|hi all! I have had anxiety for 4 years since I had a major surgery..........Then my son was severely injured..........Then my dad died. When dad passed, I puked and felt very ill, had vertigo and felt like I could jump out of my skin. At the same time, my ear started popping. The more it pops, the more anxiety I get. I get this weird dizzy feeling go up the back of my neck into my head then it goes away. This happens when I am having general anxiety or a full blown attack. For the most part, when anxiety leaves me alone for sometimes months at a time, the dizziness goes away. My ears continue to pop off and on though. I also have tmj on that side which may or may not affect the ear. Thanks for any info and please take care of yourselves...........You are not alone!|
|hello,my anxiety started
a year ago. My throat tightens, my mouth gets dry, buzzing gets louder in my ears and I start getting realy dizzy,nausious, my back gives out and feel like im going to fall or pass out, I try to focus but everything and everyone around me seems to be moving faster and I cant focus .(thats why I dont go to malls) I didnt know it was anxiety until I kept being ask, are you having problems? Stress? Are you a nervous person? And finnaly it hit me, doctors make me feel this way.I had what I thought was a menieres attack, room spinning, throwing up and a lot of crying and the shakes, I realy thought I was dying, the only thing I had was motion sickness pills wich I took and that just knocks me right out, so that was a good thing. I was that way for four days and in an out of sleep.Slept in a sitting position and could not move my head, when I was able to get out of bed on my own it was to go to the emergency and the doctor I saw told me to keep taking the motion pills that it would pass, oct-nov-dec passed and still the same. I saw so many doctors and I knew they were tired of seeing me, but I was sick and tired of not knowing whats wrong with me,and they did nothing to help. Finnaly one of the doctors I saw in jan/04 told me it could have been a case of laberynthitis, some type of viral infection in my ears, the vertigo was bad and I was always nausious and dizzy. I finnaly saw an ent in feb/04 and he sent me for an mri in may/04 and he also recommended a tmj specialist because by then I had jaw and neck problems and could not chew my food. The mri showed liquid in my sinuses , not surprising I have enviromental allergies and I have tmj. I clench my teeth and have an over bite. I wear a mouthguard at night and a lot during the day. I get different types of headaches, most are sinuses related or on the temple. My ears always feel full and I hear sounds.When I swallow or yahn I hear a clicking sound. Sometimes my head feels like im wearing a swimmers cap its so tight, then its like pins and needles. My jaw hurts all the time, I always feel heat on the side of my face,in front of my ears, then its starts to tingle. The worse is when my neck gets tight and hurts and then I get a tremor from the back of my head down my back. I started physio for my my neck and jaw on thursday, allergy injections twice a weekand do still have problems with the vertigo , I do home treatments for the bppv. I still get freeky when I go to the hospital or see any doctors but im trying to find a way to get through that. I dont like taking meds.
Talking about it and knowing others have the same problem helps me cope better.