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Weird Lightheaded Feeling
For 6 yrs I've had a weird lightheaded feeling funny vision with different symp as well drs say anxiety cause but idk how daily all the time.
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
I'm very worried I have symptoms daily 24/7 yrs mainly a weird lightheaded feeling some days weird head feelings kinda like head freezes dr say Anx??
You need a evaluation in person with your health care provider. After a full and complete history, exam, and testing, you will have your answer.
It is impossible to solve your problem on this format. ...Read more
Could needing glasses and having astigmatism cause a weird lightheaded feeling 24/7 for 6 yrs daily dr think anxiety?
Get corrective lens: Even anxious people can need corrective lenses and you need to get them. Then, with that done you'll discover the answer for yourself. Best wishes! ...Read more
How to get rid of anxiety symptoms I have them 24/7 mainly a weird lightheaded feeling n sometimes weird vision the last few days kinda shaky?
Might be GAD or pani: You to start with consulting your family doc. You need to rule out possible cardiac or gastric problems. If they going to be ruled out you need to address your emotional status with psychiatrist and (or) psychologist. You might be prone to Generalized Anxiety Disorder and (or) panic attacks. ...Read more
Could neck shoulder tension cause weird lightheaded feeling constant daily for years I do have anxiety panic disorder?
You may have: anxiety and fibromyalgia. Go see a primary care. Neck tension can be caused just by your anxiety so talking thru their diagnositic clarification can help you understand what you have and how to treat it. Its common to have mood issues and fibromyalgia and or somatic issues. Science isn't clear what comes first yet. Exercise and managing your stress is very helpful. ...Read more
Can neck tension cause a constant weird lightheaded feeling for 24/7 for 5 yrs sometimes swaying feeling eyes funny drs tell me anxiety I worry it's m?
M?: 5 yrs of constant tension - truer if you know some is in your neck - certainly can result in balance/vision disturbances. Proper oxygen, blood and nerve impulse supply, etc. Is thrown off balance so you are too. Ask your therapist to target anxiety mgmt or for a referral to a CBT anxiety specialist. I'm not sure what you worry it may be, but worry will hurt, not help. Get a full physical exam too. ...Read more
Would allergies cause a constant weird lightheaded feeling 24/7 for yrs some days better than others ears look good no fluid I do have anxiety?
Possibly: You can experience this from poorly or partially controlled allergies. Often we see this with chronic sinus disease. If you have experienced this for many years you should see your doctor and if he/she thinks it is allergies, get referred to an allergist or ENT for help. There are other things that can cause symptoms like this, so don't automatically assume it is allergies. ...Read more
Is there a brain issue that could last 6 yrs n cause n weird lightheaded feeling n sometimes a motion feeling drs tell me anxiety this stays 24/7?
Poss. Mild vertigo: Chronic mild vertigo can last for years. All test resuls can be normal. Anxiety diagnosis is given based on normal test results. Try Meclizine OTC 12.5 mg 1 tab. 3x/day and keep increasing each week to 2tab. Then 3 tabs then 4 tabs 3x/day. You can stop at any point when either your symptoms are controlled or intolerable side effects occur. If no response with 12 tabs a day then effect not likely. ...Read more
I've been having a weird lightheaded feeling daily n funny vision n few more symptoms 6 yrs could it be a brain tumor Drs tell me anxiety? Worried
Is there a test I could do at home to test inner ear I have a weird lightheaded feeling swaying sometimes drs say anxiety, worried tumor inner ear?
Test can exclude the presence of a small acoustic neuroma
if the test is normal. Medications used for allergies can cause lightheartedness. Dizziness is a complicated matter, I see about 10 patients a month in Kentucky who have difficult to diagnosis dizziness. I wish there was a simple home test. Unsteadiness with eyes closed that improves with eyes open is often due to low B12 ( ...Read more
Have seen 3pcp at my dr office Ent 30 times for this weird lightheaded feeling n weird vision n more sym, they say it's anxiety I fear it's not?
You've had: 33 different physician appointments and no pathology has been found? I think your doctors may be correct. Why don't you talk to a mental health professional about it and see what THEY think. Since no one can find anything wrong perhaps they can help you with coping strategies. ...Read more
Weird lightheaded feeling 24:7 for yrs Ent dr said not allergies had bloodwork done neuro examine at PC dr all good they say anxiety could it be?
Would needing glasses cause of astigmatism cause u to have a weird lightheaded feeling n swaying at time 6 yrs 24/7 my eye dr says no anx cause funny?
Probably not a cause: The need for astigmatism correction will not cause any symptom except blurred vision. WEARING the correction in glasses is another issue. People can get a lightheaded or swimming sensation and possibly distortion of vision with certain types of glasses prescriptions. These symptoms might also be dependent on how the glasses are made (centration, curvature). Contact lenses minimize these symptoms. ...Read more
After 6 yrs of having a weird lightheaded feeling daily n sometimes a swaying feeling wouldn't my drs Ent notice if inner ear or neuro. What could it b?
