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Re: Something is just off. I don't understand.
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2014, 03:46:12 PM »
Ok. I will give it a try. Thanks.

It happens now and then and it's so hard to tell now if it's allergies or just anxiety. I do tend to focus a lot on my head and stuff when I walk. Monitoring. :(
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Actual diagnosis : chronic sinusitis.
Google diagnosis : brain cancer.

Symptoms : dizzy head feeling.

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Re: Something is just off. I don't understand.
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2014, 03:48:48 PM »
Yeah, it's supposed to help with that sort of thing because it helps build confidence in your neural pathways so that your body and brain sort of learn how to trust one another again.
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Re: Something is just off. I don't understand.
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2014, 03:51:05 PM »
Sounds good.

Do you ever feel like you are simply dying?  Like just no energy. Sweat all the time and just feel off? That's how I feel. My appetite has not been good either. 
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"Never Google, everyone will catch an invisible tumor!"

"Anxiety is not a doctor. Neither is the internet."

Actual diagnosis : chronic sinusitis.
Google diagnosis : brain cancer.

Symptoms : dizzy head feeling.

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Re: Something is just off. I don't understand.
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2014, 03:55:30 PM »
Yep, I have. Lately I have been doing pretty good about keeping most of my symptoms in check except for the imbalance thing which is a hard one to really move on from because it continues even after I get my anxiety more or less under control, and it can bring my anxiety right back again. It's a hard cycle. But there have been plenty of times that I felt like I was dying. No appetite, sleepy all the time, sick to my stomach constantly, etc. Just remind yourself that those times don't last forever. They really won't. There will be better days ahead and it's important to look forward to them.
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Re: Something is just off. I don't understand.
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2014, 04:04:55 PM »
I was feeling pretty good and hopeful a few days ago now in having bad days again. I've never had Heath anxiety this bad ever. I just feel like my body is wanting to shut down. I hate feeling so off. It's frightening. My mom keeps on saying that maybe I should be in the hospital or see my dr.  But I don't know what they can do for me. They won't do anymore head scans I'm sure. My blood work was all good in march and I don't know if my blood pressure is low or anything like that now from laying down so much. I know allergies can make people feel really unwell. So add anxiety to the mix and I guess that will make anyone feel like they are dying.  Plus I just finished my menstrual cycle so maybe it's my crazy hormones. I know I always feel more anxious stressed before during and after. I'm also starting to wonder if I have an inner ear infection but I hear people with that see spinning constantly.  My ent was sure it was allergies and my sinuses were clearing up. Maybe I have another sinus infection. It's hard to say what it is anymore.   I just know if I could toss this anxiety to the trash none of these feelings or thoughts would matter. They wouldn't phase me a bit.
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"The only illness that we can't accept is hypochondria."

"Never Google, everyone will catch an invisible tumor!"

"Anxiety is not a doctor. Neither is the internet."

Actual diagnosis : chronic sinusitis.
Google diagnosis : brain cancer.

Symptoms : dizzy head feeling.

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Re: Something is just off. I don't understand.
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2014, 04:08:23 PM »
By the way, what type of off balance do you experience?
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"Never Google, everyone will catch an invisible tumor!"

"Anxiety is not a doctor. Neither is the internet."

Actual diagnosis : chronic sinusitis.
Google diagnosis : brain cancer.

Symptoms : dizzy head feeling.

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Re: Something is just off. I don't understand.
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2014, 04:36:56 PM »
Spinning sensation is usually an inner ear thing, yes, but that doesn't mean that it will always feel like that. I do get the spinning feeling but only very rarely, like once or twice. Usually what I feel is sort of like being a bit drunk. Actually it's more like what it feels like if you've been on a boat for a long time and then you get onto solid land and it still feels like you're on a boat. If you've ever felt that before, that's exactly what it feels like most of the time. You kind of feel like you're not quite balanced right and your legs try to compensate when there's really nothing to compensate for.
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Re: Something is just off. I don't understand.
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2014, 04:42:23 PM »
Yeah I have had no spinning. Thank goodness.

Yes I know that feeling! That's how it was for me too. When I walked I felt like i was walking on a boat even though on the outside I walked perfect. I felt it more on the inside. Like I was just off balance. When I took predinsone for my infection that feeling went away. Thank goodness.

So you did see your ent about this?
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"Anxiety is not a doctor. Neither is the internet."

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Google diagnosis : brain cancer.

Symptoms : dizzy head feeling.

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Re: Something is just off. I don't understand.
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2014, 05:01:11 PM »
Yes, on the recommendation of my primary doctor. She knows that I suffer from GAD but has never mentioned health anxiety before and I never knew that it was a thing that existed until I stumbled on this forum and said, "Eureka! That's what I have been dealing with!" I mean it's pretty obvious, really. This imbalance thing is just the latest in a  long, long line of classic health anxiety issues.

Anyway, when I told my doctor about my balance problems she referred me to an ENT and he did a bunch of tests. After everything was done, he told me that anxiety was most likely a contributor but that it was probably also related to a fluid imbalance in my inner ear as well. He gave me the exercises to do at home.
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Re: Something is just off. I don't understand.
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2014, 05:04:37 PM »
I see. Well did she say that your ears would clear up?  I've heard of all kinda of inner ear issues like Labryinthitis, Mineres disease, even migraine with vertigo. Is it anything like that?
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Google diagnosis : brain cancer.

Symptoms : dizzy head feeling.

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« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2014, 05:18:21 PM »
They said that it usually does clear up eventually and that mine should since it's not severe vertigo (the constant spinning kind) but that there's no telling how long that might take. They said that the test results were too mild to be Meniere's or anything like that, but that it could be just an imbalance in the inner ear fluid, possibly caused by something like sinusitis or allergies or even just by anxiety itself. I do get migraines sometimes (not very often) and they can make the vertigo very bad, but they are not the main culprit. They're just something that pops up every once in a while and they always go away after I get some rest. As far as I could understand, they thought that anxiety possibly coupled with something like an ongoing infection or allergies is what is causing it.
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Re: Something is just off. I don't understand.
« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2014, 05:54:27 PM »
Oh ok. That's interesting.  Maybe it will subside soon. How long has this been going on?
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Google diagnosis : brain cancer.

Symptoms : dizzy head feeling.

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« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2014, 06:15:47 PM »
Almost a year now, off and on.
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Re: Something is just off. I don't understand.
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2014, 06:29:36 PM »
Wow. I'm sure that would set off your anxiety. It sets off mine big time.
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Google diagnosis : brain cancer.

Symptoms : dizzy head feeling.

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« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2014, 01:42:49 AM »
i'm having these EXACT same symptoms, in fact i've had them for over a year and they're the leading source of my anxiety. i always feel like my eyes are strained and my head is in a vice. i feel like something is pushing from behind my eyes and sometimes it's hard to even keep them open. this is especially worse while driving. focusing is nearly impossible and i get random dizzy spells which feel like they're coming from BEHIND my eyes rather than in my head. it's horrific. i recently had an eye exam and nothing came back, and i remember being shocked because i genuinely thought they would find a tumor or something behind my eyes causing me to feel like this. even still, nothing. it's very frustrating.
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