I am 11 months post-partum and have always suffered headaches/migraines but have been able to keep them at bay with Advil. About seven months post-partum, I developed BPPV which I mistook for anxiety attacks because I would go into a panic every time I felt dizzy. Before this time, I was under a crazy amount of stress (family issues with my mother, working as self-employed from 2 weeks post-partum, lack of sleep, etc.)
For 2.5 months I walked around dizzy, which escalated my headache situation. I got more headaches, extreme light sensitive, tinnitus and felt unwell all day. Not to mention, I felt dizzy 24/7 and had panic attacks.
When I finally went to a doctor, I was diagnosed with BPPV as I was positive during testing. With repeated Epley’s, the true spinning subsided, but now I still feel residual dizziness and have to deal with anxiety issues that have developed.
I am paranoid there is something more going on as I always feel “in my head,” mild depersonalisation, panicky, dizzy off balance (without true vertigo) and like i am dying of something that someone hasn’t caught.