This all started 12 months ago, a bout of dizziness hit me out of the blue, it was a stressful time, also recently had mono and Covid (antibody test confirmation).
I think this is when the health anxiety kicked in and the situation snowballed. That was when all the symptoms mentioned above began. Like many of you, I saw all the doctors and had lots of tests, all thankfully negative (Neuro, ENT, Cardio, Chiro. Had Brain MRI, bloodwork, ECG, heart ultrasound, EEG etc.)
As 2021 went on all the symptoms began to fade, I notice some come back from time to time but I’ve also realized I’m hypersensitive to my body now too. Anyways, the ‘dizziness’ has remained throughout and is something I still struggle with now.
The dizziness isn’t like the usual lightheadedness or vertigo described, it’s not temporary, it can be constant. It’s triggered by lots of head movements in semi/stressful situations. Like fixing dinner for my kids in the kitchen or walking through a mall keeping my eyes on them etc. it seems to impact my eyes the most (I’ve had 2 comprehensive eye exams, all fine). When I try to aggravate it, by working out a lot, high intensity etc. or if I get up quick or out of a hot bath I never seem to be able to bring it on.
Unfortunately my life isn’t going to get any less stressful over the next few years as my kids grow, so these situations seem unavoidable.
I’ve done a lot of reading and this is my first time posting. The most common piece of advice seems to be acceptance, the problem is this is much easier said than done. I suppose my point is I struggle sometimes to believe that this is cause by anxiety but suppose I don’t have much of a choice.