Re: What is your ear ringing like?
Like you, most of my anxiety stems from physical sensations similar to the ones that you have described. Over two years ago I had my first panic attack and it was caused by a heavy feeling under my eyelids. It was the first time I ever noticed such an awareness and it freaked me out beyond belief. I thought that the feeling would never go away and that it would torment me for the rest of my life. For the next several weeks I would experience different physical sensations on an almost minute-by-minute basis that practically put me in a constant state of panic. My doctor gave me a prescription of zoloft and xanax and the combination of the two drugs made me less panicky but always nauseus, tired, and disconnected. I knew that I couldn't live the rest of my life feeling that terrible so I had to find an alternative solution. I saw a psychologist who specialized in anxiety and he taught me that as long as I continued to fear the odd sensations I was experiencing, I would never rid myself of the panic, no matter how many anti-anxiety drugs that I took. I took his advice to heart and began to train myself to accept these unusual sensations as a part of my life. I had to believe this at the deepest level of my conscience or else I wouldn't truly be rid of the panic.
I can honestly tell you that this technique has worked for me and I am thrilled to say that I haven't had any panic attacks for about 2 years. I still get the odd feelings, but, they don't trigger panic attacks because I notice the sensation, accept it and go about my business. I don't know if my story will help you at all, but, based on your comments about having anxiety symptoms that change from one thing to another, it sounds like you are going through a similar period as I did. My guess is that you develop techniques to deal with each symptom, only to discover that a different symptom comes along and forces you to start all over again to find a new coping mechanism. That happened to me and it was an endless cycle until I finally accepted the fact that for the rest of my life I always going to experience some odd feeling and to not let it bother me. It took a great deal of work and the progress is slow, but, for me it was definitely worth it.
I wish you well.