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Dizziness before bowel movement
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I know this sounds weird, but I have been getting dizzy/woozy like right before I have a BM...has anyone else experienced this and if so...what is causing it???
Posted on 05/13/08, 06:06 pm
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Reply #1 - 05/13/08  8:14pm
" You're not alone. I've experienced lightheadedness before, during, and after over the past two years. It didn't start happening until my panic disorder kicked in. I don't know what is causing it for you, but mine has been linked to my anxiety disorder. I know it isn't a pleasant experience, but it helps me to just laugh it off. Hope this helps. "
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Reply #2 - 05/17/08  6:00pm
" This is what happens to me too. I hate it. "
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Reply #3 - 05/17/08  9:43pm
" WOW! I get this too....and then a few min later (after I'm done) I feel fine so to speak. "
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Reply #4 - 05/17/08  10:08pm
" Must be a common symptom, it happens to me as well, almost every time I have a panic attack. "
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Reply #5 - 05/20/08  5:34pm
" This happens to me alot too. Sometimes I feel like I am going to faint while I'm on the toilet. Its funny talking about it now, but not so funny when it happens to you lol ^_^ "
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Reply #6 - 09/23/08  12:33pm
" I thought I was crazy. Sometimes I am not sure what comes first the dizzy or the bm. Usually a panic attack does give me stomach problems, but sometimes without a panic attack I get dizzy and it is just because I have to go to bathroom. Nice to know I am not alone.
What do they say...misery loves company :) "
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Reply #7 - 09/23/08  3:58pm
" It happens to me everytime I have a full blown attack. Usually when I'm just anxious, my stomach woun't turn up. For some odd reason, being so lightheaded during the attack; I have to wait till it subsides. "
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Reply #8 - 09/23/08  5:14pm
" hi - i have IBS and i also have this problem i get really hot flushes and light headed ness and feel very sick then i have bm then i ok veyr very odd "
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Reply #9 - 09/23/08  6:03pm
" I get the symptoms but not with BM. Usually my "head" is not panicking, but my body does so anyway. "
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Reply #10 - 09/23/08  6:50pm
" Happens to me too - it's common. The only time I've heard of it happen to someone I know who didn't have panic disorder, was my Mom and she was in her mid-seventies then, and dealing with gall bladder problems, and breast cancer, etc. She had a lot to make her weak. I wouldn't concern yourself - it seems like we all get it! "

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