Discouraged About Anxiety Dizziness

Written by Jim Folk
Last updated September 9, 2021

Video Transcript

Even though the swaying dizzy feeling gets very severe for me and makes me have mild panic, will containing eventually help this symptom? This one symptom just won't let go. I'm getting discouraged. I try not to feel afraid of the dizziness feeling, but it feels very disconcerting.

I empathize with you. Dizziness is a symptom that bothers a lot of anxious people. It bothered me, too, when I was struggling with anxiety disorder. In fact, dizziness was the symptom that bothered me the most of all the symptoms I had.

And it can hang on for what seems like forever.

The good news is that it does subside when the body is sufficiently de-stressed.

So, yes, if you reduce your stress, increase rest, and contain your anxiety as best you can in the meantime, your dizziness will subside…in time!

We've had many people come to us with the same issue about dizziness, and it has subsided for everyone who has done the right work.

Since dizziness is a common symptom of chronic stress (hyperstimulation), including anxiety-caused stress, it WILL subside when anxious behavior is contained, hyperstimulation has been eliminated, and the body has had sufficient time to recover and stabilize.

So, even though you are feeling discouraged at the moment, be encouraged. If you persevere with your recovery strategies, your dizziness will diminish and eventually completely subside.

While it can take time to recover, the body is able to. As the body recovers, all anxiety symptoms disappear, including dizziness.

Visit our “Anxiety Dizziness Symptom” for more information about this common anxiety symptom.

The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder therapist, coach, or counselor is the most effective way to address anxiety and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed – which we call the underlying factors of anxiety – a struggle with anxiety unwellness can return again and again. Dealing with the underlying factors of anxiety is the best way to address problematic anxiety.

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