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What symptoms o you have?
Hello i feel spaced out like im not here. Its sort of like half of me is passed out and the other half of me is vaguely here
any other symptoms like palpitations, dizziness, black outs?
No none of those
any depression, anxiety?
Thats what my doctor says it is anxiety but im struggling to believe that
what work up you had so far??
Well im pregnant so had blood tests, blood pressure, diabetes, urine analysis, doctor looked behind my eyes and listened to pulse
is it your first pregnancy?
how many weeks?
Yes first im 27 weeks
so anxiety is very much possible and expected.
however, thyroid problem
thyroid gland can underact during pregnancy
So serum TSH leve should be checked
otherwise, your doctor did all the right tests so far
if TSH is normal, do not worry
I think they have done this with me being pregnant
so they are at top of things.
At your age, any other problem is very unlikely.
heart related problem is not likely.
What do you think it is? Its s9 extreme i cant go to work, and i cant get through the day
one strong possibility is benign positional vertigo.
or vestibular neuritis.
this means there is problem with balance organ inside the inner ear not een from outside exam
that is a benign condition even if present
usually subsides over 2-3 weks
Isnt vertigo when you spin? I dont feel like that
Yes correct spinning should be present.
if not then this is not ear or brain related at all.
stroke or any other neurological condition will cause dizziness as well.
No nothing spins i just dont feel real. Its like im sitting but im not really here
try to explore any work related stress or social stress
the spaciness suggests psychological condition since medical evaluation is normal.
I feel like im going to die. I just dont feel like im here
I do not think that will happen since your tests are normal.
Is the way im feeling a symptom of anything serious?
No it is not.
you do not have dizziness
no palpitation or racing heart rate for some time
no chest pain or worsening shortness of breath
no leg or arm weakness
no facial weakness or change in speech
no incontinence or change in vision.
So, no serious condition is possible without any symptoms .
Most importantly, normal tests --all of them not possible with anything serious.
remember, your doctors are experienced with several years.
they would have seen something wrong if it was there.
However, do monitor for the symptoms I mentioned above.
Please try to relax and also consider a psycho therapist someone to talk to and help you relax.
Well ive felt like this for 3 weeks and only had the one symptom. I just feel so bad like i cant focus, i feel like i dont know who i am and i cant do anything. Its really scaring me
It is time for you to see a psychiatrist since it seems you are losing control over yourself.
this can be addressed effectively with psychotherapy sessions and also medications safe to use during pregnancy.
My doctor has arranged this, i just cant believe theres nothing wrong
So what would you diagnose me with,
understandable --but then it is good to hear your doctor is taking good care of you.
based on your description, most likely generalized anxiety disorder with adjustment disorder
How can i feel like im back in the real world again? Im so scared of how i feel
I think you will benefit from talknig to a psychiatrist and a psychologist.
I will opt out
Do you agree with the above doctors comments?
Whats an obgyn? And what would be done in a neurology exam?
What sort of brain problems?
Could this be serious?
The doctor has said it is anxiety. Ive seen my midwife aswell who says the baby and me are ok.
My doctor has got me in touch with a therapist.
Do you think i can get better from this? It all just feels so hopeless at the minute
Ive clicked it above.
Shouldnt my doctor be doing tests automatically if they are trained and a genuine doctor?
Ok, do you not think im going to die? I feel sO far away from myself like half of me is passed out the other half is vaguely here