Ive watched my dad fight a life long battle with Meniere's disease. He has never been put on valium or benzos, just lots of anti-vertigo/anti-nauseant meds. He now has anticapatory anxiety as a result, afraid of when the next attack will hit- but none of the professors and specialts who dealt with him ever thought it was anxiety or a mood disorder etc. i am sorry you were misdiagnosed. and i am sorry you have meniere's, i know how awful it can be. dad can get hit for 3weeks at a time, cant move, lies stock still in bed, vomiting, room spinning, no equilibrium etc. awful.
I am a little concerned that members who have health anxiety will read this and worry about whether or not they have this condition. I know its your intention to be helpful, i just dont want anyone assuming that if they have similar symptoms to you, that they have ALSO been misdiagnosed.. but thankyou. I hope you find some relief.
p.s i am unsure as to why you would be given Valium to control dizziness? I actually feel more woozy when i take valium.. did they think that by mildly sedating you your symptoms would go away? it sounds like you have had a rough trot.
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Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Sinusitis, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, Chronic E.N.T and Upper respiratory tract infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, IBS, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo, Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic. Nexium. Phenergan.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. AP first DX @ 10. Fibro etc DX @14. Proud Aussie.