.........its possible you have Labyrinthitis. I've got it at the moment. I woke up on Monday morning and the room was spinning. The only way I could stop it was by sitting up ramrod straight and not moving my head in any direction at all. Otherwise I would probably have fallen over. Your balance just completely goes. It had eased a bit by the afternoon, enough that I could walk from the doctor's waiting room to his consulting room anyway. He has given me some tablets but said it can last from a week to five weeks. The spinning has stopped now and I can do normal things so I was able to go into town with my mum and on a short drive to Stash! I am going into the office today because I have a lot to catch up on. I am still a bit woolly headed though so I'll take it easy. Luckily it is only a 3 mile drive.
It is a most peculiar thing to have though.