This is the first entry i've written regarding my sickness. I've had "vertigo" for 3 months now and it occurs so frequently that it has completely invaded my lifestyle. I'm afraid to leave the house, drive a car, watch my neices, go to work, etc. Before the symptoms started, i was a very strong, brave, independent woman. Now i feel weak, helpless, and completely dependent. I even used to travel at a young age to various coutries alone without fear.