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I've just heard this discussed on "the wright stuff" and i thought it would be an interesting topic to discuss here, if you suffer from vertigo how would you feel about living in a high rise block of flats, would the nineth floor be different from the twenty first floor.

Also i suffer from vertigo, do you think people with vertigo suffer in different way's.

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I don't suffer from vertigo, but I do struggle with heights if I don't feel stable.  I can look over the side of the clifton suspension bridge and be fine, but 8 foot up a ladder I am not comfortable.  Weirdly, I used to really enjoy rock climbing.  I was fine going up, but when someone else was belaying me back down I was scared ****less!

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Paul. wrote:

I don't suffer from vertigo, but I do struggle with heights if I don't feel stable.  I can look over the side of the clifton suspension bridge and be fine, but 8 foot up a ladder I am not comfortable.  Weirdly, I used to really enjoy rock climbing.  I was fine going up, but when someone else was belaying me back down I was scared ****less!

Looking over the side of the Clifton suspension bridge is not dangerous,  a ladder is. Seems eminently sensible to me.

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I have had episodes of vertigo in the past, most obviously when I was helping a builder one summer on a roof, looked down, everything starting spinning, and I froze.

I'm a lot better now. as long as I feel safe. My school visited the Clifton Suspension Bridge when I was 14, I didn't even want to walk along it, let alone look over the edge, I'm sure I could now though. 

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RE: Vertigo

simonlewis wrote:
if you suffer from vertigo how would you feel about living in a high rise block of flats, would the nineth floor be different from the twenty first floor.

I would describe that as acrophobia, not vertigo.

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simonlewis wrote:
if you suffer from vertigo how would you feel about living in a high rise block of flats, would the nineth floor be different from the twenty first floor.

I would describe that as acrophobia, not vertigo.

I think you are correct, i couldn't remember the name, did you watch "the wright stuff" aswell.

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I think you are correct, i couldn't remember the name, did you watch "the wright stuff" aswell.

Hell no.

I don't do daytime TV, or ITV?

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simonlewis wrote:

I've just heard this discussed on "the wright stuff" and i thought it would be an interesting topic to discuss here, if you suffer from vertigo how would you feel about living in a high rise block of flats, would the nineth floor be different from the twenty first floor.

Also i suffer from vertigo, do you think people with vertigo suffer in different way's.

 

You need some Stemetil.

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simonlewis wrote:

I've just heard this discussed on "the wright stuff" and i thought it would be an interesting topic to discuss here, if you suffer from vertigo how would you feel about living in a high rise block of flats, would the nineth floor be different from the twenty first floor.

Also i suffer from vertigo, do you think people with vertigo suffer in different way's.

 

You need some Stemetil.

I had to google that although it does say it's for people with dizziness (vertigo), maybe not suitable for everyone with vertigo though, i don't really get dizzy or faint just frightening & uncomfortable.

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Maybe i have used the wrong word apologies if i have, but i'm scared of heights.

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simonlewis wrote:

I've just heard this discussed on "the wright stuff" and i thought it would be an interesting topic to discuss here, if you suffer from vertigo how would you feel about living in a high rise block of flats, would the nineth floor be different from the twenty first floor.

Also i suffer from vertigo, do you think people with vertigo suffer in different way's.

 

You need some Stemetil.

I had to google that although it does say it's for people with dizziness (vertigo), maybe not suitable for everyone with vertigo though, i don't really get dizzy or faint just frightening & uncomfortable.

 

I just got some, although not for vertigo but I can tell you if it is any good.

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simonlewis wrote:

Maybe i have used the wrong word apologies if i have, but i'm scared of heights.

 

The best thing I have taken in the past year is Lorazepam - chills you right out, helps with anxiety, I am currently using to help me sleep.  Could be good for heights.

 

Can you fly then?

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The best thing I have taken in the past year is Lorazepam - chills you right out, helps with anxiety, I am currently using to help me sleep.  Could be good for heights.

With the greatest respect Gel (as I know you've had a few health issues of late), Lorazapam is pretty good for just about anything that requires, shall we say, something to calm the nerves :)

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I was genuinly interested in whether people suffered in any way with heights like i do but it seems to have gone a little off topic, -but never mind as you were.

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Double post.

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It's not so much the height I find the problem, it's the falling and hiting the floor Smile