Most of vertigo attacks are self-limited. You may not need to see your doctor if it occurred just once and is unexplained. However, you must see your doctor if you experienced sudden, severe prolonged vertigo attacks for more than a week. 1, 2
Get an emergency care if you experienced vertigo together with one or more of the following symptoms: Fever, sudden headache, fainting, double vision or not at all, chest pain, breathing difficulty severe, seizures, sudden change in hearing, ongoing vomiting, irregular heartbeats, facial numbness or numbness of paralysis of legs or arms and difficulty walking. 1, 2
You need to follow some tips for self-care until you seek help: Move slowly, as quickly shifting from lying down to standing up increase your dizziness. Try drinking plenty of fluids and avoiding much caffeine and tobacco. 1, 2
Try to get help as soon as you can if any of these symptoms accompanies your dizziness symptom.