Hi everyone, I suffer a lot with anxiety.. It's only really come on within the past couple of weeks, It has become a real bad problem. I get headaches, tingling in my leg and sometimes arms and also feeling dizzy.. I have been up the doctors 3 times for them to say it's all in my head. Can anyone relate?
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hi beth, when you have really bad anxiety it is real,it affects all parts of your body, not just your mind, unless you have been through it yourself you have no idea how bad it is, the doctor is right it is your head, but just saying that to you wont make you feel any better, has he suggested any counselling? there are lots out there to help you, love jasper xx
Hi jasper, it's like one minute I could convince my self I have a brain tumour and then all these weird symptoms such as headaches, blurred vision start occurring and the next I could convince my self I have lung cancer just because I have backache. The doctor as checked my lungs and said they r perfectly clear but I always have that constant worry. And yes, I have got an appointment on Thursday and they are going to assess me. I feel more relieved that I'm getting help. Thanks for commenting xx
hi beth, good luck with your assessment. jasper xx
Hi Beth, oh yes I can relate so well. Even at this moment I'm convinced something is wrong. I'm taking some new meds to bring the inflammation down in my face to reduce the pain...reading the leaflet says can have and cause heart issues ....OMG .... Because I'm home alone I'm monitoring my heart rate and any pains I'm relating to that. The physical pains are very real and even the slightest change in our bodies we relate to the same thing...when not in a state of anxiety we know it's silly and not justified but when in that panic the whole world is collapsing....hope your anxiety starts to pass soon
Hi evey! So glad I've found someone who has got exactly what I have. It makes me think it's not just me with this there's other people too. At the moment I think somet is wrong, I been to see the mental health team today and they reassured me I don't have a brain tumour and now the worry as moved on to lung cancer! It's rediculous. Always looking for the slightest little pain. I suffer a lot with back pain tho, maybe because I'm always picking up my son. I can't handle being like this anymore, from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep it's like arreggh. What meds r u on? I'm on sertraline. Only been on em for bout 8 days tho.. Doctor says give them time.. And thankyou hope urs does too
Hi Beth I'm currently taking amitriptiline at night....I'm back and forwards to the drs 2 times a week at least at the mo. I've constantly got headache ...well it comes and goes, pain all around my face, ears, nose...to the point of crying. Been like this for 4 weeks and keep getting given different meds to take. It's possibly just the stress of everything going on in my life right now but it does affect quality of life. When we start to panic our bodies get ready to fight the danger or run away from it. As it's a danger we can't see it takes so much longer to go away. Yes with this it's like something is seriously wrong and we seek reassurance from a professional. You are far from alone are you feeling better today?
Hey are you? Are they any good? I'm on sertraline... Started off with real bad dizziness and headaches.. Now the head aches have slowed down but I can still feel them. No matter what I do in the day, thinking somet is wrong is always in the back of my mind. I can't help myself... In the morning I dread waking up because I no the worrying will start once again. I get backache and shoulder ache. Is that normal? I got my lungs checked at the docs and hospital and they said there perfectly clear, they would be able to detect is somet was wrong right? It's just so scary! I wanna be happy for my son but it's the constant worrying! And same! It's only been like 4 weeks for me to! And thankyou, I'm glad I have someone to talk to and well yeah getting there! What about you?
I'm currently worrying about my heart. It beats really fast in the mornings I think it's a problem. No matter what the docs sat I don't believe them :(.
Hi, I can defiantly relate. Ive been suffering for a long time, it was under control but flared up again a few months ago, I get all kinds of different symptoms, I spend all my time worrying, it's getting me so down, I really hate feeling like I'm ill and being so scared x
Aw that's not good, what symtoms do you get? My symtoms have kinda gone as I'm takin sertraline 50. I still worry from the slightest pain like back ache or a headache. It really does effect me daily. I wake up and think do I have back ache or a cough.. I just want to get back to normal! Don't be scared, were all in this together and if you need someone to talk to, I'm here x
thank you,i get headaches,chest pains,shortness of breath,dizziness,blurred vision, head pressure,tingles.Its just a nightmare,i worry about everything and sometimes feel the symptoms most of the day/night i always want to rush to the doctors or hospital,i really dont want to be like this forever,i want to be 'normal' and happy for my children and myself x
We have the same symptoms! I have currently got a cough and backache and automatically think it's somthing like lung cancer and I'm 18. Its every day I think about things and if it isn't one thing it's another, and same! I always look for reassurence from health proffesionals. And same, I have a little boy and I feel like I'm constantly letting him down for just being the way I am x
Hi everyone and especially Beth. I am 44 have been suffering with anxiety rather panic attacks for more than 14 years. I am having an attack right now and that's why I tried finding help and found this forum/chatroom.
