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December 12th, 2007
Aniety?
this is kind of comforting because i feel the same way.. i think that im crazy sometimes because i feel so dizzy and sick. i used to not be able to go to school and the doctors told me it was because of aniety. sometimes i feel ike i am forcing myself to live my life and get through the day .. out of nowhere i feel like everything is spinning and i cant feel my legs. i havent had anxiety attack in a while but i constantly feel this way.
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replied December 12th, 2007
Yooitsdee
have you read my post above? It may be of great help to you, as I thought I was going crazy too. The fight or flight reflex is hard to manage, when it's your eyes you can't get away from. Follow your instincts and don't let anyone tell you any different. If it is indeed "vertical heterophoria syndrome", then there "is" help. The rest is up to you.
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replied December 14th, 2007
After reading about vertical hetraphoria syndrome, I am sure I have it. I had strabisums as a kid but grew out of it. Now I can hardly walk in public because I am so off balance and dizzy. I see one specialist is in Michigan. Do you perhaps know where the other two are located. I am in Florida, kinda wish there were more than three specialist. Thank You.
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replied December 15th, 2007
Dizziness
Unfortunately, the other two are in Texas and California.
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replied December 16th, 2007
rmac230 wrote:
After reading about vertical hetraphoria syndrome, I am sure I have it. I had strabisums as a kid but grew out of it. Now I can hardly walk in public because I am so off balance and dizzy. I see one specialist is in Michigan. Do you perhaps know where the other two are located. I am in Florida, kinda wish there were more than three specialist. Thank You.


Don't worry .. I'm thinking it might be a go for me too and I'm 15,000kms away in Australia Wink
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replied December 28th, 2007
Familiar Stories...here Is Mine...
I came across this forum (after many searches)...I as well have identical symptoms to 7ducks and a few others here...I work in technology and have been for the last 17 years...My job entails dealing with a high amount of job stress which I actually enjoyed for many years...I am an individual who likes to be challenged and somewhat of a adrenalin junkie in my personal life... My symptoms started about 4/5 years ago with only slight and periodic dizzy/lightheaded spells but nothing that would excessively impede my day to day life or job function. Also at the time, I found that the work stress that I've always enjoyed for many years was turning into negative stress (problems with my boss, long hours, etc...)...Three years ago I developed an inner ear infection with full blown vertigo...The ear problem was treated with antibiotics and the vertigo went away...What remained were the constant 7/24 hangover/lightheaded symptoms and frontal headaches that exist to this day...I was also a smoker, so year and a half after the ear infection (and not feeling so hot) I decided to quit smoking by going on the patch…My symptoms increased two fold with extreme feeling of floating/lightheadedness…I stopped the patch and started to chew nicotine gum which eased the symptoms to where they were before…I continued to endure the symptoms since one known side effect of quitting smoking is lightheadedness due to additional oxygen in your brain…8 months later the hangover/lightheaded/drunk/dizzy feeling still persisted. After some thought, I decided that maybe stress was the cause of all this and decided to leave work to take a year off. (That was 8 months ago). I currently lead a life of leisure living at my cottage, travelling a little, playing golf and skiing in the winter so I wouldn’t consider my life very stressful (with the exception of going through my savings)…My symptoms still persist. Three months ago I decided I’ve had enough and started to aggressively pursue a solution. I went to see my GP (whom I have some faith in and who knows my history). His first reaction was “anxiety”…I refused to believe him and insisted that the symptoms were physical and that we do some tests. He agreed to appease me. We started with the heart and an Echocardiogram (negative)…ENT was my next stop. I was cleared for sinuses (I’ve had some sinus problems in the past) and still waiting for some inner ear tests but my ENT is confident they will come back negative and also thinks it’s anxiety. Neurology is my next stop, however, doing more research I am finding that anxiety cannot be ruled out…Actually given my history I would be inclined to agree with my doctor. Here are some symptoms I have/don’t have. One thing to note is that my symptoms get worse when I stop nicotine intake. It seems that nicotine does a decent job of slightly masking the symptoms…

