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December 19th, 2011
anyone who posted here have their gallbladder removed at some point?
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replied January 26th, 2012
I hope this helps some of you get your Hips checked I too felt some of the things of what's been said I felt anxiety com back thinking I have vertigo. Long story short I went to a chiropractor and he took one look and pointed out one of your legs is shorter then the other he looked deeper into it and said my hip/pelvic is out of place and I had wonder why my hips looked aittle different lately a little more forward on the right side. NoW I don't feel the " what I thought was vertigo" feeling .. So the feeling of being unbalanced due to my hip being out of place, plus anxiety made it more then what it was...
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replied February 3rd, 2012
I found this thread after googling my symptoms. I've suffered anxiety and panic for many years now, I thought I'd had every symptom in the book until this ones came along.

I have the same sensations like many of you. I feel like I'm leaning/tilting. Sinking backwards, off balance when standing and I get a strange feeling I can only describe as like my brain drops in my head.

I have tremors and twitches, buzzing, I feel weak at times but I'm not. When I get moving I can walk fast, carry heavy bags. It always seems worse when I'm trying to relax. I know that makes sense that its a symptom of anxiety and stress, I am stressed. Its been happening for about the last 3 months, and thats when my stress levels increased. I'm a full time carer for my paralysed Mum and this scares me so much.

Sorry you all have to go through this but it is reassuring to know I'm not alone.

Also my back and neck are pretty tense a lot. Maybe there is something in that.
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replied December 4th, 2012
Hello,

I have shockingly similar symptoms to yours. Can you please let me know if you have found any solutions/diagnosis?

Thank You
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replied February 3rd, 2012
Experienced User
Those alot of the symptoms of anxiety or vertigo. I've been through the same thing. Dizziness, swaying, heaviness/ sinking in the feet and legs, chest pain, and more. I went to the ER twice because I didn't know what was wrong with me. I got the heart tests done, too, the halter monitor, 2 D echo ultrasound, too. Everything was normal. However, I found out that, I also have non-allergic rhinitis, and found my sinuses do alot of it, too. I know you've mentioned it wasn't your allergies, but they can still do that. I'm also on a anxiety med. Somethings that can help, that help me, are going out and getting fresh air, focusing on an object not moving to help with dizziness, and asking your doctor to prescribe you an anxiety med or more.
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replied February 7th, 2012
Yeah, I am starting to have these symptoms. Happens at my most stressful times at work over the last year. Screw this, its not worth it. Resigning soon.
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replied February 12th, 2012
Hi all...I, too, have the same symptoms. My first incedent was in 1997, I was 20 at the time. I was shopping and remember feeling a little gassy a several minutes before it happened. Then, I actually felt like I was going to pass out: clogged ears, sweaty, pale, rapid heartbeat, etc. Went to the DR and everything was fine. No episodes until 2003...I was on my way to the bank and extreme vertigo took over. I was so sick. I was on the couch for 3 weeks and realized I was getting very depressed. So, ever since then I live with a feeling of being on a boat or being in a wave pool as I call it. I have had 2 extreme vertigo attacks since then, but just daily living is lightheadedness or dizziness. It has developed into anxiety, I believe, now when I am in public. I have 5 kids and the thought of that happening when I am alone with them while shopping scares me. Well, now, I have these attacks when I am at church. I may feel somewhat gassy and then I feel the pressure or sinking feeling, sweaty, rapid heartbeat, turning white, etc. Afterwards, I am exhausted for several hours.
A friend who was a nurse for 30+years told me it could be related to vasovegal (sp?)...I am wodering if she is right! And maybe because I am scared to have an attack, I have anxiety because of that.
I have been to a cardiologist (wore the monitor for a month), ENT (had the awful dizzy test), neurologist(had an MRI), labs drawn, even checked for autoimmune issues and guess what...all is clear!!!
My husband made fun of me and told me to calm down and not panic, but he saw my sweaty hands and white-as-a-ghost face today and realized this is real. Found this and thought I'd copy it for you guys just as another option to think about. I am sorry you are all dealing with this, but thankful I am not alone:) God bless!
Among people with vasovagal episodes, the episodes are typically recurrent, usually happening when the person is exposed to a specific trigger. Prior to losing consciousness, the individual frequently experiences a prodrome of symptoms such as lightheadedness, nausea, the feeling of being extremely hot (accompanied by sweating), ringing in the ears (tinnitus), uncomfortable feeling in the heart, fuzzy thoughts, a slight inability to speak/form words (sometimes combined with mild stuttering), weakness and visual disturbances such as lights seeming too bright, fuzzy or tunnel vision, and sometimes a feeling of nervousness can occur as well. These last for at least a few seconds before consciousness is lost (if it is lost), which typically happens when the person is sitting up or standing. When sufferers pass out, they fall down (unless this is impeded); and when in this position, effective blood flow to the brain is immediately restored, allowing the person to wake up. Short of fainting a person may experience an almost indescribable weak and tired feeling resulting from a lack of oxygen to the brain due to a sudden drop in blood pressure. Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary[3] describes this as the "feeling of impending death" caused by expansion of the aorta, drawing blood from the head and upper body.

