I have had a myriad of tests done incl. heart monitor, ECGs, bloods, pelvic ultrasound... And nothing can be found.
I have been on zoloft 50mg for 2.5 weeks but the first week I was taking half in morning, half in evening.
I went to the dentist yesterday and was extremely anxious and due to adrenalin it took 4 hours for my heart rate to return to normal.
Yesterday morning I was panicking about my experience at the dentist and I had a heightened sense of anxiety. I was in bed with my husband. Suddenly I felt this numb feeling down the left side of my face. I become disorientated and was worried obsessively that I was having a mini-stroke. I managed to get up but my walking was slightly unstable. It was like my brain was slower than my body. I drove to the shop (my concentration was a bit poor) and my speech was fine but in my head I think I was obsessing if it was ok.
I then went for a walk around the block, still feeling slightly unstable (like I was a little drunk).
I came home and threw myself into housework to distract myself from running to the ED AGAIN!
I felt like my head was full or groggy. I continuously checked for stroke signs like my face and arms but I had nothing.
The numb feeling switched sides and then resolved. I then seemed to experienced a heightened sense overload. I felt a bit manic like my mind was trying to prove I wasn't having a stroke. It felt like i was trying to prove to myself and my husband that I was not anxious even though I was.
We went to the mall and I managed ok with my husband but then he asked if I could go into the supermarket and. I had 6 items on my list and started feeling lost and flustered and worried I haven't had a stroke.
In the afternoon I went with a friend to a strangers house with 30 people and felt anxious. I couldn't answer questions properly, my mind was elsewhere.
We went to dinner with friends in the evening and I was so anxious my husband took me home. I took some oxazepam and went to bed and woke up feeling slightly anxious but now I'm ok.
I am just concerned by how awful I felt yesterday compared to today and im wondering if I actually may have had a mini stroke which resolved itself. Maybe I should have went to the ER after all, but months ago I had similar facial symptoms and went to the ER and stroke and heart was ruled out.
God help me. I want my life back. If not for me, for my children.