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A 36-year-old male asked:

I have been having lightheadedness and dizziness and am hoping its nothing more serious than anxiety. if i take a xanax and it helps the symptoms, does that mean it is from anxiety?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity as tolerated. Drink more water. Wish you good health!
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Xanax may well cover up the symptoms, but improvement is not diagnostic proof of etiology. See your doctor to obtain definitive answers. If anxiety, recommend consideration for cognitive-behavioral therapy and biofeedback.
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Last updated Jan 24, 2022


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