Very interesting...yes this sounds a lot like the primitive (reptilian) system excessive arousal. The more cortisol you pump out (stress hormone) the more rumination (thinking about something over and over) becomes imprinted in the brain.
Hi, I can see this is a post from last year and just wanted to share my experience, if I may, the symtoms you have noted are the same as what has been troubling me for years (and many others if you research anxiety forums) and relate more I believe to the heightened state of anxiety you are in or more commonly known as nervous sensitivity. This state creates all kinds of sensation that would normally not bother us too greatly and be more background issues, than in your face and on top of us. I hope you have managed to control your syptoms to some degree, but I would guess this will always be apart of who we are and when we feel fatigued, tired, or overly stressed these sensation come rushing forward and present themselves. Took a long time for me to understand what was happening, the anxiety state, is an high arousel state of consciousness, where the full concentration of the mind is fixed upon keeping the body protected. These apparently important messages bring us into direct contact with the actual sensation of the entire body, and everytime a change is experienced, whether that be ear pressure, or sinus drainage, to heart palpitations etc we are acutely aware of that change and pump adrenal into our system. These sensation tend to startle us and we become increasingly attuned to the body we reside in. As the sensitization increases so does the body's tension mechanism, designed for us to fight or flee in the event of danger. Over reactive to the current situations stimulated in the physical body we intensify the feeling and we become more aware of the sensory movements or changes the body is making. When we calm a little these episode setlle back into the background (somewhat). Under normal states we would not necessarily notice the conditions, but if we have been under too much or increased stress we begin to become tired, so the body heightens the emotions and feelings. I have had the sinus pressure, head spinning, pain between my eyes, and many, many other sensations that caused me to be very troubled and missed many days off work. The hardest part is bringing these over-reacting and acute sensations down a notch or two, or as Dr Claire Weekes puts it 'reducing the volume' so it is more background noise than foreground drama. You will need to use meditation, music, walks along the beach etc, things that make you relax and feel peaceful. Use your mind to disengage from the stressors of life and find contentment in the way you live each day. I hope this is of some help. Good luck.
I will definitely bring these things up next time I see my doctor.
Thank you for the insight!
Hi, the condition needs proper evaluation. The cause could be an inner ear problem. Dizziness can have different sensations. If your dizziness feels like you are spinning or the room is spinning (and especially if associated with nausea or vomiting), this might be due to an inner ear problem. Also, inflammation in the nose and sinuses can cause inflammation around the Eustachian tube, which is the tube that runs from the back of the nose to the middle ear and is responsible for draining the middle ear of fluid. If there is Eustachian tube dysfunction from nose or sinus inflammation, fluid can remain in the middle ear which can lead to dizziness. Discuss these options with your doctor when you happen to meet him next time. Good luck with your therapy. Regards.