The autonomic nervous system's physiologic state (see below) leading to loss of consciousness may persist for several minutes, so:

If sufferers try to sit or stand when they wake up, they may pass out again
The person may be nauseated, pale, and sweaty for several minutes
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replied March 11th, 2012
hey Guys and women> ive been feeling this way now a little over a year now. It has really effected my life. I have anger modes now and i really just dont feel like my self. It started with dizzyness. Then some neck pain. Sometimes i get this little Stinging feeling in the top left of my chest , a very anoying feel to where I touch it alot its become a habbit. Then there is the dizzy spells where my head will start hurting and I will start rocking back in forth.Then I feel like i cant even breathe at sometimes. I cant work out no more with out losing my breath. I have had blood work done , heart monitors, Xrays , Breathing Exams.I have even been to the ER about 20 times . The Dr says im depressed. I feel like it something more. I feel like no one believes me, and Im really scared for my life. Feels like im talking to myself
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replied March 13th, 2012
Same problem here,but my heart sinks at the end of winters and has something to do with sunlight Sad No solution so far.
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replied March 16th, 2012
The dizzy weird sinking brain
Hi-- It has been six long years of almost ALL the same miserable, vague symptoms, the worry, the questions, the tests. It started on 3/23/06 for me. Woke up and went to make lunch and felt like I was sinking and dizzy and weird. Went to the doc many times. Could not handle celebrating my little boy's bday. Then with the heavy head and difficulty shopping, a pressured electrical feeling developed in my head culminating Ina left side body and head jerk series. I have "essential myoclonus". This correlates with my worst dizzy/ weird days. BUT my head still feels wrong. I've had a clean MRI and EEG. I suspect it's related to a pinched upper thoracic nerve I've had for years. Plus I'm menopausal. I take klonopin. It mostly works. Scary though, about every 3 months now I have random true vertigo. Next step is seeing a dizzy doc maybe. I was on a plane today for the first time in 9 years, and it felt like a roller coaster in my head. I used to love flying and roller coasters. Now I don't. I recently learned about Mal de Debarquement Syndrome --MdDS. This focusing is bothering me. Stay hydrated, sleep well and eat well. And believe it or not, EXERCISE though it seems counterintuitive. I found when this was super bad, bike riding was strangely soothing.
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replied August 21st, 2012
24/7 swaying/rocking sensation related to c2/c3 cervical spine
Anyone have any updates on this? I feel like I'm on a boat especially when my c2 or c3 is out of alignment. My physical therapists puts it back in place and my rocking/swaying sensation goes from a 9 to a 4, and I feel almost normal! Problem is that it goes out of alignment really easily. I am considering Prolotherapy on my cervical spine to strengthen my ligaments to keep my spine in alignment. I've had 6 MRIs, MRA's,X-rays, mrv's, seen 5 neurologists, 5 physical therapist....most think anxiety. BS! So it can go away with physical therapy on my neck and get worse when I side bend my neck or turny head in any direction quickly....not anxiety. I tried the ssri and benzo route, and it didn't help at all. Thank God my current physical therapist thinks it's definitely a structural/mechanical problem, not a psychological one.

