Dizzy and depressed

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Long post; brief background I'm 28 yr old female, I don't drink or do drugs, I don't drink coffee, my sleep and diet I'm working on. Dealing with anxiety since 2012.

Whenever I'm stressed or pmsing I get dizzy but as of late I've been dizzy which is followed by a panic attack. Last Wednesday had a horrible panic attack with dizzy spells and I was shaking. I took a 25mg meclizine which usually helps but wasn't helping that day for my dizziness. At the hospital I was given half a mg of Ativan. I was prescribed 3 pills of Ativan 1mg for 3 days to take at bedtime and this where things go left....

When taken at night I did sleep but during the day I was still anxious having panic attacks and dizzy spells. Took the last pill Saturday night and I've felt horrible since then I've been so dizzy, loss of appetite, sensitivity to light and sounds, fatigue, my head feels heavy, I'm either hot or cold, I've been stuck in bed the last few days to add insult to injury I started my period Wednesday. I'm so discouraged and sad I am scared to leave my home, sitting down makes me more anxious, I feel like I've been on a boat but I haven't thrown up just occasional nausea. I found a doctors on call service that makes home visits and the doctor she scared me into thinking I might have a heart problem because my heart rate was 120 my bp was 126/88 and that was because I was having an anxiety attack talking to her clammy hands etc She prescribed me more Ativan which I will not be taking because I feel it's because of it that I've felt even more dizzy and anxious this whole week. I have 25mg meclizine but that's not working either. My mom is taking me to the doctor Monday I hope I don't die I'm so scared.

Please feel free to share your experiences I feel like I'm the only one feeling like this

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    Oh, Jen!

    I'm so sorry you're going through this.

    You are definitely not the only one going through this experience. And because this is severe anxiety disorder, you WILL be feeling all the things you've described.

    Darling, you won't die of this - you need care, therapy and drug treatment to get you over this.

    It may be some time before you start to feel better. I'm sure other people will see your post and leave you messages. Try not to panic - but I know that's easier said than done.  Will message tomorrow. Love Tess

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    Hi jen, first of all,your bp in my estimation is quite good. Your pulse rate is on the high side but not unusual for anxiety. Some doctors arent too bright with the language they use. Sounds like you could use a med as needed for anxiety.Dont be scared you will get through this,fear is the driver of anxiety,try not to give in to it. If you do decide to go the med route its just a matter of finding the right dose. You dont need ti feel like a zombie from them. Xx i used to get pulse rates often that were higher at your age.
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    hi jen firstly you are not going to die secondly that doctor was wrong any person with haft a brain cell knows that anxiety causea all these symptoms im 30 years strong with anxiety and had all the symptoms and still do ive died a thousand times from strokes cancer heart attacks that were all created in my mind jen you need to learn to give in to anxiety give up the fight this takes time dont fear the symptoms of anxiety once you master this you will start to win the battle ive had terrible times with anxiety but trust me anxiety and you can live side by side martin
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    Hi jen 

    sorry to hear wahat you are going through first of all what everyone has said on here is correct your bp is fine and yes any doctor with half a brain would realise the fast pulse is because of your anxiety and none of us here are doctors(well I dont think so) but we have all gone through it apart from the sensitivity of light I have gone through your symptons and there will be others who have too so you are not alone far from it my lovely. I know I say this often to people on here but this is a really good site to share your worries/fears as each one of us will relate to them and can reassure you and support you. 

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