I am just recovering from three days of the most horrible imbalance I have ever experienced. It was so severe in the first few hours the world was spinning as if on a mad merry-go-round and impossible to stand, walk and difficult to think of right words to use when trying to speak. Even the slightest turn, an inch even, sent me spiraling back down. I have had many dizzy days over the past 18 mnths but nothing like this. For the first time I was really scared as to what was happening now. Dr sent me to Accident & Emergency where I was thoroughly checked over including chest x ray, heart traces etc. Treated so very well by St Peter's Chertsey. Conclusion is that it is Labyrinthitis and am now taking regular pills of stemitil. Please excuse spelling today! I had a venesection two days earlier but somehow don't feel there will be a connection. Any feed back would be so useful - I do so hope never to have it again but at least I won't be so scared. I am drinking loads of water.