Chat Now!   Member Gallery    Member Articles    Games   Member Groups   Member Blogs   Health News    Bored?

Author Topic: How long can anxiety "lightheaded dizzy" last?  (Read 258 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline valleyplayer42

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1861
  • Country: 00
  • Rec's: 2
  • Gender: Male
  • Mood: Stressed
    Stressed
    • Poke This Member
How long can anxiety "lightheaded dizzy" last?
« on: June 19, 2014, 12:31:22 PM »
Not anxious. Yet it lingers... For days weeks and months, over 4 of them.
Bookmark and Share

Offline hiswaywardgirl

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 19
  • Rec's: 0
  • Gender: Female
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: How long can anxiety "lightheaded dizzy" last?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2014, 01:43:52 PM »
When I get lightheaded/dizzy from anxiety, it's always for less than a day, maybe a few hours at most if I'm trapped in a stressful situation. It also seems strange that you don't *feel* anxious when it happens. Do you have any other symptoms, like heart palpitations? Are you getting enough sleep?

I actually have had lightheaded dizziness for months before, but it was from an eating disorder/malnutrition. You could be having a health/nutrition problem. Have you seen a doctor about it?
Bookmark and Share

Offline ryates80

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 125
  • Rec's: 0
  • Gender: Female
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: How long can anxiety "lightheaded dizzy" last?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 02:28:00 PM »
I've had it off and on for a while. Sometimes even when we don't feel anxious we are on a unconscious level. Or so they say. Hope you feel better.
Bookmark and Share

Offline Lunatone

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1015
  • Rec's: 21
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: How long can anxiety "lightheaded dizzy" last?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 02:52:25 PM »
what do you mean by "last"? If its a truly constant dizziness, you should see a doctor. But if there are times when it comes and goes, what are the things that happen that make it come? I know with anxiety it can be hard to tell, but as close as you can get would be useful to know.
Bookmark and Share

Offline kristinsanxiety

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 167
  • Rec's: 1
  • Gender: Female
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: How long can anxiety "lightheaded dizzy" last?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2014, 04:06:37 PM »
Sounds like it could be an inner ear issue. I've been dealing with on and off dizziness for about 6 months now but I know it's coming from my ear.
Bookmark and Share

Offline vardnas

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1706
  • Country: us
  • Rec's: 98
  • Gender: Female
    • Poke This Member
Re: How long can anxiety "lightheaded dizzy" last?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2014, 06:53:08 PM »
Anxiety, and all its attendant symptoms, can last however long you perpetuate it.

Here are a list of behaviors that will keep you locked in the anxiety cycle:
Going to the doctor
Getting a medical test
Running to Google to look up symptoms
Interpreting your symptom as negative, dangerous, or the sign of a serious disease/disorder
Worrying about your disease
Coming on here and asking for reassurance

There are others. But basically, our bodies become symptomatic when our stress levels are high enough to become reactive. Again, you may not **FEEL** anxious, but your central nervous system can still be overtaxed. Period. Incidentally, your body can't tell the difference between real and perceived danger, so even if you worry about something as innocuous as dizziness, you're triggering the same response as if you were getting chased by a bear.

The best thing we can do for ourselves as anxiety sufferers is to try and refrain from interpreting our symptoms as harbingers of doom. When we do that, we keep our CNSs ramped up and give our bodies no time to relax, which then simply perpetuate the symptom/fear/symptom cycle. Hard to break? You betcha. But very necessary when it comes to true recovery.
Bookmark and Share
In case anyone is still confused:  googling your symptoms will cause you to remain in a state of extreme anxiety. Stepping away from the internet is the first step toward lasting peace.

Offline valleyplayer42

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1861
  • Country: 00
  • Rec's: 2
  • Gender: Male
  • Mood: Stressed
    Stressed
    • Poke This Member
Re: How long can anxiety "lightheaded dizzy" last?
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2014, 08:11:58 PM »
Thank you guys .. This is constant nothing triggers this lightheadedness so that's what is wierd.
Bookmark and Share

Tags:
 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
4 Replies
1136 Views
Last post May 13, 2010, 08:18:20 PM
by seoreh
8 Replies
407 Views
Last post December 09, 2012, 01:25:17 AM
by Delomelanican
6 Replies
304 Views
Last post April 22, 2013, 06:30:59 PM
by Baldrick
10 Replies
350 Views
Last post May 12, 2014, 10:00:17 PM
by valleyplayer42
1 Replies
71 Views
Last post December 16, 2014, 08:57:33 PM
by Smitten

anything