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Dizziness and HA

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GwenCooper81 Sat 04-Mar-17 08:43:15

I've woken up during the night numerous times with severe dizziness.
I feel ( but haven't been) sick. I've had to ring work and not go in as I can't stand properly.
I suffer with health anxiety and I've been googling. One of my symptoms is needing to wee frequently ( been awake 2 hours, been 4 times, 1 drink). I've also got a headache.
I've self diagnosed myself with something called Normal pressure hydrocephalus.
It's ridiculously far fetched but I'm also having a panic attack thinking I've got this or a brain tumour ( due to a month ago I had a slight headache for a week). I also feel un-balanced inside my head, which is obviously the pressure on my brain.
As an aside, I pulled my back at work yesterday. Not massively badly but it hurt and I needed painkillers and a hot bath to relieve it. Could it be related?
Has anyone got any advice or words of wisdom?
Feeling awful physically and I'm getting into a major tizz with the anxiety.
Thank you.

highinthesky Sat 04-Mar-17 08:46:40

Don't self diagnose, see your GP during the week.

Try some relaxation techniques in the interim. Google four seven eight breathing.

GwenCooper81 Sat 04-Mar-17 08:49:18

I can't see my GP though because I don't want to know. Which sounds beyond stupid but it's the way my brain goes.
I'll look for those breathing techniques though and thank you.

123bananas Sat 04-Mar-17 08:53:59

You need to see a GP. It could be something as simple as a uti or an ear infection both of which require antibiotics.

I know it is worrying wondering what if, but deep breaths, get off Google it will lead you down too many paths most of which will be wrong ones. You need to see a qualified medical practicioner.

Iamastonished Sat 04-Mar-17 08:55:58

Or it could be labyrinthitis. Wouldn't seeing a GP help to allay your anxiety?

highinthesky Sat 04-Mar-17 08:59:13

Anxiety doesn't work to a logical framework.

OP you must overcome your reluctance to seek medical advice. Is there anyone who can accompany you to an appointment?

GwenCooper81 Sat 04-Mar-17 09:11:07

Thank you all. Yes DH could and would come to an appointment with me.. but I won't let him as then he'd the bad news as well. I appreciate it sounds ridiculous.
Thinking on the uti theory, a week or two ago I had some kidney pain, no other symptoms no pain on weeing or a temp.
Drank loads and it cleared, leaving just twinges.
..
But on the other hand my face and sinuses feel full ( no cold or temp etc) of pressure.

Who knows?! I'm just falling apart.

Thank you.

GwenCooper81 Sat 04-Mar-17 20:22:38

Any more advice? Still feeling rubbish.

Badders123 Sat 04-Mar-17 20:43:05

Benign paroximal vertigo?
Google the Epley manoeuvre and see if it helps

Iamastonished Sat 04-Mar-17 20:46:09

"Any more advice? Still feeling rubbish."

Yes. See your GP.

countingdown2gin Sat 04-Mar-17 21:04:15

I suffer from health anxiety as well and google is not your friend.

You have two options imo, ride it out by yourself, without looking at googling and see if the symptoms subside or go and see a gp who will help with the condition or help your anxiety around it.?

Oldmum55 Mon 06-Mar-17 11:14:50

Definitely go and see the GP, it will help in this specific case and you could also mention the HA. As a lifelong sufferer this is the only option, worrying about it and googling will only make it worse without solving it. Please go and put your mind at rest.

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