Back in early October I went into urgent care after experiencing constant shortness of breath and a heavy heartbeat which would escalate just by doing simple things like standing up or walking up stairs. I was also experiencing insomnia due to adrenaline rushes I would experience while sleeping all night. The doctor was convinced it was just my anxiety returning, and put me back on Paxil (I had taken paxil from 2006-2009 for social anxiety.)
I started experiencing more symptoms as I was going back on the medication. Symptoms include dizziness, tons of floaters in my vision, lack of concentration, a general feeling of cloudiness in my brain, headaches, horrible restlessness. On top of these symptoms I am still experiencing the shortness in breath, heavy heart beat, and insomnia. I have had a physical and blood work which came back normal.
3 months later the symptoms have become manageable, but still putting a huge damper on my life. The restlessness and insomnia has improved, but nothing else really. The symptoms come in waves. I will have good weeks, and bad weeks. I can't do all the physical activities I used to enjoy (hockey, snowboarding, hiking) because I just get really dizzy and feel like crap. The floaters are really annoying and even if i try my best to ignore them, I still see them. I am doing TONS of things to better myself including acupuncture, meditation, supplements, walking, healthy eating, group therapy, one on one therapy, reading books, etc. All these things are helping me stay sane, but all these symptoms don't seem to be going away.
I changed my doctor a few days ago and will be going in next week for a second opinion. I am tapering off the paxil for the second time since it was doing more bad than good, and my psychiatrist wants to try ADD medication on me, but I am hesitant. Hopefully I can get to the bottom of this and start living my life again. Has anyone else experienced a group of symptoms similar to this? Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks for listening!