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panicy one
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   Posted 1/2/2007 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I was just wondering I have been having head pressure on my forehead and dizziness at first I thought well you know what I thought.And then I thought ok it is a sinus thing well it has been going on for about three weeks or so.Myquestion is when I take an ativan the dizziness and pressure go away and when it wears off it comes back,Does this really mean it is just anxiety or should I be still worried something is medically wrong?
150mg zoloft,50mg seroquel,1mg ativan and 25mgtoprol(beta blocker)
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                                          Rhonda


crying
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   Posted 1/2/2007 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I Have been gone a couple weeks and when I pulled up the site, I saw your post and was shocked, Cause I have been having the same problem. But I get so dizzy it makes my stomach start feeling pretty bad!!! But I have not tried to take anything for it, I just keep hoping it will go away! I am starting to think it mush be a sinus thing cause my head above my eyes feels real bad.
I really hope you get to feeling better, Sorry I could not be of much help, But I would say if you have pain around your eyes or in your face its probably sinus.
Good luck and happy new year

btflnvy
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   Posted 1/3/2007 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you have a cough? pain around the eyes? facial pain? or nasal congestion with the pressure and dizziness? If so, it probably is a sinus infection, but since Ativan isn't a medicine that would treat those types of infections I think that it is a symptom of anxiety.
"Does this really mean it is just anxiety or should I be still worried something is medically wrong?"
Thinking "what if" thoughts usually make me have a panic attack, just be consoled knowing that a sinus infection (if it even is that) is no big deal and can be treated easily. Medically the symptoms you described are not serious. Hope you start feeling better!!

panicy one
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   Posted 1/3/2007 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
There is no cough but a little pain around eyes.There is no stuffy or runny nose that is why it scares me because it is not the average sinus infection I kinda wish it was then I could deal with it.I do have post nasal drip but that is it. Anyway thank you for replying crying and btflnvy I reall appreciate it.
150mg zoloft,50mg seroquel,1mg ativan and 25mgtoprol(beta blocker)
                                              Hugs,
                                          Rhonda


aloha808
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   Posted 6/4/2013 12:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Aloha, I have been experiencing those feelings too. Congestion towards the middle and back side of my head and dizziness. My dr prescribed Meclizine and not too sure if its working. I've also been having anxiety attacks. been to the E.R. twice to make sure i'm not having a heart attack or stroke. Crappy feeling and don't wish it on anybody.


Need to help to find another way to get rid of my anxiety problems :(

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 6/4/2013 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi aloha and welcome.

I am sorry that you are going through this...it is tough, I know. Is this your first experience with anxiety and its symptoms?

I am wondering why your doctor prescribed the Meclizine. Were you given a diagnoses of vertigo? Is your doctor aware of your panic attacks...and was anxiety treatment even mentioned?

I ask because the Rx you were given may treat the symptom of dizzyness...but it is not going to get at the root of the issue which is most likely anxiety.

I would encourage you to go back and discuss your treatment options with your doctor. Therapy and/or medication are both very effective in dealing with anxiety.

I was relieved of my panic attacks with the help of a type of therapy called CBT. I can really recommend finding someone to help you through this, and your doctor may be able to refer you.

The other thing that I recommend is to try breathing exercises. Often when we are anxious, without knowing that we do so, we hyperventilate. Not to the point of passing out....but certainly enough to get dizzy and with 'heavy headed' feelings. (other indications include tingling/numbness around the body)

We have some great self-help ideas, including breathing practices in our Resource Guide (main page 1st post) Give these a try 2x a day for a week and see how you feel.

Keep posting with us as well. We are always here to listen, understand and care. It is important to have a support group!
(you can also consider starting your own thread at anytime to introduce yourself if you like.)

Talk to you soon,

Scaredy Cat
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

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bullbull
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   Posted 6/4/2013 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I have this issue also and when I take a Xanax it is gone. I know mine is anxiety related, sometimes I can deal with it sometimes I take a Xanax. I have followed the advice given here and it works. The breathing does wonders for me but sometimes I just can't keep it. Like if I am working on something that demands my concentration. I can not do both. Good luck
Ed

aloha808
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   Posted 6/4/2013 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Scaredy Cat,

Thanks for the quick response. YES, this is my first time ever experiencing all these symptoms. I used to joke at ppl with anxiety problems and tell them its all in their mind. WRONG..Ironically I now have those symptoms. I know its my mind but DAYUM...very hard to get rid of now.

And yes, my dr did some test and diagnosed me with a slight case of vertigo. My dr is aware of my panic attacks and gave me alprazolam (xanax) and buspirone. I most likely need therapy and maybe stronger or better medication to deal with my anxiety. CBT sounds like what I need.

I've seen some other stuff on the internet that will guarantee you being free from anxiety but you have to pay for that program, but i'm not the richest guy and from the reviews i've seen, they are most likely scams.

Again Mahalo, for your time and quick response!

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 6/4/2013 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I would ask about a therapy referral from your doctor before I would trust anything off of th internet for sure!

You may even be covered to some extent though your insurance.

If not, then you could look into group therapy which is less expensive, or even try some self-help books or some of the free resources that we offer here.

Keep posting, as the support here is something that is healing in and of itself!

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

tummywoes
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   Posted 6/5/2013 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Aloha,

The Xanax should help your anxiety. At least it will stop a full blown panic attack, I don't know the strength or dose your Dr. gave you, but it doesn't take much to achieve results. I used to be on 0.5 mg strength, the bottle said to take 1-2 per day, I would have been a zombie if I took that much!........I would cut them in 4ths and use 1/4 pill in the am and another in the evening. I am small in weight and it was enough for me.
Since you are larger, depending on the mg you have, I would definitely adjust the strength down a bit. It does really help.
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