Vertigo is a feeling that you or your surroundings are moving when there is no actual movement. You may feel unsteady, it may be hard to walk or stand, and you may lose your balance. Some people feel as though they are spinning around or falling.
Symptoms of vertigo
Vertigo often begins suddenly and may vary in intensity. It may be constant, or it may come and go.
If you have vertigo, you may also have these symptoms:
- feeling sick (nausea) and throwing up (vomiting)
- tinnitus or ringing in your ears
- a loss in your hearing
- ear pain.