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Does anyone have episodes of feeling faint

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Ragdoll what are houses

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Hi I have severe anxiety and depression and lately I keep coming over feeling faint. The feeling is very strong and scary and always happens when I go out somewhere where there are a lot of people. I am so scared that I will faint in front of people and everybody will be looking at me. This is making me feel like I cannot go out anywhere with friends in case this happens. Has anyone felt this way?
 
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Yes I get like this a lot. I call it "head whoosh"
Mine is definitely related to anxiety.
Last time it happened I assessed what was going on to be triggering my anxiety, then removed myself until it past. A group of people were close by, resulting in me being backed into a corner (not completely, but my mind perceived it that way) as there was no exit behind me. Once I got out of that situation it lessened a lot.
 
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Yes, have lots of dizzy spells and feeling as if I am going to faint.
I suffer from GAD, major depression, amongst other things.
I get them at home as well.
I can get very shaky as well.

Try not to avoid going out.
I stopped going out and am now agoraphobic.
 
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Oh yes for sure! I usually get the woozy feelings when I feel overwhelmed. I’ve had them before at work (but just excused myself for a few moments to splash cold water on my face) as well as in the shower. You see, growing up I was tormented about being clean all the time so I grew to fear the bathroom. I guess it’s carried over into adulthood.
 
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Hi,
if this feeling of fainting is a new symptom that you never experienced before, even if you suffer from anxiety, I would suggest you a quick check-up with the GP, just for excluding other problems like lower body pressure or a side effect of medications.

If your GP says that is everything ok, then you can think about your anxiety.
Sometimes it happens also to me and it really uncomfortable (I really hate it). The good news is that if the feeling of fainting is linked to your anxiety, is really unlikely that you will really faint in the end :)

If you don't believe me, you can ask your GP about this thing and he/she will also explain to you why.

This thought of not really fainting, in the end, makes me feel a little bit safer and when I feel that I am going to faint and I am outside, I just find a quiet spot where I can sit and wait until it gets better.

Don't start to avoid going out with friends because of this feeling of fainting! In the end, you will probably never faint. If you are worried about feeling sick when you are with your friends and you don't want to tell them about your anxiety, just say that you are starting to suffer from episodes of low body pressure (especially in the summer, this is the perfect excuse!).

In this way, even if it will happen when you are with friends, you will not need to give too many explanations
 
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