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    Old 07-29-2005, 03:08 PM   #1
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    what is giddiness?

    I recently saw my dr. about severe dizziness spells I have been having. He didn't say anything to me about "giddiness", but he put "dizziness with giddiness" as the assessment and diagnosis on the check out sheet. What does he mean by that?

     
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    Old 07-29-2005, 03:59 PM   #2
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    Re: what is giddiness?

    it pretty much means lightheaded... at least thats what the definition of it is..
    i always thought it ment hyper like a little kid or something.. guess i have been using it wrong all these years..

     
    Old 07-29-2005, 04:40 PM   #3
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    Re: what is giddiness?

    I first heard of the word from Dr. Claire Weekes books. She uses it to describe (ones) feeling that the sidewalk is uneven, or that buildings are swaying. That things are swirling making it hard move about. Different than dizziness, where one might feel it in your head.

    I get this alot and it usually triggers my DR/DP feelings. She explains it is stress affecting your balancing mechanism. It is a disturbing feeling!

     
    Old 07-29-2005, 05:12 PM   #4
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    Re: what is giddiness?

    hey thats good to know.I always thought it meant hyper /unable to sit still too like when some of us with anxiety disorder figget alot.
    I still get giddiness then lol sometimes it feels like im drunk when walking and going to fall over.




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    Old 07-29-2005, 07:08 PM   #5
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    Re: what is giddiness?

    I always thought giddiness meant hyper or silly. I do feel light headed, so that would make sense. But, I am really having dizzy spells! Can that really be from anxiety? I just find that one hard to believe. I mean, it's really there...I can't make it stop by trying to relax or calm down because I don't even know when it is going to happen. Just when I thought it couldn't get worse.....

     
    Old 07-29-2005, 07:57 PM   #6
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    Re: what is giddiness?

    yeah anxiety can cause you to feel dizzy.. that isnt uncommon at all.. i get dizzy alot when i am really anxious..

     
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