I have
Constant lightheadeness/hungover/one glass of wine, spacey type feelings with only minor variations from day to day.
Frequent morning temple/frontal pressure or headaches.
Some skin flushing on upper chest.
Frequent agitation slight anger (could be due to feeling crappy all the time)
Sensitive to light
Diminished eye sight (at times)
Symptoms get worse in busy places where there are many distractions.
Symptoms are worse the next day after drinking red wine (Less so or not at all with beer or hard liquor). I have a drink or two per week.
I have to do a double take on everything. (Like look twice before I back up in my car)
I have to strain to concentrate.
Only recently and very rarely tinnitus/fullness in my year (only for about 30 seconds).

I don’t have
Sudden anxiety attacks
Depression (At least I don’t think so. I lead a pretty active life. Not a couch squatter.)
No problem sleeping
No social issues or phobias. (I like being around people, going out to bars, etc…)
No problems with physical activities that require balance.

My doctor asked me to try an SSRI (Cipralex)…I did for a week but the side effects were crippling so I stopped.
I tried St. John’s Wort which had no side effects but I felt it just evened me out too much (not too high not to low…It kind of took my “drive” away which I didn’t like)…It did not seem to improve the symptoms after about 10 days.
I just started to try Rhodiola (a natural supplement) which has shown some promise for anxiety…I figured I’d try it while waiting for my next doctors appointment…Only on day 3 but I will update on progress…

I really feel like I want to get back to work. I like what I do for a living but have lost confidence in my ability to function at the professional level where focus is required.

Has anyone tried Busporin for these symptoms?

P
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replied June 17th, 2013
Low level Carbon Monoxide Poisioning
Research low level carbon monoxide poisioning and treatment. Edgar Allen Poe apparently had symptoms of CO exposure. I have all these symptoms & was shocked to discover my stove, putting out 99ppm CO (just under the 100ppm regulatory cutoff for appliances, but still terrible for the brain & everything else) was the likely culprit. I had put together a long list of other possibilities & worked with therapies based on those theories, when all along I was depriving myself if oxygen in my attempt to eat more healthfully by cooking at home! Now it's a going a different direction & I understand a global public health (mental & physical) menace in a very personal way. I hope I recover my health after years of this exposure. I'm sure going to try. The fresh air, now that I'm cooking on a electric hotplate and keeping the doors & windows open using fans to improve indoor oxygen (or spending time outside in fresh air) is already helping some, and I am planning oxygen therapy. Health is so important! Get some air! And serious Carbon Monoxide testing of your ambient air, appliances, engined items, wood or coal burners & vehicles. Read about small drops in O2 in buildings & how in the 1700's O2 levels were much higher. I also feel better avoiding grains, specifically wheat, but that's another issue.
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replied January 21st, 2008
Dizziness
Like everyone in this thread, I suffer from the same symptoms. I have been on Zoloft for years for depression and several years ago took Xanax regularly for anxiety. For the past 10 or 15 years I've only had to take Xanax for a specific panic attack here and there. Seven months ago I had a severe case of Vertigo. They did an MRI and discovered that I had had several mini-strokes over a period of time. The Vertigo is gone but now I suffer that constant "foggy" feeling and imbalance (have to use a cane for stability). It gets worse with activity. A subsequent MRI showed no new strokes, etc. If anone knows what causes all this grogginess I'd be very grateful to hear it. If I'm going to feel this hungover, I'd like to have the fun that usually precedes it. Good luck to you all with your symptoms. It's hard because others don't understand how debilitating this is. Crying or Very sad
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replied January 21st, 2008
Dizziness
Like everyone in this thread, I suffer from the same symptoms. I have been on Zoloft for years for depression and several years ago took Xanax regularly for anxiety. For the past 10 or 15 years I've only had to take Xanax for a specific panic attack here and there. Seven months ago I had a severe case of Vertigo. They did an MRI and discovered that I had had several mini-strokes over a period of time. The Vertigo is gone but now I suffer that constant "foggy" feeling and imbalance (have to use a cane for stability). It gets worse with activity. A subsequent MRI showed no new strokes, etc. If anone knows what causes all this grogginess I'd be very grateful to hear it. If I'm going to feel this hungover, I'd like to have the fun that usually precedes it. Good luck to you all with your symptoms. It's hard because others don't understand how debilitating this is. Crying or Very sad
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replied January 21st, 2008
DIZZINESS
MAKIN503,

