I've suffered from general anxiety and panic attacks my entire life. Both my parents divorced early in life and I was always exposed to a highly stressed environment .
I developed my first bought of vertigo 7 years ago after being in an extremely stressful situation and it subsided within two weeks. Since then, though, I get these dizzy episodes where it feels like i am moving when I am not (like a swaying/rocking sensation). They were always short events.
After my second child, the stress mounted - self employed, long hours, no maternity leave, first child started school. I constantly complained the world was on my shoulders and then it was - got positional vertigo. It was cured with the Epley Maneuver which I have gone back to check over and over again and I'm negative for BPPV. Since then though the anxiety has run rampant - what caused this? The fact that there are no answers is causing my GAD around health anxiety to run rampant!!
I feel off balance all day with dizzy spells that feel like BPPV which are not. I am scared to drive because I fear I may "spin out" at any moment. I feel like I'm swaying all day.
I took a flight to a vacation resort and was scared I would have extreme vertigo when I got there. The night I got there I felt like I was rocking/bobbing when I slept. The vacation made the symptoms subside by 90% but then one day, my mother in law who was on vacation with us, mentioned her friend had "debilating vertigo" and I have the rocking sensation and constant swaying sensation at night now when I sleep. It keeps me up at night.
I have been to an ENT who is stumped - hearing test was normal 3x. Neurologist says it's migraine vertigo because I get a lot of headaches.
Is the brain this powerful?