I am a 29 year old registered psychiatric nurse. I have been working in MH for over ten years. I have always been a worrier when it comes to health and acknowledge i have a degree of health anxiety. Back in September 2013, I woke with a hangover and remember having the weirdest headache.....like a heavy numbness - almost like I wasn't there.....really hard to explain! problems have only gradually got worse since then, and i can honestly say it's beginning to ruin my life. it's effecting my mood and motivation and I am in states of panic, which i always seem to come out of alright. i have done my nurse prescribing course so the thought of taking any medicines terrifies me! the headaches are the most bothering. i have them everyday now without fail. i can distract myself for a period of time but i always end up in dizzy like states and panicking. The headache doesn't usually hurt and it's just heavy throbbing numbness.......i really need some help on this one because what i am getting from health professionals is everything i am trained to do and don't want to become a recluse and never leave the house. In recent weeks, I ventured out on the trip of a lifetime for a month.....and flew home after a week, something I have never done.....that's how much it is effecting me now!!! the GP is fed up of me and has referred me to a neurologist which isn't for 4 weeks.....and given me Amitryptiline which i daren't take!!! I also have pain in my upper back and feels like something's wrong there, could it be connected? i am also loosing weight as i am a big lad, so i even googled sleep apnea.....which can trigger anxiety and depression and tension like headaches......it's never ending!
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