Did you happen to see my posts above? Type "vertical heterophoria syndrome" into a google search. The first site should be vision specialists of Birmingham. Check out the testimonials and symptoms and see if you can relate. I constantly had that drunk feeling. No longer, I am now cured.
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replied February 9th, 2008
My Theory and research into this condition.
I know it seems a while since anyone has added to this thread but in the hopes that someone else out there stumbles on this article i would like to add my own research to the thread.

In October of 2007 i was on holidays in New Jersey USA (Im an Aussie), whilst sitting at my laptop and trying to solve a few web server issues and occasionaly glancing over at the Discovery channel. I suddenly felt slightly odd, detached and somehow dizzy.

I then felt as though i was going to die or have a heart attack out of the blue. ***Trust me this is related to this thread*** I got my friend to rush me to hospital and they ran every check possible on me including 'The Machine that goes PING!!'

You see im a 38 yo bodybuilder in perfect health drug free and dont smoke. I was sent from the hospital with the Doctors conclusion its just a panic or anxiety attack. Now i have never had an attack and have been through some of the most stressfull situtation you could imagine. Having been a bouncer and traveled the world on my own the last thing i thought was Panic attacks.

This leads me to somthing that had happened prior to this. for the previous few years i found that rolling onto my right side in bed would trigger the worst spinning sensation that would last only for a few seconds.
The doctors dismissed this as mild vertigo or a ear infection. I also noticed the a years before i attended the Indy car race and found that as soon as the flew past the front of my grand stand i would clutch my head in pain. It bothered me that no one else reacted the same as i did (obviously there is a very high pitch on F1 cars).

Now getting back to it after i returned to Oz i found i suffered more and more attacks on a daily basis. To the point i found it almost impossible to walk or even socialise....Now whats this got to do with this forum??

My Theory is this, if one has some kind of inner ear problem as stated in the previous posts .... perhaps... just perhaps it is possible that this sensation has the ability to trigger panic or anxiety attacks.

You see the feeling of being normal one second and suddenly being thrust into a whole new sensory existance EG: dizziness, neck pain, detachment has the abbilty to freakl out someones subconcious mind enough to start pumping adrenlin and thus triggering thoughts of the worst possible scenario like "Am i having a heart attack?"

Its not as a far out theory as most would suspect, at least not in my first hand experience.

Some individuals may experience the vertigo but no panic whislt others prone to anxiety (mild or severe) may enconter a combination of both vertigo and panic.

I would like to hear other people oppions on this as this is a theory that im explorign and feedback would great assist me in defining wheather or not ear infection play appart in panic attacks.

look forward to hearing all feedback


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replied February 11th, 2008
djflex
Your theory describes the anxiety associated with the "fight or flight reflex", which is triggered by your eyes. You were working on the computer. More importantly, you were "looking" at what was going on in the screen, then most likely looking up, which sends you into the spins. You can't get away from the sensation, (flight or fight reflex), you are in a public place and don't want undue attention drawn to yourself and thus the anxiety kicks in and away you go. Does that make sense?
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replied February 20th, 2008
SAME THING!!!!!!
alright so im 17, and i been feeling the same thing for about a week
i used to get it only when i was overly tired.
and i when i got panic attacks.
my panic attacks started when i first tried marijuana
i have not smoke it or been near it for about 7 months now
but i realize when i get angry..or get really upset i feel the dizziness and the fatigue and everything else a lot.
many times when i crack my neck i feel the awkward feeling
sometimes i almost pass out. but when im in a crowd with a lot of people i don't know
i start to flip out and feel the panic attack coming on but often i try to blank it out and i just get really dizzy and i can't concentrate...its almost as if my brain is completely separated from my body(thats how it feels anyway)
i feel as though its like a flash back from smoking weed or something..i dunno
its very scary though..i don't want it for the rest of my life!!!!!!
but my eyes are SUPER sensitive...i have the dizzy feeling right now at the moment.
and i feel as though im gettin a lot of butterflies but its uncontrolled...
like i can't stop it
real bad anxiety all the time...maybe it IS from stress though.
i don't think its something you can just result in taking medications for!!!!
i think lots of rest and relaxation may help..i hope...im going to try it..and see how it works out.

