For the past couple of months I have been having occasional bouts of very severe vertigo (2-3 times). Each time it lasts from an hour, to several hours.
This weekend I had the most severe bout yet. I was sitting on the couch chatting with my fiance, when things started to go kind of wonky around 6pm, like the room was moving, even though I wasn't. It went away for the most part, and I thought everything was all right. I still became a little dizzy every few minutes, but it was mild and faded. An hour later it started to hit me like a ton of bricks. The room was spinning so bad I was scared to walk, and it didn't matter if I was sitting, laying down, or what have you - it was just as intense either way. My fiance had to walk me to the bedroom, because I finally decided I had better lay down, as I was starting to feel nauseous. About 15 minutes later I started to holler for him to bring me a bucket or something just incase I vomited, but he couldn't here me. It was so abd I was in tears and quite scared. I fell off the bed and literally dragged myself to the door because it felt like I was falling even then. He had to put me back into bed. It lasted for several hours, well past midnight, when I finally fell asleep. I couldn't even go to the bathroom by myself, he had to walk me there and hold me upright. It didn't matter what I was doing or what position I was in, it felt like the room was spinning wildly around me, and I could focus on anything, let alone put one foot (or even knee) in front of the other to walk or crawl.
I'm going in to see the doctor, but she has brushed off the lesser spells twice before. This spell was the longest lasting yet, and was accompanied by unclear vision (I could see, but felt like it wasn't me looking at what I was looking at, does that make sense?), nausea, but no vomiting (though I wanted to), and a sharp pain in the left side of my head, around the temple, left eye area. It was very scary for me and my fiance. We have a small child, and I'm worried this will happen again when I am home alone with him.
Can anyone please help? What is wrong with me? Does this happen to other people, or should I be as worried as I am? Are we overreacting? What should I say to the doctor if she brushes it off again?
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