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Tazmelbs85

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Bless you, your spasms will be caused by your tablets so don't worry to much about that. I'm still suffering weird sensations in my head, chest pains, pins and needles and feeling lightheaded still. Plus a few other things. I'm slowly talking my self out of thinking I'm going nuts 😂 and it's all anxiety based. I also keep thinking there's other issues but the chances are there isn't. Health anxiety is easily caused and I can now see why.
It’s so comforting to know I’m not the only one! I wake up through the night still with pins and needles too. I hope that we both come out of this soon with no more of these debilitating symptoms. Listening to all these meditation apps that tell you the control you have over your mind but I feel like my mind has gone rogue and has complete control over me 😂
 
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Just a quick update for you. I've decided to go see a private dr as the NHS gp just keeps fobbing me off. The private dr gave me a full thorough overhaul and said this is going to be difficult do diagnose. She recommended that I start by seeing a cardiologist to check my heart fully and then have a brain mri ( just to be sure). I received another email from her today to say she would like to see me again at no cost to try and find out exactly what this is and what's causing it. I'll keep you updated. Hope your feeling OK
 
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Just a quick update for you. I've decided to go see a private dr as the NHS gp just keeps fobbing me off. The private dr gave me a full thorough overhaul and said this is going to be difficult do diagnose. She recommended that I start by seeing a cardiologist to check my heart fully and then have a brain mri ( just to be sure). I received another email from her today to say she would like to see me again at no cost to try and find out exactly what this is and what's causing it. I'll keep you updated. Hope your feeling OK
Oh wow sounds like an amazing doctor! GP’s can be useless sometimes. I had an MRI done as well just to rule out MS or anything like that. They did one of my neck too. My dizziness is almost 100% gone now which is amazing. Still getting blocked ears on and off all day. Hope this doctor can give you some answers 😊
 
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That's excellent news. Mine has also lifted. Although It does seem to come back on and off for the odd hour or so, but better than permanently been there. I'm still suffering with head aches and body pains but hopefully this Dr will sort that out. I'll keep you posted 😊
 
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Go for some blood tests I'd suggest :)
 
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Go for some blood tests I'd suggest :)
I’ve had all the blood tests you can get plus MRI’s, CT scans, ecg’s and nothing’s come back except that my sinuses were really bad. I haven’t had a sinus infection for months now though and my ears feel blocked most of the day every day, plus random pins and needles in my feet without me putting any pressure on them or anything. I don’t know what’s going on but I feel like it’s auto immune it can’t all just be in my head. And the pins and needles strike at any time, with or without anxiety. Symptoms have been going on for six months now I don’t know how to live like this without any answers :(
 
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Just as an update, I had my ears tested re: the blocked feeling and they were fine. The Ear nose and throat specialist thinks I’m coughing up phlegm still because if post nasal drip. My psychiatrist suggested switching from lexapro to sertraline which I have taken in the past. I’ve only taken it for a couple days but I’m finding myself irritable and wondering if I should have swapped considering I’d already been on the others for a couple of months. Still have blocked ears on and off all day, and waves of terrible anxiety that come and go. Mostly a feeling of dread that there is something wrong with my body and I’ll never feel normal again
 
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That's excellent news. Mine has also lifted. Although It does seem to come back on and off for the odd hour or so, but better than permanently been there. I'm still suffering with head aches and body pains but hopefully this Dr will sort that out. I'll keep you posted 😊
Hi I was wondering if you’ve had any progress through your doctor and testing?
 
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Hi everyone,

I’ve dealt with anxiety since I was 11 as I went through a couple traumatizing events around that time. I’m 26 now and for the past few months it’s been through the roof. I started having panic attacks in the past month constantly. I’m getting them almost every day. In fact I woke up tonight to a panic attack and I felt like I was going to die.

The thing that is worrying me is that I constantly feel dizzy/woozy. It’s not like vertigo, although a doctor said it was vertigo. I’ve felt vertigo before but this sensation is like I’m floating while I walk if that makes sense. I feel sensations as if I will drop and faint. But I’ve never fainted before. I have been feeling this for 5 days now from the moment I wake up until I fall asleep. I also have a crazy sensitivity to loud noises. My neighbor slammed her door a couple days ago and I felt the adrenaline rush through my body and I started to panic for a few seconds after that noise. I’m on edge and it’s the scariest feeling. I went to the hospital two days ago because it was freaking me out and I was scared it was my blood pressure dropping or a heart issue. I had an EKG done which the doctor said was normal and my blood pressure was taken laying down, sitting up and standing and again normal. I also had a full physical and bloodwork done earlier this month which again, was all normal. I’m thankful for this, but does anyone else feel the constant dizziness/drop feeling?

I guess I’m just looking for reassurance. :sorry:
Hi. I want to reply because I have been going through the same thing. My dr thinks I could have minieres diesease. I suffer with dizziness, tinnitus, and I am incredibly sensitive to loud noises, this is very new to me as I never was bothered by loud noises before. I can not have an assessment yet as my dr surgery will only open to emergencies at the moment so once this covid19 is over I can go and see my gp.. but it is frightening xx
 
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Hi. I want to reply because I have been going through the same thing. My dr thinks I could have minieres diesease. I suffer with dizziness, tinnitus, and I am incredibly sensitive to loud noises, this is very new to me as I never was bothered by loud noises before. I can not have an assessment yet as my dr surgery will only open to emergencies at the moment so once this covid19 is over I can go and see my gp.. but it is frightening xx
I went through this exact thing, anxiety as a kid and then had a massive panic attack last year with dizziness that last all day. Definitely not vertigo either, I know exactly what you mean by that floaty feeling while you’re walking. It’s depersonalisation brought on by the intense anxiety. I can tell you that I was dizzy for two months before it stopped. That was with the help of medication and counselling though. I started on lexapro and now on sertraline, as well as a low dose of seroquel at night to sleep because I was having panic attacks daily, mostly at night. You will get through this. When the dizziness was always there I thought it would never end but it does. The less you focus on it and worry about it the easier it will be to get rid of it
 
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I went through this exact thing, anxiety as a kid and then had a massive panic attack last year with dizziness that last all day. Definitely not vertigo either, I know exactly what you mean by that floaty feeling while you’re walking. It’s depersonalisation brought on by the intense anxiety. I can tell you that I was dizzy for two months before it stopped. That was with the help of medication and counselling though. I started on lexapro and now on sertraline, as well as a low dose of seroquel at night to sleep because I was having panic attacks daily, mostly at night. You will get through this. When the dizziness was always there I thought it would never end but it does. The less you focus on it and worry about it the easier it will be to get rid of it
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Hey everyone I’m at my wits end with my lightheadedness it is driving me absolutely crazy it is all day every day I’ve had so many tests done in the last five years I’ve lost count this incision is like being on a boat and it makes no sense having if you had any success with anything I really need some help I am suffering so much
 
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Hey everyone I’m at my wits end with my lightheadedness it is driving me absolutely crazy it is all day every day I’ve had so many tests done in the last five years I’ve lost count this incision is like being on a boat and it makes no sense having if you had any success with anything I really need some help I am suffering so much
are you on meds for anything? could it be a side affect? or maybe really bad anxiety? :hug:
 
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Hi no not on any meds just this terrible constant feeling
 
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Hi no not on any meds just this terrible constant feeling
You probably really need some medication. SSRI’s are highly affective for people with this issue, you’ve got to be on them for a while but it should work. If all the tests are clear it’s most likely to be anxiety related
 
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