I'm new here. I hope everyone is well. I'm having a hard time believing anxiety can cause dizziness, with a rocking like on a boat sensation. I've had this now for years, but it stopped for about 5 years and just recently returned. Initially upon it starting I was diagnosed with BPPV and treated for it. Well when it came back in July this year, I went back to my primary care doc and he said it was back and sent me back to physical therapy where I had 2 more eply maneuvers done and some neck therapy. THen I went to my neuorologist who I saw 5 years ago for bad headaches with neck pain and dizziness, he did trigger point injections and that stopped it. Well now it back and it was bad and its calmed some but still there. I am hypothyroid and those levels have been up and down and when that happen the anxiety can go off the charts. I was also diagnosed about 14 years ago with anxiety disorder. Since this dizziness has come back I can't seem to accept that its anxiety and my thyroid levels being off. I have a very hard time believing doctors. Odd thing is when I saw them all this time none of them wanted to check my brain, they said you are ok and its the BPPV and stress and anxiety making it all worse. So I headed back to my psychologist and looking back when I saw her 5 years ago I had exactly the same things with the exception I was also going thru menopaus.
My question is can anxiety really cause all this dizziness with neck pain and headaches. I have other symptoms but as the years have passed I've learned to get past them. I am a complete worrier. This symptom seems to come out of no where. I can be happy and then stand up to do something like was dishes and wham, or lay down to sleep and there it feels like I'm on a wave, or just be sitting and watching a tv and bam, rocking dizziness. Usually before it hits, my neck and head will hurt some. Ijust can't seem to believe that anxiety can contribute to it.
If anyone has dizziness, with head and neck pain and anxiety, or just anyone who can help me understand it could you please respond.