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Lightheaded when I moved my head

Discussion in 'Health Anxiety (Hypochondria)' started by Laken, May 15, 2018 at 4:27 PM.

  1. Laken

    Laken New Member

    To make a long story short I have a fear of passing out. Everyday I feel dizzy or off balance. Then I panic. When i panic I usually get this bad overwhelming feeling like im gonna pass out. It eventually passes. Well the other day it happened and i sat down snd laid back a bit. After the initial lightheadedness subsided I went to sit up and I had to lay right back. I couldnt sit up or look down without feeling like I was going to pass out. My family called the ambulance snd they took me to the ER. They monitored my heart, did blood work, a chest xray, snd I also had a CT of my hesd done around 3 months ago and evrrything qas fine. Now, im paralyzed by the fear that the episode I had is gonna happen again and im scared its noy anxiety! Has anyone else had this??? Please help me.
  2. Kelculator

    Kelculator Active Member

    Fainting is not as scary as you may think it is. You don't just drop down like in the movies, you would feel black in front of your eyes and dizzy and you would kneel down or sit down, and then faint. When you feel dizzy, just keep yourself low to the ground so you don't sccideaccide hurt yourself, and you will be fine.
    If you are scared if fainting because it may indicate serious health problems, I actually have a friend that faints all the time. She had her heart and brain checked it and there were no problem. Fainting can be non serious, and caused by a lot of non serious issues. I hope that helps... Talk to us again if you are still very worried.
  3. Laken

    Laken New Member

    Im worried because im afraid it will happen when im home alone. I have 3 kids that are all under 6.
  4. Kelculator

    Kelculator Active Member

    In case something happens, you can always teach your oldest to alert someone. I'm not saying you are at risk of actually fainting, but doing so, or some other measures, can help you feel safer about this, wouldn't they?
  5. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    It really sounds like it is anxiety. I can understand how you would be afraid of passing out when you have children to care for. When you feel like that, take a deep breath and sit down for a while. Do some breathing exercises and drink a glass of water until it passes.

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