I'm new to this board, so not really sure how it all works! I'm hoping someone could advise me.
I am a 32 year old female, I have a long history of generalised anxiety (GAD) and experienced my first major panic attack aged 11. My anxiety, although always there does improve sometimes and worsens other times. I had my 3rd child 13 weeks ago and since the day he was born my anxiety has gotten worse than its ever been, particularly surrounding my health. I felt mentally and physically ill after the labour...my symptoms were neck pain/back/shoulder pain, headaches, dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, nausea, blurred vision, tingling face/lips, tingling hands/feet the list goes on! Then when he was 9 days old I felt even more ill and ended up being admitted to hospital with suspected sepsis as my blood crp was raised to 107. I was kept in for 3 days and given iv antibiotics until I was given the all clear (turned out not to be sepsis but they treated me for it as a precaution). They never gave me a diagnosis. Anyway since then my anxiety escalated further to the point where I didn't sleep AT ALL for 3 full nights, was experiencing numerous panic attacks every day and suffering severe palpitations. I was prescribed diazepam which helped me sleep and 40mg of fluoxetine. Since getting the medication my anxiety symptoms have improved significantly. However, I am still left with the following symptoms every single day: sore neck/shoulders/rib cage, occasional blurred vision and/or tinnitus, dizziness and vertigo and tingling lips. My question is...does anyone else have similar? my GP is very quick to blame anxiety for it all but I always have the doubt in the back of my mind that something else is going on. my BP is normal and recent bloods came back clear. I've recently had my eyes tested and the gp had had a look in my ears, all was normal.
I have started avoiding anything that involves too much walking as I constantly feel dizzy or like I'm going to fall over. I use the pram like a walking frame and feel really dizzy if I don't have it to lean on. The dizziness is very often accompanied by severe nausea. what the hell is going on? TIA xx