Please keep us all posted with any developments.

Jo
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replied September 21st, 2012
Lyme
I came here because I have been suffering with this on and off for a few years, now. But it got worse this year. I was diagnosed with chronic Lyme Disease in 2010. My suggestion would be to get checked for Lyme Disease. Make sure to look for a doctor who has experience with Lyme -- typically called a Lyme Literate MD. Most doctors will regurgitate the whole tick-left-knee-arthritis-antibiotic schtick with four pages of "research" they found on the Internet. There are various forms of Lyme (along with various co-infections) that affect patients (sometimes radically) differently. Western Blot and ELISA tests are notoriously error prone. Try to get as full a blood panel as possible for Lyme. There are forums devoted to Lyme and its neurological effects. Hope this helps. Take care.
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replied November 1st, 2012
My story so far, could be of value. *journal-style
I have recently been travelling overseas and because i haven't been working for the last couple months i feel as if i'm feeling some depression feelings. I'm 21 and don't know what to do with my life after this holiday however I've been heavily considering studying architecture and science.

I've been drinking heavily however I've never been experiencing this weird feeling which your all describing before. I'm as of now going to stop drinking where possibly (it's hard when everyone's offering drinks and it's Christmas tradition).

Since I've been on holidays i have had about 3 episodes where i have a shortness of breathe. Now just recently after a heavy night of drinking i had extreme hangover, more than anything experienced before. I felt everything you guys are feeling while at a petrol station. Now i haven't drunk in a week but i still feel this sinking feeling at random times and it scares me.

When i have these episodes i try to affirm myself that i'm all good and you can get through this etc. I'm considering meditation. What's interesting is that i have had lower back pain lately but i'm certain its due to strained lower back muscles and not an herniated hip discs like some of you have said. I haven't been to a doctor or anything though, i was hoping whats happening to me is all one joke and it would go away, only time will tell but i'm feeling 50/50 about it. I'll try to be positive though Smile

Just to be clear i have dabbled with stimulant drugs (not heavy usage because I've scene how its destroyed a lot of my friends lives) and I've been a chronic drinker for 4 years. I had a trade as a plumber on the mines and it was hard to escape the lifestyle so make sure you get your kids and education (advice from me Razz ).

I eat a healthy paleo diet and am not obese, i also exersize.

I hope this gives someone some people clues, insights and help.

Symptoms:
-elevated heart rate

-nausea or vertigo

-weird sinking feelings in stomach- to chest. (could feel like anxiety however i mingle a lot and have had several 1-nightstands, in other words i'm not shy.)

-NOT a shortness of breath. Breath feels numb but i am taking in the same amount of air as normal.

-feel faint and a feeling of impending passing out but i don't.

-sometimes a sore stomach (i would assume this is ulcers from drinking)

I'm not looking for a cure at the moment because i'm not sure if it will be reoccurring i'm just putting this on the internet for future reference and for anyone whose interested. As i stated i will be reducing my drinking and trying meditation. My diet and exursize is already in order.

Best of luck to everyone in finding a cure, i could join the group one day. The internet is a powerful tool and will help us find an answer if not i might study to find a cure, at least i'd have passion and cause! Best of luck.
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replied December 4th, 2012
Hello everyone.

Same symptoms here: sinking feeling, feels like gravity pulling me to the ground, elevator going up and down, clogged ears, sudden sinking feeling in brain, feels like walking on pillows, builds up throughout the day, worst at night.

Have had all the tests as well...everything normal. Docs don't seem concerned. IF ANYONE has figured out what this is, please respond. I know it can be easy to never come back if you have found a cure, but the rest of us are still suffering.

Thank you
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replied February 17th, 2013
Sounds like your thyroid may not be functioning properly. When my thyroid levels are off, I feel like the ground is moving when I walk, or like I am walking slightly uphill (sinking backwards). I'd have your doctor run a thyroid panel, including a test for Hashimoto's.
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replied April 28th, 2013
I've only recently in past week began to get similar symptoms, not sure if it is the Sam as what your all discussing though will someone please reply how many of these 'sinking spells ' they get a day and how long they last for each time. Thanks
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