hi everyone, i just recently signed up for this site and i was just curious if what i have been suffering from these last few months could be tms. So around 4 months ago i developed a headache that has not let up since then. it varies in intensity from about a 1 to a 5 but it’s never really gone. A month after i developed the headache i then developed tinnitus, but i was taking a few different medications at the time thought, so they may have been the cause for it. the tinnitus has also not gone away. and lastly, a month after i developed the tinnitus, i then developed dizziness, which has been seeming to be progressively getting worse over time, but i don’t know if that’s just because i’ve been too focused on it or if it is because it’s actually getting worse. the dizziness is definitely my most concerning symptom and the one that’s been worrying me the most because it’s not like vertigo where it’s just temporary, it’s just a non-stop feeling off like off-balance and a bit of a spinning sensation as well. I have also suffered from anxiety and ocd most of my life as well. i’m 18 years old by the way.
Now i’ve also been familiar with the tms concept for about a few months now, but i haven’t been able to really speak to anybody that’s familiar with the topic. I’ve read just about everything i can on it and there’s just so many different routes to take for treatment for it. I’m just having trouble with where to start. recently in the last month or so I’ve been trying Alan Gordon’s approach called outcome independence which i believe is where you try to just remain calm/fearless and not pay any attention to your symptoms. I believe that i’ve been fairly successful in not fearing my symptoms but i am so preoccupied with my dizziness that it’s making it really tough. So my two questions are; 1. Do my symptoms sound like they could be tms? and 2. If anyone could give me some tips or just anything that would seem to work for my situation or what worked for you to help you recover, I would greatly appreciate that!