Hi, I am a 25 year old male and just recently have had some health concerns. about a year or so ago I would have the feeling as if I was going to black out, usally while I was in my car. Then one day after work I was sitting on my couch watching tv and then that feeling came back and I think I passed out for 1/2 a second if that, ever since then I haven't felt the same. I have had blurry vision, lightheadedness, an unbalanced feeling all day every day. at my worst I was unable to sleep for a while, everytime I would try to sleep it would feel like I was falling, then one night I managed to get to sleep but I woke up with my heart pounding for no reason. I do have a micro valve prolapse but it has never been a problem and I have had all the tests done ( ekg,24 hr monitor, etc ) all the test came back fine. The cardiologists said I do not need meds for my mvp but said to get my neck x-rayed (I don't know why).
My primary doc put me on lorzepam (bad spelling) so I could sleep,I took that for a couple of days and it did make me tired but it also made me feel worse. I stopped taking that right away. The doctor couldn't find anything and said that it could be anxiety. I don't know why I would have anxiety all of a sudden I have always been a very laid back person, never really worried about anything. I was exposed to a dangerous chemical called styrene from my work for two years prior and during this period, this I know causes nervous system damage ( anxiety, depression, and many other side effects ). I have improved greatly since being away from this, it has been about 3-4 months, but I still do not feel normal. I just do not know about the anxiety diagnoses, I can relax during the day, I get over 8 hours of sleep every night. I feel alright except for the unbalanced feeling. I don't have the typical anxiety symptoms (rapid heartbeat, sweating, feeling of doom, etc)just the unbalanced feeling. Another doctor that I've seen tried to put me on paxil, he said that the passing out episode caused my anxiety, but I refused the prescription I would rather talk to a therapist before I dive in to mind altering drugs, besides I have read that there are alternatives like vitamin b complex and some herbs like kava kava, passion flower etc. that can help. Because if it is anxiety it's not severe, I can still go to work and function I just don't go out to clubs like I used to. I also used to smoke weed regulary and drink on weekends and I quit all that cold turkey the day this happened. I do miss smoking though. Also dark circles under my eyes have developed during this time and the are not getting better. I just don't know where to go from here to feel normal again. I miss my old lifestyle greatly.