3 month. I could not drive, walk and even eat properly as everything around me was upside down, moment of attack I felt that i was falling backwards all the time. Use to have heart beat raise and feeling sick. Usually before attacks I use to feel that my heart beat was often and vision was blurred that was sign i will have attack. During the attack if i close my eyes it make me feel worse. Loosing of balance several times during the day or night was exhausting. After 3 months of nightmare i started to feel better and better, lots of vestibular recovery exercises.

    Thank God that all in the past.

    Hope you find it useful and wishing you feel better.

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      what is the root cause of your vertigo? i get vertigo once in a 2 months or once in 4 months for last 1.5 years. Some doctor thought its becz of high bP but bp was normal when i had it. And some said its BPPV . positionla veritgo as it is worse on my left side. And some are suggesting me to check with cardiologist as cardiac issues causes vertigo. I am confused and worried.

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    Hi Shaun , I was just answering Waffalobill abut my symptoms , so here they are.

    When I had Meniere disease Vertigo , the symptoms started with light dizziness ,unsteady and a little spinning then it progressed to profuse sweating ,then very dry mouth , nausea and crazy spinning.

    Meniere is different from other types of Vertigo because it lasts between 2-4 hours and is caused by the swelling of the inner ear.

    When the spinning is at its worse I see the room spin counterclockwise from "11pm to 1pm" in 1 second and restart from 11pm exactly and endlessly , no tunnel vision for me

    The last attack I had of Meniere I filmed my face at the worst time (the end of the 4th hour) to catch the jerking of the eyes but it didn't happen , I looked miserable though.

    I suggest everybody to film their own face during a vertigo attack to show their doctors , I'll give them more clues to diagnose and cure you better.

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    Thank you all for your responses it has been so fascinating to hear what other people experience and how it differs from my own experiences.

    I hope I will be able to demonstrate and simulate these experiences within my film.

    Thank you all for your help!


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