Mine started with a stupid sinus infection. I was feeling the vertigo type feeling as if the floor felt like it was moving underneath my feet and in small rooms made it terribly worse cause it looked like the walls were moving up and down or jumpy. There was not a spinning motion though. And if I sat in the bathtub, it felt it, any hard surfaces, outside I felt it less. Wasn't as bad. And if I bet my over, looked down, leaned over I would feel it. And also felt like I was rocking when I would lean over to do something. And it was a huge anxiety trigger for me. When I finally got to see my main dr 4 weeks after it began, my anxiety was so bad that it made the symptom worse. I already had myself convinced at this time it was a bad ear problem that I would have to live with forever. Mdds was my main worry. If you don't know what that is, it's when people are in motion for a long period of time like on boats, airplanes, but I had not been on a cruise. I had played hours of video games prior to when the symptoms started but I didn't think at the time clearly that we had had some major weather changes and I was suffering with a very painful dry nose. But my dr put me on amoxicillin and it was only 500mg and I also had some nasal congestion. Anxiety made it all worse, my head was super heavy, I felt like my body was leaning forward, I felt dizzy headed but I believe that was coming from sinuses cause after the antibiotic that subsided. And it helped a little bit with the floor moving feeling but then I was feeling off balance when I would walk. Like I was on boat. It was a feeling on the inside, not on outside cause I was walking perfect. Just felt like I was walking marshmellows. So she referred me to ent in may. I was put on a steriod for 6 days, and another strong antibiotic for 2 weeks and the symptoms improved. I no longer felt a sense of imbalance when I walked which was a relief. And I wasn't feeling the floor moving feeling but by this time I already had myself convinced I had a brain tumor so I wanted my ent to go ahead and do a ct scan of my sinuses and brain anyway. So I had that done and there was evidence of a chronic sinus infection cause even after all those meds my maxillary sinuses still had about an inch or so of mucus and she said the infection was clearing up. This condition and having to wait so long for proof it was a sinus infection put me in the bed, every time I walked, my anxiety would strike due to being so afraid of that feeling. And when I tried walking more to get my legs back in shape I don't know if it was still due to my sinuses not being completely healed or my anxiety but I would still feel that feeling. It wasn't so much the floor moving anymore, it was more my head felt bouncy. Like when I would lean or move my head down, look down. I did notice that when my mind was off of it, it didn't happen. So maybe my mind was causing the symptoms from thinking or just waiting for it to happen? I guess the mind can do that when it's anxious.
And yes I get that dizzy head type feeling and I believe it's anxiety cause it seems to do it more when I am tensed up and stressed, anxious. I don't see Anything spinning. Just in my head feels like it's moving a little bit.
Anxiety can cause vertigo. It can cause the spinning room feeling. Anxiety centre website gives a long list of all the symptoms that anxiety can cause and vertigo is up there. Anxiety can really stress out the vestibular system.