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Well, for those of you who don't remember me, here's my quick story...

On July 1st of last year, I got an extreme dizzy spell which turned into 24/7 lightheadedness. Along came full of symptoms of anxiety. I went to the Montreal Anxiety Clinic, and they told me that my symptoms (chronic lightheadedness) didn't seem to be associated with anxiety, so he told me to consult a doctor. The doctor, in turn, told me to consult a psychologist, etc... Geez. Anyway, one of the doctors that I visited prescribed me some Celexa (20mg), but I took only 10mg and only for a month because it gave me hives, but it seemed to help a little bit, for the anxiety anyway. I remained lightheaded 24/7, but it was very liveable. I went through the winter relatively okay, a little bit lightheaded 24/7, but it was okay. I was used to it. No more worries, or so I thought.

Now, almost a year later, the extreme dizziness and anxiety has come back suddenly. I've had it for 5 days now. I'm very dizzy, extremely tired, gasping for air all the time, worrying about my health again and always have a feeling in my pelvis like I have to pee. I can't believe I'm feeling this way again. I thought that chapter of my life was finished and that I was getting better. Now I feel like I'm back at square one. I'm so scared and filled with feelings of hopelessness.

I don't know what triggers this. It seemed to come out of the blue. On the day the dizziness started, I rememer worrying about a meeting that I had to host (I have social phobia), but why is it still here 5 days later? And why is it intensifying??? I feel like I'm so close to passing out or that I'm gonna fall into a coma. I just want to go to bed, close my eyes and sleep.

I also bought an expensive used car which had quite a few hidden problems, and it's causing me a lot of stress. Plus, my new job as a project manager at the world's 4th largest software company is very stressful as well. The reason I changed jobs in the first place was because I thought that my old symptoms were caused by depression. I hardly eat lunch with my new job, so I could have a vitamin deficiency. Plus, I'm gonna be a new daddy in 5 months, which is also causing a number of feelings and stress. So you see, it could be MANY things.

I also remember that the first time it happened (last year), I had done some cardiovascular exercise in high heat & humidity. And when it started again last week, I had just come back from walking during an unsually warm and humid day. I'm starting to find patterns, but the patterns always coincide with other patterns, so I don't know exactly what triggers it, if anything.

Is it the stress? Is it the anxiety? Or do I just need to get some sleep?

Thank you so much for your support.





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