although i am young, i still have a lot of stress...going from one continent to another...CULTURE SHOCK...it gets to you..then your family splitting up every where..and dealing with a mother yelling at you all the time from being stressed creates the problem...like i said...im going to try relaxing and resting a lot to see if it helps.
and i'll come back on here to let you all know the results.
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replied April 29th, 2008
I just give up sometimes
Hi all.. i dont know where to start n what to say coz i simply give up.. i am 27 years old and ive been feeling dizzy since i was 7... my parents use to think that i was playing too much or i was tired.. if i go to doctor n describe dizziness they dont understand what im trying to say.. let me just say... my world is not stable.. it feels like you are on a boat or a ship which is either going through a storm or sometimes it just rocks.. i hate wallking as i get more dizzy.. i hate lying down or looking under things as that triggers it more.. i hate looking down from heights.. above all.. watching tv or using computer for a lil while starts it.. i am a financial analyst.... i deal with numbers and require alot of concentration.. and hate that i am more worried of how to take care of my dizziness then finishing my projects.. i have seen 4 neurologist, 3 ENTs, many blood works, MRI, ct scan, tube through my nose to check for any mucus issues, cold air in the ears which made me go crazy let me ask this.... who wants to feel more dizzy so they can check ur eye movements.. gone through rotary chair test.. which made me feel like that my heart was gonna explode, ive tried anti depresants, valium, nasal sprays, some excersices for inner ear crystal issues, which made me feel more dizzy when performing... now i just wonder that i got alllllllllll this done and still i remain at a point that there is no cure.. i am married and soon will be a father to a baby girl.. and i dont know how i will be a good father to her when i cant walk arround that much, play, or jump
aside from allllllllllllllll of this what my suggestion to all u out there is if u have stress that will add on to your problems trust meeeeeeeeee on that. Ive told my family to keep my away from any issues.. if i dont have money to take care of a bill.. i rather pay late fee then go crazy and stressed for my payments, i try staying calm and try to live a day as it comes.. the more panic youll get the more dizzy ull be.. Its better to move on and try distracting yourself when dizzy then to be more worried that you hate your life or why arent you normal like other millions of ppl. sorry guys.. i wish i knew the cure to our problems.. ive given up on these doctors
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replied April 30th, 2008
My experience
I like this thread. May I add my own experiance.

I'm 51 yo male. I've suffered a lot of stress a lot of it real and a lot of it brought on by myself, because I think I'm an easily stressed person. I tend to worry about things a lot whereas other people 'appear' to cope better with lifes tribulations.

My symptoms are very similar to what other posters have described. I have a pressure in my head most of the time, not really a headache as such more a feeling like my head might explode at any minute.

I've taken a job which is quite easy and straight forward to do, but occasionally I realise I've missed something and right a way my heart speeds up, my skin creeps up the back of my neck and over my head and I go into panic mode. I recognise this now and just wait for it to pass. I cant stop it happening.

If I get up from my desk and walk the 30 yards to the photocopier I feel as though I'm going to black out, faint, fall over, sometimes think I wont make it, but I always do even though it's a struggle.

Recently I've been getting sever pains in arms and chest, thoughts of impending heart attack, panic.

