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Feeling Unbalance 24/7?

Updated on November 4, 2015
Felling dizzy, like walking on a boat.
Felling dizzy, like walking on a boat. | Source

Feeling like walking on a boat

Do you suffer from anxiety disorder? Have you been feeling unbalance, dizzy, nauseous, floating, feeling like you are walking on a boat in the middle of the ocean? If your answer is yes to these questions, then you are not alone, or I may say, we are not alone.

Few months ago somebody in my family was diagnosed with GAD (General Anxiety disorder). I wonder if anxiety can cause this feelings. Sometimes it so unreal, but that person can feel it. It's like 24/7 of feeling unbalance, except when that person is laying down.

You might be in this page because you were searching on this topic and would like to find an answer to this situation. I would like your opinion on this. Please comment if you are undergoing this kind of feeling and if you find a remedy for this condition.

Since this condition is happening to somebody close to me, we, as a whole family suffer with that person. I will be using "we" when ever I mention the situation pertaining to the person suffering from dizziness. One member of the family suffer, all suffered with that person.

It might be all anxiety

But we are not sure

This all started last year, after Christmas, we got a really bad panic attack. We don't realized it at first, we thought we were having a heart attack. We did not call 911 due to we thought, it will go away if we just relax. It did went away and we realized it was a panic attack. That episode came back when we were playing tennis, the same symptoms like having a heart attack, so we decided to go to the emergency. They let us stay overnight and took a lot of testing: heart monitor, blood test, ekg and stress echo test, which all turned our negative. There was nothing wrong and the only findings was Gerd. After knowing that our heart is good, the symptoms disappeared, but was replaced with this unbalance.

We keep on searching the internet about our situation. All the symptoms were been having are all panic and anxiety. We took some few test online regarding anxiety disorder and we seems to have a Generalized Anxiety Disorder. We've been searching the internet for help on how to combat this disorder, we discovered the site of "Panic Away". The site gives a lot of information about anxiety and people voicing their testimonies on how this program had helped them face their fears. After few research and checking of this product, we decided to order the book online.

This program gives you some technique on how to cope with your panic attacks. It is more on cognitive behavioral therapy and relaxation exercises. The Book "Panic Away" comes with 2 audio CDs on how to do the 21/7 exercises, this program helped us not to fear panic attack anymore. The 21-Second Countdown was very helpful in lowering our anxiety level. We don't fear our fears anymore but the physical symptoms is so annoying that we don't know why we feel that way. Can anxiety do these crazy symptoms to your body? Panic Away helps with the fear part of the panic attack but not the physical sensations that goes with it (unbalance feeling).

Get A Check up

We've been to 2 primary doctors, they don't know what is going on. They said it could be cause by anxiety, but they were not 100% sure. We went to an ENT (Ears, Nose, throat) Specialists, they could not find anything wrong. Few weeks ago, we went to an Ophthalmologist to see if something's wrong with our eyes, we got a new pair of eye glasses, eyes seems not the problem. Tomorrow, we are going to a Neurologist to have it check. We will update you with the outcome when the results comes.

Update: Aug 7, 2012:

We went to a neurologist, gave us a bunch of routine testing and we passed with high colors. He thought it is anxiety, but to make sure he wants us to have a brain scan. We are not sure what to do yet, our insurance will not pay for this test.

We don't have a good insurance and our bills are piling, our savings is draining. We would like to know what is the cause of this feeling and how to get rid of it. If you feel the same way we do, please leave us a comment and tell us what action you took that helped you with this situation.

Updated: July 28, 2013 - few weeks ago our GP told us that we have a BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo). We were hopeful because it can be easily corrected, but the Vestibular therapist said, the the test she performed did not show we had BPPV. We're back from where we start.....I am hoping that by writing about this somehow could get to somebody whose been to this situation and overcame it. We need help but I don't know where to go, doctors seems don't know what is going on...

January 1, 2014 - Our neurologist referred us to have a VNG testing to see if there's something wrong with our ears. It was a 2 1/2 hours test. The results showed that we had an Inner Ear Balance Disorder. They advised us to have therapy 2 times a week for eight weeks. After 5 weeks of expensive therapy, our red test turned green, but the dizziness is still there. I guess we have to live with it the rest of our lives...

I want to hear your opinion:

If you have anxiety, would you prefer to take prescription medications or herbal remedies?

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I am dizzy, can you tell?

Yes, we feel dizzy and feeling like we will fall any minute, but it never happened. We can still play tennis, run and bike. People don't even notice until we told them. Playing tennis, an opponent could not tell the sensation we've been feeling. The tennis court seems moving and we felt really dizzy and unbalance. The only time we don't feel the sensation was when we really concentrate on our game and beat the opponent.

We've Been Eating Healthy

We love to exercise and eat healthy, we wonder why this is happening to us. Some people we know who don't even watch their diet seems more healthier and feeling better than us. We are so confused.

