Unsteadiness: You feel suddenly
unsteady, light-headed, woozy or dizzy. This is sometimes accompanied
by a feeling that you might faint or pass out. It also may
feel as though you are walking on a boat, or that the floor
seems to move up and down and it's hard to balance. You may
also have difficulty placing your feet because your perception
of the ground or floor may be incorrect. In some cases it may
seem that even though you are standing on a firm floor, the
floor may be vibrating or moving.
Unsteadiness, dizziness, feeling dizzy or light-headed are
common symptoms of stress, fear, and anxiety. Unfortunately,
doctors often misdiagnose stress- and anxiety-related unsteadiness
as a symptom of Vertigo or Meniere's Disease.
Stress and anxiety caused unsteadiness should NOT be considered
as a serious problem. In fact, there are many natural and practical
things you can do to eliminate unsteadiness. It should, however,
motivate you to better understand stress and anxiety, and to
take proactive action to better manage these in your life,
since prolonged stress and anxiety contribute to more serious
health conditions if left untreated.
For more information about unsteadiness as it relates to stress,
fear, and anxiety, the members
area of our web site fully describes this symptom, how
it affects the body, why it affects the body, and more importantly,
what you can do to eliminate unsteadiness.