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Hiya. I'm on week 9 of being constantly dizzy with every single symptom you've said. It all started with a panic attack. It's not vertigo. My Dr tried that. So don't waste time trying to get medication for it as I've tried it. Makes no odds. All I will say is sit tight, be prepared to take some time off from what ever you do. I've had 9 weeks off work now as every time I drive it makes me even worse. I've lost 2 stone in weight, and had some real rough days and nights with it. I feel like I'm going to pass out all the time, but actually don't. Keep doing small bits of exercise and do anything to keep your mind off it. My Dr put me on sertraline, I'm. Now 4 weeks into it, and the last 2 days, my dizziness has lightened up very slightly. Hold tight, you'll get through it 👆👍ill also ass that my ears feel like they're sort of blocked and are also very sensitive 👍
I have this exact thing! Been constantly dizzy for almost two months with blocked ear feeling as well. It’s terrible. I’m also on antidepressants but feel like this is never going to end :( but worrying about it and getting anxious probably means it won’t go away if that’s the cause. It’s a vicious cycle! How can you not worry about constant dizziness
 
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Bless you. After many meds, nothing would lift mine. I finally asked my Dr to let me try taking lorazepam along side my sertraline and she said that was fine. They gave me 30 days worth of 1mg. I've been taking half of a tablet in the morning and half at night, it's finally lifted the dizzy / ligheadedness for 3 days so far. I hope this helps you
 
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Bless you. After many meds, nothing would lift mine. I finally asked my Dr to let me try taking lorazepam along side my sertraline and she said that was fine. They gave me 30 days worth of 1mg. I've been taking half of a tablet in the morning and half at night, it's finally lifted the dizzy / ligheadedness for 3 days so far. I hope this helps you
Thanks so much for that, my doctors prescribed me seroquel alongside my antidepressant and it’s made it so I can sleep at night and stopped the panic attacks but I’m still getting dizziness all day/dissociation so I really want to try something else
 
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No problems do keep in touch about this as it looks like we are going through something similar. And 2 people trying to work it out together is better than 1 lol.
 
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That would be great, I hope the medication you’re on now is still helping. I’m going to ask my doctor about it on tuesday
 
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No problem. It's helping with the light headed side of things, although 8m still not feeling great and have alot of other symptoms. Your dr will probably go against giving you lorazepam as it can be very addictive, but only in high doses. So do try and push for it to see how you get on. Just ask for 1mg and start by chopping them in half and taking half twice a day. Great for stopping the over thinking aswell
 
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No problem. It's helping with the light headed side of things, although 8m still not feeling great and have alot of other symptoms. Your dr will probably go against giving you lorazepam as it can be very addictive, but only in high doses. So do try and push for it to see how you get on. Just ask for 1mg and start by chopping them in half and taking half twice a day. Great for stopping the over thinking aswell
I saw psychiatrist on Tuesday and she didn’t want to put me on any benzodiazepines because they’re too addictive and she said that they stop being affective after a while without other therapy treatment. She wants me to try a different antidepressant or increase my seroquel at night instead
 
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I have daily panic attacks for a long time, and the last month it got worse so now I constantly feel dizzy and I always have a weird feeling that I'm going to faint.
I totally understand how you feel, it's scary, but I believe it's just another symptom caused by anxiety...
 
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That's a shame. They are only addictive if used on high doses for many months. I have also just been changed to duloxetine as sertraline wasn't working. Do try and do a 15 minute light exercise every day if possible. Just type in youtube 15 minute light impact workout. I'm finding that's also helping.
 
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I have daily panic attacks for a long time, and the last month it got worse so now I constantly feel dizzy and I always have a weird feeling that I'm going to faint.
I totally understand how you feel, it's scary, but I believe it's just another symptom caused by anxiety...
You need to be put on meds to stop them. Sertraline / duloxetine ect. If you can get prescribed some lorazepam they will hold them off while you get settled onto some long term meds
 
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Feel free to message me with your numbers so we can keep in contact with updates ect. I have WhatsApp ect.
 
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That's a shame. They are only addictive if used on high doses for many months. I have also just been changed to duloxetine as sertraline wasn't working. Do try and do a 15 minute light exercise every day if possible. Just type in youtube 15 minute light impact workout. I'm finding that's also helping.
Thanks, I think the seroquel is helping a lot too, I am finding the dizziness is getting lesser as my anxiety starts to lift. Still getting blocked ears all the time though ☹
 
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Thanks, I think the seroquel is helping a lot too, I am finding the dizziness is getting lesser as my anxiety starts to lift. Still getting blocked ears all the time though ☹
The blocked ears feeling will lift eventually. I don't notice mine now as much as I did before. Although they are still not right with loud noises ect.
 
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The blocked ears feeling will lift eventually. I don't notice mine now as much as I did before. Although they are still not right with loud noises ect.
Thanks I’m hoping it will go soon 😊 did you ever get muscle twitches or spasms? I get them at night and I don’t know if it’s my health anxiety making me more aware of normal stuff in my body or another sign of something wrong
 
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Bless you, your spasms will be caused by your tablets so don't worry to much about that. I'm still suffering weird sensations in my head, chest pains, pins and needles and feeling lightheaded still. Plus a few other things. I'm slowly talking my self out of thinking I'm going nuts 😂 and it's all anxiety based. I also keep thinking there's other issues but the chances are there isn't. Health anxiety is easily caused and I can now see why.
 
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