I've been and had all the physical tests like everybody else, all negative of course except for one area which I think may affect me.

Several years ago I was diagnosed with sleep apnoea. This came to light because my wife complained of my snoring. I mentioned it to my GP and after some tests at the sleep centre they said I should use a CPAP machine.

However I've never really used it much because its uncomfortable.

Recently I have been referred to have polyps removed from my sinuses. I knew I had these but only now are they offering to remove them. These things block my breathing through my nose and means I breath only through my mouth. Possibly why I have difficulty with the cpap.

These combined problems probably mean I'm not getting proper sleep.

Getting up in the morning has always been a struggle.

Feeling crap all day probably adds to my stress levels. Vicious circle stress causes stress which causes stress.

I dont have any answers, but I intend to give the cpap another go and I will report what if any effects it has.

At the moment lack of sound sleep is my best guess.
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replied May 2nd, 2008
My Story.
Hi,

My story began in March 2007 whilst on a holiday in Ireland. I woke up one morning with the 'hungover', 'dizzy', 'heavy head' symptoms that other have spoken about.

I thought no more about it but it just didn't go away.

1 week later I decided to go to my doctor and after explaining the symptoms I was sent for some tests (CAT, Heart Echo, Bloods etc) which all came back perfectly fine.

After many months of tests I was sent for CBT as the doctor was convinced I was suffering from anxiety. I had 6 sessions with a very good doctor but it made absolutley no change to my physical symptoms.

I have been feeling the same now for 14 months and the symptoms just will not go away, every second of every day I feel so dizzy and confused it is really starting to affect my work.

I'm a very positive person who enjoys life which makes the whole thing even harder to understand.

If only someone could tell me exactly what the hell is wrong with me!!!

Just one last thing, my syptoms are at their worst when,

(1) Driving my car.
(2) Walking around Supermarkets.
(3) If I have an argument with someone.

Can anyone please help?
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replied June 11th, 2008
Hang in there!
I've been lightheaded and foggy for a year.
I've also had all the tests and the best the doctors can say is it might be related to migraines.
My symptoms hit me suddently after the gym one day. It's like a fullness in my head, and my vision seems weird and affected in bright lights.
I'm a really healthy person and nobody seems to have any clue about this....
The anxiety is the worst bit. Some days I just wanna give up. People find it very hard to understand and doctors can be very insensitive.
Hang in there fellow sufferers.
Best.
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replied June 25th, 2008
Hi
Hey there all my dizzy fellows! I've been dizzy about 5 years now, I'm 21 now. I also had and have concentration,memory problems and i feel very tired all the time. I also sleep about 12 hours a day. I was diagonesed with major depression and receive treatment for about 2 years now. But my problems did not go away and i think i have overcame my depression. I was intrigued by the fact that no one talked about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
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replied August 22nd, 2008
I FEEL EVERYONES PAIN!!! PLEASE HEAR ME OUT...
EXCUSE THE LONG STORY, BUT I WAS REALLY MOVED BY THIS FORUM.

HELLO IM NEW TO THIS FORUM, BUT I MUST SAY LIKE ALOT OF OTHERS HAVE SAID, IT IS AN EXTREMELY GREAT FEELING TO SEE OTHERS ARE ACTUALLY GOING THROUGH THIS AND TO SEE YOUR NOT ALONE, IF THAT MAKES ANY SENSE.

JUST BECAUSE THESE SYMPTOMS ARE DIAGNOSED INACCURATELY SO MANY TIMES BY SO MANY DOCTORS.

IM 26 YEARS OF AGE, THESE DIZZY , FAINT, ANXIETY LIKE SYMPTOMS ACTUALLY JUST STARTED WITH ME ABOUT A MONTH AND A HALF AGO. I USE TO SMOKE WEED AND I WOULD OCCASIONALLY GET REAL DIZZY , A SECOND AWAY FROM TOTALLY FALLING ON THE FLOOR. IT WAS ACCOMPANIED BY A WIERD ANXIOUS NERVOUS SENSATION RIGHT OVER MY HEART. AND A NUMBNESS FEELING THAT WOULD SPREAD FROM MY CHEST(RIGHT OVER MY HEART) TO MY LEFT ARM, TO THE ELBO, AND I WOULD HAVE THAT FEELING FOR LIKE HOURS BEFORE IT WENT AWAY, USUALLY THE NEXT DAY.

