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Curious if anyone ever feels faint?

Lately I am really battling fear, I don't call it "anxiety" anymore. Numerous times I feel faint and fear I'm going to pass out. I run to lie down and elevate my feet. Unfortunately I did pass out once in a restaurant however according to my GP he feels I had a TIA episode. I do NOT want to start dwelling and over thinking fainting spells. Am I alone in this or has anyone else had this experience?

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Thank you for sharing. Unfortunately for me the feeling often lingers all day which is not good. I battle daily.

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I’m so sorry you battle this all day. Is it always from the fear do you think? When I get panic attacks I feel faint but it passes within minutes. And it sucks, very scary sensations. ((((Kama))))

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Thank you for replying I do think it is an extension of my panic disorder. I did pass out in Dec. but was told it was a mini stroke a TIA. I fear more, but when I'm really shaking and over thinking I do feel faint, I've never actually gone down (other than the TIS) but it yes it sucks...and the mind is so powerful. I battle on.

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Yes the mind is powerful...trying to bombard it with positivity but today it’s hard to fight. I also just recently started to shake in my hands when I try to make a phone call or type in info on my phone. Yes we must battle on and never give up. We have to believe we are powerful and we will get through it and on to a better place.

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Thanks for your reply. I describe myself as a dog shaking when you take him to the vets. I don't want to think this will be with me for the rest of my life so I try to be brave and keep going.

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You are defidently brave!!! Plow through and triumph. Recharge. Yes, keep going.

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3 years of this and still going! At times I want to toss in the towel, then I say ...well maybe tomorrow will be better!

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I was thinking that today; that I am done and don’t want to go through it again, but then my kids and just plain hope from God keep me going. It’s up and down and all in circles.

You are strong and yes maybe tomorrow will be better is the right attitude. Best to you

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I think I could write a book on panic disorder. I've tried just about everything out there. I know I need to adjust my thinking and look at all the great things still out there. It is very difficult to talk to people who have not experienced panic or anxiety. I read once where telling a person who is having a panic attack to "just get over it and stop it" is the same as telling a person who is having an epileptic seizure to "just stop it".

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