The symptoms you have described are exactly what I have and more. I went to the ENT today and noting is wrong. I have a scheduled appointment to see a neurologist and hope that once he says nothing is wrong, that I will accept the fact that it is only panick attacks. I cant tell you how many times I feel like I have a cancer, brain tumour, menopaus,or just felt like I have something that the doctors cannot find. Anxiety can drive you crazy as it does me. I have called the ambulance on numerous occasions cause I felt like I was going to die or having a heart attack.( got thousand of dollars in ambulance fee) just so you know how terrible mine is. I even think that sometimes I am losing my mind.Can't calm myself down when I start hyperventilating even when I try to control my breathing I think something else is wrong with me.I have come up with a solution to get calm and that is calling a friend when I get the attack. In that way they converse with me about anything but the symptoms that I am having and that helps to distract me once I get engaged in the conversation and it quickly calms me down. You are not alone . A good friend of ine who is a psychiatrist also suggested to me off the books to take a benadryl tab before i go to bed since benadryl has a calming effect rather than taking anti depressant and get addicted.Cant tell you it's only and attack and you should not worry since I myself don't even believe when I am told the same. But I hope that my experience will help you understand that you are not alone.
ps: symptoms I get
extreme cold or hot, hyperventilating, light headidness, dizzy spells , tinglish head, pressure in head, face ears ,sweaty hands and feet, cramps in hands and feet ,pain in neck, blood vessels contracting, loud popping sound in head, sharp knife stabbing pain in head, blurry vision, dry mouth, heavy tongue, feeling a heaviness in my entire body like I am being weighed down by some big truck, weakness in legs, sleepless nights cause u have sudden awake syndrom and the list goes on. so if you feel any of those you know we are in it together. anxiety does cause physical pain.
Aw I hope you are keeping strong. It's so hard to accept it's only anxiety.. I'm 18 and I've convinced my self I have lung cancer or somet stupid just because I have a cough, it gets so bad that I can't focus properly on my day to day life. You can talk to me when you like as we are all in this together at first I thort something was terribly wrong with my heart so I had a ECG and everythin came back normal. It's just so hard to accept because it can apsolutly drain you! And I have most of them symtoms, when I panic my heart feels like it's about to pop out of my chest and I go really hot and dizzy. I can have the slightest bit of pain and panic. I tend to reaserch all the different symtoms which really doesn't help haha. I hope your symtoms gets better for you and you are able to sleep well again I always have back ache and jelly legs :/ it's just part of it I supose
Yep, I know alot of us can relate, you definitely are not alone in all of this. I have kept a diary, a audio diary for the last 4 years and when its really awful I go back and listen to myself 4 years ago.. it helps me remind myself that, I can handle this and that it can't kill me, that I have been through it before and God won't let me down. It's just a reminder that anxiety and fear are all lies and that each day I survive is another day I am able to fight. Good luck, you aren't alone ♡♥♡
Before I signed up for this I thort omg I'm the only one with this and why does no one understand! Now I feel much better noing I ain't alone and that many other people have this too it's really scary tho thinking like this every day of the week. It gets me down. I might start to do that to make myself feel better in a way. The doctors have referred me to the mental health professionals.. I always convince myself it is not in my head and that there is something seriously wrong. Just wish I could wake up one day and forget everything and all these fears. Never goin to happen tho:/ and thankyou xx
Wow I am the same never thought I had anxiety but now I am thinking it must be what I have it's a really horrible feeling just want happy me back and want to stop worrying about me dying. I am the same and sounds like there is a real lot of ppl that have these same fears I try and Remb your mind is a very strong tool stay strong
Feel the same way...If you need someone to chat you can always call me I can inbox or email you my phone..I also need people to talk about the same experience I'm going thanks so much
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