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I have been through a lot of panic and anxiety since July. It all started when I had a very stressful week. Everything was going wrong..car troubles, bills...other family related things. Then one night I became extremely dizzy and completely freaked out. Husband took me to the er only to be sent home with no reason to why I was dizzy. I was unable to work....the panic attacks were crazy! I had never had anything like this before. Over 9 weeks, I had visited the er about 4 times. Some of testing included...head ct, brain mri, PT for vestibular problems. I was finally lucky enough to be put on zoloft. I take 150 every 3rd day...directed by my pcp. I then found that my heartrate was crazy high....ended up with an echo, Holter monitor, and tilt table ( to confirm I do not have POTS). Every test I have had has came back normal. I still am scared something is wrong. I still have dizzy spells off and on....which increases anxiety while walking. I am able to drive my car and work....but still have major anxiety when doing so. Some days are better than others. I just can't seem to understand how this is all related to anxiety. I feel like my body is trying to panic but the zolft doesn't allow for a full blown panic attack. I feel very anxious at night, make me wonder if the zoloft is wearing out. My heatrate gets up to 120 just loading the dishwasher or doing anything around the house. I am always aware of the heartrate and constantly checking it. I can't believe this, it is very embarrassing but I don't know how to stop the racing thoughts. I think I'm dieing all the time. I know that I won't die from a heartrate of 120 but I still am scared. Can someone please tell me I'm not crazy. Any help would be appreciated....I feel like I am going crazy. BTW I did have ENT testing no vertigo.
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