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been there and done that with the whole blood sugar thing diabetes thing...went and got tested and was perfetly fine and yet still find myself worrying about it as you were saying. as for often urinating, that can be caused by the constant nervousness so dont worry about it, but again been there done that, sometimes still doing it.
Ive had a CT scan, blood work, inner ear testing for dizziness.....all normal. Ive never had my heart thoroughly checked and that worries me some, although I did have a sleep study and my heart rythm showed no irregularities so I just kind of brushed it off.
I have all those same symptoms you speak of..the head spaciness fullness is the worst and most upsetting and alarming. also cannot stand not ever feeling like I "restfully" sleep and just being tired most of the time and fatigue real easy when I do something active....but this has caused me to be so inactive anyway that that prob has something to do with it.
sometimes I think Im gonna lose my frickin mind and most of the time I feel like my days just run together, like everyday is the basically the same day over prison I imagine.
I also post in the inner ear disorder thread because there's so many people there with major anxiety issues related to dizziness...but what came first the chicken or the egg?..sometimes I think well it's gotta be my inner ear but on the other hand those tests came back go figure.
all I know is I can get adrenaline rush very easily and even when I "think" im somewhat relaxed sitting on the couch I'll jump at the slightest noise...Im just on high alert....
I dont know what's helped me except just trying to be more rational and forcing myself to do things even though it's the hardest thing to do...I got to a point where Id never go anywhere because of the fear of how I felt or would feel....I would force mself more and more and I'll tell you what it took every ounce force and will power I had sometimes....and sometimes Id fail and just get back in the car and split and run back home and just sit..and sometimes Id just cry myself to sleep out of frustration and anger for a life I feel was stolen from me. I still struggle going places and still have to force myself out and I still struggle, but I can do it now with a little more ease even though it can still be very stressful.
I can barely handle working at all and often wonder how Im doing it....feeling so tired and crappy all the time is so damn depressing and Im not gonna lie IM def depressed. I mourn for myself that I try to see but cant recognize anything real familiar.
Anyway I dont wanna be depressing. We must press forward and have hope. Keep trying to find ways to help the situation as Im still doing the same. You're not alone.
Im happy to answer any more questions you have. I'll try not to ramble on too much....dont know if I answered any here in this post but if you have any, just fire later man. Eric
What a lively post. I see some fellow posters on here from the Inner Ear boards. :)

Junior, what you are describing sounds a LOT like anxiety, heightened by your sense of balance being disturbed. Most people who deal with disequlibrium issues (me included, 10 years) often also deal with anxiety from it on some level.

It sounds like you experienced some panic after your first feelings of dizziness while working out. Dizziness from exertion (like exercise) isn't all that uncommon. You can probably correct that by slowing your exercise routine and breathing less shallow. Sometimes if you lift weights, that can cause a fluctuation in blood pressure (normal) and that can also cause you to feel dizzy.

Add to that the newness of feeling dizzy, and the rush of adrenaline (fear) from that, of course you would feel faint. Anxiety and panicked thoughts can bring on feelings of dizziness, detachment, numbness, racing heart beat, faintness, nauseau....

The thing about anxiety is that is can come out of nowhere (seemingly) and start to invade all aspects of your life until you are only obsessed with your fearful thoughts and your bodily symptoms.

Headache and nausea also play a part in stress. Although you may not feel like you are panicking, I can tell from your posts that you are beside yourself with worrying about yourself. That tension is played out in different parts of your body, like pressure headaches and nausea - the more you react to your thoughts (internally), the more you will experience symptoms like headaches and stomach issues. Worrying kicks in more adrenaline. The more adrenaline that is pumped into your stomach (a natural process), the more nausea you will feel. Also, the more adrenaline that is pumped into your stomach, the more you will notice a change in your bowel habits and content.

Using so much energy on worry and anxiey is going to drain you, tired you, and make you feel like you are very very sick. Poor concertration is obviously going to happen because you are not functioning at your optimum.

The bottom line, CBT is an EXCELLENT choice for you. You will learn new ways to cope, think, and react to your physical sensations. Once you learn to be a bit more LESS-reactive, and become more objective about your physical sensations and fearful thoughts, you will find life a lot easier.

As for the imbalance sensations, I agree that stress can increase those symptoms, but in some cases (like mine), does not cause them. Ask your doctor for a referral to a neurologist. They deal with dizzy conditions, as well as headaches. It might give you peace of mind, and alleviate your concerns that there is something horribly wrong with you.

As for your exmainations and the doctor "doing nothing", you're wrong. Your doctor needs to look for certain "clues", signs and symptoms when you tell him/her about your concerns. Just by asking you to track his finger with your eyes rules out a few medical concerns RIGHT THERE. Tests for specific conditions (like a brain tumor) does not need to be involved to make a determination of whether or not there is consideration enough to look at that more closely. There are other symptoms and signs that your doctor will look for immediately upon an initial examination - that are probably very transparent to you.

People who are anxious about their physical well being tend to mistrust doctors. Try to have some faith that you are healthy and go from there.

Wishing you a nice day.

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