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Dizziness, fell like I will black out, headaches, sharp quick pains in head

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  • Posted By: AnnaT821
  • June 24, 2013
  • 02:03 AM

For over a year now I have been diagnosed with "generalized anxiety disorder" due to these overwhelming "episodes", as I call them, that typically happen when I am driving on a highway (but not all the time- sometimes other places) when I get this feeling like I may black out, in the lower back of my head close to my neck. It lasts for anywhere from 2 minutes to 10 minutes and is extremely terrifying. When it first started, it was believed they were "panic attacks". However, now they are happening multiple times a day and no one can figure out why. I am not "panicking" about anything when this happens, or in life in general- normally I am listening to music, talking on the phone, doing normal things and not worrying about anything until I can feel it coming on and then I get scared but that is b/c I know it is coming on from the feeling in the back of my head and my vision. As I said, normally it happens when I am driving, but also it is known to happen when I am laying in bed about to go to sleep, or if I wake up in the middle of the night it will happen before I can go back to sleep, sometimes at work, and once when I was just driving around a small town. My GP has sent me to a neurologist and a cardiologist and so far no one still knows what this is, but both doctors agreed this now does not sound like panic attacks. I am female, 31 years old, healthy (have not even had a cold in probably 5-7 years), but I did smoke on an off since high school until recently- mainly b/c I thought it may be related to these episodes. I recently had a CT scan and it came back fine. And my neck has really started to hurt and bother me recently, I have had tension headaches, as well as sharp pains in my head that do not last long. Suggestions on tests to get? What it might be? Specialists to see?

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  • For over a year now I have been diagnosed with "generalized anxiety disorder" due to these overwhelming "episodes", as I call them, that typically happen when I am driving on a highway (but not all the time- sometimes other places) when I get this feeling like I may black out, in the lower back of my head close to my neck. It lasts for anywhere from 2 minutes to 10 minutes and is extremely terrifying. When it first started, it was believed they were "panic attacks". However, now they are happening multiple times a day and no one can figure out why. I am not "panicking" about anything when this happens, or in life in general- normally I am listening to music, talking on the phone, doing normal things and not worrying about anything until I can feel it coming on and then I get scared but that is b/c I know it is coming on from the feeling in the back of my head and my vision. As I said, normally it happens when I am driving, but also it is known to happen when I am laying in bed about to go to sleep, or if I wake up in the middle of the night it will happen before I can go back to sleep, sometimes at work, and once when I was just driving around a small town. My GP has sent me to a neurologist and a cardiologist and so far no one still knows what this is, but both doctors agreed this now does not sound like panic attacks. I am female, 31 years old, healthy (have not even had a cold in probably 5-7 years), but I did smoke on an off since high school until recently- mainly b/c I thought it may be related to these episodes. I recently had a CT scan and it came back fine. And my neck has really started to hurt and bother me recently, I have had tension headaches, as well as sharp pains in my head that do not last long. Suggestions on tests to get? What it might be? Specialists to see? GET A STAND UP MRI / EEG // AND IF NEED BE A CRANIAL FLUID PRESSURE TEST // could be chiari demand test and don't stop till you have an answer also get 2nd or 3rd viewings or your mri.. cause not all techs read them correctly
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  • For over a year now I have been diagnosed with "generalized anxiety disorder" due to these overwhelming "episodes", as I call them, that typically happen when I am driving on a highway (but not all the time- sometimes other places) when I get this feeling like I may black out, in the lower back of my head close to my neck. It lasts for anywhere from 2 minutes to 10 minutes and is extremely terrifying. When it first started, it was believed they were "panic attacks". However, now they are happening multiple times a day and no one can figure out why. I am not "panicking" about anything when this happens, or in life in general- normally I am listening to music, talking on the phone, doing normal things and not worrying about anything until I can feel it coming on and then I get scared but that is b/c I know it is coming on from the feeling in the back of my head and my vision. As I said, normally it happens when I am driving, but also it is known to happen when I am laying in bed about to go to sleep, or if I wake up in the middle of the night it will happen before I can go back to sleep, sometimes at work, and once when I was just driving around a small town. My GP has sent me to a neurologist and a cardiologist and so far no one still knows what this is, but both doctors agreed this now does not sound like panic attacks. I am female, 31 years old, healthy (have not even had a cold in probably 5-7 years), but I did smoke on an off since high school until recently- mainly b/c I thought it may be related to these episodes. I recently had a CT scan and it came back fine. And my neck has really started to hurt and bother me recently, I have had tension headaches, as well as sharp pains in my head that do not last long. Suggestions on tests to get? What it might be? Specialists to see? neurologist . stand up mri and eeg ... check for chiari malformation of the brain and a c spine mri
    gsamantha 8 Replies Flag this Response
  • a neurologist WHO SPECIALIZES IN CHIARI MALFORMATION OF THE BRAIN demand a stand up mri , a cspine mri and a eeg
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