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Discussion in 'Your Symptoms' started by Laken, May 15, 2018 at 4:51 PM.

  1. Laken

    Laken New Member

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    LakenNew 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. It eventually went away after about 2 hours. When i got up to walk I was so shaky. Now, im paralyzed by the fear that the episode I had is gonna happen again and im scared its not anxiety! Has anyone else had this??? Please help me.
     
  2. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    Yes, I get like this frequently. It can be because my blood sugar is too low so I need to eat. Or it can be because of my GAD or PTSD. It could be the same for you, or it could be vertigo or even Labyrinthitis.
    This website should give you a good idea of your condition and hopefully help.
    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/dizziness/
    How you can treat dizziness yourself
    Dizziness usually goes away on its own. But there are things you can do to take care of yourself while you're feeling dizzy.

    Do
    • lie down until dizziness passes, then get up slowly
    • move slowly and carefully
    • get plenty of rest
    • drink plenty of fluids, especially water
    • avoid coffee, cigarettes, alcohol and drugs
    Don't
    • bend down suddenly
    • get up suddenly after sitting or lying down
    • do anything that could be dangerous while you're dizzy, like driving, climbing a ladder or using heavy machinery
    • lie totally flat if you feel like things are spinning – use pillows to prop up your head
     
  3. Laken

    Laken New Member

    They checked my ears and said they were perfectly fine. :( I had another bout of it the other night but it wasn't as severe. I think its anxiety. :(
     
  4. XmasCarol52

    XmasCarol52 Well-Known Member

    You know sometimes I get lightheaded and dizzy but with that I also get sick to my stomach. I do have gerd and there are times when i gag.Anxieties can cause a lot of problems just like last night i was just laying there on my couch out of the blue I got hot flashes and felt weak like in the stomach I couldn't even eat because I felt to full I get this every single month when it feels like I got sand in my throat it causes me to gag and it is coming from my stomach but with me it always seem to start out with restless leg syndrome,the requipt does not work,then my nose gets all stuffed up ,talking to my doctor is not doing any good because he just wont listen sometimes when I am feeling dizzy I just lay down sometimes it passes and other times no.Then again i have a lot on my mind as of late
     
  5. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    Then if it is anxiety I am truly sorry that you are going through it. It may be that the only thing you can do is to learn how to cope with the anxieties. Make sure you are eating healthily and spanned throughout the day and try some meditation to help you relax.
     

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