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Wooziness

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What’s that you feel? A special combination of lightheadedness, dizziness, nausea, and confusion, as if you've been doing shots of tequila… but you haven't had any alcohol at all? Yeah, that’s wooziness for you, and it’s not fun. You might feel like you are about to pass out, or possibly even be sick. Wooziness can be caused by lots of different things, including dehydration, a sudden drop in blood pressure, anxiety, stress, or medications (such as diuretics). Other times, that funny feeling can be a symptom of a chronic illness like diabetes (triggered by low blood sugar), mold illness, Lyme, or an abnormal heart rhythm. Wooziness usually passes, but don’t ignore it! Make sure to go heavy on the self-care until you feel better. You don’t have to “power through” if you feel woozy—it’s definitely better to take it slow. If you think you might be dehydrated, sip some water. If you haven’t eaten for a while, then refuel. Even if it doesn’t last long, be sure to tell your practitioner about the experience so they can figure out why it’s happening. The cause might not be anything serious, but you could hurt yourself if the lightheaded feeling causes you to take a spill.

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