I haven't felt right for over 2 months now and haven't been able to pick myself up no matter what i do.
Over this period of time i have suffered from a whole range of symptoms ranging from aches and pains, muscle twitches, tingling everywhere, strange adrenaline surges, sleep jerks, loud gurgling stomach, eye pain etc. to extreme dizziness which was, until recently, my most prominent symptom. I never suffer from headaches but over the past 3 weeks i have suffered from terrible pains all around my head and neck, the pains come and go but seem to be increasing in severity and frequency as days go on. The dizziness is awful and now relief isn't even brought about from sitting down. I get random hot flushes all the time and they make me feel very nauseous and faint.
Since becoming ill i have seen 8 different doctors, all of whom have said that my troubles are related to anxiety. The doctors have performed neurological tests & checked my optic nerve before telling me they aren't concerned about brain tumors and that an MRI/CT Scan isn't necessary. I don't see how they can be so sure it's unnecessary when i feel as ill and off colour as i do with worsening symptoms. I get random surges of adrenaline (at least that's what i think it is) all the time and they're horrible, it's hard to explain what they feel like. My dizziness was so bad last night that i felt like passing out and had to sit down on several occasions.
I have recently started Fluoxetine for my anxiety (5 days ago) and have found that since starting my headaches and dizziness have gotten a lot worse. The lines have now been blurred between what is a side effect and what was an original symptom. My head aches a majority of the time in various places and i get such sharp pains down the back of my neck and even in my ears. When i lie down i feel like the room's spinning and if i quickly change where i'm looking the adrenaline surges are terrible.
I don't see how the doctors can be so sure without sending me for a thorough scan. I have told them of my concerns relating to a brain tumour and how deep down i have known for a long time something within me really isn't right. I've been ill before and had anxiety in the past but this is different, my symptoms are so severe and constant 24/7. They're not getting better either, just worse. I never get headaches and the strange sensations i get in my head along with the adrenaline surges cannot be explained. I've read so many articles online relating to brain tumors and stories of people who were misdiagnosed with anxiety time and time again and i just know at the minute that i'm a time bomb.
The doctors seem to just be waiting for me to have a seizure or have something incredibly serious happen before they scan me and it mightn't be far away with the rate at which my symptoms are worsening. Really frightened at the minute. It's my symptoms that cause me such anxiety, how can people tell me not to be anxious when i have stabbing head pains and extreme dizziness. I feel like i'm going crazy.