I wanted to start a thread for people feeling how I have been feeling. I'm going to list my symptoms including possible causes.
I'm an active 29 year old male. I work on a computer 8-10 hours/day, 5 days a week. I have suffered a degree of panic attacks, anxiety and depression since the age of 16. For the most part I have been a happy go lucky kind of fella, but of course bugged down by personal circumstances. I think those circumstances could have played a role in contributing to my current situation, but quite frankly I can't quite except that mental illness has me feeling this way.
It all started about six months ago. The first thing I noticed was my vision didn't feel right (to add I do wear glasses, but it's the same even with/without contacts). Almost like I could not focus properly. Almost a heavy pressure on my eyes and very uneasy feeling. This has been more emphasized in supermarkets, under bright lights ect. This feeling in my vision also causes me a degree of dizziness, as well as balance issues. Now of course suffering with anxiety this only makes it worse. Acccompanying the vision issues, I have terrible head pressure, which I would say is more at the front and back, but quite frankly has been all over my head. This also includes a feeling of pins and needles. my head has also felt very heavy, and almost a feeling like my brain is floating in my head. Sudden head movements to either side also cause dizziness, and discomfort. Other issues: Living In a hot climate, being out in the sun is causing extreme fatigue and dizziness, which I have never had before... And again the anxiety only emphasizes it. This feeling is a 24/7 situation. The only relief I get is when I'm lying down, or I am asleep. Some days it's worse than others, but in general most of the time I'm feeling awful. It literally changes the way you live, as you don't feel normal, so you don't want to do even the normal things... I struggle taking my kids to the park, or even going to a shopping center. It's making me very irritable, and angry, which I'm not that kind of person.
So what have I had done. First thing I checked was my vision, in which the doc said all is fine and prescription almost the same as 2 years ago. Blood tests/health checks/ ekgs/ Heart stress test/ brain MRI all came back normal - except my wallet, which is now empty.
So what could it be? Well I have researched every day for the past six months, as of course I'm nervous about my health, but like you I'm just looking for answers to what is going on. I feel if I could just get a diagnoses I could better handle it, as at least I know what is going on. I'm not going to list what I think it might be, as that would probably take about 5 pages, since according to me I have everything going. So please comment on what you are feeling. Tell us what has helped you, and what you recommend. I do take natural medicine to address the anxiety/depression. I also eat a healthy diet, vitamins, probiotic ect. One thing I think has helping me is magnesium (http://www.m.webmd.com/diet/supplement-guide-magnesium).
I hope you all find answers. This is not the life we were meant to be living, but let's make the most of it. God bless.