Lightheaded/giddyness 24/7 for over a year

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Hi all is there anyone else on here who has suffered 24/7 extreme lightheaded/ giddyness for a long time and told its anxiety / depression.ive had it for 14 months now along with chest back neck shoulder pain,months of nausea terrible vision can barely see some days tingling legs twitches tight chest short breath tiredness headaches these are not all day everyday but most days but the lightheaded/ giddyness is constant I can't even get my son to school most days and haven't been shopping or out for ages.it isn't any better when I'm home it's still there when I'm just sitting at home.ive had many tests and tried many meds but have allergic reactions all the time .i was diagnosed with uncompensated labarynthytus in 2011 but it wasn't a issue like this till I got ill in dec 12 after I suddenly lost the job I loved and my boy was diagnosed with autism few weeks later bam all this crap xxx

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    Oh god mango u sound just like me wit those symptoms along with palpitations. Heart racinh hot cold sweats liat goes on. Doc thought my issues were cardiac as ive irregular heart beat but ive had lots of tests all clear.. Ive been on beta blocks which had worst side effects felt like dying literally. I went t gp to ask if he diagnosis me wit anxiety but he said no coz he doesn't think so yet doesn't.n wat rong. So i diagnosis myself ive seen hypnotherapy n psychotherapist and she tbinks it is anxiety related. I.m also goin t try acupuncture and im takin passiflora tincture drops from xhemist no side effects and i tbink it helps. I get light headed lik u all time nd butterflies in my stomach i do deep breathing n i think helps. Say t urself rigjt im having attack let it lst 20secs then say feck off im in control alls grt nothing to worry bout. Hope thid mite help u...

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    Hi thanks for replying so fast is yours constant that's what docs don't seem to understand this is from the minute I wake up til I go back to sleep I'm even dizzy when I'm asleep and it's still there if I have to get up for my boy.i started hypnotherapy last week was also thinking of accupuncture.i had a neurologist diagnose me with anxiety and depression my doc is a bit more reluctant to say it's just anxiety but has admitted she dosnt know what else yo do so great this is how my life will be forever xx
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    Hi Mango6, I absolutely understand how you feel. I have been suffering from same and even worse symptoms for the past year. I also had some big disappointments a year ago (lost my position at work) and was really upset for some time. After I took some wrong decisions due to stress and it leaded me to even harder life conditions and more constant stress. There used to be weeks where I would feel awful all day every day..

    Lightheadness, nausea and bluer vision, feeling like I'm gonna faint or dye anytime and that my brains just decides to switch off sometimes and its really scary, feels like you are going crazy... I still managed to work even though every day was such a struggle. Had no idea where did it come from and what to do to stop it. Had counselling sessions but didn't find it helpful as you can find all same stuff online. Also had loads of tests done and all came back ok. It's getting better little by little as I managed to get to change my life a bit. I figured out that every little stressful situation effects us really badly. Especially if you are short temper and get anxious and angry very quickly.

    I separated with my partner and back living on my own for 2 weeks now and feeling like its getting better (at least last few days). I would still have odd panic attack out of the blue but learned how to manage it. Still struggling to sleep though...

    It is really important to understand that it is how our mind works and it's not gong to harm us and it will pass eventually. Have you tried meditation or any other relaxation technique? Try to keep yourself busy all the time and not to think of how you feel. Hope you will get better soon xxx

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    I only feel anxious because of these bloody symptoms I have a wonderful husband a adorable son although he is very stressful due to his autism and wants your attention all the time.i do breathing exercises at night.i do try to keep busy at home when I can but all the time I'm doing anything I feel like crap I even struggled ironing today.i get really stressed about whether I'm going to be able to do the school run as my son won't go with anyone but me or if I get him there will I be well enough to pick him up and I think this is making it worse take care xx
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      What happened with your lightheadedness? I'm now suffering the same. All the other stuff too but the lightheadedness is 24/7 and it's completely deabiltating. Totally desperate to find out if it resolved for you. Please reply..

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    Hey i just found ur discussion from googling around my symptoms and i am amazeeed how close are your symptoms to mine. I had the exactly same sympoms, low energy, constant fearfull thoughts and the worst of all constant lightheadedness for almost 10 months. I used to do boxing but nowadays i just cant even walk up the stairs for long without feeling dizzy and out of breathe. Plus i had tens of tests and been to all king of specialists but none was able to figure anything out. I recently started to feel out of breathe all the time and feel like breathing was such a energy consuming task and needed concentration. I just hope i start to feel better soon. Knowing im not the only one with the symptoms makes me feel better actualy smile let me know if you had any success treating yourself.
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