Hello. So, around near the end of May of this year I suffered a choking accident. Luckily, all went well as the piece of food I was choking on went down after two hours or so on its own after being in the ER. But since the event I haven't been the same..
A day after the incident I had two very vicious panic attacks in a row, each lasting up to 2 hours. I had never had panic attacks before so I went to the doctors the next day to see if everything was okay. I was diagnosed with PTSD and Anxiety due to the incident, They had also given me medication for my Panic attacks and that's about it. I had pretty frequent panic attacks for a month but never as bad as my first two. My medication helped with the Panic attacks and they gradually decreased to the point where I didn't need my meds that much anymore, only for emergency. (I would like to also note that I was also running low anyways and my doctor didn't permit refill for the medication) along with my Panic attacks I had some other physical symptoms as well..
So after the incident I barely ate or drink anything for a little more than a week. I lost about 10 pounds in a week due to that. After slowly trying to get back to normal and start to eat and drink regularly, the physical symptoms came. I felt pretty weak from my whole body (Most likely due to me not eating or drinking much from that period), my whole body would involuntarily shake at times for no apparent reason, I had this cough that didn't seem to go away, had trouble breathing sometimes.. I also felt anxious and paranoid nearly all the time and found it hard to focus on anything but my health. I was scared of what might happen to me since I didn't felt right, so I was scared to faint or sleep.. I developed a fear of sleeping shortly after the symptoms came.. I also had feelings of derealization which didn't help with my case at all. Then, one of the worst symptom came: The head feeling. At first when I began to notice it, it felt like something was draining inside my head but nothing hurt, it was just sorta uncomfortable. I felt this after waking up, and this feeling continued for about a week before it turned into the issue I have now.
Fast towards a couple weeks in and I am eating and drinking normally, I gained most of all the weight I lost and I was active. The anxiety/paranoid has definitely worsened though as I developed new symptoms such as shortness of breath, feeling faint at times and just was a nervous wreck. I started to check my pulse at least 20 times a day just to ensure that my heart was beating and I searched up my symptoms religiously whenever one of them started to come on strong. I was afraid of the worse and always thought that I might die from this unknown issue in my body. Derealization was becoming more often for me and my head felt so off. It's hard to explain but it has this weird feeling inside my brain, mainly staying at the back of my head but would sometimes would move around. The best way I could describe it is a weird dull pressure inside my head. It wasn't painful, just uncomfortable. Some days would have the pressure be stronger than others but it was always there. It didn't matter what I did, it never went away and still isn't gone..
Fast forward to the present and I still have my odd head feeling with me today somewhat getting more uncomfortable each day with no clue to why... I just started to sleep correctly but now I'm having the fear of sleep again due to this dull pressure on my head (Sleep only made it a little less noticeable but it was still very much there) I'm worried that it's something serious and could be a misdiagnosis from the doctors (I only went to the doctors in the first month about 3/4 times to assess my Anxiety and to have my throat checked out, nothing more) I have no clue why I feel with this and it's hard to find a possible cause since I don't what could be it. It does affect my focus since its hard to concentrate on anything with such an odd feeling in your head and the thoughts of possible deaths that could be caused by this.. I have not gone to the doctors again since my parents believe that it's just anxiety and that I'm overreacting, but I don't believe it's just Anxiety.
So I was wondering if anyone has the same issue or dealt with similar situation and could help me out into figuring out what it is. I don't know if this is really just anxiety or something more serious.. So please comment if you have an idea, I'm desperate. This thing has been ruining my life and I have not been able to go back to normal ever since. Some extra info that might help people find the answer is that I was supposed to go to therapy, but I was and still waiting to book an appointment for 2 months (which is the same amount of time I been dealing with this head issue) The head feeling has affect my body before by transferring that feeling into t
Different sections of the body (chest, back, legs) but only staying in those various places for a couple days, then returning back to my head. I have very often feelings of derealization time to time up and it's hard to focus without my Anxiety or paranoia flaring up.
If anyone can help me out please do.