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My body sways 24/7

And I really do not believe my doctor that it is anxiety. Does anybody else have this. It's been 2 years of this for me. I feel like I am going to loose it pretty soon.

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Yes hun unfortunately but I get more of the falling fainting feeling

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Yes just this morning. I did a sleep over last night as it's part of my job but was awake at 4.15 am and didn't go back to sleep . I felt fine when I got up at 6.30 am then 2 hours after I become so staggery, servere lightheaded as if I was going to fall as I was going to one side and felt like fainting , and I was trembling inside my body .Prior to that I had water , 2 cups of tea and toast . Why the hell does this happen can anyone help us ????

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Thats how it affects me...sometimes I'm dizzy and sometimes i just suddenly feel im fainting and my body jolts....it used to trigger a panic attack but now i understand why it escalates into panic i am able to experience it without over reacting to it. Still unpleasant when it happens but Ive had it for around 11 years and am 95% recovered now

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Yep need to know how u get through it ? Answered your comment on my post . Thanx

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Anxiety seems to be a catch all diagnosis after doctors have run their tests.

There is no research into this condition which affects millions worldwide and is lucrative for pharmaceuticals that provide meds to control symptoms.

Quality of life is destroyed for most but we are asked to grin and bear it

This should be unacceptable.

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Today I was in school seeing my youngest daughter in a play they been doing I was absolutely fine then all of a sudden I felt like I may faint. It soon passed but when I got out of the school I couldn't wait to get home and I felt a little stressed until I reached my house. X

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Hi Jemma1987, Oh the true colors of anxiety showing through. I remember those feelings during my daughter's school events. I always worried about making a spectacle of myself should I faint. I never did, I never ran out, it was more of the what ifs that kept me trapped. How many times it took me to realize when I got home, I felt more secure and the feeling would pass. How many times just popping a benzo would take that feeling away within minutes. Then I finally realized one day that it was anxiety and not some physical health issue. It wasn't easy but little by little used coping methods to relax me when I was at an event. For me, it was and still is deep breathing. Anxiety got bored and the symptoms disappeared.

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Yes I felt the same today.I didn't know what to do I thought maybe sit down, then I thought should I knock on the office door and ask for some water,then all the if I faint everyone will look at me and know me as the mum that made an ass of herself by fainting. It soon passed once I got into the hall sat down and seen my little one in the play. X

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Jemma, that was so totally me. Even stopped one time while driving past a fire station because I felt so bad. I was knocking on the door which seems like forever, but then realized they were on a call. The feeling past and I continued on home.

It is a crazy weird feeling when it happens but it will pass. Drinking water is always a good distraction to what you are experiencing. Like you I felt the same way about making a fool of myself. Since being on this forum, I sometimes wonder how many other mothers were feeling the same way, No one likes to share those feelings with others. That's way this forum is a great place to express your fears knowing that you will not be ridiculed, you will be supported and understood. thanks for sharing Jemma...x

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I have that yes. It's worse when I'm actually tired and when I close my eyes it's like I'm on a rocking boat.

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Thank you everyone for your replies. Makes me feel better I am not alone.. sorry we all going through this.

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