According to wikipedia,
Vertigo (from the Latin vertigin-, vertigo, “dizziness,” originally “a whirling or spinning movement,” from vertere “to turn”) is a specific type of dizziness, a major symptom of a balance disorder. It is the sensation of spinning or swaying while the body is actually stationary with respect to the surroundings.
Vertigo is usually associated with a problem in the inner ear balance mechanisms (vestibular system), in the syndrome and Meniere’s disease. Vertigo-like symptoms may also appear as paraneoplastic syndrome (PNS) in the form of opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome, a multi-faceted neurological disorder associated with many forms of incipient cancer lesions or viruses.
Vertigo can be caused by inflammation of the inner ear due to the common cold, influenza, and bacterial infections.
August 2008 nang supungin ako ng inaakala kong hormonal migraine lang due to PMS. But vomitting 4 times wasn’t healthy and normal so nag-panic kami ni Kat, (one of my condo roomies) kaya naisugod ako sa Medical City. Dehydrated ang lola mo. Bigla lang namang umikot ang paningin ko kaya konting galaw lang ng ulo feeling ko umiikot na ang buong mundo. Actually it’s the other way around pala, kahit stationary ka lang, parang naglalakad ung ulo mo mag-isa. Then I was diagnosed to having Benign Positional Vertigo. So every sumpong I have to take 16-g Serc tablet every 8 hours and Plasil to avoid vomitting. I so love Plasil, sobra!!!
The said sickness, if it canbe called such, doesn’t have any root cause. But when I was asked how often I clean my ear, proud ako, “Doc, minsan twice a day.” Bingo! Un pala ung isa sa mga causes. Minsan daw kasi napu-push ung ear wax papunta ng eardrum instead na palabas ng ear. E, ang ears daw have two functions, hearing and maintaining balance (parang account sa bangko to, a). So kapag may abnormalities, may imbalance. Kapag may imbalance, un may dizziness na. E pag sinumpong ka nito, wala ka talgang laban. I succomb to sleep na lang. Pag gising ko, hopefully ok na.
So kung may symptoms kayogaya nito, I suggest you see a doctor. Never self-medicate.