• over 1 year ago

    Sudden vertigo/dizziness

    Starting 3 nights ago I was sitting in my office, doing my normal thing, feeling 100% normal, and I stood up, not quickly by any means, and was overcome with a very very intense dizziness and light headedness. This feeling which normally passes after a few minutes if it's from standing up did not pass for the entire night. I normally would have been up for another 5 or 6 hours but it was so intense even sitting that I had to lay down and try and force myself to sleep.

    This occurred again last night, and tonight it seemed to be the worst. Closing my eyes gives me a very mild "spin" as if I had been drinking heavily, and the loss of balance is intensified if I turn my head to the left or right.

    Walking down the hallway I am forced to use my hands to maintain confidence in my balance, I don't think i would actually fall but it worries me still.

    I'm here because it's 4th of July and my clinic is closed. We do have an urgent care and I'm just wondering if this is something I should be very concerned with.

    I am currently prescribed zoloft, and I do not use drugs or alcohol.

    Any help would be appreciated and I apologize if this is categorized incorrectly.

    Thank you.