I hate that word. I had a severe case of vertigo after standing from a reclining position where I'd been reading. I intended to step out through the door, but found myself in the corner of the room, looping first into one wall and then the other. I stayed on the floor and took a nap, feeling stable enough to make it to the ER the next morning. CT scan and EKG were normal. Got some Meclizine that seems to help me stay stable, although it's a medicated feeling. Like I would be falling if it wasn't holding me up. Zofran helps with the nausea. I thought this all might be related to my glasses, since I wore an older prescription while I had my regular frames repaired. I was only slightly relieved to hear that something in my middle ear is broken and in time will heal itself. I wish it'd hurry up! This is like being stuck on the twist-a-whirl at the carnival.