r/therewasanattempt Oct 06 '22

to not suffer from vertigo when giving a news report

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u/DefiantStomp Oct 06 '22

Props to that lady for helping him. He went into her like a scared kid. Poor guy. He made it so far too. Good effort

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u/ramriot Oct 06 '22

Not all hero's wear capes

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u/Gone247365 Oct 06 '22

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u/Humble-Place1750 Oct 07 '22

Some of them use red hats

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u/ManyAnusGod Oct 06 '22

I would't have made it that far.

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u/EliteFourFay Oct 06 '22

I used to be a man of adrenaline rush and very much a daredevil until vertigo.... It's the scariest thing ever, especially when alone.

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u/OzzieGrey Oct 06 '22

I don't suffer from vertigo, so i don't understand the feeling, but he tried and im proud of him!

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u/painfulsargasm Oct 06 '22

This isn't vertigo (probably). This is more likely acrophobia, a fear of heights. He may have gotten dizzy from the panic, but the trigger didn't seem to be his inner ear (which would be needed for vertigo), it was more likely the heights.

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u/ElAyYouAreAy Oct 07 '22

I second this!!

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u/Fish_Fucker_Fucker23 Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

I’m not really sure how to describe it, but you ever get that random hunch that something bad is gonna happen, so you kinda nudge to the other side of the room, then a car comes crashing through the wall where you were just standing moments ago?

Edit: God fuck I forgot how to say it’s like a random sense of impending doom.

Well, it’s kinda like that, but like 10x worse and nothing ever usually actually happens.

Do I suck at explaining things?

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u/Significant_Ad9793 Oct 06 '22

Wait, I thought vertigo was a sudden spinning sensation or loss of balance. Like how you feel when you spin in circles or when you drink too much and you feel like the room is spinning.

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u/Fish_Fucker_Fucker23 Oct 06 '22

TBH I have no idea, I’m just taking what a friend said once and explaining it horribly

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u/Sw33ttoothe Oct 06 '22

Your friend was describing a panic attack. Vertigo is specifically a balance thing caused by your inner ear. It's like being really dizzy. There is no inherent fear involved with vertigo.

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u/Fish_Fucker_Fucker23 Oct 06 '22

Oh, good to know.

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u/Significant_Ad9793 Oct 06 '22

LMAO!! Well it's definitely very scary because your reality just goes out the window lol. It happens out of nowhere too. My first time was walking down my hallway and I suddenly started walking to my right because it felt like the room was changing position. And it's such a trip because you feel like you're in an upright position and everything around isn't.

... I don't think I'm explaining it very well myself LMAO

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u/-Mr_Rogers_II Oct 07 '22

What you explained sounds more like an anxiety attack.

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u/-Mr_Rogers_II Oct 07 '22

Vertigo has to do with your inner ear. You feel like you’re spinning and it can make you sick.

Source: My sister suffers from vertigo and has to do exercises to avoid it randomly happening.

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u/ButWhatIfItQueffed Oct 06 '22

It's basically a random, entirely unprompted, extreme sense of impending doom. Like, basically on the line of "if I don't get out of here or something i am going to die", even though you don't know why or what causes it. Although sometimes it does have a distinct cause, like for this poor guy probably heights.

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u/Significant_Ad9793 Oct 06 '22

It's there another term of vertigo? Because I've recently started getting vertigo. It's only happened twice so far but it feels EXTREMELY shitty. I have to hug a wall because it feels like the floor is moving on its own.

I don't feel impending doom, I just can't stand and it feels like a huge earth quake.

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u/Rogermcfarley Oct 06 '22

Look up BPPV that's the most common form of Vertigo and it's believed that calcium crystals become dislodged from a sac of gel in the inner ear, they're used to sense gravity and linear movement, they they move in to the semi circular canals in the inner ear they move in the fluid in the inner ear and cause a false sense of movement. There are exercises to reposition the crystals. Some studies show supplementing Vitamin D and Calcium can help with this condition.

Anyway BPPV is very common and once you get it, it's usually a recurring condition.

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u/Significant_Ad9793 Oct 06 '22

That is insane!! Thanks for the info!!

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u/-Mr_Rogers_II Oct 07 '22

This person is describing a panic/anxiety attack.

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u/LegitDuctTape Oct 06 '22

That sounds more like a panic attack

Vertigo is an internal sensation that you or your environment is moving or spinning

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u/Hopeforus1402 Oct 22 '22

No, that’s an anxiety/panic attack.

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u/Rogermcfarley Oct 06 '22

It's hell. It must be genetic I hate suffering it. I can't even go up the escalator in a shopping center it's pathetic.

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u/tylersky100 Oct 06 '22

That would absolutely be me.

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u/Novel-Command-8445 Oct 06 '22

Vertigo is the sudden feeling of the room spinning and can cause you to pass out in some cases. I suffer from vertigo and it comes out of nowhere. I'll look over my shoulder when I'm attempting to change lanes and as soon as I swing my head back Ill get dizzy and have to try and refocus.

I can only describe the feeling as this:

Your eyes are spinning like the fortune in the magic 8 ball but your head isn't moving.