This lens won a Purple Star award!

I just could not believe it, a purple star award! I was so surprised when I got an email from the Squid team today, September 8, 2012. What a wonderful feeling to be awarded with this prestigious Squidoo award. Thanks Squidoo team for your hard work and for giving this lens such importance. I am so honored to receive a Purple Star.

Here what it says in my trophy page:

"Purple Star

LornsA178 unlocked this on 09/07/2012

A trophy that rhymes with Urple. A Purple Star, that is. This is a remarkable and rare trophy reserved for truly great lenses. It's symbolic of all the purple star lenses you've created."

What causes our dizziness?

Do you think it's anxiety or migraine associated vertigo?

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I have been suffering from anxiety disorder for many years now. I can relate to your story.

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      LornsA178 4 years ago

      @darkflowers: We'll be going to an electrophysiologist - a cardiologist that's deals with the electrical part of our hearts. We have a very low heart rate, we want to make sure it was not the cause of dizziness. We are scheduled for MRI too. Thanks for your visit!

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      I hope there is more clarity now for you, anxiety always has a cause. And the inbalance points to the ears and balance organ that is inside there... Wishing you all the best and if you like have a look at my profile as I have written a few Lenses about fear that might be interesting on good strategies to cope with the psychological symptoms. Take care and prayers sent your way!

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      LornsA178 4 years ago

      @delia-delia: There is a ray of light with this condition, our doctor told us that this is caused by the ear disorder, "benign paroxysmal positional vertigo" We'll be having a Vestibular initial consultation this Friday, June 13. I hope the doctor was right because this will cost a lot of money. I can relate to what you are feeling now. I hope and pray that the doctor will find out what causes your dizziness too.

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      Delia 4 years ago

      Interesting subject...I pray all is well with you now....I have suffered from vertigo off and on for years (floaters in inner ear) But for the last 2 yrs I've been dizzy, well actually it's a sensation and 3 noises in my ears, which is hard to describe...my GP doctor didn't have a clue, so "I HAD TO" suggest, how about a MRI (which turned out I do have a brain ;-), Ophthalmologist (healthiest eyes the Dr ever saw for my age, huh?), ENT (all is well) and Neurologist(??? yet to come) all but the last one has been done, hopefully the Neurologist will be of help...as long as I know what it is, I can live with it...but not knowing is hard for me.

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      Birthday Wishes 4 years ago from Here

      I have learned a lot! Thanks a lot for sharing another beautiful lens!!!

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I used to feel really anxious until I learned how to meditate and put my faith on a higher power.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What a relief it must have been to find natural products that would work to help with symptoms. I can sure see how anxiety could leave one feeling completely out of balance in all areas, congratulations on your purple star here ! :)

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      I have never experienced this but I know that it is common. It's good to know that there are herbal treatments available because so many prescription medications have side effects.

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      When I suffered from anxiety, it wasn't really understood and not many people were talking about it. I had just gone through my divorce, and had full custody of my, then small children, so they needed me. The first attack, scared me to death. I thought I was having a heartattack. I made doctor's appointments, and they basically brushed me off, saying that i was too young to have a heartattack. This was after, his nurses sandpapered my skin and attached paddings to to the raw skin, to be attached to a monitor, that I had to wear on my waistband. This was to test my heart beats throughout the day and especially throughout the night. Another doctor told me that, I only needed to eat better. Nothing helped. I was so tired and very tired of those attacks sneaking up on me. And then, one day, I was doing house work and saw a commercial that described every symptom of anxiety. At that moment, I just fell to the floor and cried...finally, there was a name to the attacks I was having. I went to Atlanta for a study on a new drug. I know that this was risky, but I would've done anything to feel better, because my babies needed me. When I got to the appointment, I found out that a shrink would be handling the entire six weeks of the study. I loved the sessions, though, because they helped me get through the healing process of my divorce. But the study drug, was awful. I slept all the time, and had to force myself to interact with my children until bedtime. At this time, my mother convinced me to move in with her, so that I could continue the study and have help with the kids. After the study, I didn't have any more panic attacks, but those pills left me feeling like a zombie. To make a long story short. I don't care what kind of ailment comes my way, I will only use herbs. I love this lens.

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      I hope you find a cure soon. It's incredibly difficult to feel so badly and not be able to obtain a diagnosis and get real help! Good luck!

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      @LornsA178: I hope everything will be fine and pray for you all.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very helpful lens!

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      LornsA178 4 years ago

      @takkhisa: It's about a year now, we are still struggling....anxiety is bear that is very hard to tackle. We keep on praying that it will be cured soon. Thanks for caring.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      I hope your that family member is fine now.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great job on creating this lens!

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      Srena44 5 years ago

      Great lens

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      Great lens. Anxiety can disaffect so many parts of a person's life. Blessed!