Can anxiety really make you feel so ill?

I'm so worried and my aniexty is through the roof I constantly think I'm dying and can't stop looking up symptoms on google it's becoming a real problem..it all started 3 weeks ago I woke up and my arm was dead and floppy...I think it was caused by the way I was sleeping. Anyway it completely sent me crazy I jumped out of bed and ran to the bathroom where the room was spinning and I felt like I was going to drop to the floor. I was burning up dizzy clammy hands and feet. Chest pain and I had about ten mins of utter craziness I found my self ruining up and down the street and couldn't speak properly. I honestly felt drunk or drugged up. The ambulance came and I was taken to hospital my pulse was 153.? I ws monitored and had blood pressure etc done and I was told I had a virus and anxiety attack. I could not believe it I felt like I was having a stroke or something. Anyway in the last three weeks I've been to A and E twice more and the doctors twice aweek...I've had my heart checked loads of blood tests and nothing is wrong. I keep getting told it's aniexty and it's all in my head. I've been feeling weak tired dizzy sick shakey heart palpitations poor vision and when I go out I start to feel like I'm going to drop to the floor and get a really hot feeling wash over my body.I've been signed off work for three weeks I can't see an end to this. My family are finding it hard to understand and support calling me mad n mental. I'm so scared I really an going mad. Can aniexty really make u feel so ill I really haven't felt like this before. I don't know if my first trip to a n e has messed with my head. Feel so low and broken

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  • Id love some advice xx the dizzyness n light headedness is making life impossible. I feel like I'm going to pass out 24/7 especially outside and it's hot

  • I am going through the same thing :( I feel like I will pass out at any time and I barely leave the house because it makes me scared That I might faint outside. Shortness of breath is also one of the things that add to it

  • I'm having exactly the same plus sharp shooting pains in my left side of my cheast and bloated belly

  • Gaynor55, you should go see a cardiologist asap.

  • Gaynor I'm going through the exact same thing, I'm so scared I don't know why it's happening either.... just suddenely see my health deteriorating

  • Do you still have these symptoms ?? If not what helped ? You can email me as well melissaann181@gmail.com

  • rioar, hows it going? Ive had anxieties forever and it changes for me just to keep me guessing. I feel like you do on your post 2 yrs. ago. Have u gotten better? what have you done to improve? The dizzy feeling is the pits or off balance should say. I try to calm myself down and it seems to work or i use ice behind my neck. Just when I thought I had this stuff under control! lol

  • Hey,

    I know exactly how you are feeling. I've been there and to a degree still going though it.

    To answer your question, yes anxiety can definitely do this to you.

    I started to stuffer really bad last year after giving up smoking. My health anxiety is related to my breathing and when I coughed or had a lump in my throat it would send me into a major panic attack.

    I had to get the doctors out, I went to A/E and I wouldn't believe what the doctors were telling me.

    Finally the doctors treated my anxiety with antidepressants, however they made me much worse and I completely crashed.

    I ended up having nearly 2 months off work and I had councilling as a form of treatment which worked really well for me.

    I can now live a fairly normal life, but my anxiety still catches me out on occasions.

    My advice is to go back to your doctors and open up about your anxiety and hopefully they can look at options to treat it.

    Also, don't ever Google your symptoms!!

    All the best.

  • Its suck i fill like im alon weth anxity plz tall me im not going crazzy and im no the only one weth problime like thes

  • People that don't suffer with this anxiety problem will not understand how your feeling x they think your bad x yes I know that feeling x I have just started going to a healthy mind and healthy eating Clinuc which I have met alit of people who suffer the same anxiety problems as me and it does help to listen and also talk about your problems x you don't feel as your the only one going through this x does help x go to your doctor to see if you can join a CLinux to help talk with people who suffer the same

  • Yep anxiety can cause all that. . I was pretty much just like u 4 mos ago. I woke up with a fever of 103 and just felt sick. I assumed it was the flu. Later that day I felt really hot. I sat up n that's when it got bad. . My heard started racing I was sweaty. . Weak. . Dizzy. . Couldn't breathe. I had my husband call 911. Got to the hospital my heart rate was 148 beats per minute with a temp of 103. After 7 hrs and lots of test I was told I had a virus and anxiety. For the next 4 mos up till 2 wks ago I was so sick. . With every symptom possible one day id have weak arms and legs and the next id have a stomach ache and be nausated .. the weakness in the arms and legs and dizziness has stayed all this time I hate it. . And for the last week I can't sleep at all. Anxiety really sucks!