NEEDLESS TO SAY I WAS TERRIFIED. SO I STOPED SMOKING WEED. THAT FEELING WOULD ONLY HAPPEN WEEN SMOKING SOMETIMES. (ABOUT 2 OUT OF 10 TIMES)

THEN JUST ABOUT A MONTH AND A HALF AGO I WAS JUST SITTING IN FRONT OF THE COMPUTER (WHICH SEEMS TO BE A SPARK FOR THE DIZZINESS, JUST FROM MY PERSONAL TESTS) AND I STARTED TO FEEL THAT NERVOUS ANXIOUS FEELING OVER MY HEART AND NUMBNESS AGAIN. AT THAT TIME I HADNT SMOKED ANYTHING FOR AT LEAST A MONTH PRIOR TO THAT.

AFTER THE ANXIOUS, NERVOUS AND NUMB FEELING I ALSO FELT EXTREMELY DIZZY, MY CHEST TIGHTENED, AND IF FELT HARD TO BREATH.

I IMMDIATELY RUSHED MY SELF TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM, THEY DID ALL TYPES OF BLOOD WORK, ALSO A FULL BODY SCAN AND WAS JUST DIAGNOSED WITH ANXIETY. EVERYTHING CAME BACK TIP TOP. I SAID WHAT?!!

IM RARELY STRESSED AND LEAD A CONSIDERABELY SMOOTH RELAXED LIFE, I DONT EVEN WORK RIGHT NOW. THEY GAVE ME HYDROXYZINE PAM, ALL THAT CRAP DOES IS MAKE ME SLEEPY, AND CALMS ME DOWN A BIT WHEN I HAVE A PANIC/ANXIETY ATTACK. BY THE WAY IT TAKES LIKE 30 - 40 MINS TO KICK IN LOL, SO IT DOES NOTHING TO HELP YOU WHEN U FEEL LIKE YOUR ABOUT TO HAVE AN ANXIETY ATTACK BECUASE IT HAPPENS TO QUICK, AND IT ALSO MAKES U EXTREMELY SLEEPY SO YOU CANT DO ANYTHING FOR THAT DAY.

SINCE IVE LEFT THE EMERGENCY ROOM IVE CONTINUED TO HAVE THAT FEELING OVER MY HEART LIKE EVERY OTHER DAY, JUST A REAL ANXIOUS NERVOUS FEELING. BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE IT IS I FEEL LIKE IM ABOUT TO FIGHT OR SOMEONE JUST POPED OUT OF MY CLOSET AND SCARED THE HELL OUT OF ME ALL DAY. THEN EVERY 5 OR 6 DAYS OR SO, SOMETIMES A WEEK OR MORE, I GET A PANIC/ANXIETY ATTACK AND FEEL LIKE I CANT BREATH EXTREMELY DIZZY AND ABOUT TO PASS OUT. THE NUMB ANXIOUS FEELING STAYS LINGERING FOR DAYS AT A TIME. IM ACTUALLY FEELING IT RIGHT THIS SECOND AS I TYPE THIS.

SO I HAD ANOTHER NEAR PASS OUT , TIGHT CHEST, THROAT CLOSING FEELING AGAIN ABOUT A WEEK AGO, AND IT COMES OUT OF NOW WHERE, I CAN JUST BE RELAXING WATCHING TV. ONE TIME THE ATTACK WOKE ME OUT OF MY SLEEP !