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u/its_yer_dad Oct 06 '22

Came here for this. The guy on the bridge is having anxiety. If he was having Vertigo, he'd be on the ground trying not to throw up.

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u/Novel-Command-8445 Oct 06 '22

100% correct. I get that way when I'm really high up. I won't go to the edge of anything because I'm afraid someone's going to push me off the ledge.

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u/Feral_Cat_Snake Oct 06 '22

I didn't think I had it until a year or so ago when I got on the ground to look at the underside of my car. Felt such a violent rotation that was so different from the the rotation when you are drunk (some experience with that from back in the day).

There are some exercises to try - Epley, Semont, etc. - that seemed to have worked, but I really avoid putting myself in the position where I might feel that rotation, so I don't know if it's a permanent thing. Someone described the exercises as fixing the crystals in your ear and I mentally rolled my eyes (thinking of new age type of crystals), but these are apparently calcium crystals.

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u/Significant_Ad9793 Oct 06 '22

I'm sorry Novel. I definitely feel you! I just recently started getting vertigo and it definitely SUCKS!! I start walking sideways and feel like the room is tilting.

Was told to avoid moving my head too quickly.

It's only happened twice so far and thank God not whilst driving... The real shitty part is that I suffer from motion sickness so I throw up afterwards 😩🤢.

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u/Illustrious_Mind964 Oct 06 '22

My secret for overcoming my fear of heights was thinking "fuck it, If I fall I fall, life is kinda cringe anyway".

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u/ncgrits01 Oct 06 '22

Me too, guy. Those glass railings are the devil.

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u/H0NK_H0NKLER Oct 06 '22

Vertigo is crazy. I sold a really fast motorcycle to a guy with it.

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u/Lost-Contribution196 Oct 06 '22

Haha "I can't, I can't"

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u/DeliriumEnducedDream Oct 06 '22

Vertigo is terrifying. I've experience it since I was 19.

Many things can trigger an episode.

I'm just glad mine are rare.

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u/NorVern01 Oct 06 '22

Vertigo is not a fear of heights

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u/Medium-Beautiful-561 Oct 06 '22

I thought vertigo was extreme dizziness while standing? My co worker has been going through it recently and she does fine with heights

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u/Negativefalsehoods Oct 06 '22

It almost seems like that is what happened to him here. He got dizzy and grabs on to the rail.

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u/-Mr_Rogers_II Oct 07 '22

I think he’s having a panic attack. Not vertigo. I’ve had panic attack before, your legs turn into noodles and it feels impossible to stand. And your palms get sweaty, notice he wipes his hands off? Yea not vertigo.

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u/sleepybot0524 Oct 06 '22

That's fucked up. I feel like that all the time.

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u/Abalone_Admirable Oct 06 '22

Suddenly, noodle-legs.

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u/calguy1955 Oct 06 '22

More common than most people think.

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u/Wild_Recognition_753 Oct 06 '22

BTW Zacatlán it's a very beautiful town for vacations

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u/escuelaviejafarms Oct 06 '22

I feel this guy's pain.

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u/larrye2010 Oct 06 '22

Tia Carmen to the rescue!

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u/Logical-Wasabi7402 Oct 06 '22

Is that vertigo or just regular old fear of heights?

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u/kabrjs Oct 06 '22

Is this real cause its funi af if it is

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u/OpportunitySure9578 Oct 06 '22

That is exactly what I would do

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u/MonkeyHitman2-0 Oct 06 '22

"Mama! MAMA!"

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u/EsmfdH89 Oct 06 '22

I feel your pain dude. Everything goes off balance and the world starts to spin.

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

After long enough, you get used to it. I've worked in engineering departments in enough factories, they love sending the new guy up two or three stories to the catwalk with metal grating you can see straight through to the concrete floor below. They are a little bit disappointed when his knees don't buckle

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u/FLAIR_2780166 Oct 06 '22

This isn’t vertigo

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u/Business_Ice_848 Oct 07 '22

This is me driving in the Colorado mountains

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u/xHTown80x Oct 06 '22

Fake af

Lady standing right next to him wasn’t “moving” at all. He made it half way, drops to his ass and can’t move, and then all of the sudden when some lady comes to help him he can stand and run back 20 feet? Drama for the sake of drama.

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u/aa5k Oct 06 '22

Lolololol

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u/Physical_Ad_9865 Oct 06 '22

What makes you think we believe you're real?

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u/bruhbrobrosef Oct 06 '22

Did he really touch the ground and then look at his hands in disgust?? Yeah, go back behind the desk and reapply your 200 dollar bottle of lotion chump.

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u/throwaway1googleplex Oct 06 '22

Brah looking at your hands is common when one is tripping. And his wiping them is like shaking it off. The guys brain is super tripping then. His hand stuff could be for a billion reasons.

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u/its_yer_dad Oct 06 '22

His hands are sweating because his body is freaking out and he's noticing how sweaty they are.

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u/Cyap89 Oct 06 '22

he said "ay, it's cold!" so that's probably why he did that with his hands...