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Dizziness heavy head?

Jayde_96
Jayde_96
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Anyone get this feeling in their head? It’s like a pressure? Makes the whole body feel strange like unbalanced almost like you’re walking on a mattress?

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Not really but i do get really bad headaches

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FindingMyselfxo

I just started experiencing this which scares me quite a bit but hopefully it’s just anxiety and nothing too serious

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Jayde_96

Yeah I worry about it every time it happens :(

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Tnhundley

This feeling for me was caused by a B12 deficiency. Have you had your levels checked?

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Jayde_96
Jayde_96
in reply to Tnhundley

I’ve had loads of bloods taken and have all come back normal?

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Tnhundley
Tnhundley
in reply to Jayde_96

I’m just asking because I’ve know a lot of people who are told their B12 levels are normal by their doctor when in fact they are very low and having symptoms without realizing it. It might be worth checking out. Anything below 500 can cause symptoms 🙂

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Tnhundley

Some of the symptoms are dizziness and vertigo, numbness and tingling, loss of balance/unsteady gait, brain fog, anxiety, muscle weakness.

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Jayde_96
Jayde_96
in reply to Tnhundley

I get all of those symptoms, comes and goes. How is it treated?

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Tnhundley
Tnhundley
in reply to Jayde_96

those symptoms are those of a B12 deficiency, and it is treated with B12 shots.

b12deficiency.info/signs-an...

This has more information.

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teemo1

These are my biggest anxiety symptoms: dizzy, lightheaded, feeling off balance, feeling of pressure in the head and ears. I know they're symptoms of anxiety because it gets worse when my anxiety is stronger, and when I'm not feeling anxious it's gone (which is not very often!)

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Jayde_96
Jayde_96
in reply to teemo1

Yeah this is how I am! It literally comes and goes and always feels worse when I’ve not had it for a while

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Bbower67

Yessss I get a feeling like I’m dropping suddenly and have to hang on to something. It’s horrible. My dr says it panic.

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Mattyd

I also suffer it have gad... plus docs day tinnitus crackling and popping in right ear makes me feel drunk all the time and off balance horrible for after 16years kind ofhad to get used to it

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terryzx

I have that also. Seems that I had a stroke that I wasn't aware of.

Found out that my dizziness is Vertical Nystagmus. Nice! This also Acquired nystagmus that could be either vertical or horizontal depending on the way the eyes are moving. Nystagmus that develops later, generally in adults, is called "acquired nystagmus". Often acquired nystagmus is a sign of another (underlying) condition such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain tumor, the effect of a drug or a head injury. Anything that damages the parts of the brain that control eye movements can result in nystagmus. So I have to get another MRI next week and then this Friday do several tests where I sit in a moving chair that spins etc. Not the most fun from what I hear. It's getting harder to get around as that as the dizziness makes it harder to walk now. So it looks like the new year will start off with a load of doctor visits and tests. I have to concentrate on driving a lot more and if I was driving like I used to do, there could be a bad accident involved sooner or later.

I'm taking Xanax and Meclizine for this and they help a lot. Had this horrible dizzy feeling for going on 12 years now. Hopefully this isn't your problem as it can really be annoying most of the time. Hopefully the MRI will show it has not progressed any from the last ones.

Good Luck

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Hidden
Hidden

Yes it comes and goes. Same as you described,I think it’s anxiety because I,ve had it for a long time.

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F-inley

Yes I suffered with vertigo in the past but last few months I get this feeling in my head likenpressure/headache/dizzy. When I had vertigo I had Cinnarizine which is a anti-histamine, sometimes it eases it.

Let me know if you get any answers x

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Miss-guineapig

When I was first diagnosed the head was my main problem, I genuinely thought I had a brain tumor or MS, glad to say it has gone. I think my Dr thought I was a mad person, he couldn't understand or give a reason. It was clearly the PA as I have read and know now. Hope yours leaves you in time too Jayde, best wishes xx

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TriggerPoint

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Ffightereng3

Just about every day Jayde. Some worse than others. :(

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Angil64

Yes I have this feeling almost daily. What can be done about it? Is it a form of anxiety? Please help!!

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teemo1
teemo1
in reply to Angil64

Hi Angil. It is a symptom of anxiety. When it happens, it helps to remind yourself that it is only a symptom of anxiety and that nothing is really wrong. Then relax and accept the feeling, allow yourself to feel it, let it do what it wants to do rather than reacting to it, struggling with it or trying to make it go away. Then you'll notice the dizzy feeling will start decreasing.

Struggling with it makes it stronger. Accepting it and just letting it be gradually weakens it. It takes time and practice but you'll get better and better each day until you're fully recovered, as you improve and internalize your understanding of what anxiety really is, and what it really isn't.

At the recommendation of many on this forum, I have been reading Hope and Help for Your Nerves by Claire Weekes. (It's old but still probably the best book on this particular topic. It goes by other titles in different countries, I believe.) I have also been doing the Managing Anxiety series of guided meditations on the Headspace app. The reading and the app go together well, and I have definitely been getting better.

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Angil64
Angil64
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Thank you!!

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TriggerPoint

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Minnie87

Everyday.your not alone.

I’m working on acceptance at the moment and floating through each day.

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Agora1

Hi Jayde_96, I remember that feeling. I'd actually looked down at the sidewalk

thinking it was sinking with each step I took. Like walking across a trampoline.

And yes the pressure in my head and that off balanced feeling. Experienced it

all and yet here I am today, free of all those frightening sensations. What we fear

we experience. The mind/body connection is powerful. Step by step as you learn

more about your anxious thoughts and how it can affect the body, you will start

to accept it as nothing harmful. Once you do that, the fear will subside and so

will those symptoms. Believe in that. :) xx

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Minnie87
Minnie87
in reply to Agora1

Amazing reply☺️

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Agora1
Agora1
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Hugs to you Minnie :) xx

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joeylikes1225

Yeah pretty much on a daily basis. The one I really like the most is the sudden feeling that I'm on an elevator going down. I wonder if it's a skipped beat, vertigo, BP meds..etc.. That's when the panic starts. I figure that I haven't passed out or end up in the ER so I must be okay..

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Bbower67

I get that too & I hate it so much!

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Jpsurf760

Yes. I get it all day everyday.

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DVISION

Hi...yes, I have the same symptoms daily!

The dizzy, head fullness/pressure and headaches.

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