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Can ct head/orbit cause : lightheaded dizzy w/ brief low rumble noise , headache w/ tingling forehead? Dr said maybe anxiety, but no hx panic.attacks

Can ct head/orbit cause : lightheaded dizzy  w/ brief low rumble noise , headache w/ tingling forehead? Dr said maybe anxiety, but no hx panic.attacks

No, a CT cannot: CAUSE these symptoms. In fact, a CT may HELP DIAGNOSE reasons for dizziness and headache, such as sinusitis. Your doctor is correct that anxiety can cause dizziness and tingling, even without "panic attacks". If you have your CT on a disc, I can explain it to you on HealthTap Concierge healthtap.com/saurbornmd. ...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


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Why does anxiety cause, palpations, chest pain, dizziness, weak legs, back pain, and twitching muscles?

Why does anxiety cause, palpations, chest pain, dizziness, weak legs, back pain, and twitching muscles?

Autonomic: nervous system. Anxiety initiates and perpetuates a flight or fight response from your autonomic nervous system leading to all of the symptoms described. That is why, for example, yoga and meditation help. They counteract the autonomic response and relax you. So does slow deep breathing ...Read more

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Could anxiety really cause 24/7 dizziness?

Could anxiety really cause 24/7 dizziness?

Before deciding that: You would need to have a physician run some tests. In addition to anxiety, dizziness could be caused by physical issues, like inner ear problems. If your physician does not find any physical reason for the dizziness, speak with a psychologist and learn techniques to reduce your anxiety. ...Read more

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Why do some anxiety medications cause dizziness?

Why do some anxiety medications cause dizziness?

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. ...Read more

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How can you relieve dizziness symtoms caused by anxiety?

How can you relieve dizziness symtoms caused by anxiety?

Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org). Entrenched anxiety may require meds. ...Read more

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Can anxiety really cause a feeling of dizziness or vertigo?

Yes: Dizziness and/or vertigo are possible symptoms of anxiety, depending on the severity. Please see your doctor if this continues. ...Read more

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Can dizziness, foggy sensation caused by anxiety lasts for many hours?

Can dizziness, foggy sensation caused by anxiety lasts for many hours?

Anxiety: Yes. It certainly can; however, make sure you have had a good medical workup to rule-out other possible medical problems. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause dizziness? Can stress also cause constant hunger? Cause I'm very often hungry..

Can stress and anxiety cause dizziness? Can stress also cause constant hunger? Cause I'm very often hungry..

Stress causes it all: Stress is the number one trigger for many many many medical conditions, emotions, and maladaptive behaviors. Therefore, the short answer to your question is "yes" but the better answer to your question is that you should get an examination by a doctor if you are feeling overwhelmed and overloaded either physically or mentally. ...Read more

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Can you be worried an anxious about something without knowing it and then can it cause dizziness or a small anxiety attack?

Can you be worried an anxious about something without knowing it and then can it cause dizziness or a small anxiety attack?

Yes: All of us have unconscious ways of protecting ourselves from emotional pain. This often means stuffing distressing situations & emotions deep inside us, so we're not consciously thinking about them. The anxiety may build, though -- and has to express somehow. Our bodies provide physical outlets for these energies. It's only temporary, since we get anxious about the physical symptoms too! ...Read more

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Dizziness, gas caused by anxiety?

Dizziness, gas caused by anxiety?

Could be: Not sure what you mean by gas but dizziness can be caused by anxiety and many GI symptoms as well. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...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