4 years ago thought I had brain tumor/cancer/disease, eventually ended up with a head CT and blood work. All normal.
Last year ended up in ER thinking I was having a stroke/heart attack/aortic aneurysm, got hooked up to an EKG, chest x-ray, and chest CT with contrast, all normal. Blood work again, everything tested from thyroid issues to HIV, all clear.
After the ER scare, went on Lexipro (terrible, terrible stuff), self medicated with Xanax (even worse stuff if used with reckless abandon), got a new doc a few months ago, and he set me straight with Zoloft (25mg) and a very small dosage of Xanax as a "just in case".
Currently, however, I'm relapsing and I think I have brain issues again. I'm suffering from depersonalization, confusion, dizziness, light headedness, inability to focus, memory loss (maybe), mental fumbling, and pretty much any and all issues in, on, or around cognitive construction. It's even affecting me physically, in that it feels as though my hair is standing on end and I can "feel" my scalp. It's like when I was having heart issues and I could "feel" my heart beat for 3 days straight, although you never do any other time.
Anyway, if you've made it this far (and I feel for you if you did), I'll assume you can understand my frustration. All I want to do is go straight to the doctor and request an MRI of my skull and a stress test, along with blood work. But really, will that make things better? I mean, the last time I was in the predicament, I thought, "Ok, just a head CT, then I'll be fine". Then it was, "Ok, just a chest CT, then I'll be fine". Every time, good news comes back, I'm all clear, and I think I can be normal again.
So I'm coming to you again, Anxiety Zone, help a fellow narcissist out in their time of confused need. The symptoms that I'm suffering from, can they be related to a greater issue? Should I force my doctor to ask for these tests for me? Has anybody been misdiagnosed with anxiety?
What should I do?