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Breathing and Head spins

My body feels the need to take big gasps of breaths. Also, i seem to be getting severe head spins which can be severe enough to end up with me lying on the floor. Im very much physically fit but this has been getting steadily worse since starting a new job (in an office all day). Ive always been an active person. Could the job be affecting my health??? i dont exactly like it.
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If you are are used to running around alot but then a sudden change to sitting not doing much in a day has occured and your diet is the same, that could be the problem. I would assume, being an active person, you eat high sugar, high energy foods to keep you going. If you are still taking in that ammount of sugar/glucose, your body won't be used to NOT burning it off straight away and will let the sugar straight into your blood stream, causing the spins. It's kind of like the symptoms of diabetes but isn't, it's just because of the sudden lessened exersise while at the office. I suggest eating less sugar and seeing your doctor if it doesn't improve.

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351246 tn?1379682132
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Well, yes stress and tension can be the cause. If you are at computers the whole day, it can be pinched cervical spinal nerve. If you do not like being cooped up, then it can be claustrophobia symptoms.
You also need to get examined to rule out a few things such as low blood pressure, postural hypotension (fall in blood pressure), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), severe anemia, an underactive thyroid (called hypothyroidism), overactive thyroid (called hyperthyroidism), adrenal insufficiency (called Addison's disease), GERD or gastric reflux, and internal ear infections.
Since I cannot examine you and know other related conditions you may be having, nor is a detailed history possible on net, I have listed the various possibilities that should be looked into. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
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1699550 tn?1320286617
its a possibility i would see if yyou can get an inhauler to help you breath and try to do little exercises while you work youll look weird but its worth it
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Hi, i thought that my diet could be an issue (i used to cycle everyday after college or work but now just feel exhausted), but now im eating half as much as i used to as i understand im not doing half as much as i used to. I shall cut back on sweet foods with high sugar content and will let you know. Thank you.

Doctornee Medical,
I have considered stress and feel it may play a role. I have been into my local GP for Blood tests, blood pressure tests, blood glucose levels and also a chest x ray when my breathing was totally out of control. Everything came back normal. A fall in blood pressure as i stand up i think does effect me but what can i do about that?? Everyone gets it, but its just so severe with me recently.
I shall certainly bring up what you have said with my GP and see what he can do. Thank you.

I have tried breathing exercises to try and control it which has had no effect unfortunatly. Inhalers would only help relax the oesophagus to enable breaths to be taken more easily are they not? My airways are in good condition as i have never smoked at all, nor taken any drug unlessed advised by the doctor. What would an Inhaler do? Thank you.

Thank you to everyone for the feed back. My health has never been an issue and everyday i am more confused by it, and providing solutions comforts me far more.
Thank you.
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