Posted 2/2/2014 3:13 PM (GMT -7)
Hi everyone...Ok so this started about 18 months ago at work(call centre) when feeling dizzy and just a weird feeling in my head, and caused problems with my eyes like I didn't want to look at the screen as it made me feel more dizzy. Had my eyes checked out and all fine.
This went on for a while, doctors thought I had labrythitis and was given medication although didn't help. Over a while the dizziness would lessen and would just leave me with my sort of headache around the eyes when looking at computer screen all day. Also sensitive to sound sometimes.
The symptoms were not as bad now after a few months of feeling just generally unwell.
I left my job in December 2012 to travel around Asia, Australia, America(had already planned to do this). I thought to myself that these symptoms would probably go after leaving this job. Putting it down to stress of dealing with the job and customers.
So my symptoms would hang around a little just after I quit but would gradually disappear and of course when I got to Australia, everything was well.
I was away for almost all of the year and only twice did the symptoms come back where I would have a headache, kinda like tension headache around my temples. Would also bring on tinnitus in left ear but it's bare able... not bad at all really. These symptoms would only come back for a day or two before leaving again.
So right before Christmas I came home and felt great, to see family and friends again... But within just two or three days I started to feel the symptoms come on again! So frustrated by this and I've tried relaxing, listening to relaxation tapes, I go on my mountain bike often so plenty of exercise. But I can't get it to leave, temple headache comes back, tinnitus. When looking at computer screen, feeling a bit off.
Went to doctors who suggested I should go to psychological wellbeing place to talk to someone which I'm still waiting for.
Just wondered if anything else would help like medication?
I'm sure it's some kind of stress anxiety headache, I hadn't thought about having to look for jobs and the stresses with that butin my subconscious mind maybe... being anxious about looking for jobs and getting back into life after having the year away.
I think I've always been the kinda person to be anxious and nervous about things but always coped in the past..
Would love some suggestions on best way to beat this, makes me feel terrible most days.