Hi, I have had issues with vertigo for many years, and as well as symptoms of continual derealization and anxiety and agoraphboia, and disturbed sleep. I can have very loud tinnitus in a quiet room as well.
Now here is my option..
A = vertigo
B = derealization
C = panic attacks
D = agoraphobia
E = disturbed sleep
I personally believe that in my case, B leads to C and D; some might argue that C leads to B and A, but I disagree because my derealization is continual but I am not anxious unless I'm put in a bad situation. but I wonder, where do A and E come in. Has there been ever any idications that the vestibular system could be connected to these symptoms? I am a "free running" sleeper, I behave as if days are 26 hours long and skip a day in my sleep cycle every couple-few weeks. Overall, I'd say by FAR my worst symptom is feeling like I'm in a dream I can't snap out of, derealzation.
I see a psych. MD. He 'put me on' Ativan previously which didn't do much for me, and switched me eto xanax which I'm scared/skeptical of.
Not the doc, but there's an old book with a theory that never caught on. It was by a psychiatrist who believed inner ear problems caused anxiety and phobias, and treated them with a combination of the usual junk but also used meds such as dramamine. Claimed to have success, but as I say, don't think it caught on. An old therapist of mine gave me the book to read many years ago because my family had a history of ear problems, but no psychiatrist thought much about it. Still, one does wonder . . .
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