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Vertigo, anxiety. My story...

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After a very big disappointment and shock that I have been through, the sadness and stress were constantly for 2 weeks and one day I woke up having dizziness and pain and I was throwing up, the doctors said it’s vertigo. Than for a week I couldn’t even walk...after the medicaments and resting etc I felt better but since then my life didnt get normal. I always have trouble while being out and walking it’s like I have something like jelly in my head and sometimes don’t wanna go out because I feel sick I don’t feel normal and I get tired so quickly. Also I am afraid of doctors that they might say I have some big illness like cancer etc. I am afraid of everything and it hurts me every single day and causes heartache...

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Thank you very much for listening to me and for your advices. I am such a mess. Before I could handle all the messes and the problems but now I lost self confidence and I am afraid of everything. I google the illnesses and when I hear that someone got sick I think I have the same thing etc...people say time heal but it’s been 8 months and I give the same reactions to everything...I know that carpe diem is the thing but I forget very easily :( idk just what to do with the sad moments, should I accept them or through them away...

I went through the EXACT same situation last year, and it took about a year to resolve. I was absolutely terrified. Countless doctors could not find a single thing wrong with me, but I was suffering. I had the exact same thoughts as you, like something awful must be happening. My anxiety (which is already severe) started to skyrocket. I did not know what to do, but my best advice to you is NEVER settle. Keep trying other doctors until you get an answer and solution that helps you. I finally found a doctor who specializes in the vestibular system in the beginning of this year that provided me with a solution to my problem and my dizziness went away! She was so understanding, and applauded my willingness to not stop until I found an answer. I know right now it's scary, I could only imagine your thoughts and anxiety you must be going through. Just know you are going to get through this, you are so strong.

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dreamergirl99 in reply to mist86

Ohh, I am sorry that you have been experiencing all of this too. It’s a horrible feeling, sometimes I am so unhappy that I can’t explain. When I think the dizziness becomes even worse. I start to think like I have some serious illness...what was the solution for your dizziness?

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mist86 in reply to dreamergirl99

So I had been on lexapro for my anxiety, and in combination with the lexapro I was given a drug called Lamotrigene. Basically the doctor told me that there could've been an increased firing rate of the neurons in my brain, which caused my dizziness, and that when I started to think about the dizziness or become really anxious it would make it even worse. So she said that the combination of the 2 drugs helped to decrease the firing of those neurons. After about a week the dizziness began to disappear, I felt like a brand new person! Definitely try a vestibular doctor!

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dreamergirl99 in reply to mist86

This was very helpful, thank you so much! So for one year you have been living through this, I am so sorry.😞

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mist86 in reply to dreamergirl99

Of course! And yes it was pretty rough, I felt so alone because no one could understand what I was going through and it was so hard to describe to people how I felt. When I saw this post I felt extremely compelled to respond because it was my exact symptoms. Just know that it gets better and won't last forever, it may seem like it now, but once you find that solution, you'll feel like a brand new person!

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dreamergirl99 in reply to mist86

Exactly, no one understands me. Doctors say we can’t see anything, my family says it’s because you are a perfectionist and you stress to much over everything and I feel like I am going to die. Thank you very much for giving me hope and strength that I may get over this because I am I my 20th years and being so unhappy. God bless you😊

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mist86 in reply to dreamergirl99

OF course, anytime! Let me know if you find a solution!

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