I've suffered from panic attack since I was 16. Without medication, I learned how to control the attack but over time, the panic formed into GAD. For many years, I had severe health anxiety and worried I had everything from AIDS to MS. It got pretty out of hand at one point where I lived life so miserably because I was convinced I would be bedridden in the coming years.
About 6 years ago, I was living on my own, trying to put myself through university and working full time. I also had a dog that required constant attention. With GAD running rampant, I couldn't fathom the idea of living alone. Every night I slept with the light on, paranoid of someone instruding, the building burning down, and yes even ghosts.
I ended up developing a constant rocking sensation that my doctor believed was from severe stress. At that time, I had seen an ENT and had cardiologist testing and nothing detrimental was found in either test.
Two weeks later with taking my time, eating well and relaxing, I felt extremely better.
Now, I am 10 months post partum with my second child, self employed and extremely busy with a four year old and the off balance feeling is back. At first I thought it was my neck and have been living off of a google search engine.
But when I am on the phone or looking down I get this rush of dizziness. My adrenaline also kicks in and I have a panic attack. I also feel like off balance/swimming in head sensation 24/7.
One night I awoke suddenly from being in bed for only an hour and could not even comprehend what my husband was telling me. I was dizzy and having a full blown panic attack.
Now I just feel constantly off balance and am trying to find out if my thoughts are making me feel like this or if really am.
Is this anxiety???