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still really struggling =(

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by semia, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. semia

    semia New Member

    I am starting to feel I can't go on with life. I'm really scared. My therapist said its best to not put my life on hold anymore and go back to my daily activities. I start school full time in October and am scheduled to go back to work next week. I don't think I can do it. My head pressure and dizziness is absurd... I can't get it to stop. I do it all, journaling.. deep breathing.. meditation.. yoga. It never stops, and with more activity it gets worse. I have had anxiety forever but I'm truly having a hard time understanding how this could all be anxiety or TMS. I see my therapist twice a week and pour out my emotions... WHY WON'T IT GO AWAY. If anyone has had these awful symptoms of terrible pressure in your head and dizziness please help me with any advice. Thank you.
  2. kevinmichael

    kevinmichael Peer Supporter

    I think if you go back to work and school you will be conquering fear. The symptom should improve. Sometimes in the morning I feel awful. When I get into my second hour of work I actually feel better physically and emotionally. I am sorry if I sound harsh. I do not think you are lazy . You have a manifestation of TMS . I have had many symptoms over the years. Most recently a large rash that tested negative for bacteria. It is now gone. I am spending as much time as I can on this forum and watching You Tubes etc. I am improving. I am actually feeling reasonably well at the moment.:) :happy:
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  3. IndiMarshall

    IndiMarshall Well known member

    Hi Semia,

    I had a similar issue during my cervical radiculapathy . I had the same issues along with Vertigo. I simply couldnt go out.

    I took help of psychologist and he prescribed me drugs. I got out of that with in couple of weeks which was miracle. I am not sure which country you are from. As you are struglling with life its important you meet a psycologist first and when symptoms eases down continue with your TMS and acknowledge all the repressed feelings..
  4. Eve

    Eve Peer Supporter

    I too have had some very very bad spells of dizziness where I could not even lift my head up without feeling like falling on the floor. And that I experienced for a period of over 6 months, daily, from the morning to the evening.. I really understand why you are so scared, because it's a very scary TMS symptom. It became less when I stopped all my anxiety, stopped paying attention to it and just let it pass, because it will pass in time. It comes back sometimes and then it can last a couple of days, or even some weeks in a row also depening on my activity-stress level. And even though it sucks and feels terrible, I do not worry about it anymore. Whenever you feel lke stressing over the symptom or the results of having it going away, say STOPSTOP STOP, take a deep breath and smile and think about something else. I know this is hard, but with time the symptom will pass. Good luck!
  5. semia

    semia New Member

    thanks so much for your support. The only question Is that you said it can come back for a week at a time ? Does it just not phase you at all all? And doesn't prevent you from doing anything ?
  6. Eve

    Eve Peer Supporter

    Yes dizzy spells seem to be a hard thing for me to ged rid off and i can have it for a day but sometimes it stays with me for weeks but i know there is nothing i can do about it. I went to an osteopath in the past before i knew about tms because i was sooo scared of this symptom, but ofcourse this did not help. I encountered the gupta program at that time focusing on stopping negative thoughts and not focusing on the symptoms which i did all the time. It s more or less the same as Alan Gordons program. After some time it just went away, but i remember it took me some months... Don't be discouraged by that, it could go away sooner, but i remember I had a hard time stopping being afraid of it. WHat i can tell you for sure is that it was my high anxiety about my symptoms which brought about the dizziness in the first place AND perpetuated and aggravated the dizziness as well! I understand how scared you are, but just try to do what you can. Ofcourse it bothers me and i don t feel well when i have it, but when it pops up and i have to go to work or whatever, i try to remain calm in the midst of the storm and just not think about it whilst it is something you cannot ignore,i know. I am fortunate that I have a desk job because with the dizziness I would not be able to work. But when sitting down I work slowly, say to myself that this too will pass, that I am safe and just do what i can do. I use the faster eft method - see youtube to stop my high anxiety and it is a godsend. It enables me too get rid of my anxiety in only 5 minutes. The Havening techique is another wonderfull method. If you are interested, check it out. When I am anxious i just do these techniques and soothens my symptoms. It is indeed a very hard job to stop the anxiety but you can also do it! Good luck
  7. semia

    semia New Member

    Thank you eve ! You have given me hope. I also have a desk job right now so it seems doable to go back. but I am also in school heading towards the nursing program.. So it's scary to wonder how I can get through this dizziness in nursing school being on my feet 12 hours a day. Anxiety sucks man !!! But I will stay hopeful for recovery thank you !!!
  8. Eve

    Eve Peer Supporter

    Wow.. that will indeed be a challenge and would also create a huge amount of anxiety to me! Try to take day by day not anticipating on any negative thoughts or feelings about nursery school
    Just try to relax and do what you can. There is absolutely no use to panick about something in the future because we don't know what will happen. When you let ho the worry that is when the dizziness will disappear!

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