Sudden brief dizziness, head rush and slightly faint feeling

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Viking1
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   Posted 6/2/2012 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, in the last two weeks I've had a rush of head pressure - once pushing a shopping cart and once sitting at my desk. I'm not dizzy when this occurs but do feel like i could pass out. It appears I have high blood pressure as it's been thru the roof lately and I'm starting meds for it. Of course following this head pressure, the anxiety begins to take over wondering what the heck just happened. Thank you for the divided breathing technique as I plan to try that if I get another episode.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 6/2/2012 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Viking and welcome!

I am sorry to hear that you are dealing with this symptom lately. It is always a little scary to be dealing with a new diagnoses and to start a new medicaion for the first time. However, I am sure that between treating the BP, and the breathing tecnique for the anxiety, you will start to feel better.

Post anytime with us regarding any anxiety issues. It is good to talk with others who understand, and we are here to listen and suuport!

Take care:)

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tubos
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   Posted 6/14/2012 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
For the last few weeks I have been getting very sudden and short moments of faintness in my body and some kind of head rush also in specific situations.

I first noticed it when some kids kicked a ball in my direction, I decided to run and kick it, when I started to run, my standing leg went really weak and nearly went from under me. It started with that, but since then I have noticed it happening in other situations. Even, if I am telling a joke, when it comes to the punch line I get the moment of faintness! Or, if I go to make a smart comment as a joke to somebody it happens. It is really weird and I dont know what is going on. It is as if any time my heart rate increases even slightly, but always very suddenly, it happens.

Any ideas what I should do about it? I'm male and 35 years old

I'm on no medication and don't have anxiety issues.

Pat

sll
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   Posted 6/14/2012 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
This sounds just like me. I feel off balance a lot. The more I think about it the worse it gets so I am trying to retrain my brain. Just started CBT and I hope it works.

stkitt
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   Posted 6/15/2012 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Welcome to HealingWell.  The first thing I would advice you to do is see your Dr. re this sudden leg weakness, feelings of faintness etc.  Everything is not anxiety and to be on the safe side you need to make sure you do not have any medical problems causing these sx.
 
Please let us know how you are doing and feel comfortable starting a thread of your own here in the forum.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
 

 
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AnxiousTim
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   Posted 6/15/2012 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi i have been struggling with anxiety and panick attacks for about 5 minths now although the attacka themselves have stopped i still have serious moments of jitteryness and as if i could faint as well as a falling sensation always on my left side, this happens quite frequenty, I also get alot of headaches as well as moments of feeling sick. Is this likely to last? Im not on any mesication now and havent been for over a month, i was on sertraline and diazepam. Thankyou,
AnxiousTim

omg!
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   Posted 9/9/2012 3:30 AM (GMT -6)   
hello, i've been getting the same dizzy/falling feeling for quite some time now. i do have low iron/blood pressure and used to faint a lot in the past when my iron was really low, but that was a different feeling. i have become a pro at that feeling and know quite in advance if i'm going to actually faint. this feeling of falling is new and weird and scary. i have an appointment with my doctor in 2 days. when i went to the walk in clinic the dr didn't seem interested and told me to get my iron checked again. ******. i am paranoid and one dizzy feeling will have me worried for the rest of life that i'm on the verge of passing out. i'm not on medication and apart from my low blood pressure and iron i'm healthy. i have had my heart checked and an MRI a couple of years ago when i was going through my fainting spells and all seemed well. fainting is always on my mind and so i do feel like i'm stressed most of the time.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/9/2012 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry to hear about this condition that you are dealing with. I am sure that it is frightening to you. See what your doctor has to say at your appointment this week.

Anxiety can cause dizzyness, but it sounds like there may be another reason as well, since this has been part of your history. Keep asking questions until you find the answers that you need.

If you need to get a referral to a specialist, then insist, so that you can get to the bottom of this and feel better!

If you do have anxiety issues that are contributing to this, then post back with us, and we will gladly help and support!