  • Do you feel like it's a heart attack or something and they tell you your okay?

  • Hello riroar

    Yes this ugly thing they call anxiety can indeed make you feel this ill. It's worse than actually being sick.

    Pretty much on a daily basis I feel weak nauseous lightheaded and dizzy heart palpitations heart racing and that's an everyday thing that doesn't include the crazy scary symptoms I get while having an attack :(

    Hope your hanging in there

  • Hi Riroar,

    I have the same symptoms as you. It's been 2 years since you're post. Can you tell me if you figured what it was. I'm worried sick

  • Hi Rose,

    I see you are desperately looking for answers to these symptoms that you are suffering.

    I am a 33yr old male & have suffered these symptoms on & off for the past 14yrs. I have had several A&E admissions including ones for heat attack & stroke symptoms which have all been proven to be due to anxiety disorder.

    It's such a horrible illness to suffer & the people who don't suffer or have not suffered from this do not understand as it's so hard to explain that you have as many symptoms.

    The main thing to remember while experiencing an attack is that your racing heart, short breath & tightness in the chest along with various pains, muscle spasms & tightness is all down to the fear factors causing your body to produce more adrenaline (racing heart), experience hyperventilation (shortness of breath making you dizzy) this together makes your body tense causing the muscle tension ect.

    It's all easy for me to explain this to you & but trying to tell yourself you are OK while experiencing an attack is extremely difficult & can be an absolute nightmare.

    The past year has been difficult for me to control my anxiety & panic attacks I am currently on a waiting list for councilling & am expected to complete a CBT course (Google this for more info), I also take 200mg or Setraline per day but my attacks are still frequent regardless of the medication.

    I wpuld suggest simple breathing excersize's or breathing into a paper bag along with having someone with you to reassure you that you are OK & keep talking to you the whole time you are experiencing an attack (even someone on the phone) & go out for a walk & take deep breaths of fresh air. Basically you are multi-tasking to keep your brain busy thus taking your mind off your panic attack.

    These are all things I do myself & depending one where I am at the time of the attack I choose which I am able to do. Sometimes it's difficult when it is during the night & you are alone but you can only try....just keep telling yourself you are fine, strong & fit & not going to die.

    I wish you all the best & hope my loooong comment helps you.

  • Omg ! I like your comments. Anyways. Im having an attack now. Goooooosh :'( I HATE THIS. Usually occurs at night b4 i sleep. *sigh*

  • Are you feeling better ? If so what helped 

  • Def anxiety it can cause any sympton I have good days and bad days I try and carry on best I can I also feel dizzy sick heart racing fast pulse red hot flushes acid its awful had it for over a year im trying to come off tablets as I knpw they haved helped a bit but think they cause my acid your not alone mine always go off at night for some weird reason hang on in there :)

  • We're you able to solve your issue? Are you off tablets now. Has it helped

  • Thank you everyone. I can't seem to shake this heavy groggy drunk feeling away from my head. I'm going back to the doctors tomorrow to ask to see a nose throat n ear doctor and a brain scan. If these come back normal I will accept it's all down to aniexty. I just can't relax as I feel ill and noone can give me answers. I guess everyone on here has been through the same or similar pattern seeing doctors....going to A n E etc with no answers. What scan should I be asking for to double check my head/ brain please?

  • Well #1 get your thyroid check 99% its your thyroid dats why causes hormones in your body and creates anxiety I been going through hell so your doctor will not get u a MRI scan only way is to go to hospital play dead and u will get it get lots of blood work also good luck

  • Dats the only way u will get blood work and MRI body and head scan my doctor never did it only way is do wat I did or u will suffer only way people will take u serious is if u kall ambulance play dead and hospital will do those tests

  • Did you ever find out what the drunk feeling was?

  • I want to know too

  • Hi riroar,

    I think it's a CAT scan. But I doubt your doc will give you a referral if he/she is pretty sure it's anxiety. I'm pretty sure my anxiety does have a little to do with some physical aspect of my breathing, sleeping and digestion. But the anxiety could've caused all that turmoil in these areas too. Which of course, will just make it spiral further. It's like, what came first, the chicken or the egg?? (or Schrodinger's cat!)

