Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 6/18/2014 10:11:40 AM (GMT-6)
Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Forum. This is the place to come if
you have questions or concerns about anxiety/panic, related medications and
their side effects and recovery. Some of our members have been living with
anxiety and related disorders for years, while others are new to this
sorry that your anxiety is so bad and really affecting you in a negative way.
Do you have a therapist, if not; do you think you could try to get one? It's
hard to try to deal with this on your own. Certain therapies, like
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy can usually be really beneficial for GAD and other
A predisposition for fearing the worst is a typical
symptom experienced by people suffering from health anxiety. This is a kind of anxiety disorder wherein a
person believes that a serious disorder is present
in the body. The person interprets the various body sensations as symptoms of
the serious diseases.
Nonetheless, any possible organic disorder should be excluded before
establishing a diagnosis for anxiety. In your case, a CT-scan of the head
sounds very appropriate to me as you have this feeling of being off balance.
I suspect your Dr. is considering benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) because it is the most common disorder of the inner ear in the adult population.
I am going to post a link that might help you with your anxiety:
Complementary-Alternative Treatments for Anxiety and Depression