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   Posted 7/14/2010 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, have been doing good for quite some time, but now seem to feel dizziness constantly, anyone have that issue?
I don't know if I am concentrating on it too much or what, but it just happens alot. Not too severe, but I do have a feeling of disorientation.

Stress?
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   Posted 7/14/2010 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry I should have been more detailed, I just was curious to know if anxiety causes dizziness, lately it has really kicked off my anxiety, don't know why, but I tend to get dizzy a lot....

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   Posted 7/15/2010 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there
anxiety can cause many issues n i believe dizziness is right in there with list of sx
there are so many things that this will do to you
you need to learn some techniques to try n get a handle on this if u can n are willing
are you on meds or no
im sure more will be along to help out n give input
tk care
lyn
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   Posted 7/15/2010 6:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning,

Anxiety and stress can cause dizziness. I would suggest you see your physician to rule out any other problems and if he/she agrees it is anxiety then look at ways to start lowering your anxiety.

We have a great resource thread for ways to deal with anxiety at this link:

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=9&m=104206

Remember we are all here to support you.

Kindly,

Kitt

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   Posted 7/17/2010 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it can go both ways... anxiety can cause all kinds of symptoms and having/ feeling symptoms in turn can cause more anxiety. Personally I didn't feel dizziness or faintness until I started taking medication. Once I started on meds though (I'm still trying to find the "right one" for me) I began feeling confused at things that didn't confuse me before, I'd feel physically weak, dizzy at times, and randomly I'd feel like I was about to pass out. I'd just be sitting and watching TV for instance when I out of nowhere would grab on to something feeling that I'm on the verge of passing out. It feels like when you're really tired but forcing yourself to stay awake and your head drops down for second before you "catch" yourself, only with the addition of fear. Anyway, that faintness in turn makes me more anxious. It becomes just one more thing to have to worry about.

As skitt said though it's important to rule out something medical. I have had bloodwork to confirm that I don't have anemia for instance so I feel confident that it's a side effect. It doesn't mean that I don't still get concerned about passing out at some random moment, but I do have less anxiety about it than I would otherwise have.

Whether it's dizziness/ faintness or something else, the more you think about it the more likely it is to cause you anxiety. As another example, just a few weeks ago I spent all my time fearing and waiting for my next panic attack. I was panicking about panicking 24/7 to the point where my constant rumination started to bring on attacks. Now I'm trying to distract myself and focus on other things more. Although the anxiety is still very prevalent and I'm not attack free, it is less than before. Good luck stress!
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