    I eat anything at all, then almost immediately, it's belching for literally hours. Unbelievable. If I try to sleep, the wind (I don't think it's gas) just builds up, causes tension in the chest and upper abdomen and wakes me up. I of course used to think it was choking from sleep apnea, which I also have. I really think it was the wind build up though.

    Yes, you must try to stop looking up symptoms, that certainly won't help. You can look up help, though.

  • Hi Frekks2021 thanks for your reply xx I've had alot of tests done on my heart..bloods etc but noone seems to be listening about my symptoms in my head. My head feels really heavy and when I stand up I feel really light headed weak n dizzy. I feel yes I may have aniexty but also an underlying issue that there failing to pick up on because they can't see past the aniexty symptoms. They look at me like I'm mad it's getting to the point now I feel like just shutting up and waiting to see what happens n theb say I told you so unless its too lste :-(

  • You sound just like me ! Seriously.. Are you taking meds?

  • Hi nahtan no the doctor asked me what I wanted to do...I was shocked as I'm not the doc it's like they have give up on me....I guessed the choices were meds or speaking to someone. I felt meds would just mask the problem for now n wouldn't deal with the reason I'm feeling like this. I chose to speak to a counciler but it's about a yeard wait. Seriously considering going bk to get put on meds.

  • I think the meds have a place here. They only treat the symptoms though, but remember, we have to make it through the day first, before we can get to that CBT appointment 6 - 8 weeks away (a year???), that supposedly looks at the cause. Sometimes, I just say, stuff it, it's too hard to cope with it, and pop a Valium.

    I was told, too, that on the first consultation, the psychologist will discuss my story and we won't really be getting to any treatment options until the second consult.

  • I take beta blockers, they slow the heart down. I refuse to take anti depressants as I didn't like the possible side effects.mi am also having CBT at the mo. Anxiety has SO many symptoms at different times. I am always convinced it's something serious and the Drs tell me it's anxiety again. Which makes me anxious that they are not taking me seriously. Vicious bloody circle isn't it?

  • Hiya doll I'm the same as you feel like I'm having a stroke and stuff can't seem to come to terms I've got axintey never had this before it's horrible xx

  • Hi... I've had the same feeling for about 4 weeks now. From the minute I wake up I'm light headed and has lead to other symptoms such as; palpitations,panic attacks, unclear vision, numbness feeling on the face and that wooziness feeling that you are not in control and always feel like your gonna pass out 24/7. I've had CT scan done MRI, ear and throat specialist done blood test, seen the neurologist and everything has ruled out. Only thing missing is cardiologist and psychologist this week. I feel so desperate and hopeless at times. This has taken a tow on my life and completely disable me to work and do so many things. I do have thyroid problems but my blood work shows everything is good. This thing is driving me insane I just want it gone. I'm only 28 this is no quality of life.🙁

  • OMG!!!! We have the same exact symptoms. That's so crazy. I'm praying for us both. Just know you're not alone in this. And we're both so young. I've also been going through this for 4 weeks.

  • @SheezusChrist it's sad but at the same time it feels good to know I'm not going crazy. Feel free to email me shorty8teen@hotmail.com we can exchange numbers. Your not alone if u need someone to talk to

  • Same here...its been 3 months for me :( I feel like I am alone in this and not everyone can understand

  • Are you feeling better if so what helped ? I am feeling the same way 

  • Are you feeling better if so what helped ? I am feeling the same way 

  • Do you happen to have an Iud? I had one and had caused me to have the exact same symptoms as you. I removed it and I feel a little bit better.

  • Sorry, this post is long. But I hope you can help. May you be blessed for all the help extended!

    Did you pinpoint your underlying issue, Riroar? I feel exactly like you.

    My main concern is - it all started with a dizzy, light headed feeling on few days when I was sick (my prior health issue - had muscle weakness for which I was taking Tendon strengthening tablets for 3 weeks. I had a reasonably bad backache & tingly feeling on my legs & inner thighs, where lifting one of my legs while trying to wear my pants, hurt real bad. The back hurt while trying to stand from a seated position. I was diagnised with Muscle weakness. After the 3 week course of the Tendon tablets which was prescribed along with Calcium supplements, it helped heal my muscles & those pains almost vanished but I'm still weak with fatigue & my back hurts if I tire myself a little or bend forward to do any chore. And the legs around knee cap & thigh has a faint pain now as compared to before the medication). Th doctor said it would take me 2-3 months to recover completely. ( I hope I do).

