I still have yet to go to the doctor and find out but I'm pretty sure that I have anxiety problems. Lately I have started getting dizzy feelings once or sometimes more a day.
Today was the worst and I had to leave work early. I also get panic attacks, usually only when I drive on the highway. There is a history of panic attacks in my family. What worries me is lately anxiety (not so much panic attacks, or is it both??) is happening more often and come out of the blue. I hate the helpless feeling like I am going to pass out. The dizzy feeling used to come after a night out drinking and then I would be fine the following day, post hangover. Now when I drink, which is rarely but too much when I do, I am totally dizzy the next day. The problem is the dizzy spells are coming now on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Fridays long after consuming any alcohol at all.
I have resolved to give up booze but I don't think that is the problem, although it may have contributed in the long term to what I am going through now. Any tips on what medical checks I should get done to make sure it is indeed anxiety and not some blood proble? Again, I am sure it is anxiety and I know for sure I have had panic attacks when driving - sweating, dizzy, shaky, the whole deal. It is not withdrawl because I only go out once a week. The anxiety is strictly the dizzy sympton. Ginger Ale on the brain, as Tony Sorprano tells his therapist.
I would love to chat regularily with some cool people to help me along.
Thanks a million.