I have been suffering with what I think is anxiety for the past 4 months. I've had every single test run that you can imagine and the doctors can't find anything. I experience dizziness, nausea, horrible shaking (which is more internal.....everyone tells me I'm crazy because they can't see it), a feeling of being disconnected, weakness like I may pass out, etc. I do not FEEL like I am anxious, although everyone tells me I am and that's why I'm feeling like this. I feel like this all the time. I'll get a few breaks throughout the day, but not many.
I am so scared it is something else that they are missing. I am starting school on Monday and have no idea how I'm going to make it through feeling like this Any support/advice would be so much appreciated!
Hello Dee, have you been diagnosed with Anxiety or are you thinking that's what it is? I was in your same boat about a two months ago where this sudden onset of symptoms out of no where came on, about the exact same ones you're getting. I felt completely out of it, disconnected from the real world, like I wasn't real, dizzy, feeling like I was going to pass out all the time, just completely weird. I had every test under the sun done, 100000 blood test, MRI and CT scan of my head, ENT, Cardiologist and they all said nothing was wrong with me. Finally I was diagnosed with Anxiety, as I was when I was a kid along with ADHD, but I REFUSED to take medicine for years because I was terrified of it.
Lately, I've accepted the fact I need to be taking medicine for this so I'm on Lexapro 10MG a day now along with Xanax as needed, the Lexapro has slightly helped but it's only been 3 weeks so I've got to give it more time, the Xanax makes me completely feel normal again and relaxes my brain, thank god. I would definitely say the fear of it being something else is 100% the anxiety speaking, trying to scare you. I would try and go on medicine and maybe even see a therapist. I'm sorry you're feeling the way you are, I know how you feel and you'll get through it friend! If you have any question feel free to PM me or even reply on this thread!
Thank you for your reply :) Every doctor that I have gone told has told me "you just have anxiety". I started seeing a psychologist but due to money issues, I can no longer afford to do that.
I feel exactly as you described - out of it, disconnected, dizzy, feeling like I'm seconds away from passing out.....shaky. The shakiness is the worst because it scares me so bad. I start feeling one of these symptoms and then my mind goes back to when all this originally started......
What happened was, I was at work and all of a sudden because very nauseous, dizzy, sweaty, etc and nearly passed out. Everyone at work called 911 and the paramedics took me to the hospital. I was having left sided weakness, so they thought I had a stroke and did a bunch of tests, all which came back negative. They kept me in the hospital for awhile and ran some more tests and could come up with nothing. Fast forward a week later, and I was back in the ER for a racing heart. Once again, nothing could be found and they told me I had anxiety and I needed to relax. He gave me a prescription for Xanax and sent me on my way. Looking back on it all, this all started after I had gone through the most stressful time in my life. I was/still am going through a very rigorous academic program, my car broke down and I had to buy a new one, I'm in the midst of planning a wedding.....there's just a lot going on
Ever since then though, I just haven't been the same. I wake up and the second I wake up, I'm trembling and getting these horrible dropping feelings in my stomach. NO ONE around me understands what I'm going through. They all say I am doing it to myself, just stop, get it together......the list could go on and on.
I am starting school tomorrow and I am SO SCARED that I am going to have these feelings in class and something bad is going to happen. Ever since that happened at work, I have this horrible, terrifying fear of passing out. I cannot get over it.
I do not take medication and I am reluctant to do so. I'm afraid of taking it and then eventually getting off of it and having rebounding effects.
I so desperately want to feel like my old self. I never used to be like this. I am so scared that I am stuck like this forever. I have a wedding coming up and I want to be able to enjoy it without feeling these symptoms all the time