Best wishes,

Scraredy Cat
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BrockD
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   Posted 9/11/2012 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I just got a feeling like this, this morning!

I'm 34 yr old male, in wheelchair, have PVC's, and take blood pressure medicine.
Also been on ativan for anxiety for like 10 years.

I was sitting in front of computer and all of a sudden out of the blue i kinda felt like i was gonna pass out
or drift off to sleep, but more like a quick dizziness and then a warm feeling came over me.

Any idea what that could be? Perhaps anxiety/panic attack?

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/11/2012 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Brock and welcome:)

While this is certainly part of what can be considered an anxiety symptom (look at the number of posts in this thread!)

I think that it is wise to ask your doctor about these symptoms if you continue to have them. (could be realted to your BP meds, ect...)

Also, so many of these episodes seem to happen in front of the computer, which leads me to think that anyone with this issue should also consider that it could be vision/light sensitivity/migraine related...and maybe explore that possibility with their doctor/opthamologist/neurologist.

I wish you the best of health, mentally and physically, and invite you to post with us anytime. This is a great place of sharing and support.:)

Talk to you soon,

S.C.
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
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r7460tm
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   Posted 9/13/2012 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi , every one

I would like to no if any of these systomes
Are accompanied by stutter steping , ??
I feel the same thing as all of you the only
Thing is with me I catch my self stutter steping
Going like I'm blank ears go death and feel
Like every thing is real distent like every thing
So far away .

I don't no just how bad it is for all of you
But for me ?? I feel like I'm fighting to keep
My self from passing out . It feels like a life
Time but is only about 10 to 30 seconds
. And after this happens . I will lay down
And sleep DDR hr.

If I do stay up and keep going
I will fight it all day . It happen
about 4 to 10 times a week
Now for the passed 2 years

Not to scare any one but it feels like
A mini strok , seizure , or somthing
That is what comes to mined with me .

I have had every thing under the sun
Checked and every thing normal .
I'm just worrying over the past 2 years
Becues I have been to the doc with panic attacks
So many times . Over the passed 15 years .
I just chulk it up to anxiety . But I would like to
No if any one has the the other things I talked
about ???? With the symptoms . They have now ???

Any in put would help

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/13/2012 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome.:)

I think that a lot of us have issues that seem neurological, but can actually be attributed to anxiety. Since anxiety affects us mentally and physically as well, this should come as no suprise!

It is wise that you have been checked out medically, just to be sure that all is well and healthy with your physical state...so now you can concentrate on working on lowering the anxiety.

Have you consulted your doctor about your treatment options? Medication and therapy are a couple of choices...or a combination of both could benefit you and enable you to feel your best.

You should not have to live with these symptoms, so I would seek treatment as soon as possible.

Keep posting with us as well...we are here to support, listen and understand.:)

Scaredy Cat

p.s. check out our Resource Guide on the main page for great self-help ideas!
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"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT

anxietysurvivor
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   Posted 9/14/2012 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I JUST had this lol. I get it often im not sure what it is i just put it down to after effects of anxiety. People with anxiety/panic have higher levels of something (forgotten what its called) but studies show we are always 'on' with regards to anxiety, i just put it down to that. Its a blumin nuicense but im sure its nothing :)

JJ i'd say get some cbt maybe? You CAN beat anxiety dtug free, i did :) if u wanna chat private message me and i'll arm you with the tools that helped me
No matter what life throws Megan, Liam and Elizabeth-Jayne pull me through, being a mummy outweighs all the bad stuff.
Diagnosed 09 PTSD resulting in bullemia nervosa, health anxiety, generalised anxiety.
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No matter what life throws stand tall and be PROUD of who you are

r7460tm
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   Posted 9/14/2012 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
After 15/18 years of theis junk and at my
Age I would be able to gust let it go .

