Headaches & Dizzyness is it really Health Anxiety?

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Does anyone else wake up with a headache & dizzyness and go to bed the same? I have also got a really bad dull ache/pain at the back of the left side of my head that will only go when I apply pressure to it, I am taking propranolol for heart pulpertations and Setraline for the anxiety which isn't helping yet! Yesterday I was in a well known burger place and went to change my 6 month old sons nappy and I was so dizzy & sweaty it was terrifying, it effects everything I do, I can't go into the shops without feeling this way to it gets to the point that I have to leave cos it's that bad!! I find myself as well constantly checking my neck & the side of my face for lumps cos I get so stressed it makes my face go numb & feel funny I'm convinced that there is something going on there cos it all seems to be on the left side of my face & head! I just don't know why I keep feeling this way? I have been to numerous doctors and nothing but I feel so crappy that it's hard to believe it's just anxiety honestly is, I think I could cope with the heart pulpertations, sweats, shakes etc but the dizzyness, headaches & pressure is a joke it's constant and effecting my life I have 2 children so I need to be well for them, I was feeling like this b4 my son was born this year but whilst I was pregnant I was fine had no anxiety at all but a month after he was born it all came back 10 times worse for no reason and now I feel stuck with no way out! I have seen 2 private ent specialists, had a ct scan & seen a neurologist for the headaches, had 2 ecg's been to a&e with the dizzyness & heart pulpertations and all was fine despite still feeling dizzy still after I left, I have done the online cbt course & starting a group session this week but I'm still 100% convinced that something else is going on somewhere but I don't know what else to do! I have spoken to family and they all say they understand but they don't, it's a constant fear that they are going to find me one day or I'm scared that something is being missed somewhere as the doctors say they can only treat the symptoms that I present at the time, I have been to the docs at least once a week for the last few months to the point I'm on first name terms with the receptionist which isn't good, I'm embarrassed to keep going back all the time but I don't know what else to do, they have done all the bloods etc and other than folate all is well but I still feel so poo, I just don't know how to get out of this mental torture that they call health anxiety!!!

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    I know exactly how you feel. I have anxiety everyday and the dizziness is the worst for me. I also have heart palpitations , numbness on left side of face, sweating, tremors, shakes . I went to er a few weeks ago and they did a stress test an blood work and all was fine and was diagnosed with anxiety. I took sertraline a long time ago but it takes 4-6 weeks to get in your system and start working. I have a Dr appt this Friday so maybe I can get something to take daily instead of as needed cause my anxiety flares up everyday so need something to take 2-3 times a day. Is there any medication out there I can take like that ?
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    I also went to 2 ENT doctors and nothing wrong with my ears and had an MRI done on brain 2 months ago and all fine there too but I also wanna get my vitamin levels checked too cause I heard dizziness is a sympton of vitamin b-12 deficiency.
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    Hi I get this too I get hot and very sweaty and start to shake and my heart beats so hard and so fast that I think my hearts going to come out of my chest and my legs go like jelly and numb and I get dizzy and faint and my fingertips go numb I though it was coz of my new tablets I've been on sertraline 50mg for 4 weeks and I though it was the tabs that was making me like this
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    hi, when i read your post it would be exactly what i woyld have wrote, i was exactly the same and it's awefull, dizzeness was constant for weeks and still comes and goes but not so much, shops people busy places bright lights like in shopping malls all where a place to avoid, head,neck nausea ,tummy pains all where all playing there part in making life a complete hell,now over 6 months and feel much better still have the odd bad day, and when i do i still feel there is something seriously wrong.i was getting head pains because i as pressing too hard and the same with stomach, never left my bedroom for the first 6 weeks and only recently started to go out again, beleive it or not even going to doctors put me to tears, i have always been fit and active and this year as been a major blow to my confidence, and to make matters worse because i spent so long in bed i gave myself posturnal hypertension which in turn game me regular blood pressure readings of 90/60. sertraline for me took 6-8 weeks but seems to be working well. you will get there but it takes time and a determination to try and not let your mind rule your thoughts of negativity, take care. 
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