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Lately I've been feeling like I'm on an elevator. What's that all about?

Up or down?: Can you describe your symptoms a little more specifically? ...Read more

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I have recently shifted to an upper floor # 25th and using lift elevator 5 times a day, from the day I start living since a week, I feel floor or grou?

I have recently shifted to an upper floor # 25th and using lift elevator 5 times a day, from the day I start living since a week, I feel floor or grou?

I feel floor or grou?: I do not understand your question, please rephrase
I found the word GROUP, tell me if this is what you mean, write me again.
Contrary to the former approach, this approach views group-level emotion as the sum of its individuals' affective compositions. These affective compositions are actually the emotional features each member brings with him to the group, such as: dispositional affect, mood, acute emotions, emotional intelligence, and sentiments (affective evaluations of the group).[6] The team affective composition approach helps to understand the group emotion and its origins, and how these individual members' affective predisposition combine to become one common entity. For the purpose of combining these individual characteristics, one can embrace several viewpoints: ...Read more

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Is it legal to get IV fluids in oregon or washington? If so, how is the easiest way to get fluids with elector lights? This is for fighters.

Is it legal to get IV fluids in oregon or washington? If so, how is the easiest way to get fluids with elector lights? This is for fighters.

Prescription only: In these states and all others as well, administration of IV fluids requires a doctors prescription and trained personnel to administer them. There is a trend for supplementation in this way in the chinese community, but this is not advised. Discuss with a nutritionist to make sure your elecrolytes are in top form for fighting. ...Read more

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I feel like I'm in an elevator. The floor feels like it drops out from under me. I have been under a great feal of stress the past few days.?

I feel like I'm in an elevator. The floor feels like it drops out from under me. I have been under a great feal of stress the past few days.?

Subjective dizziness: There is presently accumulating evidence that the neural pathways for anxiety and balance disorders overlap. Consulting a neuro-otologist is the most obvious thing to do. Again there is more and more evidence that stress can be associated with balance problems and that treatment for the anxiety can result in resolution of the balance problem. Chronic subjective dizziness is now well documented. ...Read more

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Would I be considered claustrophobic because if there are a lot of people in the elevator, I take the stairs?

Would I be considered claustrophobic because if there are a lot of people in the elevator, I take the stairs?

Probably not: Claustrophobia is thought of as a situational type of specific phobia. A phobia is a significant and persistent fear that is excessive or unreasonable and set off by a specific object or situation. Claustrophobia is a fear of closed tight spaces. I think if you had claustrophobia you'd probably have an unreasonable fear of elevators even when they're empty. A preference is different from a fear. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get off an elevator and feel like your moving up and down after you get off of it? It dosent happen all the time.

Is it normal to get off an elevator and feel like your moving up and down after you get off of it? It dosent happen all the time.

Not necessarily: The sensation of movement is primarily dealt with in the inner ear. Certaiin diseases of the inner ear can cause symptoms of movement even if you are not physically moving. A thorough history and physical exam by your primary care doctor would be needed to direct further testing. ...Read more

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Get an elevator feeling, bouncy feeling when standing up & bending over. But it does it more when I'm in real small rooms. Will sinuses do this?

Get an elevator feeling, bouncy feeling when standing up & bending over. But it does it more when I'm in real small rooms. Will sinuses do this?

2 things: Could explain your symptoms, slight irritation of you balance mechanism (semi-circular canals inside ear) or an effusion behind your tympanic membrane, both could be associated with sinus issues. ...Read more

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How to stop my son 10 years getting scared from the elevator that was hanged between floors a few times around four times, is it became a phobia now?

How to stop my son 10 years getting scared from the elevator that was hanged between floors a few times around four times, is it became a phobia now?

A major problem?: If the fear is disabling him or interfering with his life and development in a major way, you need to get him evaluated. Your family physician has resources that may help. I had trouble understanding -- was he or someone else injured there? All kids have fears that make little sense and that they forget soon enough -- most don't need to be "medicalized." good luck & use common sense. ...Read more

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What can cause a brief dropping sensation in head as if u sudden dropped in elevator? Lasted only few sec. Very stressed at time with 2 kids and pup

What can cause a brief dropping sensation in head as if u sudden dropped in elevator? Lasted only few sec. Very stressed at time with 2 kids and pup

Stress can play on U: The dropping sensation u describe sre known to occur w anxiety state or stress.
There could also be inner ear problem of virtigo, Labrynthitis or even in some cases TMJ problems ahve been linked with sudden sensation of dropping or falling.
If stress relief doesn't resolve the problem, I would recommend an ENT evaluation ...Read more

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As a child I suffered from the disease of the testicular elevator and I underwent a crust I am infertile?

As a child I suffered from the disease of the testicular elevator and I underwent a crust I am infertile?

Testicles: Are meant to stay outside the body as they optimally function at 35 Celsius temperature, so being always close to main body or undescended, may affect their function, the best way to know is to get semen analysis, ask your doctor about it, best wishes ...Read more

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How can I overcome claustrophobia? I don't ride lifts/elevators and I hate when there's little space to move around.

