Hello Mrs Puss
You could try physiotherapy for vertigo. A few years ago, I had a great PT who taught me some exercises for vertigo. I still use them because on & off I still get vertigo.
One exercise is: you sit down and hold something (like a pen or I actually use a shoe horn) up at arms length in front of you, preferably in front of a blank surface (I sit on the bed in front of my closed wardrobe door) and either move the object from side to side, keeping your head still, or move your head from side to side, keeping the object still. I move my head as it’s less tiring for my arm! You do this for as long as you can stand it, ie. not until you throw up, keep the time by counting or by timing on eg a phone if you have one that’ll do it. Once you’ve done as much as you can without falling over/feeling too dreadful, rest for a few minutes, then do it again trying to do a little longer the second time. The aim is to reach two minutes, but don’t worry if at first it’s 10 seconds! You should do this exercise several times throughout each day, trying to increase little by little. I was told 5 times a day, but only very rarely have I managed that many repetitions. At first I’m afraid it will make you feel slightly worse, but actually only until you regain your equilibrium. Once you can do two minutes in front of a blank wall, try it in front of something complex, I just open the wardrobe door so there are a load of colours and shapes to further confuse my brain.
There are other exercises for vertigo, try moving your head backwards and forwards slowly, or shrugging your shoulders. If you do a Google search for ‘vertigo exercises’, you will find others.
I’ve found that it takes some commitment to do it, but it works. If you try for a fortnight and get no joy, then of course see your doctor. You could do this in the first place, but a GP is likely to offer you drugs. Of course you may have your own physiotherapist, you could ask them for help too.
Vertigo is dreadful. I hope you get yours under control soon.