hi yes i am experiencing more or less the exact symptoms u r describing i also have two young daughters and i also feel scared and that these symptoms r ruining my life ruining my happiness with my girls my life with my girls it makes u very sad an grumpy an very moody an its not fair i have a long term boyfriend an feel al loose him if i cant find something to help me ,the weird feelings in my head that i dont think can be described as dizzy feelings which the doctors av seen keep sayin it is its more like sommeone is in my head holding my brain an giving it a good old shake every 5 mins i may get two or three days a month where i dont have this as for doctors huh less said the better is there anything out there that can help me i cant cope anymore i want my life back this is seriously killing me.......
hi yep i have the EXACT same thing. Particularly the falling sensations when sitting and the feeling that there's something inside my head pushing and pulling and it drives me crazy.
I also have bad tension and tightness allover my head and temples. This is everyday no matter what situation im in. I also get the numb feelings in my head and its like my legs are giving way. I feel like im just going to fall over or drop to the ground. Even sitting on a chair at work I've actually had such a strong feeling of falling/dropping that I cant keep myself sitting upright and I collapse down and have to grab the desk.
Only just within the last 2 months the room will actually spin. One time I was sitting chatting on the bed with my sister and it was like my eyesight started jerking about and wobbling and the room started spinning. I fell to the side on the bed and was hyperventilating - i was terrified! Afterwards I just couldnt walk - i was swaying and was disorientatied and just couldnt balance myself. I had to grab the walls to walk to the toilet and was shaking/trembling. I went up to hospital straightaway and was just sent home with nothing!
Everytime I move my head or get up or sit down i get the jerks and twitches and swaying. If I sit and stare at the floor/pavement/road it starts moving and floating which is really scary. I have been to so many doctor appointments and have had my eyes tested (no problems) and Accident & Emergency. I feel like im standing/walking on a wobbly board or like im on a boat.
I have a neurology appointment coming up and my doctor signed me up for "chill out" education evening classes!?!?! (please..) It is so frustrating trying to explain to doctors what is happening because you just dont have time to explain everything and as soon as you mention a symptom like dizziness they switch off from everything else you say and tell you "oh it must be low blood sugar"....one doctor tried to give me medication for anxiety and panic attacks but i refused - i just dont want to become dependant on meds incase whenever i try to get off them i slip back into the same problems. Plus if it is just anxiety then meds only mask over the problem and i want to fix it. I just think if this is all down to anxiety then why is still happening when Im lounging about for example sitting watching a film, reading a book, lying in bed??! I completely understand where you are coming from as this is affecting my entire life and every day i feel im just withdrawing into myself and its harder to go outside in public or socialise because these feelings take over and I just want to hide away. Its becoming to difficult battling with it everyday.
I've actually booked a hypnotherapy session! the doctors are just not helping (or seem all that interested in helping) so I'm going for private hypnotherapy sessions - not exactly cheap (im actually getting people to pay for them as a birthday present for me!) but at this point i just think it cant hurt, its not pumping drugs into my system with scary side effects, and what have i got to lose! Because right now im worried its causing depression - sometimes i wake up in the morning and just cant bring myself to carry on. And no matter who i explain it to i just feel they dont understand, they dont get how scary and difficult it is to just do simple everyday things like popping out to shops - this is a massive ordeal to me, going down the stairs to get something to eat is this massive struggle and just standing speaking to someone even my partner is horrible! trying to keep my balance, stop my head from spinning, jerking, the falling sensation, aching, swaying.
one doctor said to me "you would not believe the things people suffer with when they have anxiety" one person came to see him was terrified because they were having a heart attack - palpitations, numb left arm, chest pains, couldnt breathe all this while they were sitting with the doctor - and it was anxiety. He said anxiety is a cruel mind controlling thing - it can convince you of these horrible things that are happening and it is scary because they are real physical symptoms. He actually said he's had MEN coming to see him because they are convinced from actual symptoms that they are PREGNANT. Seriously. Although he didnt help me at the end of all that it just sort of eased my panic with what is happening to me. Mind you it didnt stop any of it and I left the room still off balance, swaying, feeling like im walking on a boat and tension with numbness. But it didnt go any further...i didnt actually fall or faint ..im still convinced i have a lesion, tumor, bubble or some blockage in my brain - what else could be causing this - but then i think about the pregnant men and the heart attack guy...
All i can say is just try a therapist, counselling sessions, hynotherapist just to talk about what is happening. If nothing else it will teach you to be able to relax yourself and get some stuff off you chest - which is never a bad thing. These people are trained to deal with problems with fear and anxiety and how it spins and grows and takes over. fingers crossed my hypnotherapy will help in some way.
PLEASE LOOK UP VERTICAL HETEROPHORIA!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE THIS CONDITION AND HAD ALL YOUR SYMPTOMS. ENT, NEUROLIGIST, CAT SCANS, EYE DOCTORS (NORMAL EYE DOCTOR CANNOT DIAGNOSE THIS CONDITION). GOOGLE VISION SPECIALISTS OF MICHIGAN AND TAKE THEIR QUIZ.
THE ANXIETY YOU FEEL IS A PHYSICAL SYMPTOM OF THIS CONDITION WHERE YOU EYES ARE UNEVEN AND THEY STRUGGLE TO NOT GIVE YOU DOUBLE VISION. AS THEY STRAIN OVER TIME IT MANIFESTS IN PHYSICAL CONDITIONS. I'VE HAD ALL!!! YOUR SYMPTOMS AND NOW HAVE PRISM GLASSES TO CORRECT.