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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lightheaded (Definition)

Lightheadedness is a sensation of feeling faint or "light in the head". It may be a symptom of Low blood pressure, or hypotension, which occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. It may also occur when you are dehydrated, as my happen when severe morning ...Read more


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Could you have a mild form of dizziness or vertigo for 6 yrs daily 24/7 my Drs tell me my lightheaded is from anxiety but idk?worried

Could you have a mild form of dizziness or vertigo for 6 yrs daily 24/7 my Drs tell me my lightheaded is from anxiety but idk?worried

Dizzy: Unsteadiness (type IIi dizziness) can last decades and may be due to Prkinsonism, b12 deficiency or cervical stenosis. Lightheaded or vertiginous types tend to be short-lived ...Read more

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Hi there. Stopped drinking 14 days ago and feeling like crap. Sweating, dry mouth, lightheaded, anxiety, and can sleep at night. Let me know. Thx?

Hi there. Stopped drinking 14 days ago and feeling like crap. Sweating, dry mouth, lightheaded, anxiety, and can sleep at night. Let me know. Thx?

Normal: Hang in there. Withdrawal is uncomfortable but you passed the dangerous part. Try to use behavioral methods for managing anxiety like mindfulness and exercise. It will get better ...Read more

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I'm very lightheaded can this be anxiety or my allergies?

I'm very lightheaded can this be anxiety or my allergies?

Tough to say: Lightheadedness can be caused by many things, so it is best for you to get examined and diagnosed and the proper treatment would then occur. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I got a blood test done and my doctor said there is nothing wrong with me but I still feel like there is and I'm very lightheaded is this just anxiety?

I got a blood test done and my doctor said there is nothing wrong with me but I still feel like there is and I'm very lightheaded is this just anxiety?

Anxiety: What is "nothing" to your doctor may still be anxiety -- which can cause all kinds of physical sensations like lightheadedness. S/he may have meant that your tests showed nothing seriously physically wrong, which is a relief. Next step is getting an evaluation for anxiety -- which you can get with a psychologist or psychiatrist. Effective treatment can then be provided, so you'll feel better. ...Read more

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If I had something neuro wrong with me my Drs would see it right I go once a week they tell me all symptoms anxiety lightheaded 6 yrs really scared?

If I had something neuro wrong with me my Drs would see it right I go once a week they tell me all symptoms anxiety lightheaded 6 yrs really scared?

Yes, you're right: Most neurological disorders would be able to be grossly seen by now even if an exact Dx was difficult. You seem to begin to agree that most of your distress is related to anxiety and it is time to manage that. Get a good psychological eval and follow treatment advice which may include Rx but should involve therapy to learn skills for a lifetime. Don't be afraid — this may be a good thing for you! ...Read more

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Can wearing perfume cause u to have funny vision or to be lightheaded or is it the anxiety thinking it will cause those things?

Can wearing perfume cause u to have funny vision or to be lightheaded or is it the anxiety thinking it will cause those things?

Chemical: Sensitivity? Yes, you can get symptoms similar to what you mention due to chemicals. Please see your doc for testing. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have anxiety I stay lightheaded daily now I have laryngitis n feel bad I feel more lightheaded could this be the anxiety or something else worried?

Anxiety: I understand your concern.
It seems that you feel overwhelmed with Anxiety causing lightheadedness.
Laryngitis can be due to Flu, Acid reflux, Irritation, from allergies or smoke.
Anxiety can cause Acid reflux.
Become Captain over your Anxiety, not VICTIM.

Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation See Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress of relationship, parenting, work, and finances ...Read more

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Is there a difference in anxiety lightheaded or dizziness than ear dizziness?

Is there a difference in anxiety lightheaded or dizziness than ear dizziness?

4 types of dizziness: True vertigo implies feeling a violent spinning or pulling sensation due to discrepant inputs from the vestibular organs of the inner ear, Light headedness due to brain dysfunction (low BP, ischemia, lesion, intoxication etc).
A third condition is unsteadiness from impaired transmission of signal from position sensors (cord syndrome or neuropathy) 4th is psychiatric (anxiety / Hyperventilation) ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause me to get lightheaded?

Yes : If you are hyperventilating due to panic/ anxiety — that could cause lightheadedness. ...Read more

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I have anxiety, does it make u lightheaded at times?

I have anxiety, does it make u lightheaded at times?

YES: Anxiety or panic attacks can manifest as physical symptoms including light headedness, palpitations or pounding heart, sweating, trembling shortness of breath, feeling of choking, nauea, upset stomach, feeliing dizzy, tingling sensation among others. ...Read more

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Can anxiety or worrying make ur vision funny n lightheaded?

Yes, it can: Anxiety can alter your perceptions in ma y ways. Practice relaxation techniques when not feeling anxious so you can employ them at times of stress. ...Read more

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Can getting mad cause anxiety and lightheaded but could being mad bring on anxiety the root cause?

Can getting mad cause anxiety and lightheaded but could being mad bring on anxiety the root cause?

More info needed: Anxiety and anger can be related as well as sometimes present with similar somatic symptoms or body symptoms. I've found many patients especially women who perceive anxiety (difficulty breathing, heightened heart rate, light- headedness) who are holding back anger as it's more socially acceptable for women to express emotions like anxiety or sadness. Maybe be if problem, seek therapy to find out. ...Read more

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I'm staying with a weird lightheaded feeling 24/7 drs say anxiety how do I get it to go away its 5 yrs +?

