Dizziness can be described as the perception of a spinning or swaying motion which typically causes a difficulty in standing or walking. It is commonly associated with a loss of balance and feelings of lightheadedness.
Within the medical literature, this effect is considered to be capable of manifesting itself across the 3 variations described below:
- Objective - The first is known as objective and refers to when the person has the sensation that objects in the environment are moving.
- Subjective - The second is known as subjective and refers to when the person feels as if they are moving.
- Psuedovertigo - The third is known as pseudovertigo and refers to an intensive sensation of rotation inside the person's head.
Dizziness is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as nausea and motor control loss. It is most commonly induced under the influence of heavy dosages of GABAergic depressant compounds, such as benzodiazepines, alcohol, and GHB. However, it can also occur to a lesser extent under the influence of heavy dosages of psychedelics, dissociatives, and cannabinoids.
Compounds within our psychoactive substance index which may cause this effect include:
- Harmala alkaloid
Anecdotal reports which describe this effect within our experience index include: