Originally Posted by buckytom
i get terrible vertigo, too. it's a bitch if you love to fish the middle and north atlantic, especially night fishing.
bt, I can't even watch on TV or a movie when the camera is focused on the bow of a ship cutting through the water. I get vertigo and start vomiting instantly.
The first time I got vertigo, I was out in the middle of Boston Harbor. The old aircraft carrier JFK was in port. It was the 4th of July. They had brought out the USS Constitution for her yearly turn around. No boats can have their engine running. You have to throw your anchor. We were stuck there until Old Ironsdes was back in her berth. I was laying on the deck deathly ill with vertigo. I remember hearing the guns from Old Ironsides saluting the JFK and the return salute. The next thing I remember was going up in the air into the helicopter. I was sun stroke, dehydrated and had vertigo very bad. They took me right to the hospital. I was unconscience most of the time. I was in the hospital for four days. I didn't come to until the fourth day.
I cannot look at sea water. Walk over bridges where water is running. See boats moving in water. When any of these things come into my life, I have to look away or close my eyes. When we had the Tall Ships come to Boston, I couldn't stay. We had perfect seats. The boats were coming right toward us before they turned. I got violently sick and had to leave.
Vertigo is a nasty illness. I wouldn't wish it on an ex husband.