Q: Even when I think I am not anxious I have a weird constant swimming head feeling… Bit like dizziness but not. Sometimes I feel off balance when walking.
This feeling is particularly bad when I have to sit still. I find it feels like a rush in my head when sitting and if I dont get up and move I will passout.
There seems to be no reason for this feeling and I’m trying to think of what it could be. Blood sugar? Anxiety? I am terrified it is a brain tumour even though I have felt like this for three years now.
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Eva’s response: Hey Anon, thanks for getting in touch. To my mind, there are a few things it can be.
You might have vertigo, which can be caused by a liquid and crystal imbalance in the inner ear. Google the “Epley’s manoeuvre” on YouTube, try it and see if it helps you.
Sometimes dental issues, such as wisdom teeth can cause vertigo-like symptoms, even if you’re not experiencing dental pain. So if the Epley’s manoeuvre doesn’t work for you, consult with a dentist and explain your concerns.
Another thing that can cause the swimming head feeling (when you get it sitting or laying down) is an inner ear infection. If this is the case, it might be accompanied by fever, cold and cough symptoms. When I had an ear infection a few years ago, hot liquids helped me to feel less dizzy and restored my balance faster after laying down.
Or, if you’ve been overexposed to noise and stress lately (which also cause inner ear imbalances) this can be a possible explanation of your symptom pattern. It’s also possible you have a vitamin deficiency, so talk to your doctor about doing a blood test.
It’s possible that head heaviness could also be the result of hyperventilation – overbreathing can cause dizziness and lightheadedness. If you’re doing any type of physical exercise, like running or cycling, and you’re not used to it, you might be hyperventilating without realizing it. Try to take deep breaths in through your nose and exhale slowly through your mouth, until the feeling subsides. If it happens often, try to consciously slow down your breathing when you’re stressed or anxious.
If you’re feeling headachy, have trouble seeing or are experiencing nausea, it could be a migraine. Some people experience head rushes and a swimming head sensation at the onset of a migraine, which can be very unpleasant. But don’t worry – migraines are treatable.
From an energy healing perspective, dizziness happens when your energy is swishing and swirling all about you (think of a stormy sea) and you are caught in the middle of it. Energetically you need something to secure you. I created a free guided meditation that I have personally used to ground my energy and stop dizziness from anxiety.
A simple way to anchor your energy is through a technique called grounding:
Sit on a chair with both feet flat on the floor and your back supported. Close your eyes and see tree roots coming out the soles of your feet, going through the floor, down into the ground, through the dirt and soil and the planet’s layers, right down to connect with the core of the earth.
Do the grounding exercise at least once a day until the swimming head settles down.
One last thing I’d like you to try – you express a sensation where you feel like you might pass out if you don’t move. Have you tried seeing what might happen if you… Don’t move?
Try it. A lot of inner courage can be developed by facing your symptoms and challenging them a bit. Almost 100% of your anxiety symptoms are ‘toothless tigers’ – which sound incredibly scary but with no real power.
Hope that helps!
Love + light
Eva Lane xo
PS – Want to stop dizziness from anxiety? Download my free energy healing guided meditation here.