Could chronic dizziness/vision feeling off be caused by anxiety?
Ever since I had a bad bout of vertigo almost two years ago, I have suffered from feelings of what I will term dizziness/abnormal head feelings, as well as panic/anxiety. Over time, I have learned to deal better with panic and anxiety, and many of my earlier symptoms such as acid reflux, IBS, palpitations and high blood pressure have disappeared (Which is great). I am much more functional than I was a couple of months ago, and am no longer on any medication.
The only thing that still remains is this chronic feeling of dizziness - by this I mean a feeling that my equilibrium is slightly off and sometimes my eyes don't want to focus on one thing too long. This feeling has varying degrees of intensity, from barely there to very strong. Sometimes it feels like my body is moving slightly in place, but not so much that I will lose my balance. If I let myself, I can also see the outlines of objects shimmering/vibrating at a very fast rate. I can tune this out most of the time though. My situation is not bad enough to prevent me from doing things such as driving a car, cycling and other things that require balance, but it is enough to negatively impact my quality of life. I have noticed when I am anxious, these feelings can get worse.
I never saw an ENT about my vertigo, since it went away - however, the feelings that I have left sound like they could be similar to uncompensated labyrinthitis (which could have been a possible cause of my vertigo). Other accounts I have read make me think these feelings could be one of the last representations of my anxiety (in the form of what I have seen called chronic unspecified dizziness), a place for my anxious feelings to go now that I have most everything else under control. Have any of you had similar experiences?