For over a month now I have been dizzy. At first it was continuous, but then it slowed into episodes. However, the episodes are very frequent, and for the past three days it has returned to being continuous. I have visited my GP and they did a full blood test and everything came back normal. Doctor says it's just a virus. But does a virus honestly take this long to go?
Other symptoms include occasional ice-pick headaches, and a tight pressure, like someone has tied a band around my brain. This pressure started behind my nose and has now gone. This dizziness is all that is left and causes me to feel off-balance. It isn't vertigo, although doctor prescribed me vertigo pills and they did nothing for me. During the blood test I mentioned above, I fainted, but because it was a fasting one, and fainting during a test is common, I put it down just to that, although it did not stop me from worrying a little.
Today the dizziness has remained and I had to call in sick for work. It is affecting everything, but as I have visited A&E twice already, they see my cognitive functions are fine, and besides the dizziness, I am otherwise okay, so they don't seem concerned. It doesn't help that a friend of mine has recently been diagnosed with a brain tumour, stage three, and doesn't have long left to live, and my other friends are saying things to me like 'those are the same symptoms as what she had, and the doctors ignored her too', and so that doesn't help. I do suffer from anxiety, but I had been having an okay year before this dizziness started out of the blue. Now all I can do is think about this thing being something serious like cancer or something, and I'm trying to be calm, but doctor keeps telling me it's a virus, and no one is referring me to have a brain scan. I am deeply concerned and being exposed to the 'tumour' gossip is doing nothing to help me. Is it possible that this could just be a virus? Can I request a CT scan? Could my anxiety be the culprit for something as lengthy and severe as this?