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20 year old Male here.
About 2 months ago I had 2 severe panic attacks,.
After that I started getting pretty much every anxiety symptom. (most of which I've never experienced before)
Spells of dizzyness that turned into almost constant dizzyness, brain fog, tingles, derealization brain zaps, confusion, ears ringing, twitches, muscle spasms, etc.
It was to the point I had to start cancelling work and daily activites.
I went to the ER and was assured this is all anxiety related.
I scheduled a Doctor appointment and was once again reassured, but still did some blood tests, and a quick neuro test (all came back normal)
Went back to the ER again because issues continued and I was just feeling awful pretty much all day.
ER finally ran a Brain/Neck CT Scan with and without contrast, More blood tests, urine tests, all came back normal ONCE AGAIN. (I had to say NOTHING about my anxiety, just physical symptoms so they wouldn't blow me off again)
I have periods of days were I feel okay, or different symptoms, then I have periods of days when I get hit with major anxiety and afterwords I just feel AWFUL.
I feel Brain Fog, Fatigue, derealization, dizzy, tingling, and lately my vision has been weird pretty much all the time. Visual Snow (Google it if you have never heard of it) Eye floaters when looking at my computer screen or the sky, almost wavy vision.
I've been getting woken up from almost falling asleep by major anxiety attacks.
If I take a quick nap afterwords I just feel terrible. (All the symptoms above)
This evening I had a heavy anxiety attack that lasted like 30 minutes. After I just felt the same terrible symptoms so I decided to take 0.25mg of Xanax that my aunt gave me, it has worked wonders in the past (she has heavy anxiety and takes them)
It really had no effect. Could be due to the low dosage? I feel a bit calmer, the anxiety has died down but I just still feel the brain fog, dizzyness, derealization, etc
The doctor didn't want to put me on Xanax or any other benzos because people fish for pills like that, and maybe assumed I was doing the same? So he wanted to try Anti-Deppresents (i've heard TONS of horror stories with these and certainly don't want to try them and risk making matters worse)
Is there something else that could be wrong?
What can I do to fight these symptoms when they are here even when I'm not anxious or having anxiety/panic attacks?
If anyone has any suggestions that'd be great. I have a big show coming up (I produce music and DJ) and I just can't even think of having these symptoms while playing my set in front of hundreds of people.
I'm pretty lost and don't know what to do.
I've been staying hydrated with lots of water, I've looked into taking magnesium supplements, Vitamin B12, but am just afraid of putting something into my body that will make things worse.
The doctor said that my potasium levels were low so I've been eating lots of potasium rich foods. I'm pretty much trying EVERYTHING I can think of...
Are these long lasting symptoms normal? Is there anything I can do to fight these symptoms?
I'm just so lost and I don't want to feel like death anymore. I have periods were I feel fine but they're so sporadic I can never tell when a day is going to be good or bad.
Any help, suggestions, or anything else is much appreciated.
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