I have been suffering from a rocking sensation, similar to being on a boat, all of a sudden,from a few days ago which came with a mini panic-attack that i was able to contain and not freak out over. I’m not sure if the dizziness preceded the panic attack vice versa. The sensation is noticeably worst when i sit at a computer, it feels as though my computer screen is swaying side by side and it makes it really hard to concentrate. When i walk, it feels like the ground is moving slightly in an oscillating motion. I was having dinner recently and at the table i could feel my vision rocking again. I wonder if anyone has a similar experience and managed to overcome it? It’s been 6 days and not knowing whether the dizziness will go away on its own is making me worried especially since I am due to start a new school term in a few weeks time.
Could this be BPPV/PPPD or Anxiety related? I say anxiety related because i quit smoking recently ( I’m a light smoker, for a total of maybe 8 months ) It’s been two months and following the cessation I have been getting hypoglycaemia and anxiety about getting a low blood glucose level. I have cut down on caffeine the past few days as i read that it would be make dizziness significantly worst. I drink a double shot Americano every day for the past year or so. I actually don’t really feel anxious anymore, aside from the fact that i do worry about finding a cure for this lightheadedness. I also feel detached and heaviness in my eyes, with brain fog. In addition to this, i feel as though my eyesight has deteriorated ever since COVID started, not sure if this could contribute to the issue but yea.
I have a history of vertigo attacks, 3-4 times in total over the past 7 years, which include spinning and nausea that lasts for HOURS, and usually subside only after 24+ hours, followed by a week of lightheadedness. I have not had an attack until this dizziness just cropped out of nowhere.
I try my best not to think about it and sometimes it gets better but the moment i start moving/walking around the sensation comes back. Would appreciate any advise or help from anyone going/gone through a similar situation!
Also to add I’m not diabetic, have no history of any other illnesses except a slipped disc at my lower back. I’m 23 M and have been exercising regularly the past few weeks / months since COVID.