Vertigo: Even with every test being normal one can still have vertigo with symptoms of varying severity from occasional lightheaded, episodic loss of balance, feeling of floor tilting to frank spinning with nausea & vomiting. Sometimes only 1 or any combination of symptoms can occur. Treatment will be with meclizine (OTC) on regular basis (not PRN The dose has to be gradually raised even upto 200mg/day ...Read more
I googled have myself in panic I've had a weird lightheaded feeling 24/7 daily 5 yrs Drs say anxiety could bad teeth cause or gums have broken teeth?
Don't panic: Your lightheadedness is most likely not coming from your teeth or gums. But you should still get your teeth examined and restored. ...Read more
I've been going to the drs a lot n seen Ent over 30 times for a weird lightheaded feeling sometimes a swaying he said not vertigo or inner ear 5 yrs?
Have you consulted: With a neurologist? That is a must. The weird lightheaded feeling with swaying could be a complex partial seizure, and/or pseudoseizure and/or panic attack. Time to get an EEG. Push for telemetry. A 1-hour study will likely not show anything useful and does not rule out seizures. ...Read more
I've been to Ent dr a lot for a weird lightheaded feeling not the feeling u get up to fast n sometimes swaying motion feeling says not inner ear?
Light headedness: I'm not sure what your question is. You are reporting a sensation of motion for which you were evaluated by ENT and no vestibular pathology was suspected. Why were you seen " a lot" by ENT. It a one or two visit diagnosis. What did your pcp do? Has anxiety or mental health been ruled out as a cause? You may need to see a neurologist if non vascular, vestibular or anxiety. ...Read more
I've had weird lightheaded feeling since 2007 daily I go dr a lot Ent they did neuro exam I passed eye exam good they say anxiety what else could it b?
Been to Ent dr a lot over this weird lightheaded feeling n swaying motion the lightheaded is daily he said not inner ear no reason to do testing?
Unsteadiness: Generally inner ear dizziness or "vertigo" results in a motion or spinning sensation. Unsteadiness, light headedness, floating sensation, etc may be due to multiple conditions such as: neurologic, cardiac, thyroid, vision, medication, autoimmune, diabetes, blood pressure, etc... Certainly persistent symptoms deserve a further evaluation which may include MRI, serum studies, EKG. See PCP or Neuro ...Read more
I keep going to pcp and Ent over this weird lightheaded feeling had blood work 3 neuro exams been dizzy spec they say anxiety what else could it be?
NOT to worry:
Concern, (anxiety) about a symptom like "light headedness" often increases the symptoms themselves! You have had this checked out and re-assurance should help you. If not perhaps a visit or two with a Counselor/Psychologist is a good idea. Ask your Primary Care Provider. Good luck and hope this helps!
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Could having allergies cause a weird lightheaded feeling daily 24/7 for 6 yrs my Ent tells me no n that it's not inner ear by talking n looking at me?
Yes, it can: Allergies blocks the ostia's of the eustachian tubes located in the nasopharynx by causing inflammation and as a result of this secretion building in the eustachian tubes put pressure to the balance organs located in the inner ears. This pressure can give you a weird lightheaded feeling. Try some otc decongestant like sudafed and antihistaminics like zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more
Been to Ent n pcp for a weird lightheaded feeling I've had for 6 yrs daily they say ears fine neuro exam good. Say anxiety fear inner ear tumor,?
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Everyone says I walk fine but to me I feel funny n weird type lightheaded feeling n like head heavy motion my drs keep telling me anxiety it's 24/7?
Been to dr a lot Ent neuro exam eye dr dentist, have a weird type lightheaded feeling funny vision 6 yrs 24/7 dr say anxiety could it be more serious?
Could anxiety really cause lightheaded weird feeling n funny vision daily for 6 yrs been to dr bloodwork Ent basic neuro exam what else could it be?
Eyeglasses?: Could it be as simple as vision test for Rx or new Rx? Also, if you take medication for the anxiety - it could be a side effect. But yes, anxiety has become the 'usual suspect' for pretty much everything we feel and don't like. Both the actual chemicals involved that have wide ranging effects on body systems and our expectancies for symptoms are powerful. Consider learning Mindfullness Meditation ...Read more
Could you have a neuro issue for 6 yrs with mild symptoms a weird lightheaded not the passout feeling n weird head feelings drs only say anxiety?
Neuro problem?: You are not describing a classical neurological disease or syndrome. Certainly you could see a neurologist, but maybe best to sit down with your doctors and discuss how to handle your current symptoms. ...Read more
How to overcome anxiety symptoms I have them 24/7 for 5 yrs lightheaded daily weird feeling n weird feeling in head...worried Drs missing something?
See your doctor: It might be helpful to consider a second opinion. If you have not had a complete work-up, it may ease your mind to get one. A head CT or MRI of the brain to rule out a brain tumor; lab studies to rule out thyroid dysfunction or other medical causes of anxiety such as an adrenal tumor. Evaluation of your heart to rule out cardiac disease. Then readdress the treatment of your anxiety. Best wishes! ...Read more
Would needing glasses cause a weird lightheaded feelings 24/7 for over 5 yrs with sometimes a swaying feeling some days Better than others?
Possible: I would see your eye doctor to rule that out first. If still having imbalance issues perhaps a more thorough exam by your doctor can determine the cause. Good luck ...Read more