I'm a new caregiver.
My mom's been diagnosed with Panic Disorder + Major Depression recently and we're all suffering because of it.
She has symptoms such as heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, headaches, blurry vision, etc etc. We went to the ER tons of times but all the doctors said she was fine. Did ECG, CT scan, LOTS of blood tests, holter monitoring, MRI etc and the reports came back negative.
To date she's seen about 10 doctors, taken LOTS of different heart medications (none worked), BP medications (none worked), and is currently on Lexapro + Xanax and one BP medication (not working either). Nothing seems to be working and her complaints seem endless.
Right now we're beginning to suspect that it may be something else and not something psychosomatic that's causing this.
I'm sick of this! No doctor is giving us a proper answer to why this is happening! They're all "nothing is wrong. You may be discharged" and that's it! The only diagnosis we got right now is Panic Disorder but really! the SSRIs should work shouldn't they? But her heart is still pounding and she's still dizzy. WHY?! Is there a physical explanation to this? I'm extremely tired and stressed out just trying to find out what's wrong!!!