Hi everyone. I had a head injury due to fainting 1 year ago. Since then I have always had a subconscious thought/fear of fainting.
Since the end of last year and throughout this year, I have had random spells of dizziness occur when I'm standing. This feeling is like something is sinking in my body as if my insides have just descended a few floors in an elevator. It usually also coincides with a change in body temp. - feeling warmer.
Since then, I have been paranoid about any other out of the ordinary symptoms my body has experienced, leading me to getting tests done in hospital. ECG, MRI, urine, blood, blood pressure etc. have all been normal. Everyone said that it's just anxiety. I've also felt tingling/numbness in my hands and feet at the same time on ocassion. I have felt a tightness in my chest which I can confidently attribute to being just anxiety however.
Usually when I get that sinking feeling, my interpretation of the noise of my surroundings is temporarily altered and I tend to notice/hear a ringing sound. I used to get vertigo for a year when I'd try to roll on the side that I had my head injury on. I no longer believe I get it anymore on that side, but I still refuse to sleep on it. Recently it has made a comeback, triggered by when I roll from my side to my back.
These past few days I have had to go back to work and uni and go out into the public alone on ocassion, and during this whole process for days on end I feel this weird woozy light-headedness - as if I'm on some sort of neverending high (I don't do drugs or smoke or drink).
I have also been recently gagging after finishing my breakfast before going out and I genuinely think that I will vomit each time but I never do.
I'm tired of feeling this way and of having this fear. I constantly think back to and envy the days when my life was more normal, aside from the ocassional lightheaded sensation. I have not been on any medication nor have I seen a therapist yet regarding my anxiety, and I have also not been treated for positional vertigo at any times that I've brought up that I used to/sort of still do have it. I've recently been looking into aromatherapy. I hope someone can shed some clarity on this. It's truly a horrible thing to experience and I've felt so alone until finding this forum.