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I'm posting here because I'm a bit lost and worried.
About a month ago I had 2 pretty severe Panic Attacks. I used to have them a lot when I was younger but learned to cope with them and I seemed to grow out of them. I've always have anxiety issues but once again as I got older the better I would cope with them.
After the panic attacks I started getting these spells of Dizziness and being a bit distanced. After doing some research it seems Brain Fog is what best describes my issues. Feeling like I'm out of touch with reality, dizzy, lightheadedness, panic-ey, and lately I've had a loss of appetite, I can feel that I'm hungry but the thought of eating doesn't sit right (could be from the stress) Sometimes it feels like my hands are a bit fumbly but I play video games fine and type at a very fast speed just fine. I also gave myself a Gait and Rhomberg coordination test to make sure something wasn't wrong which I did fine with. (read how to online)
The symptoms come and go but they are present more than not.
I finally got so worried I went to the ER. They gave me an EKG which the doctor said I didn't really even need to take. After waiting a few hours for the doctor he told me I had anxiety issues and something called Respritory Alkalosis caused by anxiety, Respritory alkalosis is caused from me breathing short and fast which deprives my blood levels of carbon dioxide and messes with the PH levels in my blood and is the casue of my dizzyness, lightheadedness, and small muscle tremors/tingles. He said I could breath into a paper bag to raise the levels in my blood but that doesn't seem to do much for me.
I make music and played a show last weekend and felt totally fine all night (expect for a few mini spells of slight dizzyness) but as soon as I got home I felt weird and out of sorts again. I usually feel okay if I keep busy or am doing something I like or hanging with friends.
My worry is he did no testing to make sure this was my issue and blew me off like I was compeltely fine.
I'm still experiancing these issues on a daily basis and the panic is the worst part. My brain is worrying me that I have some terminal issue and it's really getting to me. I have a Dr. appointment on Jan 3rd at a Primary Care physician but I'm worried something is wrong and I need to get it fixed sooner.
My biggest questions are: Are any of these symptoms worrying for a terminal issue?
Should I go back to the ER or wait until my Dr Appointment?
Everyone is telling me this is Anxiety but the panic is really getting to me and the Dr. blowing it all off didn't help and wasn't nearly as reassuring as I wanted him to be.
Everything I've read online says don't listen to your anxiety and listen to the Dr. but he could be wrong... and that's what's freaking me out.
Some insight would be awesome.
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