I've been reading post on this site for a while and a lot of people seem to be struggling with the same issues I am, but its been a long journey from a year ago until now and things seemed to be getting worse so bare with me and I'm going to try and keep this short, (also I'm 22 and male and used to be athletic)
A year ago i used to work out all the time and one while working out I had a popping sensation in my head immediately followed by headache that left me curled up on the ground, after going to the hospital the only thing that happened was an ultra sound on my eyes to see if my optic nerve's were swelling. over the next months i began to suffer from extreme vertigo, dizziness, headaches, and just out of body and mind sensations, and over six months the vertigo and dizziness mostly went away but the general light head feeling stayed. Now i cant really remember how i felt over the summer leading up until august and September, but i know that i started struggling with forgetting words or struggling to find the right words during conversations and i started experiencing more confusion and seemingly short term memory issues over time. Then a month ago I had my real first panic attack and I've had plenty since, and my doctor has been going through meds trying to figure out what works. but over this whole course of time my head has just not felt right be it pressure or headaches 1 of those 2 have always been there. ( the best way I can describe how i feel is if you have ever smoked pot before and you get that lightheaded pressure its felt like that for a year. ) I've never had a CT or MRI scan, I've been trying for year now but now my doctor seems pretty convinced that the lightheaded and headaches are all anxiety related but truthfully I'm not convinced "mainly because its been going on for about year before my attacks" and i worry it about which i know doesnt help the anxiety. but the thing that has me positing today is because I've started having pain in the back of neck almost where the neck meets the head and when i wake up I've never felt groggy before and now i wake up completely disoriented, dizzy, and sometimes rapid heart beat though not normally, and laying down is causing head pressure and headaches. there's been more symptoms and issues but they all seem pretty anxiety related where as these seem constantly present no matter what.
Thank you in know this was rather long but i don't really know what to think anymore.