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Bewildered Dizzy All The Time
« on: December 02, 2007, 01:09:10 PM »
Dear Dr. Freedman,

I am so scared because I know I have something wrong with me. I have been to my doctor, four specialists, neurologist, ear nose and throat doctor, allergist and internist. Not one of them found anything wrong with me.

I explained how I felt and had testing that gave me panic attacks because it was so long and invasive. I'm at my wits end.

I am sure there is something wrong with me. I can't find the right doctor to diagnose me. My anxiety is heaped up from feeling spacy and from going in circles.

I retired from a stressful career early this year. I cannot remember having all this evelasting tension when my life was high pressured every day. It's one thing after the other. I wasn't dizzy or bewildered back then either. What gives?

I hope you can show me what to do. I value your advice. This forum seems to tell it like it is. I need to hear your opinion and will do what you say. I'm so mixed up.



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Re: Bewildered Dizzy All The Time
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007, 09:48:11 PM »
Dear Mara,
You mentioned not being dizzy until retirement, which leads me to believe something changed in your life after retiring. If, you find that nothing physical has changed, and your doctor has no diagnosis related to illness, you may want to begin seriously looking at this from a different point of view.

Dizziness and feelings of bewilderment are often an indication that stress levels have risen. Either something is going on that is difficult to address, which means you may be pushing it to the side OR you are dealing with a difficulty incorrectly. Either way, you are stuck with the issue. This creates internal energy. This is indicative of a personality that represses strong feelings. The course of progression is very logical.

This energy eventually surfaces and is experienced as ANXIETY or an anxiety symptom. You can go from doctor to doctor and become frustrated by lack of diagnosis BUT at some point in time you stop fighting and accept that ANXIETY is the culprit... and deal with it.

Unless, RESISTANCE blocks the path and becomes a real barrier.

I receive more calls from frustrated individuals who feel they have not been properly diagnosed, and yet feel miserable. They are sure their physicians have "missed something." This thought ALONE keeps them STUCK and unable to move out of this anxiety condition.