But for the most part I do . But the off balance
And out of no where faint feelings that are so intentce
I'm not sure . Like now I have had 3 spells allready

And now I feel so spaced out and dic oriented
Like I'm not all here . Any in put ???

anxietysurvivor
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   Posted 9/14/2012 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Scardey i also get woozy when lookin up at somethin high lol. Wonder wat it is? Lol
No matter what life throws Megan, Liam and Elizabeth-Jayne pull me through, being a mummy outweighs all the bad stuff.
Diagnosed 09 PTSD resulting in bullemia nervosa, health anxiety, generalised anxiety.
Recovered partially Dec 2011
No matter what life throws stand tall and be PROUD of who you are

r7460tm
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   Posted 9/14/2012 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Man If I look up . It takes me a few Minn.
Just to get me balance back .

Could it be in the neck ??
I feel as if I'm going to just fall
Over if I read up to change a light
Bulb lol. !!!! So wired .

anxietysurvivor
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   Posted 9/14/2012 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Lol looking up is scary shizz!! I think its a balance thing... Maybe lol
No matter what life throws Megan, Liam and Elizabeth-Jayne pull me through, being a mummy outweighs all the bad stuff.
Diagnosed 09 PTSD resulting in bullemia nervosa, health anxiety, generalised anxiety.
Recovered partially Dec 2011
No matter what life throws stand tall and be PROUD of who you are

tubos
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   Posted 9/18/2012 5:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I recently fell asleep a couple of times in work (while typing on a computer!) and while sitting a course (boring). I thought I'd do a search on narcolepsy, just to see what the symptoms are. While reading, I came across the symptom of Cataplexy - a condition characterized by sudden loss of muscle tone, usually resulting in a fall, caused by strong emotions, such as anger, fear, or surprise, often associated with narcolepsy - this almost exactly describes what I have been feeling, although somewhat milder.

When I go to make a joke my knees can buckle or I can nearly drop what I'm holding, when I play sports and I think I'm gonna make a good play my knees buckle and I nearly fall over.
I gotta go see a doctor!!

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/18/2012 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi tubos and welcome.;)

I am sorry to hear about these disturbing symptoms that you have been having.

Do you also suffer with anxiety outside of these episodes? It sounds almost like a 'performance anxiety' issue.

Do follow up with a dr.s appointment to make sure that you are healthy physically...and let us know what you learn.

Post with us anytime.:)

S.C.
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT

Kyle10
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   Posted 10/27/2012 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys thought I would share my experience,

I'm 16 years old and I first started feeling heavy twitching in the middle of my chest followed by a headrush and a numb feeling in my hand. I immediately went to the hostpital where they ran an ECG and checked my bp several times over 2 hours, everything normal.

My twitching over the next couple of weeks worsened into full body twitching. Common areas were my chest, abdominal, arms and back. I learned to deal with these twitches but for some reason the chest twitching would always cause a headrush. My symptoms occur at rest and go away if Im walking to school or playing sports. I've lost some weight because I avoided going to the gym as I was and still kind of am worried that it's really a heart problem or something. My heart pounds in my head when doing anything cardio related.

My symptoms startied feeling a lot better and less frequent until recently when I had more vigorous twitches and shooting pains in my feet, hands and sudden neck tightness that lasts 20 minutes and then goes away. Just tonight actually I had a heavy sence if fear go through me and I was ready to completely pass out but some deep breaths saved me. I just want to start up my gym routine again and this experience is just so annoying and I don't have any answers.

