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dizzy for a split second many times a day-is it stress?

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by jonowen, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. jonowen

    jonowen Occasional commenter

    This is difficult to describe but recently I have felt a panic/dizzines for a split second while someone is talking to me and I blink hard and tell myself to get a grip, breathe more deeply and it passes, then a few seconds later it happens again. It also happens when I'm driving and I panic that I may suddenly go blind. I think I'm having little panic attacks as I am very stressed just now. I have never experienced a full blown panic attack so don't really know if I'm right. Last night in bed I had was just about to drop off when I "jumped" (startled) and felt a sudden relief that I wasn't dead - I don't know where this thought came from. Please say this is just stress and will go away once I'm not so busy.
  2. I am having the EXACT same thing happening to me at the moment. I'm not a fainty type person but am finding I'm having dizzy spells and blurred vision for a split second. In the end I went to docs and it was stress related (anxiety) for me. My other symptom was queasiness in the mornings - no not morning sickness as everyone keeps joking, but prob related to arrival at work in mornings = feeling sick! Maybe see your GP?
  3. I feel faint sometimes and its due to low blood pressure. It could also be due to anaemia.
    As the previous person says, it would be a good idea to go to your GP and get it checked out.
  4. I've been getting the same symptoms for about a month. Went to my GP who did a load of blood tests etc but, apart from an on-going medical problem I have, nothing showed up. She said that the symptoms were completely in line with depression and anxiety and that they would go eventually.
    So, don't ignore it because it could be a sign of any stress/anxiety/depression worsening. I ignored it for far too long and now I'm a complete mess [​IMG]. Best advice I've had is to look after myself - I pass that advice along to you.
  5. Ruthie66

    Ruthie66 New commenter

    Not sure about the dizziness but I get that jumping thing quite often as I drift off - I think it is quite common. The thought about not being dead probably relates to your stress
  6. jonowen

    jonowen Occasional commenter

    Thnak you all for the replies, so pleased that you didn't think I was mad! I do have low blood pressure too - hadn't thought of that, and I feel queasy at times (not pregnant!!). Think I'll see my GP and try to stop the worrying before Christmas.
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  7. I know this was back in 2011 when the original post was created but did you ever get rid of that one/two second dizziness? It recently started for me and I want to know how to fix it. Seems to happen randomly multiple times a day and its more apparent if i think about it or subconsiously look for the dizziness. Any help or advice please
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  9. Hello did you ever overcome your random 1 sec dizzy feelings?
  10. CalypsoDalma

    CalypsoDalma New commenter

    I've experienced similar symptoms and they seem to be related to my anxiety. I see them as mini panic attacks. It sounds like you're managing them well when they happen, but you might need to consider some longer term strategies for managing anxiety (for example, looking at ways to reduce your workload, counselling, mindfulness and/or CBT might be worth considering.)

    I hope you have a good support network and are able to find time to do things that enhance your wellbeing (exercise, relaxation, hobbies, quality time with your friends/loved ones etc.)

    Take care.
  11. VR46

    VR46 New commenter

    I am getting the same dizzy spells in class, not when driving. I do think its stress related. I have been teaching 20 years so not sure why this would manifest itself now. Will make a GP appointment.

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