Constant light-headed feeling. Anxiety

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Hello everyone

I've been dealing with a light-headed feeling since I first got a panic attack in July 7th. Ever since then I've had a few panic attacks. I've been checked for everything! Brain MRI and MRA, Brain CT Scan, Multiple EKGs during ER visits, a 27/7 holter monitor (EKG), A stress test together with an ecochardiogram (heart ultrasound), multiple blood tests. EVERYTHING IS NEGATIVE. 

Panic attacks and migranes have subsided smile. The only symptom that is still present is the light-headed feeling 24/7. It has gotten a lot better, but I'm not back to normal yet (it has been five months). I've been taking 5-HTP, Magnesium, and B-12/B-6 Vitatmines (as I've done some research and found it that these supplements help). I've also beeing doing therapy and I just started working out two weeks ago (sometimes I feel worse after working out)

Is there anything else I should be doing to beat this terrible feeling? Can you share your experience with me? what makes it better? 

Thank you for your time and support 

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    Hello 😃 My name is Donna . I have  anxiety / panic attacks for long time . 

    Then I know that awful feeling . Every day you could feel something different . Just remember - you are not dying . It's only in your head . 

    Beside supplements you taking , try meditation , yoga . 

    I hope you are feeling better soon ! Take care 🌞

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    I have exact same feeling.. whole day light headedness and dizziness.. the issue with me is that i dont know what is causing my anxiety.. as soon as i wake up in the morning, the next second my heart start racing and my anxiety starts even though my brain is completely blank and have no thoughs whatsoever... then within few min lightheadedness starts and that last till i go to bed and the associated anxiety also continues... do u have similar thing going on?? do u get anxiety as soon as u wake up without any thoughs or reason? do anyone experience that??
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      Yes, I may be feeling dizzy and light headed as soon as I wake up. I also may feel this way even if I'm not anxious at all! If I'm at work, just typing up a report, I might have this feeling. From the research I've done, I've found out that Magnesium is used in may important chemical reactions in the body and brain. My MD and therapists both agree that this is most likely a chemical inbalance in the bran. And that it isn't necessarely purely psychological. Try taking the supplments I mentioned. They helped me out. 

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      If you're getting lightheaded just by waking up and you say your heart rate accelerates, well it's most likely not anxiety since there is really nothing to trigger any anxiety since you're just waking up. You could have a heart condition called Supraventricular tachycardia also known as (SVT) this is when your heart rate is abnormal. If you still feel lightheaded after a few days I suggest going to your pediatrician and tell he/she what's going on

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    Honestly accept all this now and be your friend to yourself. Its not a battle actually. Its loving yourself. You are doing all wonderful things add in loving yourself and believing and feeling well too. You must focus on what you do want. Not any ailments, not what you dont want. And learn to meditate and do mindful excersises theres many apps for that and utube. 

    My experience is this comes and goes. It has gone for years at a time. It seems to pop back up with illness, high stress stuff. I have ailments so i think my situation is different but the it all plays the same.

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    Hello I've had those same symptoms and I've called ambulances and felt like I was having a heart attack and was convinced something was physically wrong with me. Some things I've learned is that caffeine always makes my symptoms worse and when I eat better I feel better also on YouTube you can search "5 minute guided meditation" these help me relax and feel calm and concentrate on my breathing and not on my symptoms. I still have a long way to go and a lot to overcome but that helps me

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      Thank you for your time Tay. I keep hearing from many others that meditation is key. I'll take your advise. Thank you for your time. Cheers! smile

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    Sounds as if you have lingering anxiety, have you looked into your life to see if there is something still not right, why did you have the first panic attack, there must have been a reason why you had one, is that reason still there.  Go to Smiths and get a note book, sit quietly and put down your thoughts as to why you had panics and try to analyse what caused them.  Anxiety causes so many symptoms in every part of the body.  Read Ruby Wax's book Sane New World, its very funny and very helpful

     

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      Thank you for your time Carole. From the therapy sessions, my therapists concluded that my panic attacks are due to guilt themes within my brain. There are some things I've done that cause me to feel like i shoud die! I've experimented with drugs, nothing too serious. Apparently this caused me to think I was going to die, since I grew up in a very religious family. All doctors and tests have reassured me that I will not be dying because I smoked pot a few times or tried cocaine. The lingering anxiety I don't know why is there, since I've stopped doing drugs completely. Thank you for the suggestion on the book. I'll be checking that out. Thanks for your time! Cheers!!

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    Your story sounds like mine. I've been suffering since July 4th, with similar symptoms. I too, had most of the same tests done as you. All came back normal. 😁

    I've just recently started feeling better. I was literally waking up every morning feeling light headed and nauseous. I didn't want to get out of bed. I would wake up every morning thinking to myself am I going to feel sick today.

    What I did was I would literally force myself to get out of bed and do normal activities. I realized the more I focused on feeling like this, the more I would feel sick. I started seeing an improvement instantly when I would try to do my normal day to day stuff. Trust me, it was hard to make myself do my normal day to day activities.

    Our minds are so strong that we literally can create all these issues and symptoms for ourself. Best advice I can give you is accept that it is just anxiety causing this and try hard to get your mind off of it. Just remember this isn't a permanent thing and it will go away. You will learn to manage it and soon your life will be back to normal! 😀

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      after not sleeping good everynight, i literally wake up gaging with nervousness and have to calm myself but I feel like throwing up each morning so sick to my stomach.  dizzy and lightheaded all day feels like my blood is poisoned.  trying so hard to get thru each day.  negative thoughts running over and over in my head all day. it is a hard pattern to break. 
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      Hi Connie , I totally sympathize with you , the mind is so powerful and can make us feel so unwell . Going through same thing at the moment , mind won't stop thinking negative thoughts , such a miserable feeling . I pray that you will feel a whole lot better soon . Sometimes just talking to someone who has or is suffering the same thing helps . Take care . God bless .

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