Multi-prong approach: Anxiety may cause many unusual sensations in the body and thankfully these can be treated, even after they have been present many years. Effective treatment often involves combining several approaches such as mindfulness-based stress reduction, daily aerobic exercise, biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, and in some cases cognitive behavioral or psychodynamic psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Been weird lightheaded 24/7 yrs some days better all drs say anxiety could it be more serious really worried?

Been weird lightheaded 24/7 yrs some days better all drs say anxiety could it be more serious really worried?

Anxiety can: Do it. Get some talk therapy from a psychiatrist or talk therapy and medicaton from a psychiatrist and see how you are doing. ...Read more

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Why does anxiety case lightheadedness and offbalance feeling I take 20mg of celexa (citalopram) but still get this feeling?

Why does anxiety case lightheadedness and offbalance feeling I take 20mg of celexa (citalopram) but still get this feeling?

40 mg may help: Celexa (citalopram) maximum dose is 40 mg daily. Doses greater than 40 mg are associated with serious cardiac and other side effects: and do not improve your response. You might consider a consultation to evaluate the medicine and perhaps adding psychotherapy ... The best approach. ...Read more

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I've felt like I feel lightheaded at times but I keep wondering how do I know if i really am or if its just my anxiety, I eat & exersise good?

I've felt like I feel lightheaded at times but I keep wondering how do I know if i really am or if its just my anxiety, I eat & exersise good?

See Below: Have you discussed your symptoms with either primary care doctor and/ or prescribing provider? Having the discussion will serve as a good starting point to figure out what's going on. Good luck! ...Read more

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How would anxiety cause you to be lightheaded a weird type all day for 6 yrs sometimes swaying off balance feeling more symptoms to? Scared about it

Concerning: I would get an examination from a primary care physician to discern whether this is something to be worried about. Most likely okay but your symptoms appear to be prolonged and severe. ...Read more

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Having hard time describing symptom I think lightheaded but it's not the kind where u feel like u pass out sometimes swaying feeling I do have anxiety?

Having hard time describing symptom I think lightheaded but it's not the kind where u feel like u pass out sometimes swaying feeling I do have anxiety?

Sensory ataxia?: This is speculation, based only on the minimal information you provide: if you feel unsteady on your feet and it gets worse with your eyes closed or in the dark, you could have a peripheral neuropathy. These have many possible causes. If that's your problem, see your doctor. It would not be a trivial matter. I could be completely wrong; this is just a shot in the dark. ...Read more

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I woke up in the middle of the night, felt lightheaded, then fell. I got up once and fell down again. This is 2nd time in a month that it has occurred. What is cause? Can Anxiety contribute?

I woke up in the middle of the night, felt lightheaded, then fell. I got up once and fell down again. This is 2nd time in a month that it has occurred.  What is cause? Can Anxiety contribute?

See your physician: This can be due to many reasons including orthostatic hypotension, medications, peripheral neuropathy, transient ischemic attack, etc. See your physician immediately to provide more details and get a physical exam. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/orthostatic_hypotension/orthostatic_hypotension.htm and http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000730.htm ...Read more

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How can anxiety cause severe lightheadedness all day every day?

How can anxiety cause severe lightheadedness all day every day?

Fight or Flight: Common physical symptoms of anxiety include:
? Pounding heart.
? Sweating.
? Stomach upset or dizziness.
? Frequent urination or diarrhea.
? Shortness of breath.
? Tremors and twitches.
? Muscle tension.
? Headaches.
Anxiety usually leads to a sympathetic nervous system response (Fight or Flight) which often causes the above symptoms. Medication and other conditions should also be ruled out. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lightheadedness (worsened by: anxiety).walked into my kitchen and was suddenly overwhelmed by lightheadedness no other symptoms?

I am experiencing lightheadedness (worsened by: anxiety).walked into my kitchen and was suddenly overwhelmed by lightheadedness no other symptoms?

Lightheaded: There are many possibilities such as blood sugar fluctuation, blood pressure, anxiety, etc. Please start by seeing your doctor. He/she will provide a diagnosis and then possible treatment and peace of mind can follow. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why am my constantly being plagued by a variety of symptoms that come and go, resolve in a few weeks e.g. palpations, lightheadedness, balance, anxiety?

Anticipatory: Anxiety is a sub-type of anxiety disorder. You should have a complete medical exam and blood testing and certainly you need to see a certified psychologist for ongoing CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). A team approach including physician. Therapist and possibly a social worker is a good starting stategy for mental hygiene. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause you to be lightheaded almost 24/7 daily for years?

Yes: 24/7 daily for years! Lightheadedness is a common symptom of anxiety — especially since this has gone on for years. Lab tests should rule out other causes — if ok then relaxation, meditation, behavioral therapy and antianxiety medicationsmay help you to learn to manage this. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause lightheadedness and flushness? I'm on .25 of Xanax (alprazolam)

Panic Attacks?: Yes — especially if what you are referring to is actually panic attacks. ...Read more

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Can anxiety make you feel heavy headed n lightheaded worried it's more drs tell me anxiety?

Can anxiety make you feel heavy headed n lightheaded worried it's more drs tell me anxiety?

Difficult to say: Anxiety is often difficult to diagnose. If measures used to treat anxiety lead to reduction or elimination of your symptoms than this leads one to assume there may be some validity to the diagnosis. You may wish to consult with a neuropsychiatrist. There are 4 of us in Kentucky who are certified. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more