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A 19-year-old female asked:

i feel dizzy a lot. could my anxiety be causing this?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Dizzy: Not necessarily unless your physical exam is normal and not due to medications.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Dizzy: Not necessarily, unless your primary care doctor ruled out any physical causes.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

While driving I get this weird feeling kinda like dizzyness and nervous feeling , could it be anxiety ?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Is it a phobia?: If the feeling is limited to when driving, under what conditions does it occur? In crowded traffic, fast traffic, bridges, tunnels, night time, only when alone in a car, when people in the car are telling you how to drive, when you are tired? Have you had an accident that was serious or scary? Others? If it can be identified, counseling would be helpful. If it continues, check with your physician.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Anixety does it cquse u to get dizzy ?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes..panic attacks: Significant anxiety/panic attacks can be quite debilitating for some folks...During a panic attack, one may feel a sense of doom, rapid heart rate(palpitations), shortness of breath, chest pain, tingling on hands/fingers/lips, dizziness, blurry vision etc..Some even faint! this can be dangerous if driving etc..So if your symptoms are severe and bothersome, please consult doc.. Good luck.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Why do some anxiety medications cause dizziness?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Anxiety: Anxiety stimulates release of norepinephrine from brain which stimulates your metabolic functions and your arousal system to give you the physical symptoms . Medications that reverse this effect and quiet down the arousal response lead to sedation.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

What can I do when i feel dizzy from my anxiety? I want to stop the diziness it's driving me crazy! and it's scary :(

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Dizzy: Treating the anxiety is a must, assuming medical causes for dizziness are ruled out.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What can you do to stop feeling dizzy from anxiety?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Better breathing can: Reduce immediate unpleasant anxiety symptoms by attention to your breath. Dizziness - even fainting - can be brought on by shallow, rapid breathing. It would great to find a cbt therapist to treat the anxiety. Until then, here's a tip. Do several cycles at least several times daily in addition to stress times. Nasal inhale (4 sec) hold in (6 sec) full blow exhale (8 sec). Smokeless smoking!

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