Severe Dizziness all day everyday

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Nessa3
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   Posted 9/15/2008 8:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone have severe dizziness all day everyday? Is this considerd anxiety? i know when you have anxiety you feel dizzy but all day???? I'm kinda worried. The other day i went to the emergency because i just couldn't bare it anymore. I told the doctor my symptoms and that i have a history of anxiety and he just said " oh its anxiety" i feel like he didn't bother to check anything! I felt like he just wanted to get rid of me. He gave me xanx which i have never took before. It was only one pill for that night and he said that if i wanted more i would have to go to a mental health doctor. The xanax made me feel weird at first and zoned out i didn't really like the way it made me feel but after a couple of hours i felt fine. The only thing is i breastfeed and i cant take it. Since i took it that night i couldn't breastfeed for 2 days. So anyways does anyone feel dizzy all the time?? Its driving me crazy! cry

Junebug05
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   Posted 9/15/2008 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nessa,
 
I have gone through periods of time that I have had dizziness all day for days on end.  It comes and goes with me, I'll go a few weeks with constant dizziness and then it will be gone, it seems to get worse when I have pms too.  It is a symptom of anxiety, but it would be wise to be checked by a doctor just to be sure.  I've learned over the years to keep the fact that I have anxiety to myself until after the symptoms I'm having have been thoroughly checked out.  I've run into many doctor's who have brushed me off and told me that whatever I was experiencing is anxiety rather than run tests.  Hope you'll feel better soon.

stkitt
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   Posted 9/16/2008 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Nessa,

Good Morning. I am sorry your having dizziness. Is this new for you? It can be your anxiety and that is what the ER physician treated however, any other disorders can cause dizziness.

I would like to suggest you make an appointent with your primary care physician for a work up to make sure you do not have a medical reason for the dizziness.

Please keep posting and know you are with a group of friends that support you.

Hugs
Kitt

Barbz
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   Posted 9/16/2008 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
try doing breathing exercises where you start off laying on the couch or bed and place one hand on your stomach now take a slow deep breath in and you should feel your stomach rise if it does not then you are breathing with your chest and this is where your dissiness might be coming from then let it out slow and relax keep doing this until you feel relaxed. no breathing with the chest only the stomach. good luck you should feel better. Barb

peacesoul
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   Posted 9/16/2008 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had anxiety for over 25 yrs and never once got dizzy from it. I just don't believe anxiety causes excessive dizziness.

I posted up on HW a while back about the inner ear and anxiety. Like Kitt stated, make an appointment with a DR (family doctor) or better yet, an ENT (ear nose and throat). And don't tell them you suffer anxiety.

I get the dizzies now due to lupus/lyme, but never from panic

peacesoul
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   Posted 9/16/2008 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   

nervymeg
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   Posted 9/17/2008 1:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Peacesoul,

I'm going to check that out myself. Hope you are doing well

Hugs,

Meg

lavendar
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   Posted 9/17/2008 3:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I went to see an ENT about my stuffed up ear and dizzyness. He diagnosed me with more than my reg. Dr. ever has. My Dr. has never touched me even to check my pulse (absolutley hands Off). Anyway the ENT checked my ear and removed a large film (of looked like tissue) from my ear. He said due to the dry weather here. I don't develope enough wax so the little I have causes dry skin to adhere to the ear drum. Told me to use baby oil in my ears once a month. Also diagnosed me with GERD due to the condition of my vocal cords, and TMJ because my jaw clicks. I"m a mess in progress.

My husband bought me a very expensive tred mill a few years back so I could pace, run ,walk. It had everything ,Heart monitor ,,blood pressure ,milies speed. You name it ,I was quite the machine. Well that lasted about 4 months then It just accumulated dust and clothing. So someone go a real bargain. Still had the warranty. Tred mill did not work for me. But it may work for you. Now I listen to mellow music with soothing sounds in the background such as a running stream or the ocean etc. I am also kind of obsessed with medical issues. So I spend quite a bit of time on the computer.
june

Post Edited (june17) : 9/17/2008 3:16:06 AM (GMT-6)


peacesoul
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   Posted 9/17/2008 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
June, have you ever gone to see an Osteopath?

BeesGee
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   Posted 9/17/2008 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Nessa3,

I've had anxiety for the past 21 years. I found out I had this becaue I went to my primary care doctor cause I always dizzy. I had to go on leave for 6 months cause I can't go to work with the dizziness. I always felt I was going to faint, but I never did. After the doctor did some testing, she told me I had anxiety and gave me medication and referred me for therapy. I went to therapy for years, but what really helped me is the CBT. I suggest you go to your primary doctor and do some testing and if it's really anxiety, then, you'll need to learn how to do the breathing, relaxation and CBT. I hope you feel better soon cause I know how that feels.