    So this dizzy feeling started on & off while being on this medication (tendon healing tabs + calcium tabs). After the 3 week course of the tendon tabs, my dizzy spells were more prominent & eventually this has snowballed to me feeling feel light headed, dizzy with a tight head, disoriented feeling throughout the day. I'm more sensitive to light & sounds. I feel like the lights are too bright. And my vision is very slightly hazy. I fear at night that the next day will again bring on the dreaded feeling. I'm living with all of those symptoms now. Yesterday I had a full blown attack when I took my car out to the store for the first time in months. I had symptoms of diziness, like the place around is spinning, tight & heavy head, feeling of loss of balance, disorientation, confusion, couldn't concentrate much, perspiration on soles of feet, shaky trembly feeling, prominent ringing in ears ( I've had this as a kid) which was more pronounced during this episode. I felt a tingly/slight electric shock like feeling all over my face, tingly sensation in my extremities feet, hands & legs, sensitivity to light & sound - too bright & loud, trembling hands, pulsating/throbbing in certain areas of body. Some nights I feel like I can heart beating so loud from inside while Im trying to sleep.

    As of now everyday I wake up I'm left with these symptoms "throughout" out the day - lightheadedness, more prominent ringing in ears, slight hazy view, disorientation, & slight tingly feeling on face. Other than this, on occasion I have the full on episode as mentioned above.

    I know I've been really worried & scared about my health ever since I startedtaking medication for my Muscles to strengthen. Because that when all this started. From reading your post I understand I could be having some stress/anxiety but the underlying cause that caused it - my worry about my health & the giddy disoriented feeling throughtout the day while on those medications.

    I want to know what you did about your main issue. We're you able to figure what it was? Can you help me? I'm desperate & scared. I fear I'll never be okay again. Any help/suggestions provided will be appreciated. Sorry sbout the ling post. Thank you!

  • Also clarifying a little more to all who are reading this - the doctor said the Muscle strengthrning tablets have absolutely no side effects. So this was a cause of worry as I couldn't understand why I was feeling dizzy ever since around the time of the start of taking in the medication.

    I want to know what could bring this terrible dizzy feeling about that just refuses to go away.

    If any of you have had the same symptoms. And have found out what caused those symptoms. Could you please share your story. Thanks

  • I know the GP's can tend to look down upon one. I certainly have anxiety and my panic attacks, I believe, are indeed, P A N I C attacks.

    In the earlier days before I had some control or even knew what was happening, my head was a MESS! And I don't mean like my head looks like a dropped pie!

    I had dizziness, light headed, trembling severely, I felt like I was going to faint when I had an attack, like you. I was scared sh1tless and that made it worse. It's important to know this, that anxiety makes you think you have everything and can give you all these symptoms.

    I was up to the ER with all these symptoms, BP checked at 204/170. I found the emergency doctor's opinions to be calming, but somehow, I was having trouble believing them. As time went on, I did.

    The head stuff is fairly rare now, I'd say non existent thankfully. Although I have a severe lack of sleep that makes my head feel yukk, but I know it's lack of sleep, because I really have... a lack of sleep.. due to the symptoms of the anxiety. Proper breathing exercises helped, and walking, which we should be doing regardless.

    Maybe your GP will let you have the scan, you can only ask.

    Hang in, Peter.

  • Hi my name is Donna and yes I know how you feel I had the same exact symptomsI wake up I feel so sick that I feel like I'm dying and physically I feel so nauseous at times and just a headache my body just can't move like it's supposed to the mussels don't feel right and I had all kinds of tests done also and its anxiety and depression it started when I delivered both my children from postpartum it went into a hormone imbalance and I have panic attacks and anxiety depression and its been here since I'm 23 I'm now 55 so I side with you and know how you feel you're not alone you could always text me and talk to me I'm here for you

  • Hi what Medes are you on ...

  • Hey I was reading your story so this happened to you due to hormonal imbalance

  • My email addressis Lady251@live.com Donna Maltese

  • So nice to know I'm not alone! My family and friends just don't understand because they have never felt this way before. I'm constantly in a brain fog and it never goes away! I've been to the doctor and hospital more times than anyone should go in a total year! I've had complete blood work twice they checked my heart I've had a cat scan and each time they tell me everything is cold blood normal no tumors and blood work completely normal. I feel like I'm losing my mind it's an everyday thing and I just feel so alone in this because no one understand and they think I can just cut it on and off. I had no clue how much anxiety could effect someone. Google had a big part in it I googled every symptom and each time it told me I had cancer and I was dying. I just wish it would go away :(

  • Do you feel lightheaded / brain fog all the time??

