I also have a version of "vertigo." I can't recall right off the top of my head the name for it at the moment, naturally! But it's caused by displaced or loose crystals in your ear.
Evidently, there are some crystals which are supposed to be adhered to some portion of your inner ear. For reasons unknown (to me), sometimes those crystals come loose and float around, creating severe vertigo under particular conditions, such as turning over in bed, putting your head back, turning a certain way, etc. This sounds a bit like what you're describing.
The solution is a physical/mechanical "correction," in which they lay you down and turn your head this way and that and sit you up and lay you back down, it's a regular procedure. There's no guarantee that those crystals won't come loose again afterwards; sometimes it takes several adjustments, and sometimes it's ongoing. I've had it done a few times, and it lasts for a while and then starts creeping back. At the moment, I know what will bring it on and try to just not do those things! But it does help, and it doesn't require the addition of yet more toxic chemicals (meds) into my system.
You might enquire of your doctor whether s/he has heard of this and/or thinks it might be a factor for you. Naturally, it's easier to just write a scrip. It's at least worth checking into from the patient's perspective.
I Googled it!
Here's a better description: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benign_paroxysmal_po
Edited by: EXOTEC at: 10/16/2013 (09:49)
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