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Lightheaded all the time

Hi I want to share my feeling that every single time I feel like my brain is in space or there is nothing inside my brain or in other words I am going to fall if I will not lay down and I just focus on everything near me to assure that it's moving or not...can someone help me as I have been to neurologist,ENT specialist but all in vein...:(

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Anxiety does influence the vestibular system. I deal with this often. When you're less nervous it will likely go away. I hope hearing that others deal with this exact issue helps to soothe you!

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Thanks for your kind response do you take any medicine for anxiety?

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I do. I'm using Zoloft and low doses of Ativan at the moment.

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Do you find them effective?

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The Zoloft has helped my intrusive thoughts when anxious and the Ativan definitely helps with acute anxiety (temporarily).

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I do feel hush voice in my left ear too...:(

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You might want to get your ears checked. Ear problems can cause disequilibrium.

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We'll have been to enter specialist,he said nothing wrong with ears am so worried and sometimes I feel like I should suicide...

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I've had those thoughts as well. If you genuinely feel a danger to yourself, go to a hospital and tell them.

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Well doctors just tell me that nothing is wrong and am just anxious and get panic attacks

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I understand the frustration. Look up the books by Dr. Claire Weekes - you can even listen to some of them on YouTube. They will help you.

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You are such nice person to talk and share my feelings

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Sharing my experience in service to someone who's suffering what I went through is one of the only good things about having anxiety! :-)

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You know I can't even stand at one place for much time as I start feeling anxious or being fainted

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When I feel that way I go for a walk. It helps.

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Question, I have the same problem as the original poster, but even when I'm not nervous I'm still lightheaded. Been like this for a month and have had every blood test ran and they tell me I'm fine ): it started randomly one day and I havent been the same for a month. I dont understand

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Hey Fractulz. Have you also had your ears checked? If so, and everything is in order there, it could still be anxiety. I had disequilibrium long before my anxiety issues became acute.

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Yes they checked ears, thyroid, ct scan on head, like absolutely everything. Its so frustrating.

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Me all day everyday.

I’m lightheaded/off balance/faint 24/7.

You are definitely not alone! X

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Do you faint actually it feel like going to faint?

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I’ve never fainted.but always feel like I will.its horrible!

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Do you focus on things near to you that your head is moving like me?

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All the time!its a horrible feeling.and I do find that a lot of doctors don’t really understand it.

Have you been to therapy or tried any medication?

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Well not for therapy but using serc tablet

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I’ve been going through the same thing for the past couple of weeks now. I felt good the other day but it’s slightly back and I hate it. I call it the “on a boat” feeling. I wasn’t have anxiety prior to this, but now I do because of this - so I don’t chalk mine up to anxiety. I have an appointment with an ENT on the 14th but have a feeling it has to do with my neck.

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Hang in there... I have the same issues off and on for months .. your not alone

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What's the best thing you do to overcome it?

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I get like that if I do not wear my glasses and when I’m mentally overwhelmed. It’s called dissociation. Everybody experiences it differently but what your saying sounds very much like it . X

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Suffered with similar symptoms for some time, hence my username haha. Something for you to look into is PPPD, I had been to loads of doctors and ENT specialists, all confirming that nothing is wrong with ears, dizziness unrelated etc.. until I met Mr Kumar at a Bupa private hospital in England, explained about PPPD (persistent postural perceptual dizziness)

Not got time to go into it atm but honestly it’s worth a look, so just thought I’d pop on and tell you. Good news is their are ways to reduce it and even resolve the issue completely.

Have a look on vestibular.org

Cheers

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Very interesting, thanks for the link!

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Hi there - have your GP or naturopath check your B vitamins - B12, folate, as well as zinc, etc. Lightheadedness is a typical symptom of low vitamins. I eat a very healthy diet but have trouble absorbing vitamins.

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We'll have you checked your vitamins and zinc levels and yes what's the test for that?

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I see a naturopath re vitamin supplements- GPs usually haven’t a clue about what levels are needed - the go off the lab levels and they’re often set too low as they’re an average of the population. Ask for a comprehensive blood test - a good naturopath will know what you need by your symptoms, and if you haven’t had a test for a while. Dr Google can give you information about low B vitamins, zinc and the symptoms, but only view reputable sites.

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I know exactly what you mean, I felt like this for a long time and still do occasionally (mostly at work or shopping malls), I always thought something serious was wrong and felt like I was constantly walking on a slope and about to pass out, but as soon as I found this forum and saw other people experiencing similar symptoms it immediately put my mind at some rest and I think that was my first steps to acceptance and recovery, hang in there and try to get out into nature as much as possible as well as eating nutritious meals :)

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I feel the same way but when I think about something else I don’t feel it that much sometimes I don’t even feel it but mostly I do all the time haha

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How do you get rid of this? Cause I go through that so much

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