Dizziness more when walking

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Hi.

I'm really hoping someone out there can share the same or similar story.

so for The last few months I’ve suffered with dizziness that comes and gos.

I’ve put it down to my ears as I suffer with tinnitus but more recently I’ve been getting it quite bad when I’m walking or in crowded places which then causes my anxiety to go through the roof.

It’s a strange feeling that is hard to explain but it’s almost like a sharp bout of dizziness and ringing feeling in my ear then goes in seconds.

Has anyone else suffered this?

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    Do yourself a favor and google balance disorder doctors in your area. A regular ent has a hard time figuring out what is wrong.

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    hi Laura l had all the test done for my my ears come back all clear .l was like you felt wores in crows like supermarkets l felt like walking on a trampoline and dizziness .Do you have anxiety before this started? l never had the spinning sensation .They sent me for vestibular exercises which did help l seen a specialist he told me it's Anxiety and stress building up in my body l had a trauma in my life . Do you feel like you turning to the left or right? This is vestibular exercises what they gave me .image

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      Hi Victoria,

      Yes this is exactly how I am feeling especially walking in places like supermarkets!

      I suffer with really bad anxiety so could it be that? Do you get ringing in your ears?

      The falling to the side is definitely something I suffer with too!

      I’m also getting the feeling of falling forward when I’m sat. Do you get that?

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    to me its anxiety , all the symptoms you have described or used to get them.Can you do this for me ( stand on a cushion how close your eyes count to 15 have you started to sway?are you on any medication for your anxiety? l get ringing in my ears .

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      Yes definitely get the swaying when stood closing my eyes. What does that mean?

      I always thought the ringing in my ears was making the dizziness.

      I’ve never looked into my anxiety so I’m going to the gp Monday to discuss.

      The first time the dizzy spell happened in the supermarket I actually had a panic attack so that would seem linked?

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      For some reason I dizzy in supermarkets too. My vision feels off and I get floaters in vision sometimes. I'm 56 and have lived like this for many years. Its nice to talk with others for reassurance

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      my mother had anxiety...siblings as well...i believe i was born with the high anxiety genes...my levels go crazy in stressful times such as going to a medical dr (i fear medical drs) ... my childhood was traumatic but made me a survivor not a victim. i get anxious out of the blue...can last months... its like a rollercoaster ride...lately ive been feeling the doom but i cant say what teiggers me. im on clonazapam (.5mg) once a day and prozac. what really helps is trying to "get out of my head" by talking aboyt my anxiety, forcing myself to walk even if its a 20 minute walk and accepting that this is what I have...plus my husband took a job in another STATE to come home on weekends- a wonderful job but i miss him and one of our sons is in early recovery opiate addiction- therapy helps too but there are days i feel defeated

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      l understand were you coming from l could feel my body rocking when I'm sitting in the chair it gets wores in the evening ever evening .They put me sertarline it as helped . There a group called Let's talk anxiety if you like to join ? I'm on the group.

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      yes you are right Laura Anxiety and stress can affect your balance

      system l seen a ENT he told me to march on the spot with my arms out straight we my eyes closed count to 30 when l open my eyes l turn to the left you should stop in the centre if you do that l bet you turn to the left or right laura . Have a word with your doctor x

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    I suffer as well...even when laying down... it's difficult living this way. I take meclizine and do my best to ignore the feeling of swaying! has increased with anxiety for sure. i want you to know that you are not alone!!

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