Hi, I'm a 35 year old female and have always been in excellent health. However, since my son was born 6 months ago, I have not been feeling as well as usual. I had a fairly significant bleed from my c-section wound just after being released from hospital and I was terrified. Around four and a half weeks later, I experienced dizzy spells and my GP referred me to an ENT consultant who sent me for an MRI. The MRI revealed an enlarged cerebral ventricle on one side so he has referred me to a neurologist (who has yet to see me), but he did say that the neurologist was most likely to say there was nothing wrong. My GP said that was the most common finding on MRI and I know there can be huge variation in the size of cerebral ventricles.
This has been going on for the last five months and I've been fearful the whole time. No-one has told me there's nothing to worry about and I've become convinced I have Parkinsons or MS or something equally grim. My hands shake, I feel like I'm vibrating along my shoulders and arms (although my husband assures me he can't feel it), I have headaches, I have muscle twitches when at rest. I am sure I'm experiencing anxiety as I often have a feeling of impending doom and I dread the evenings as I'm less busy then and I really zero in on the twitches which feeds the fear and the thoughts of disease.
What I'd like to know is whether all the symptoms I'm experiencing could be caused by anxiety or is my anxiety justified by these symptoms? What can I do to counter this anxiety?
My GP took blood samples and everything was normal including my thyroid hormones.