How can I overcome claustrophobia? I don't ride lifts/elevators and I hate when there's little space to move around.

Therapy: There are many forms of therapy that can help anxiety disorders, including phobias. For phobias, the prime form of therapy is exposure therapy with cbt (cognitive behavioral therapy). Cbt can teach you the thoughts and feelings that drive your anxiety and it teaches you coping skills to overcome those feelings. Exposure therapy then is used to practice what you learned. ...Read more

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I started work on a 10th floor bldg requiring excessive elevator use. I now feel when I walk I'm bouncing and wonder if it's the elevators to blame.

I started work on a 10th floor bldg requiring excessive elevator use. I now feel when I walk I'm bouncing and wonder if it's the elevators to blame.

Seasick!: "Seasickness" or motion sickness can happen with elevator rides. Not to worry if mild and goes away. If it gets worse or never gets better see your doc. Also consider the stairs for all or part of the distance. Then you will get a lot of good exercise at work, and won't have to go to the gym as much when you're off! A trick you might use, on the elevator, is to focus on one spot while its moving ...Read more

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My grandma is so afraid of elevators, dark and closed places. One time we rode on a dark street and she was very anxious. Suggest treatment at home?

My grandma is so afraid of elevators, dark and closed places. One time we rode on a dark street and she was very anxious. Suggest treatment at home?

Claustrophobia: A fear of enclosed or dark spaces is not rare, and my be the best known phobia. I'm not a mental health expert, so I suggest she discuss this with her primary doctor. If severe enough to disrupt her life, then management or a mental health consult may be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had vestibular neuritis about 4 months ago and I still get weird sensations when coming off the elevator (feels like im still on it when I get off)?

I had vestibular neuritis about 4 months ago and I still get weird sensations when coming off the elevator (feels like im still on it when I get off)?

Not unusual.: The vestibular system is quite sensitive and it is not unusual to experience residual short bursts of dysequilibrium when the system is tested by an event like an elevator or ferris wheel/ roller coaster ride. You way want to see a balance therapist for evaluation and recommendation of home exercises you can do to improve any residual imbalance. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my fear of elevators and being in tight places?

This often requires: Professional help to effectively overcome, if it is truly problematic. A psychiatrist may be able to offer specific therapies to combat these fears. ...Read more

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Should I use the stairs or elevator to stay fit if I have bad knees from being deconditioned?

Should I use the stairs or elevator to stay fit if I have bad knees from being deconditioned?

Good intentions.: It's great that you want to stay fit and take care of your knees. I worry, though, that with the stairs you will be placing unnecessary strain on your knees - which could cause injury and totally undermine any efforts to stay fit. Skip the stairs, and stick to low impact exercise - swimming, elliptical, recline bike. When your knees start to get stronger, then you can do the stairs. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have many phobias? Like scared of elevators, cockroaches, snake, mice / rats, etc...

Is it normal to have many phobias? Like scared of elevators, cockroaches, snake, mice / rats, etc...

CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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I randomly get a dropping sensation like being on an elevator and feel light headed or that I might pass out?

I randomly get a dropping sensation like being on an elevator and feel light headed or that I might pass out?

Near syncope: Near syncope can be caused by many things including, but not limited to metabolic causes such as diabetes (low/high blood sugar levels), low or high blood pressure, anxiety disorders, heart disorders (certain abnormal rhythms), dehydration, as a few examples. You should see a doctor for an evaluation and get some testing to see if your cause can be found. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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From NJ, I was waiting for the elevator in my apartment in the 11 floor when the custodian was vacuuming the path near me. I am worried about Hantavirus

From NJ, I was waiting for the elevator in my apartment in the 11 floor when the custodian was vacuuming the path near me. I am worried about Hantavirus

What's the worry?: You are 26 years old and I'm glad you're reading up on health. I am puzzled, though, as to why you think you can catch hantavirus or anything else from being around folks vacuum-cleaning. Hantavirus is mostly a disease of squalor transmitted by very close involvement with mouse droppings. The world is full of dangers, known and unknown, but fearing ordinary daily things is something you can't do. ...Read more

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I am pregnant. In subway elevator there was a very strong clorox odor. Does it harm baby?

I am pregnant. In subway elevator there was a very strong clorox odor. Does it harm baby?

Should not..: If this was just a temporary exposure and you don't have any other symptoms this should not cause any problems with the baby. Usually things that can cause damage to the baby cross the uteroplacental (between your womb and baby's placenta) barrier and travel in your bloodstream. If you had severe respiratory issues this may affect the baby by low oxygen supply as a result if that was the case. ...Read more

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Left leg is numb and it swells by the end of the day I am 59 years old and work as an elevator mechanic.

Left leg is numb and it swells by the end of the day I am 59 years old and work as an elevator mechanic.

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Unilateral symptoms like yours need to be investigated sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Can someone die in a stuck elevator for lack of oxygen?

Can someone die in a stuck elevator for lack of oxygen?

No: Elevators are not sealed. Air moves in and out of elevators. ...Read more

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