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Old 24-06-11, 19:48
neilish neilish is offline
 
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Feels Like im moving/swaying

Hello

I have had to make a post here as I feel im losing my mind with this issue.
A few weeks ago I went to my doctor as It seemed I was suffering with anxiety after the death of my cat, who I was very close to. I had very negative thoughts constantly and felt like I needed to run away with all the energy I had inside. At the same time I was feeling very scared and worried about the thoughts of my parents/me/other family dying. The doctor told me I was suffering with OCD, and anxiety. He put me on 50mg sertraline and 40mg propranolol. He also gave me some Diazepam for when things got rough. I cannot say I was actually having full on panic attacks, but the feeling was more of a 'fright' then the urge to pace around the room with thoughts running through my head. A week or so after the death of my cat, I would, for example be sitting at my computer and have a strange sensation in my head, as if I had lost my balance for a split second. Then I would walk downstairs and again, would feel an odd balance sensation. Sitting down was odd, I would sit and feeling alittle of balance, and then feel like I was swaying to the left or right. This all happens very quickly, a split second.

Im sitting here at my computer now jiggling my legs, and I can feel this off-balance feeling in my head. It's scarying me!

Has ANYONE had this feeling while suffering with anxiety or panic. Im currently feeling quite calm, but even now I can feel it. I does seem to be wrose when im feeling more anxious.

I have spoken to my GP about this but he just tells me its anxiety, BUT ITS DRIVING ME CRAZY. Im trying to get though the anxious times but this has seemed to of taken over and now im getting worried about this problem!

This is not feeling dizzy, like blood rushing to my head or anything. Its just a floaty feeling, swaying.

Please if anyone has experienced this before any advice would be great!

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Old 24-06-11, 21:52
Anxious_gal Anxious_gal is offline
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Re: Feels Like im moving/swaying

Vertigo:(((

It could be caused by your medicication , anxiety can bring it on too, also TMJ can cause it.
I've it really bad lately, like sometimes my head falls back, or i might sway forward, it's much worse lying down :( I might as well be on a boat.
IF it doesn't improve I would get your ears cheaked out, I know they use some instrument to check your ear fluid and measure pressure.
I think mine may be caused by my wisdom teeth, but if it doesn't go away after I get them out I'll definitely be demanding to see a specialist.

Hmm I do get the lightheaded sensation with mine , My balance sucks, like if I'm standing still I feel my body moving side to side, like the pressure shifting from left to my right leg. I don't know if that is normal though.

I would get it checked out by an ENT person, cause if it turns out to be caused by nothing then you can work on accepting it is just part of your anxiety.

Do your ears ever feel full? mine do when I get dizzy.
Sorry to hear about your cat :(
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Old 24-06-11, 22:59
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Re: Feels Like im moving/swaying

Sorry to hear you're feeling bad :(
I've been out of sorts for a couple of months now with vertigo associated with anxiety- exactly like what you've been describing. It makes me cry with frustration! It's sort of a vicious cycle because the vertigo makes me panicky but the panic gives me vertigo! I'm starting on Setraline 50mg tomorrow to hopefully help me get on track.
Anyway, I'm writing this to let you know you're definitely not alone in these icky feelings and I know how uncomfortable it is, as will most people on this site.
Have you started taking the sertraline?

I hope you feel better sooner rather than later
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Old 25-06-11, 01:39
neilish neilish is offline
 
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Re: Feels Like im moving/swaying

Thankyou for the replies!
It's just such a hard thing to describe to people.
Ive tried telling my doctor as I said, but I dont think he understands how much this is making me feel ill. Im worried about what it can be, im in constant conflict with my mind telling myself to relax 'its just anxiety'

Never felt anything like it before!
The problem is, the last 2 days it just wont go away, I wake up with it, I go to bed with it. It -SEEMS- to get worse when I get more stress/anxious.

I just need a break from it :(
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Old 25-06-11, 02:40
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Re: Feels Like im moving/swaying

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Sitting here myself, anxious, and off balance feeling when I get up to walk around.
I actually went to the posts here wondering if there was any current posts about the off balance, and here it was the first one on the list.
I have had it go away sometimes a day or few, one time it was gone for 3 weeks. Yet each time it is there, I get the "what if" thoughts that are a big part of my anxiety.
This may not be related but its worth a mention to the Doctor, My uncle had a very similar sudden balance queezy feeling problem for a while it used to make him head to his bed to rest because it made him feel pretty unwell, in the end he was diagnosed with an inner ear problem called Meniere's disease, he is fully cured now but it worried him and caused alot of misery for a good while until it was diagnosed.

Dale
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Old 25-06-11, 15:17
neilish neilish is offline
 
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Re: Feels Like im moving/swaying

Well, the swaying feeling has definatly eased up today. Its still happpening now and then but defo better! I hate the feeling though, just makes me more anxious and I start to worry about what it could be!

At the moment I feel like I have flu, the depersonalization feeling I guess.
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Old 27-06-11, 11:14
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Re: Feels Like im moving/swaying

I get that all the time, been bothering me lately, now I'm thinking I got diabetes lol....not a good day for me lol
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Old 27-06-11, 17:19
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This may not be related but its worth a mention to the Doctor, My uncle had a very similar sudden balance queezy feeling problem for a while it used to make him head to his bed to rest because it made him feel pretty unwell, in the end he was diagnosed with an inner ear problem called Meniere's disease, he is fully cured now but it worried him and caused alot of misery for a good while until it was diagnosed.

Dale
Funny u mention ear problems i had ear problems for long time but not sure if its a disease. just thej fluid wouldnt drain down the back tubes. blocked or something dr said. ears are fine now though but still feeling what this guy does.
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