Beesgee
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SunnyDaze
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   Posted 10/2/2008 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I had this once and my Dr (ENT) told me it was Menieres disease and Labyrynthitis (spelling)
Gave me meclizine for the dizziness. Seemed to help quite abit. I had it for weeks on end. Couldnt even move my heqad or get out of bed cause it would start. Just a thought...

Chiza
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   Posted 4/28/2010 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
Sorry for your condition.
Dizziness is an early sympton in women who are candidate for MS, especially after childbirth.
meet your physician and see a well trained neuro asap. rest, excercise and eat good.
take care
 
 

Not2L8
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   Posted 4/28/2010 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry to hear the doctor blew you off. I've had similar experiences with my previous diagnosis. It is possible though that you could be dehydrated. It can cause headaches and dizziness. This may sound like a stupid question but are you thirsty? If you are chances are that you're past being low on your fluids. MY husband used to be a runner and he would get after me all the time for not drinking enough water, or anything for that matter.lol Even if you aren't thirsty yet try and think back to how much water you drink everyday. Try and double it. It's an easy fix if dehydration is the culprit and it can't hurt to try. I hope this helps.

Not2L8

stkitt
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   Posted 4/28/2010 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Chiza and Not2L8,
You have both responded to an old thread from 2008.



This member has not been seen since 2008.



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tdot
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   Posted 10/5/2011 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Nessa3 said...


Hi, Yes! I have been feeling this way for days now. I have suffered from anxiety for the past 10 yrs, ever since my father died unexpectedly. I find whenever I'm stressed or unhappy with certain events in my life (like losing a job or problems with friends/family) the symptoms get more intense. Recently I was laid off and my anxiety has gone up for fear of not being able to support myself, paying my bills etc. I have been feeling extremely dizzy to the point where the room spins, my balance feels off and I get dizzy on buses or in quickly moving cars, on highways or even just sitting down on the couch or taking a shower. It feels like your about to lose control or that certain things move around. I find sunlight also heightens my anxiety. The other day I was on a bus that was turning and it felt like I was spinning even when the bus had straighten out again. It is a really freaky feeling I know! t's all about how you cope with events in your life and having the skills to do so. I refuse to take meds because they only make the problem worse and you become dependent on them rather then learning to deal with the issue. I could go on for hours talking about anxiety and my experiences. I am curious to know how your doing now and what you did to get past it or if you still get or have these feelings.

Thanks,
tdot

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 10/5/2011 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi tdot and welcome! I am sorry that you have been struggling with dizziness, and to hear about your job situation...it is understandable that you are feeling the way that you do.

Because this is an old thread, you may have better luck with starting a post to introduce yourself...that way more members can recognize you as new, and welcome you and try to answer any questions that you have:)

I do struggle with anxiety dizziness from time to time and find that breathing exercises really help! We have links to sites that teach them in our Anxiety Resource Guide (main page 3rd post) I also have a favorite that is not there, and will be happy to share it if you're interested...just post back and let me know:)

Again welcome and hope to talk to you soon,
Scardey Cat
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Faith224
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   Posted 10/12/2011 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello,

I know this post is kind of old but I suffered from extreme dizziness for three months straight. I had all kinds of tests done and nothing was found, which confirmed that I was suffering from anxiety. I had a hard time performing even the most menial of tasks and was basically in bed for a long time. One day, I got up, got in my car, and said I'm tired of this and tried to ignore it (I know it's hard) and the dizziness went away and hasn't come back since (although other anxiety symptoms do).

In any case, I hope this helps.
Feel Good,

-Faith

scapwell
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   Posted 10/20/2011 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been suffering with dizziness for some time now and I feel it is from extreme anxiety.my dr prescribed celexa for me but I am so anxiety stricten that it makes me nervous.to take it. Yes I have anxiety so bad tht I don't want to take Meds that drs told me to take because I keep thinking these Meds will make me feel worse or ill have a reaction to it. But I have about concluded that I have to take it to survive or I'm going to go crazy.I worry from morning to night and even wake during the night abrubtly feelin% as if I can't breath. I'm miserable and driving my husband insane.as well but he is so supportive it is unreal. I have a 7 year old who lobes sports and I have gotten so bad I hate going to games because um afraid something will happen to me while I am there and embarass him and myself. But I go and just bear the misery I am in. I don't enjoy wotk, church, going out with friends or even gathering with family. I'm living a miserable life when I'm in this state . I do not wish this disease on my worst enemy. Hope you each find help and myself as well.