  • I've had this feeling for about 4 weeks now and I don't know what to do

  • Have you got any relief ?? 

  • I feel your pain.. I started having panic attacks after my kids father passed...I took Prozac which made me sick and Zoloft..now I'm not on anything and I'm dizzy all day and lightheaded.. I feel tingling sensation through my feet and hands.. Dr said all anxiety...it can make you feel hopeless..hope you find some relief soon

  • Name is bev I have had it for 8months now I do understand what you are going through it is a nightmare at the moment I am on line with a guy called Michael Norman he tells you all about what you are going through and how to get through them is site is support@panicfree.tv just give a go and see what it is like hope it help you

  • Yes . ! Anxiety can make you feel downright and straight up like shit even if there's no logical reason why, And I know exactly how you feel, I hope it gets better, it's like your mind is backfiring against you and wants you to think negatively ,

    Try and keep your head up, convince yourself you'll be fine and I'm sure you'll feel better , Much love

    - Tabuu

  • Hi I know were your coming from I feel the same way x

  • I've been told by the doctors I have anxiety, and I am lightheaded all the time! Apart from when I'm laid in bed, i just can't seem to think that anxiety can actually do this to you I think there's something wrong :-/ been to so many doctors who have all said its anxiety and put me on anti depressants.. Anyone else feel lightheaded/woozy headed all the time??

  • Meee 😩 its horrible.. I stopped the anti depressants because they only made Me feel worse..I'm constantly dizzy and light headed.anxiety is the devil..and the doctors take it so lightly..it cripples you physically

  • Hey, do you still feel like that? I do :/ and I hate it!!

  • Anyone?

  • Hi I've had the same symtoms didn't want to go out had to have *2 weeks of work felt like I was dying manic episodes thinking my heart was going to stop and everything. People don't understand what we are going through hope u feel OK soon x

  • Hey there.... Im 26 year old male. Im Indian, born and brought up in Dubai.

    We all are on the same boat..

    Well, my symptoms started few months ago. One night after finishing my dinner I suddenly start feeling pressure (very weird one) on my head that was very strange feeling like my head was going to blast and then i start walking in my house like a mad man!! My heart was racing, i was sweating, wet palms and feets, chest discomfort, chest pain, shortness of breath (like i was not able to breath and gasping for it) chest tightness, sharp headaches, high blood pressure around 180/120, neck tightness, dry mouth, blurred vision, pain in the legs, shaking etc etc... I was like im going to die from a heart attack or a stroke! My sister rushed me to the ER guess what before reaching to the ER i was back to normal 😀 the only symptoms left was racing heart with shortness of breath.

    All this strange symptoms lasted 10 to 15 mins and was worst i will say!! After all this nasty symptoms i start to feel very sleepy and i slept. The very next morning i start burping constantly (strange sound like trrrrr), acidic taste in my mouth, constipation, high BP, lightheaded, shortness of breath, dizziness. So I went to see my GP he said its acid reflux and asked me to lower your salt intake and said me not to eat junk, fried or spicy foods.

    Sorry for very long paragraph!

    Anyway, after taking meds for few days I felt this problem was never ending. I start feeling dizzy, lightheaded, shortness of breath all day 24/7!!

    Literally the symptoms increased day by day and its regular now!!

    I start getting chest pain (mostly on the left side) chest discomfort, pressure on chest, dizziness, out of balance while walking (feels like i will fall or pass out) urge of deep breaths, wet palms, loss of appetite, fear of death, hot flashes, headache, heart palpatations, increased heart rate(80-110 while resting) list goes on!! While with all this i was not able to live my life. I cannot go to the supermarkets, malls or for a movie and then i start avoiding social activities. Later again i went to see my GP and he said all is in your head! LOL

    And sent me home. Strange!!

    Few days back i was getting strong palpatations and i was not able to sleep because of that. Scared and sweating all night. Next morning (3 days back) i went to my GP again he asked me to go and see a cardiologist.

    Same day i booked a appointment with a cardiologist and went for some test.

    ECG - after seeing the report he said, do you have any stress?

