Dizziness and anxiety

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I am suffering GREATLY with dizziness and anxiety and the horrible dizzy spells make the anxiety so much worse! I dread getting out of the bed some days and especially going out in case I have an " episode " while out because I am terrified of passing out in public. I have never actually passed out but came VERY close to it a BUNCH of times. My PCP has never actually told me that the dizzy spells and/or anxiety are directly related to my thyroid issue ( I am not on any thyroid medicine at this time ) but I feel as if they have got to be related. I joined this forum because I NEED to talk to other people who are having the same ( or similar ) issues as I am because I feel as if nobody around me understands !! I also sometimes even get dizzy while laying down . Do you have this problem at all ? 

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    Hi Lynn I get dizzy too everyday and this happens when I start getting pain in my thyroid where I had goiter and in my same side ear pain then I get dizzy badly I'm.not on thyroid medication anymore either bcs my blood results are normal do u get pain in ur thyroid or ear ..

    Do u have a goiter?

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    Hey Lynn,

    I registered to this forum so I could tell you you're not alone in this. I have hyperthyroidism as well and suffer from dizzy spells and anxiety. But unlike you, I have "successfully" passed out once and on the edge multiple times. I have developed a little of paranoia when i'm in restaurants and feel nauseous when i eat. I found that the best thing for me is to eat light, be in open spaces, avoid enclosed areas which will make you feel warm/uncomfortable/nervous, avoid loud crowded spaces. So basically, ventilation and temperature are key for me not to pass out. And I have also given up on alcohol as it fluctuates my body temperature and I have no control over it. Hope this helped. 

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      Hi Tracy so happy in a way that I'm not alone I'm exactly like u in over crowded places does not like warm places either even when doing shopping I get these spells too its horrible feeling like that

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      hi, i know you posted this a year ago but i have been trawling these sites to find someone who suffers the same symptoms as me. I have been battling with my dr for almost a year. They have finally agreed to refer me to endocrinologist but not til Aug and un meantime will not help with anxiety, dizziness etc.

      I have passed out 6 times so far, mainly at work and am now paranoid about going anywhere!!

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      It's been over a year since I wrote this post, and I am glad to report that it does get better! So have hope! I still suffer from dizzy spells and nausea from eating but the episodes are a LOT less frequent. I must admit that through this journey, I have a newfound understanding of people with depression or mental illness. I'm one of those who believe in mind over matter, and hence I tried putting myself in uncomfortable environments to fight fire with fire. But that didn't work, I ended up more anxious and it took a toll on my social life. So instead, I was open about my condition and talked about it with my friends and family so we could hang out in more open places, cooler rooms, and would exit graciously if i didn't feel well. So I guess the little bit of advice I can give is: Be kind to yourself, listen to your body and respect its limits, and most importantly be open about it and don't give in to the temptation to seclude yourself.

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    hi..yes my 1st symptoms of hyperthyroid was dizziness..lightheaded..feels unbalance like floating..even when my bloodtest in range..symptoms wont go away..there are days worst than others..but 24/7 dizzy...the feeling when you drove a car or ride an elevator..after that is the feeling

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