Vertigo and other symptoms caused by benign paroxysmal positional vertigo can be uncomfortable. You many even feel frightened by the sensation of spinning. To help you manage your symptoms and feeling about BPPV, it's a good idea to understand what motions or activities often trigger your vertigo. Sudden head movements or sitting or standing quickly can often lead to vertigo. To prevent losing your balance during these times, use a walking stick or cane to counter any imbalance you may feel. In addition sit or lie down when you become lightheaded or dizzy. Finally, talk to your doctor about treating your vertigo using head movements called canalith repositioning procedures. You can often perform these head positions at home immediately after your vertigo has subsided.