    Blood sugar - 91

    Cholesterol - 201

    Cholesterol/ HDL ratio - 4.3

    Waiting for the Thyroid report.

    I believe Im in a lot of stress and all this is happening bcoz of anxiety! Right now im feeling dizzy while writing this with sweaty palms. Hope this all will pass. Stay strong. Will update! Love you all!

    P.S I never tried Alcohol. Already stopped smoking since 2 months. Im a Student. Soon will start training for commercial Pilot license.

    - Hussain.

  • hi hussain,

    feel very sorry that you have to experience this at such a young age. i can resonate with your condition because i have suffered varied conditions because of my anxiety. my breathing problems is 24/7 like yours, Mine started in 2000 and still living with it. presently i experience all the symptoms you have described. the most scariest is the breathing. try to relax and meditate and pray as hard as you can. do self talk each time this feelings come over and say that you are fine. i believe you have done all the medical tests so rest assured nothing to worry in terms of medical. this is the thing i kept telling myself. its so unlucky that we have to go through this phase but we will breeze through. take care

  • yeah i would think its thyroid, hope u solved your problem.

  • hi mate yes i get the heat and sweaty parms had it for ages please let me know how you get on

  • THIS MIGHT SOUND CRAZY BUT!!! i would just forget all about it!! Instead of worrying about what it is!!

    Let me tell you a lil story about myself... I have been suffering from PANIC and ANXIETY for 6 years!! I went to every doctor and specialist you could imagine!! Every place gave me the same answer... "its all in your head"

    I was going CRAZY!! My breathing,shakes,sweating,heart racing,fatigue!! You name it, i thought i was gonna die any minute!!

    I loss 3 jobs over it and i almost loss my family... Everyone thought i was making these things up!! I would literally lock myself in my closet for days... all because i felt safe in there!! I would miss out on family trips to places like costa rica.. because i was scared of having a panic attack!! Around my 3rd year i started to get tired of it, i started researching online... The only thing that made it get better at the time was, hearing someone else story about going through the samething as i have!! Realizing i wasnt alone with this battle... After finding out that panic and anxiety CANNOT kill me, i started to take my chances!

    Me and the wife planned a trip to the bahamas , she asked me was i ok to travel because of my panic and anxiety .... I decided that if iam gonna have another panic attack.. Than it will be in the bahamas lol... Because i gotten sick and tired of letting this BS run my life!!

    So we went on the trip and i didnt have one attack!!

    I know its easier said than done but! U have to put your foot down.. Thats only if anxiety is the reason for your conditions.... MAY GOD BLESS U ALL.... YOU ARE NOT ALONE....

  • Girl, I know exactly how you feel. Every time I get symptoms, I will psychologically tell myself this is the worst that it has ever been. Thats what anxiety does to you. I mean I'm going to see a pulmonary specialist on Tuesday just to rule this breathing issue out. It really does make you feel like you will die or the worst of situations will happen. I have been dealing with these thoughts and feelings since I was 13. I was constantly going to the emergency room and racking up huge bills just to be told it was anxiety. One calming thought that helps me at times is: "This has been happening for years and I am still here." The anxiety wants to try and trick your mind to think that there is definitely something physically wrong with you. One of the things that makes anxiety so worrisome for me, and a lot of other anxiety sufferers, is the fact that anxiety onsets for no reason. Ill be out at a restaurant with my boyfriend or friends and BAM I feel like I'm going to faint or have a heart attack. It is important to realize that you need to work with your anxiety and not against it because then it will only come back stronger. Hang in there girl. There are plenty of supportive people on this site and it will come to a halt sooner or later.

  • My anxiety does that as well..I'm dizzy and lightheaded all day...attacks out of nowhere.. It sucks because I've tried medications but none seem to work

  • I also feeling lightheaded / drunk all day! Do you seem to notice it more when your moving your head etc?

  • Yeah Ive been having this the whole week and it makes me extremely worried an anxious! Especially when I move my head

  • We're you able to fix the issue, Johanna? If you did, coukd you let me know how. Ty

  • I do! Did you get any relief ?

  • Did you find a cure, Bellame?

  • THIS MIGHT SOUND CRAZY BUT!!! i would just forget all about it!! Instead of worrying about what it is!!

