Vertigo or Something Else?
My name is Lacinda, I'm 20 and been living with severe veritgo or something else since I was 2 years old. It all started with a seizure when I was 2 and has gone downhill from there. For the last 18 years I've had these really bad dizzy spells or attacks that occur from every 2 weeks to 3 months. During these attacks it feels like the whole world is spinning, vomiting almost constantly, diarrhea, headaches, and a fever. I'm unable to open my eyes, stand up, or move. I have to be in a cold and dark room and they last about 8-24 hours. About 6 years ago it starting getting worse and I started missing too much school. Since then I've had to drop out because I'm so dizzy that I can't even sit up for more than a few minutes without getting really dizzy. I'm constantly dizzy even when I'm asleep. Only about a year ago was I diagnosed with Vertigo. 17 years of seeing specialists and I've only just been diagnosed. The dizziness is just starting to get too much for me to handle.