Post by manju on May 23, 2015 22:30:07 GMT -5
I had this floating, bouncing like feeling since a year when I was under severe stress and anxiety. I also had muscle twitches at the same time and now they got lessen with time.I don't have a head spinning feeling but a feeling like floating/lightheaded. It’s hard to explain this to some one. I've been through all the tests (vestibular,mri's etc) and nothing wrong was found. There was some b12 deficiency that I was able to compensate with supplements. After going through google etc, I asked my GP to prescribe SSRI's but could not tolerate after 3 days.
So started to do meditation and it brought down the anxiety to a good level.I felt little better after going to gym and doing regular cardio workout. I came across below website and some one's experience of how he got cured with yoga shoulder stands(I think he got cured after 6 months). I felt somewhat better by doing these shoulder stands(the weird feeling of falling down got better for me). It's been only two months since I started these.One has to be very careful while doing these as these are inversion postures(people with Blood Pressure and other health issues are not supposed to do these yoga postures).I donno if this dizziness has sub categories but seems like there could be something common between people that have these. Below is the link to spencer's website .
Also the latest research that I found on this is done in Brazil(January 2015). Looks like it’s in preliminary stage but some news regarding this research says that some physiological changes were found in the brains of people with this dizziness using fMRI It talks about some brain pathways changing..It claims that 90% of researcher’s patients got better after the treatment. Not sure what that treatment is ? I hope there will be something that can cure this condition. Below is the link regarding the ongoing research that I found.
I have couple of questions if someone knowledgeable can comment on these.
If these changes in the brain pathways are neural pathway changes(I guess that's what research says) can’t this be cured with brain’s plasticity feature using meditation etc? may be it’s very hard and takes lot of time but looks like this is reversible some how if the new neural pathways gets created.
Is it Sertonin deficiency related, as the SSRI’s are making it better for few people ?
can the neuro transmitter imbalance have a role in this ?
Did anyone try natural replacement of SSRI’s like St. John’s wort etc?
I tried Ashwagandha for anxiety and it helps me calm down.