SO I SET A DOCTORS APPOINTEMENT, SEEN HIM, AND HE SAID HE HONESTLY DOESNT THINK ITS ANXIETY, BUT I REALLY THINK IT IS, BUT HERES THE THING, IVE BEEN DOING ALL TYPES OF TEST ON MY SELF AS IM SURE ALL OF YOU GUYS ARE DOING TO BECAUSE NO ONE CAN HONESTLY TELL US WHATS WRONG.

IVE CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THERES CERTAIN THINGS THAT CAUSE DIZZYNESS AND THEN THE ANXIETY PICKS UP AFTER U ALLREADY FEEL BAD.

LIKE SOMEONE ELSE SAID, ITS LIKE THE CHICKEN AND THE EGG THEORY. DID THE ANXIETY MAKE YOU FEEL DIZZY AND SICK, OR DID YOU BEING DIZZY AND SICK BRING THE ANXIETY ? FOR ME PERSONALLY ITS BOTH.

IVE NOTICED IT DEFINITELY IS A HUGE, I REPEAT, A "HUGE" MIND THING. I CAN BE SITTING DOWN AND BE THINKING OF A SERIOUS SITUATION OR A DANGEROUS SITUATION I MIGHT SEE ON TV, AND THEN THE DIZZYNESS , SHORTNESS OF BREATH AND NUMBNESS STARTS. IVE ALSO CAME TO THE CONCLUSSION THAT ITS "NOT JUST A MIND THING" AS WELL

I TESTED THAT CERTAIN POSITIONS I SIT OR LAY DOWN, SITTING IN FRONT OF A COMPUTER TO LONG, YELLING AND ARGUEING, EVEN THINKING TO HARD CAUSE THESE "PHYSICAL" REACTIONS.

ALSO I TESTED WHEN I HAVE NOT EATEN ANYTHING OR I HAVE EATEN TO MUCH SUGARY FOODS OR SNACKS, EVEN RED GRAPES, I FEEL EVEN MORE SUBJECTED TO THESE PHYSICAL REACTIONS AND SYMPTOMS. I KNOW THESE TEST JUST FUTHER THE CONFUSION IN SOME WAY,

BUT, IN A STRANGE WAY THE MORE KNOWLEDGE OF SITUATIONS, FOODS, THOUGHTS, OR POSITIONS THAT CAN CAUSE THESE SYMPTOMS, THE MORE EASIER IT IS ON YOUR BRAIN, BECAUSE THE KNOWLEDGE GIVES YOU SOME SENCE OF CONTROL OF IT. AND BASICALLY WHEN YOUR BRAIN UNDERSTANDS THAT THERE IS SOME LEVEL OF CONTROL YOU HAVE OVER IT AND POSSIBLE THE POTENTIAL TO STOP IT TOTALLY THEN YOU FEEL MORE AND MORE SAFE, RELAXED, AND ABLE TO GO ONE WITH YOUR DAY TO DAY ACTIVITIES...

I KNOW I HAVE NOT BEEN LIVING WITH THESE SYMPTOMS ANY WHERE NEAR AS LONG AS SOME OF THE OTHERS THAT POSTED THERE SITUATIONS, BUT IM HERE TO SAY A "HUGE" PORTION OF THESE REACTIONS CAN BE CONTROLED BY UR THINKING !!!!!!

I KNOW THIS BECAUSE I EVEN TESTED THAT THEORY, THE THEORY THATS IT CAN BE CONTROLED BY THE MIND....

SOMETIMES DURING ATTACKS I THINK OF HALARIOUS SITUATIONS THAT CRACK ME UP OR CALL A LOVED ONE, LIKE MY GIRL FRIEND, JUST TO TALK TO THEM ON THE PH AND THAT REALLY HELPS ME. BY THE TIME 30 SECS OF THE CONVO PASSES MY MIND IS OFF THE ATTACK, AND I FEEL LIKE 80 % BETTER.

JUST BY DOING THIS, AND ACTUALLY FEELING BETTER, MEANING DIZZINESS GONE, I CAN TELL ITS HEAVILY A MIND THING. IM NOT SAYING ITS 100% MIND BUT ITS ABOUT 85%. THE MIND CAN CAUSE PHYSICAL PAIN AND ANXIETY LIKE SYMPTOMS.

