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HI

I hope you all are well. I've been having a tough time for the past 7 months, it all started in July when I had a bad vertigo attack and since then things are all wrong. I have continuous dizzy daily, it feels like I'm swaying or riding on a fair ride, it goes thru my entire body, it happens when I stand, sit or lay down, it seems to be worse when i'm sitting esp here at work. I have also been having some thyroid med issues and they have been out of level. I have been to my primary care doc and he says its, well first he said it was BPPV with the vertigo so I had some things done but no relief, so i went back and then he said anxiety, here take zoloft, well didn't do that. I also had bad head and neck pain so I had trigger point injections done in oct and then is when my thyroid went all crazy, of course thyroid can cause anxiety to. I am hypothyroid. I'm also in 3rd yr of postmenopaus, needless to say I'm a wreck. I do take .25 xanax when needed, but seems lately thats been alot for me, I usually take it once or twice a month, but now its 3 times a week.

My symptoms now are, dizziness, muscle tension in the neck, slight headaches, nervousness, heart pounding at times, but the pulse is like 82, ruminating thougts, legs feel tight in the thighs and tired, fear of doing things, feel better if someone is with me.

I'm also in the middle of testing for my thyriod and cortisol and adrenal and I'm waiting for testing in regards to the dizziness, my ENt doc thinks its silent migraines causing the dizziness, he said alot of people have the dizziness instead of the headache,

I wake every morning in fear, have what I call a small panic feeling, my heart beats faster, hand shake, nervousness, head and neck pain after a while. I get esp nervous about sitting at work because the dizziness is there almost everyday all day. I think when I had this vertigo attack somethin in my mind got messed up. Like I can;t get it out of my head. I keep thinking its something awful, but they did a brain scan and said it was fine, my chiro ex rayed my neck and yes its out but no tumors or anything, am also working on the neck. I have been seeing my psychologist and she agree's i have underlying anxiety but also have real physical symptoms with the dizzienss. I know you can have dizzienss with anxiety but thats usually from hyperventilation, mine is all day. I am trying very hard not to let it bother me, but its hard, when you feel off balance and like your moving all the time, it can be very depressing.

I'm curious if any of you have this type of dizzienss and what your doing about it?

Besides seeing the psychologist I bought a anxiety work book and have been working in that. According to what I've read anxiety and worry is about something deeper that your trying to not deal with. I've been asking myself if I"m making myself sick for some reason. I don't know. I know I went thru alot of deaths last year and after the first one is when the vertigo came, it was about 4 months later. I don't handle death well, I lost my grandmother years ago and I never really got over it. Even sitting here typing about it is making me dizzy.

I also wonder can my being stressed all the time make me get some disease. I worry about disease all the time. I wonder if worrying about stress and anxiety is causing more anxiety? I'm constantly looking for answers, looking for sickness, waiting for something bad to happen. My rational mind know people get sick and die, its part of life, but my anxous mind won't let it go.

WEll thanks for listening and if anyone has any words of advise or help, I would love to hear about it.

Thanks
[QUOTE=patty818;5399357]HI

I hope you all are well. I've been having a tough time for the past 7 months, it all started in July when I had a bad vertigo attack and since then things are all wrong. I have continuous dizzy daily, it feels like I'm swaying or riding on a fair ride, it goes thru my entire body, it happens when I stand, sit or lay down, it seems to be worse when i'm sitting esp here at work. I have also been having some thyroid med issues and they have been out of level. I have been to my primary care doc and he says its, well first he said it was BPPV with the vertigo so I had some things done but no relief, so i went back and then he said anxiety, here take zoloft, well didn't do that. I also had bad head and neck pain so I had trigger point injections done in oct and then is when my thyroid went all crazy, of course thyroid can cause anxiety to. I am hypothyroid. I'm also in 3rd yr of postmenopaus, needless to say I'm a wreck. I do take .25 xanax when needed, but seems lately thats been alot for me, I usually take it once or twice a month, but now its 3 times a week.

My symptoms now are, dizziness, muscle tension in the neck, slight headaches, nervousness, heart pounding at times, but the pulse is like 82, ruminating thougts, legs feel tight in the thighs and tired, fear of doing things, feel better if someone is with me.

I'm also in the middle of testing for my thyriod and cortisol and adrenal and I'm waiting for testing in regards to the dizziness, my ENt doc thinks its silent migraines causing the dizziness, he said alot of people have the dizziness instead of the headache,

I wake every morning in fear, have what I call a small panic feeling, my heart beats faster, hand shake, nervousness, head and neck pain after a while. I get esp nervous about sitting at work because the dizziness is there almost everyday all day. I think when I had this vertigo attack somethin in my mind got messed up. Like I can;t get it out of my head. I keep thinking its something awful, but they did a brain scan and said it was fine, my chiro ex rayed my neck and yes its out but no tumors or anything, am also working on the neck. I have been seeing my psychologist and she agree's i have underlying anxiety but also have real physical symptoms with the dizzienss. I know you can have dizzienss with anxiety but thats usually from hyperventilation, mine is all day. I am trying very hard not to let it bother me, but its hard, when you feel off balance and like your moving all the time, it can be very depressing.

I'm curious if any of you have this type of dizzienss and what your doing about it?

Besides seeing the psychologist I bought a anxiety work book and have been working in that. According to what I've read anxiety and worry is about something deeper that your trying to not deal with. I've been asking myself if I"m making myself sick for some reason. I don't know. I know I went thru alot of deaths last year and after the first one is when the vertigo came, it was about 4 months later. I don't handle death well, I lost my grandmother years ago and I never really got over it. Even sitting here typing about it is making me dizzy.

I also wonder can my being stressed all the time make me get some disease. I worry about disease all the time. I wonder if worrying about stress and anxiety is causing more anxiety? I'm constantly looking for answers, looking for sickness, waiting for something bad to happen. My rational mind know people get sick and die, its part of life, but my anxous mind won't let it go.

WEll thanks for listening and if anyone has any words of advise or help, I would love to hear about it.

Thanks[/QUOTE]
If I were to have wrote the symptoms I have been feeling, it would be almost a splitting image of what you wrote. I am constantly dizzy (floating sensations, feeling like I'm on a boat), faint like feelings. For me I am fine when I'm driving or laying down, but when I'm sitting down in front of the computer (like I am now) I feel like I'm constantly swaying. Feels like I get head zaps, almost like a pulsating jerk at times, and I'm in constant fear that I'm dying or something is majorly wrong. I have had so many tests done under the sun, and I'm only 35 years old. These symptoms have been going on/off now for 6 years! Every test I have had all come back normal (good thing), but its frustrating going into the doctors and have them say "nothing is wrong, its anxiety" (because they don't have any other answer for me) and then they prescribe zoloft or some anxiety type of med, which I refuse to take. To me my symptoms are mentally/physically draining so of course I probably have extreme anxiety from not knowing what the heck the start of all these symptoms came from. I'm going back into a cardiologist on Monday to have them re-evaluate me even though I got a bunch of heart tests done back in 2011. I understand what you are going thru, you are not alone. The only thing that was "found" I guess you could say was low iron, I took iron tablets and that didn't seem to help. My brother actually uses a lot of essential oils, and I may try going that route and get on a better diet to see if that could spark anything. I'm really active and don't really eat junk, and workout about 3-4x a week. I'm overall a healthy individual. My pulse and BP however are on the lower end, but docs have all said that is normal of someone that is my age and healthy. I hope you find some answers to what is going on, as I am looking for them too :confused:





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