Hi there, I'm 24 years old.
I have suffered from health anxiety, depression, mild OCD, PTSD, and agoraphobia for the past couple years. Only the past year have I been consistently dizzy/off balance/lightheaded/spacey 24/7 without any answers with no other diagnosis than anxiety and depression. It's like I'm constantly moving internally but nothing is moving externally, I suppose. I have had all tests possible done - Blood work, CT scan, ENT tests/hearing tests, PCP visits, Eye doctor exams, hormone testing, Hospital visits, Urgent care visits, numerous EKG's, and a chest x-ray. I am having an extremely difficult time accepting anxiety and depression as the root cause of this consistent feeling that will NOT lift. I can't accept the fact that I have nothing wrong with me when I feel awful 24/7. For about 6 months I had constant debilitating panic attacks which have seemed to have lifted once I started taking Escitalopram, but the dizziness feeling is still there. I have been on Escitalopram for almost a year. Looking for support, advice, or to find people who share similar experiences. I can't live like this anymore. I have withdrawn myself entirely from social outings, restaurants, and I am in my room a lot of the time because laying down seems to be the most comforting position for this feeling (even though it never lifts entirely). Going into stores is a very minimal and quick outing, I recently just got offered a job and start this coming Monday and am terrified I won't be able to do this because of my lack of social engagement over the past year along with these debilitating symptoms and anxiety. Can anyone PLEASE share similar experiences or words of advice, I would be eternally grateful.