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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Can sudden blindness and dizziness upon standing be a panic/anxiety attack?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (24531points) 1 week ago

A doctor that I saw ealier this month thinks so. That it might not be othostatic hypotension.

My dentist canceled all of my appointments until my insurance covers iv sedation.

That’s great as I was terrified about having root cannals, crowns, and cavities and fillings put in.

I would be greatful to be knocked out for everything.

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Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I think it requires a doctor who knows you well to make that diagnosis. We have a doctor here on Fluther, but I doubt he would be willing to make a determination without a close examination.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Ok Thanks @Hawaii_Jake I will talk to my psychologist tomorrow and follow up with my GP on may 22.

I will bring it up in peer support in 2 hours.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 That’s great! Yes, bring it up in all those places.

filmfann's avatar

I went blind for less than a minute after a coughing fit. It was from a sudden blood pressure drop (not unusual upon standing).

Love_my_doggie's avatar

Does your province’s healthcare service provide all that fancy dental work? Such treatments are very expensive out-of-pocket.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Love_my_doggie My dentist is asking my insurance provider. Will take awhile before reaching an answer.

ragingloli's avatar

This can be caused by standing up too quickly and forcing the blood from your brain.

MrGrimm888's avatar

See doctor.
Check blood pressure.
When you stand up, make it a habit to give yourself a bit for your body to circulate you blood good, before you start walking.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

The dizziness and blindness went away for 3 years and only recently came back.

Dr. Thinks that it is an panic attack. I will confer with my GP and psychologist. It might be worry about brushing my teeth. As I had a three year break from the dentist. They might be related.

RocketGuy's avatar

Every dentist and endodontist I have been to in the last 20 years has been generous with the numbing drugs. If you think you are feeling something, just ask for more and they will oblige. Some places even provide headphones to drown out the noise. No need to avoid dental work. Bad teeth and gums will adversely affect your health.

AlaskaTundrea's avatar

I told my doctor that I’d briefly felt lightheaded that morning Ning and they immediately suggested an ekg(?) and did it right then, in the exam room. No hassle, no pain, and the tech and I kept up a conversation the whole time she was placing the sensors and the actual test was brief. Reassured us that I’d probably just made some weird move that momentarily left me lightheaded but something she’s aware of for future visits. . In other words, better safe and reassured than sorry. Talk to your doctor. We’re just guessing.

Forever_Free's avatar

Yes. Have it checked out. Could be low blood pressure, Vasovagal syncope, or something else.
See a Docter.

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