People who experience panic attacks often report feeling dizzy during the episode. The dizziness may be a kind of light-headedness, a sense of disequilibrium or loss of balance, and, in some cases, mild vertigo or a feeling that everything is spinning. This symptom could be due in part to the lack of oxygen to the brain caused by hyperventilation. In most cases, the dizziness passes within a few minutes. In more extreme episodes, it may lead to fainting or falling.
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