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Anxiety caused by exercise

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 2, 2008
  • 02:40 AM

I have been having dizziness and anxiety after exercise. Its been like this for several years now but the Doctors have not been able to make a diagnosis. I am in good shape but when i push my body to a high heart rate I get dizzy and feel very anxious. I have been sent to neuro for cat scan, heart scan for blockage etc. I am 32 years old and in decent shape.

My theory is a chemical imbalance of some sort. I tried Zoloft for a week and it made this symptom worse. Now i can't work out at all or I get the symtoms worse than before. Has anyone ever had this problem?

Now the Dr wants me to try a beta blocker to see if i have too much seretonin. I also have some anxiety and panic attacks after taking the Zoloft. I first got these dizzy sypmtoms after using the drug ecstacy but its been over 3 years since then and it has not corrected itself. Dr. thinks this is not the cause but I don't know any other reason for this symptoms. I am in good shape not overweight and there is no reason for this. I feel like my head is almost hallucinating after these workouts.

Please help with any diagnosis or suggestions. I just want to be able to workout and stop the anxiety.

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  • I looked up exercise-induced vertigo. It may have something to do with your inner ear balance system. Ask about getting your ears checked out.
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • December 3, 2008
    • 08:40 PM
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