Anxiety linked to vestibular neuritis new research 2016

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Some interesting reading for those suffering with anxiety .  Explains a lot.   Google.    Frontiers in Neurology.   Neuro-ontology 13 July 2016.   State Anxiety Subjective Imbalance and Handicap in Vestibular Schwannomg.   Ruth

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    Hi Ruth99954

    I wasnt aware that anxiety could be a cause, since I have had it for 3 weeks, so now have felt anxious , am doing deep breathing exercises.And as a result the SERC 1/2 tab I started today has made it worse , since I have taken it,so I won't take any more.

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      I took Zoloft as my only problem was anxiety. Wish I had started it sooner. I felt foggy and "out of it." I believe it is caused by or a part of a vestibular abnormality. Often it is just taken until the anxiety calms down, but most of us spend a long time trying to keep away from medication when it can infact, be more helpful than anything else.

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      Valium has a calming effect for a short while but I found Zoloft took away the extreme vestibular effects I had with anxiety. I still have them but they are no where near as debilitating as they were without Zoloft. I think seeing a psychiatrist who specialises in anxiety disorder is the best option when taking medication. Hopefully yours will be short lived. You could even try Stemetil if you think the vestibular symptoms are causing anxiety. It's a horrible condition even if does only occur for a short while. xx

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      Hi Olizzieo

      I didn't (have) anxiety before the first bout

      Hoing the doc can give me some answers after the tests he ordered.

      Even though I was told I don't have BPPV

      IT MAY HAVE NOT WORKED and there are some crystals still lurking around, because the left hand side it's just shocking. I took a stemetil twice today and 1 Valium and it's seen me through most of the day, it's starting to play up a bit now, but fingers crossed??

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      Hello, The out of it feeling, was it like you weren't really there, like you're in a dream and then getting this feeling can be scary and bring on panic. If that's how you felt, has Zoloft helped take it away? I'm so scared to go out anywhere in fear that I'll get that horrid feeling again. Any info would be greatly appreciated!!

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    Thanks for sharing... interesting reading.

    We so often separate "anxiety" and "depression" as mood disorders, mental disorders, etc from "medical" disorders.  Although they may manifest in one's mood or mental status, anxiety disorder and depression are very real medical conditions that occur in the brain (which is an organ that is largely not understood by modern medical science).  It is no surprise that the brain/vestibular connection can be modulated or affected by whatever structural dysfunction and/or neurotransmitters cause or influence anxiety or depression.

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    Also of interest- one of the major dizziness and balance disorder centers for treatment in the US finds the drug Venlafaxine (Effexor) very effective for Migraine Associated Vertigo (MAV).  Effexor is an antidepressant also used for anxiety.  It is different from other antidepressants in that it is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI).  Older, tricyclic antidepressants like Nortriptyline are also used for MAV.  So yes, this is all very interesting this connection. 
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