ANOTHER SITUATION I NOTICED WAS AS SOON AS I LEFT THE DOCTORS OFFICE, AND HE TOLD ME EVERYTHING CHECKED OUT AND I WAS PERFECTLY HEALTHY, I INSTANTLY FELT LIKE I WAS BETTER AND THE NERVOUS ANXIETY FEELING OVER MY HEART MELTED AWAY, ITS WIERD BUT IT REALLY CAN BE CONTROLLED IN THE MIND....

THATS WHY ALL THOSE DRUGS THEY PRESCRIBE US NEVER SEEM TO WORK, BUT READING THIS FORUM OF OTHERS HAVING THE SAME SYMPTOMS AND STILL LIVING AND COPING SEEMS TO MAKE YOU FEEL A BIT BETTER INSIDE. JUST FOR A MOMENT OR SO. YOUR MIND CAN DICTATE YOUR HEALTH

BELIEVE ME THIS ISNT SOME TUFF CONFIDENT TALK IM DOING, BECAUSE THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS IM TERRIFIED EVERY TIME IT HAPPENS TO ME !!

BUT I CAN REALLY SEE HOW THE MIND PLAYS A BIG FACTOR IN HOW BAD AND HOW LONG ITS GOING TO AFFECT US FOR THE REMAINING PORTION OF OUR LIVES. I WOULD SUGGEST ALOT OF OUTSIDE ACTIVITY, EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE !! RUN , PLAY A SPORT , WALK AROUND OUTSIDE YOUR APTS, OR HOUSE. FIND SOMETHING YOU LOVE TO DO, BUT OUTSIDE AIR AND ACTIVITIES SEEM TO ALLWAYS KEEP MY MIND OFF IT, AS SOON AS I STAY IN THE HOUSE TO LONG AND IN FRONT OF THE TV OR COMPUTER IT STARTS UP AGAIN.

CUT DOWN ON ARGUEING ,AND THINKING ABOUT DEATH AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, BECAUSE I KNOW WE ALL DO THESE THINGS TIME TO TIME.

EAT WELL AND EXERCISE, THINK POSITIVELY AS MUCH AS YOU CAN!!!!! AND BE STRONG !!!!!!!!!

I APPRECIATE EVERYONE THAT HAS POSTED IN THIS FORUM, ALL OF YOU HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE WITH YOUR WRITINGS. I CANT THANK ALL OF YOU ENOUGH ! !!

UNTILL NEXT TIME!!!
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replied August 23rd, 2008
Stress and Anxiety may occur due to lot of reasons. But we have to make up our mind to get out of it and lead a normal life. I know its difficult people get stressed out when things and circu,stances are not in their control.
But everyone has the right to lead a normal life. We have to take control over things and it begins by taking control over ourselves. For this we must practise relaxation techniques and breathing exercises to have control over your mind andf body. Train your brain to think positive. Medications can give you instant relief but not permanent cure. So try to heal yourself naturally.
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replied November 16th, 2008
Lognum thanx for your input, soz i havent replied on this site for a while but i still have the constant dizziness that i explained i had. The serotin thing dint work for me, as deep down i know this dizziness is causing my anxiety, im certain of it. BUt i have really taken lognum's post into consideration. i have been researching this and i want you all to have a look at this post:

Lognum can you tell us a bit more about what happened with you and how you got diagnosed. I really dont wanna look silly and go to my doctor anymore because im getting the impression he thinks im just a pyscho now even though he has been brilliant, but deep down i dont think doctors like to be told what the patient might have because thats what they are paid for even though it makes it easier for them lol.

7ducks how are you getting on anyway. Mine has subsided by half and is becoming livable with now, even though i dont want to live with it because it still stops me from being a passenger in peoples cars and fair ground rides etc.

Thank you all!

PS If you guys wanna do some research on: Heterophoria, tthis may help you for a decision.
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