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Very lightheaded right now

This is very frustrating and scary. I am feeling extremely lightheaded and I feel like I'm passing out which is causing me to have a panic attack. I feel kind of irritated and just like my mind is floating away. But my body is not weak or anything. Im drinking a Gatorade thinking about going to the hospital. I can't function at all when I'm like this which is the worst part. I am completely at its mercy and just have to wait for it to pass. I think it might be connected to my medicine because I have had blood tests, an ekg and a brain scan but nothing is physically wrong. I guess I'm just venting. I had a good day a few days ago and I've been seeing a therapist twice a week and she is so kind and helpful. But when this happens its like nothing can help me. For example if I had a job or was in school and had to do either of those things today there's no way that I possibly could. I would never drive like this because I feel like I'd be putting myself and everyone else in danger. I'm really scared. I don't know why passing out scares me so much when 1. its never happened to me and 2. you just wake up afterwards..

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I occasionally get the same fear and think the same thing you've posted here: it has never happened. It's just a fear I have. It sounds to me like you're having a 'wave' of anxiety. If you can think of it that way, it's a little helpful because it highlights the fact that these things are temporary. Thanks for posting.

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Try comedy. Or pet videos. Crying helps me.

I lay down put on friends. Slowly deep breath in and out. In through nose out of mouth big belly expands as I breath in. Do you have pets?

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My boyfriend and I are going for a drive which usually helps me calm down a little. I do have pets! A cat and a dog (:

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I have a cat and a dog too.

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They are the best!! I love animals

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What’s your animal’names? My dog his name is pooky and my cat her name is Shi shi

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My acupuncturist told me that as a woman we have hormones that need daily exercise even for fifteen min ok. Just to balance them

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I need to exercise more, I barely ever do because I don't feel well. My dog's name is Janie and my cat's name is Holly.

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I agree. I am usually laying down zoning out watching reruns. It helps me not focus on my health

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I feel like that sometimes I think it’s stress I have a bad back, headaches, and sometimes lightheaded and sick I’m shattered all the time so struggle to do exercise and the weight is piling on 🤦‍♀️ I need to organise myself. Im having CBT for my PTSD at the moment but I’m not liking it I feel like she’s having a go all the time and it puts me under pressure. I just want to feel well and enjoy life 😓

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Me too. I want to feel well

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Omg I could have written your post.i feel lightheaded and faint every day all day.whether I’m sat down or stood up.as well as a whole host of other horrific symtpoms.

It’s just the worst and I’m convinced there’s something really seriously wrong with me.

If you ever want to chat feel free to message me x

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I’m here

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I've had the same feeling in the past. Anxiety can do some crazy things to our bodies. Try to focus on something else - repeat a calming phrase or think of a calming place. You'll get past this.

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