Ive been struggling with mild- severe vertigo since 2012. I saw so many specialists, had so much blood work done and different tests that I can't even count them all! It would go through waves where I could work part time and go on somewhat normally to it being so severe I couldn't get out of bed by myself let alone leave my house to go to work.
It wasn't until I saw an occupational therapist in 2016 who diagnosed me with PPPD (persistent postural-perceptual dizziness) and was prescribed a low anti- anxiety medication that I FINALLY started feeling like myself again and watching my vertigo disappear almost all together :D.
Now I still have days where my stress is too high or I am dehydrated that my mild symptoms come back but I've also been using head exercises that help to alleviate some of the dizziness. (Turning my head left then right for 5 times then looking forward until the dizziness subsides and returns to 'normal' and then doing it again for a total of 2 min).
I know I will always struggle with mild dizziness BUT it is so much more manageable and I have been able to return to work full time, work out and even been accepted to go back to school this fall! All of things I never thought I'd be able to do again. So if you haven't tried it yet and anxiety runs in your family or you know you struggle with it this may be the answer. Hope it helps :)
Does anyone else have dizziness and a 'fuzzy' head that just won't go away with other anxiety symptoms? I feel like I am in an vicious circle of feeling dizzy, becoming anxious which makes the dizziness worse etc etc.
Hi All - started reading your comments the other day and wanted to share what I have found out so far just in case it helps. After all, that's usually why we're all going to this website, either for support, trying to figure out more of what's up and/or how to help ourselves, right? We are solution oriented ppl that are determined to find an answer! ;) . The first thing that comes to mind is...