paniccu
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   Posted 10/20/2011 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
When I've had extreme anxiety I was dizzy all day. Even after my anxiety subsided it took awhile to feel normal again. That was wen I was having many panic attacks. If you feel you're not anxious why not go to your regular doc and ask for a complete blood workup? Many things could cause dizziness.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 10/21/2011 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi scapwell and welcome! Your story sounds similar to mine...the anxiety took all of the fun out of everyday situations...family, friends, work, church, ect., like you said,  almost everything became unenjoyable:(

If you are reluctant to try your medication, why not look into therapy? It will take time and effort, but it is effective in treating anxiety and its symptoms. I went through two courses of CBT and am enjoying recovery from daily panic attacks:)

We also have some helpful links to self-help techniques in our Anxiety Resource Guide (main page 3rd post)

Your dizziness could be the result of subconciously hyperventilating (a common anxiety trait) Breathing exercises such as the ones taught in the links could reverse a lot of your problem!

Keep posting with questions and sharing here with us:) We are a supportive community that understands each other, and we are here to help.

Take care,
Scaredy Cat
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Veestarlet
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   Posted 1/1/2012 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm dizzy allllll the time. They dint know what it is! I have severe anxiety and panic attacks.

cantoral1018
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   Posted 3/8/2012 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I been suffering from dizziness everyday mostly all day for a couple of months now im tired of feeling this way I need help a.s.a.p I dont wanna die I have a son that I refuse to leavr I just wanna feel good again ... Im always thinking im gonna die I feel like if im gonna pass out but I never have I just wanna feel healthy again .. I started feeling this way after I haf gotten the flu and a high fever after all that happend my life has been miserable I havr no motivation for anything now and it fruatrates me that I cant feel good anymore I also get headaches if I eat alot of fast food.. Last week I started going to the gym again and I felt a little better I tried to think positive about my life and I didnt feel as dizzy anymore but now im back to feeling like crap and thinking im gonna die I need some advice ..
Thank you

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 3/8/2012 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi cantoral and welcome!

As you can see from reading through this thread...dizziness is a pretty common anxiety symptom!

It is frighthening, and leads our minds to catastrophic thinking...ie., there is something seriously wrong with me...I am going to die, ect.
To begin with, I urge you to see your doctor...not only can he/she give you a complete check-up (to rule out something as simple as ear congestion) but can give you a recommendation on how to treat the anxiety.

Therapy and/or medication can be used to manage this problem. Please make the appointment, so you can get started on feeling better soon... and let us know how you are doing, okay?:)

Talk to you soon...and post anytime!

Scaredy Cat
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officerandmom
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   Posted 7/24/2012 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Hello all. AFter reading many posts I decided to post my own experience not sure who this will help.  I recently took myself to the ER as a result of persistant dizziness.  No pain associated with it (except for occasssional head aches).  My heart would race and I had started mildly sweating.  There were no particular triggers that I noted.  But it became regular enough that it was bothersome and interfered with my time with my children and overall my life.  I recently quit my job in law enforcement to pursue my business and education.  The last few years I spent in the division of law enforcement which I was assigned to was a live-on-the edge-of-your-seat lifestyle.  Constantly had to carry a work phone, very unethical bosses, saw plenty of violent deaths, children included.  I realize we were never given an outlet as employees.  Nonetheless working there felt as if I was holding my breath.  Sprinkle in a long and tedious divorce and voila!  I'm on a bed with white sheets in an ER.  The doctor could not find the exact culprit to my dizziness as dizziness is a symptom of many many potential medical problems, so I'm told.  I do not doubt that at all.  Since my trip to the ER I've still had bouts of dizziness.  I'm documenting all of it in a small journal I bought the other day in hopes a pattern may develop.  Who knows.  Maybe this is anxiety afterall. 

stkitt
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   Posted 7/25/2012 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
officerandmom,
 
Hello and welcome to HealingWell. From atypical workshifts and high risk situations to the effects of post traumatic stress disorder, law enforcement takes it toll and is often the cause of anxiety disorder. The law enforcement work is known to be much more stressful then the average job.
 
I wish you would have had acess to a confidential employee assistance program through your work but it is time now for you to seek the help you need in dealing with your feelings.  Do make an appointment with a therapist to learn how to live with your anxiety and your probable PTSD.  Anxiety can cause dizziness however I am not a Dr. so I cannot say for sure this is the cause of yours but it does fit with your history of high stress.
 
Keep on talking to us as we are here to support you.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
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