katlaydee
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   Posted 10/27/2012 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone....
I've read thru some of the posts and I can identify with many of you.
3 weeks ago, I experienced an extreme headrush/lightheadedness feeling. The way I can describe it...is like you've been stooping over and suddenly stand up & get that headrush/lightheaded feeling for a few seconds --- BUT, multiply that feeling by atleast 5 or 6 times which lasts for around 5-10 seconds. No spinning/movement(vertigo)/weird eye movement. The top of my head felt like it was going to pop off & my eyes bug/bulge out....after wards, I felt shaky & weak.
When this happened, I was sitting at my desk, turn in my chair to pick something up. At the same time I was doing that, if felt like I was going to have a blasting sneeze...no sneeze, but thats when the extreme headrush/lightheadedness feeling came on. Went to the ER, they took Lab (blood draw & UA)...nothing suspicious found. Did an EKG...nothing abnormal. The next day went to see my Primary Care Physician...explained everything what happened and what was done at the ER. He sent me to the ENT.....again, nothing. Nothing wrong with my ears/innerear or sinus'. All sorts of balance tests were done, including wearing some sort of goggles to show eye movement (if any)...nothing...no dizziness/vertigo. No infections, no water in the ears....nada!
Since that extreme headrush/lightheadedness episode...I've been experiencing waves of lightheadedness which only last milliseconds. When at that happens, I turn my head side-to-side, up and down....my neck snaps, crackles and pops. Kinda wondering if it can be caused by arthritis in the neck --- I've been diagnosed with RA.

Littlewing13
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   Posted 12/10/2012 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello new to the site... found it when googling my symptoms, and while I am not glad to find other people are suffering with this, I am glad to know I am not alone.
 
I've had migraines since I was a child and hashimotos thyroid. suddenly at the age of 36, found myself having these "panic attacks". Went from being very independent ( driving cross country by myself, living, working on my own most of my life) to being terrified of driving, after this happened several times while driving. like some of you mentioned, it also happens, inexplicably, in situations that never bothered me before, like walking through the grocery store or walmart (so I'm not the only one who finds the glossy floors, bright lights and sensory overload difficult!) or talking to someone.
 
I never had social anxiety and have good inter-personal skills. But since this started happening, sometimes I will be talking to someone and suddenly, i get that lightheaded "whoosh" followed by heart pounding, legs/hands shaking, feel like I am about to pass out. I relate to person who talked about this happending when he tells a punch line to a joke. these are not situations which used to cause me anxiety. and the anxiety i feel now is mostly about being scared that it will happen and I will pass out and be embarassed, happen when i am driving or alone.   sometimes i can push through it, try slowing down, breathing, and get through. sometimes this does not work and I have to get away fast. on many occasions I've been in the grocery store, felt fine, not anxious, and all of a sudden - whoosh! the dizzyness/heart pounding starts and I just have to leave my cart and go. the worst is the car. lately I wont drive anywhere other than around town (no highways) because to have this happen while you are driving is terrifying. several times i've had to pull into a gas station and wait for it to pass. twice it didn't pass, and I had to call someone to come and get me. i've been on a highway where there was nowhere to pull off, not even a shoulder - and that was the worst feeling in the world!
 
I've had almost everything checked out, blood sugar, heart, ENT, you name it. i do get migraines and have thyroid issues, but these are relatively under control and I've had them almost my entire life.
 
glad to find a place where people won't think I am just crazy or weak. i've been thru a lot in my life and have been a very independent, competent person. the worst part of this is the feeling that is not under my control, like I can keep myself calm and together and keep making myself push thru and do what i need to get done, and bam- it just comes out of nowhere.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 12/11/2012 12:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Littlewing and welcome!

We are glad that you have found this place too.:) I really do think that you will find the support and caring that you seek here.

We are here for you anytime that you need to share, or ask questions or just talk about our common issues.

Looking forward to getting to know you better!

Talk to you soon,

Scaredy Cat
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"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
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Be_Dazzled
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   Posted 12/11/2012 1:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Serb!

I am Ms. Dizzy BTW! :D

I always feel dizzy out of the blue, like what you explained here... . Then after I feel dizzy that's when my anxiety attack starts... . I get panicky when I feel something is wrong with my body. Plus the stomach upset too!

So You're Not Alone! ;)

I hope together we can get through it!

Cheers!
Be

Littlewing13
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   Posted 12/11/2012 7:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Scaredy Cat, thank you!
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