Ok so I woke up last night about 2:30am and was spinning pretty bad. I tried to get up and almost fell off the bed. I managed to turn the light on which is built into the ceiling fan. I then fumbled around for my Valium which is the only thing that will stop my vertigo. I finally found the right bottle and then I had to cut it in half as I am not able to take the whole 5mg. I cut the first one and it shattered into a million pieces, It pretty much was useless. I then cut the second one in half and discovered that I had no water or anything to wash it down with. I could not walk to the kitchen. Well I did the next best thing and put it under my tongue and let it dissolve. Let me tell you, that was the yuckiest thing I have ever tasted in my life but it worked like a charm. Usually I sit around spinning for 20 to 30 minutes until the spinning stops but with this technique I stopped spinning in about 10 minutes. I am by no means telling everybody to go and put your medication under your tongue. I am just saying that I was amazed at how fast it worked for me. I rarely have to take it but the weather here has changed drastically over a 48 hour period and I think that's what set my ears off, besides eating a hefty amount of fried Thanksgiving turkey with all of the trimmings, (lots of salt included I'm sure). I just wanted to share that with everyone. I now keep a glass of water near my bed and my medication readily available because that was no fun. Spinning end over end is much worse than spinning from side to side in my humble opinion. I stopped spinning and went out like a light in 10 minutes flat. David.