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I'm a 21 year old female and for the last six months I've been really suffering with pressure behind my eyes, headaches, dizziness as if the floor is moving beneath me and it's destroying me. My doctor originally said it was sinusitis and gave me a steroid nose spray which hasn't worked.
After researching I am convinced it's some kind of anxiety issue. I've never been diagnosed as having anxiety because I've never spoken to anyone about it but these symptoms mainly, if not always arise as soon as I leave the house and go shopping. I'm ok at home but as soon as I go out I feel dizzy, faint and it's horrible. I've had about 6 panic attacks this year- all being when I've been out with lots of noises and people. The last one I had was yesterday, I was in the kitchen and everyone was talking at the same time and I had this over power in sense that I was overwhelmed, I started sweating buckets and thought I was going to faint and then just cried hysterically. I don't feel nervous when these dizziness and faint feelings start but I think I panic more which makes it worse. I have always been a hyperchondriac and have convinced myself over the years that I have about 50 cancers and it's ruining my life. When I get like it, I don't want to leave my bed or do anything and i feel ill and horrible. After last nights panic attack I have woken up with the same headache and fuzzy head feeling. My dad suffers with panic attacks so maybe it could be in my genetics but as I've got older and over the last year the dizziness and feeling faint has really intensified. I have convinced myself I have a brain tumour and everything I have points to that conclusion (in my eyes) and I have basically told myself I'm going from it. (I know it sounds really dramatic).. Please could anyone tell me if this sounds like anxiety or whether it probably is just a longstanding sinus issue or... A brain tumour. Symptoms include:
Pressure behind eyes everyday
Fuzzy feeling in head
Dizziness and lightheaded especially when I go out
Constant fatigue and I nap every single day
My back and neck feel really tight
Sweating and then feeling like I'm going to faint
Please help me or offer any advice/reassurance before I lose my mind ?? Thank you x
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