- Apr 10, 2015
I'm a 56 year old male with no history of mental health problems. I haven't missed a day of work in the last 20 years. In the past few months I've been experiencing some strange sensations in the back of my head. Some numbness, tingling and some head pressure. It's never painfull, just very, very odd. I finally sucked it up and went to a doctor. He had never heard of someone with these symptoms, ordered some blood tests and assured me nothing serious was wrong. In the days after the visit I suffered through 3 days of intense anxiety without any source. I came close to calling an ambulance. My doctor gave me some Lorazepam that I only take at night. My anxiety has decreased but I've gone from a happy, mentally stable person to a complete wreck. I'm filled with a deep despair that I will never return to my normal self, although I have no source in my life that should cause increased anxiety or despair. Anyone else have experience with a sudden mental illness late in life with no source or warning?