So ive dealt with vertigo since I was a teenager. Im used to it at this point. However, a few months ago after traveling on a really turbulent plane ride, I experienced the worst vertigo of my life! I tried to manage to work, but it was so bad. At work however it got so bad I had a really bad attack, which triggered a panic attack and I thought I was going to pass out in front of everyone. It happened like three times. I went to the ER and was fine, just vertigo and saw my dr twice after that.
However- I cant seem to shake the fear now...I am obsessive over passing out. Whenever I leave the house I panic and think what if I pass out? what will happen to my kids... will everyone stare at me? It is so annoying! I have never passed out in my life and medically have no reason to. My blood pressure is high, so that would cause me to actually not faint. I just want to get over this fear. Plus the symptoms that come with it makes it hard to get it out of my head, I have vertigo frequently, and almost like lightheaded feeling, but more like I could just fall over. Its really hard to explain.
Like most members here I have had a huge list of tests done... EKGS, ultrasound of heart, CT scan of chest and lungs with contrast, Xrays, CT scan of head, MRI with contrast of head and neck, EMG, blood work.. ect ect... And there has never been anything wrong with me. Ive birthed two children and never passed out! I have worked 9 hours on my feet with 9 months pregnant and didn't pass out.. WHY am I worried about this now?
I want to be proactive about this. I want to fight it, I just need some advice.. Do I ignore these symptoms? IT is so hard when they are soooo intrusive... Just crazy intrusive thoughts.. How do I stop them?