If you’re a regular sufferer of bouts of dizziness, then you don’t need anyone to tell you how upsetting and sometimes how debilitating the symptoms can be. It’s not simply a case of feeling a little bit unsteady, or a momentary feeling of the world whizzing by, it’s much more than that, and in severe cases it can leave a sufferer house-bound and prone to bouts of depression and anxiety(1,2,3).
There are many different types of dizziness you can experience, but a common and upsetting one is called Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness, or PPPD for short.
This particular form of dizziness leaves sufferers open to a range of symptoms, such as rocking or swaying, dizziness without vertigo which lasts for three months or more, nausea, vomiting, and generally feeling completely unsteady in the space you’re in. Symptoms of PPPD are often felt on a daily basis, with little respite, and are usually worse with certain exacerbations, such as an upright posture, movement of the head and body, or exposure to an environment with a lot of movement, e.g. a car or train journey.