I'm posting here b/c I'm not sure what this is. And it's probably the first thing my doc will say when I tell him.
I do have panic disorder, which has gotten much better in the last 10 years. I've had it for 19 years.
But the last 2 weeks, I feel like I have more involuntary movements/twitching...I know some of this is normal..like when your leg jerks out of nowhere; its not a huge motion but it moves. Like a few times a day (legs, arms hands).
I recently went to the doc for vertigo symptoms and he gave me a medication (meclizine) for 5 days. It may have helped a bit (the room doesn't spin) but I still feel a general dizziness (not completely "stable" when walking; head feels well, dizzyish). I don't know if that has anything to do w/the twitching.
Also, the littlest thing will startle me. As well as my ears are extremely sensitive (the ear sensitivity I've had for a while, though not to this degree; my ENT had said, before, that it's due to TMJ, so I've been wearing a store-bought night guard; I do clench my teeth at night. Another ENT said she thought it was due to my being always congested; my head does feel constantly full and my ears feel clogged).
I do feel my muscles tense but all this is involuntary. Like, when you're anxious, you tense up. But this happens when I'm not necessarily anxious. It's also somewhat difficult to do things; such as when I'm on the computer, for example, trying to click on things w/the mouse, it may take a few tries before I click where I want.
But as a result of the heightened startle response and the major ear sensitivity, I AM getting anxious. It's hard to sleep, or, fall asleep b/c of the heightened startle response and the major ear sensitivity. I took an extra xanax, which may have helped; its hard to tell since I'm on such a low dose and it may have lost its effect long ago.
I've been on xanax and prozac for more than 10 years.
I looked up my symptoms and got things called Jumping Frenchman of Maine (yes, this is a disorder) though it's not probable b/c its rare. Also, it states that the heightened startle response to sudden stimuli, when with me, its ANY stimuli, or more than just sudden things. Maybe a better way to say it is small things will startle me.
I also found hyperthyroid disorder and hyperacusis when I was looking up my symptoms but I only have about half the symptoms of hyperthyroid and with hyperacusis, it states just that every sound is basically the same volume...loud, which isn't really the case.
If you've read this far, thank you very much!
Anyone had these, or some of these symptoms and found out what it is?