I know you have heard stories like these before, but if feels so much better to have your own specific question answered.
I woke up on Saturday morning around 5AM and tried to scratch my face and realized that my hands felt funny. I jumped out of bed and my hands and face felt numb and I was having a panic attack thinking I was having a stroke or something. I woke up my brothers and they talked me into not going to the ER, so I went back to sleep. Well the next day I did not feel better. I felt light headed, dizzy, head pressure, and that my movements were just off. This feeling went into Sunday and at that point I was really thinking I had a brain tumor. I called a friend of mine who is an MD and she said not to worry that a brain tumor was highly unlikely and that it is just anxiety. I also talked to her husband who is also an MD and he said he was 99.9% sure that I was fine - just anxiety. So Monday comes and I STILL have the same things, really light-headed, head pressure, dizziness, and my hands and sometimes legs feel weird. I then went to see my normal physician and told him what I was experiencing and he said - that brain tumors or strokes do not manifest themselves like this and that it was classic anxiety. He prescribed me Xanax and sent me home. But now it is Tuesday and I STILL feel the same. I cannot concentrate at work and I am not eating at all. I am scared that these symptoms are more than anxiety and that I should have a CT (But everyone said I don't need one) Has anyone had this before? - will these symptoms go away on their own? Every task just feels weird to me. My head has a lot of pressure and I feel like I am really light headed all the time. I am constantly thinking about this.
I am 27 btw and of healthy weight. I put myself through a neurological test online with the help of a friend. Meaning memory, body movements, walking on tippy toes, heels, smiling, etc. and I passed with flying colors. I have to add that I had a tooth extraction last month and he said that the extraction left a hole in the sinus cavity. Could this have anything to do with it?
Thanks for any comments to help sooth my mind or that I can do to get relief from these symptoms. Also should I get the CT or not since 3 doctors have said the same thing.