    Let me tell you a lil story about myself... I have been suffering from PANIC and ANXIETY for 6 years!! I went to every doctor and specialist you could imagine!! Every place gave me the same answer... "its all in your head"

    I was going CRAZY!! My breathing,shakes,sweating,heart racing,fatigue!! You name it, i thought i was gonna die any minute!!

    I loss 3 jobs over it and i almost loss my family... Everyone thought i was making these things up!! I would literally lock myself in my closet for days... all because i felt safe in there!! I would miss out on family trips to places like costa rica.. because i was scared of having a panic attack!! Around my 3rd year i started to get tired of it, i started researching online... The only thing that made it get better at the time was, hearing someone else story about going through the samething as i have!! Realizing i wasnt alone with this battle... After finding out that panic and anxiety CANNOT kill me, i started to take my chances!

    Me and the wife planned a trip to the bahamas , she asked me was i ok to travel because of my panic and anxiety .... I decided that if iam gonna have another panic attack.. Than it will be in the bahamas lol... Because i gotten sick and tired of letting this BS run my life!!

    So we went on the trip and i didnt have one attack!!

    I know its easier said than done but! U have to put your foot down.. Thats only if anxiety is the reason for your conditions.... MAY GOD BLESS U ALL.... YOU ARE NOT ALONE....

  • Anxiety can ruin your life...mine came out of nowhere...I was in the mall and just felt the urge to run, heart was racing and I felt faint..after tests and tests they said anxiety...they said that loosing my father in a tragic car accident to suddenly triggered it..I've been on Prozac and Zoloft..didn't work..I'm dizzy all day, tingling throughout my body and just want to lay around...I'm now looking for some natural remedies..Its definitely hard and you are not alone

  • Yep I was the same way

  • How did you cure it, QuirusGeorge?

  • I have been dealing with anxiety for about 3 years.

    I feel really nauseous throughout the day and I will often end up crying uncontrollably no matter where I am.

    My chest feels sort of tight and I find it difficult to take deep breath. I have shakey legs which gets worse at night.

    Sometimes I really feel like just giving up but my parents have been really supportive.

    I am leaving my home country for study exchange in a week and I am seriously freaking out as I will be flying alone. The thought of being miles away from home is making go crazy and the physical symptoms I am experiencing obviously makes it worse.

    Everyday is just so hard to get by....

  • Did you leave he country? How did it go I am going away next week and thought is unbearable and so close to not going! AV been so I'll thinking about it AV not even got out of bed today.

  • I did not go in the end coz I ended up in the ER few days before I flew and was having a panic attack right in front of my psychiatrist when I saw her in the same day. But I'm glad I didn't go. Till today I am still having anxiety attacks and I'm seeing my psychiatrist tmr.

  • I don't think I am going to go as well I got no sleep last night and feel so ill today :(

  • I know how it feels. I woke up at 3am last night and couldnt fall back to sleep. To prevent myself from being overly anxious, I listened to soothing music for anxiety put on loop and laid on my bed till the day brightened. Hopefully we can fall asleep tonight.

  • I tried deep breathing a panic attack woke me up at midnight I got back to sleep at 6 then woke up at 7 for kids :( so 2 hrs sleep I don't understand why I can't sleep now! When I shut my eyes I can feel myself getting anxious

  • You are too anxious to sleep! Your whole body is too tense and cant relax which is why you cant fall asleep. Gotta try to do something to help you calm down. It will take a few guess and tries before you find something that works. You can try listening to those music for anxiety on youtube.

  • I have just downloaded a hypnotherapy relaxation app. I will try this do u ever get sore throats? I never get them but woke up today n feel so sore!

  • I get them when I eat too much fried stuff of drink too little water. Or when I have a blocked nose and end up breathing through my mouth.

  • Did you find a cure Xinnxinn?

  • did you pay for your psychiatrist?? i have them all and cant find any help anywhere

  • This is exactly like me!!! Cant stop crying, even when something has made me laugh, i will instantly want to cry after.

  • I Hun I no just what you are going I am the same my hubby is finding really hard to understand what it is like today has been really bad for me today my chest is tight feels like some one setting on it dizzy shakey crying al the time pain in my left arm just feel so scared

  • Are any of you on meds that worked and decreased feelings of anxiety?

  • That is definitely anxiety once your anxiety lifts you will that feel that incredible feeling that someone just took off a plastic bag over you head and everything starts to feel normal again. Don't worry so much what to ask them they know what to look for these machines see everything in the brain. You will be fine. One saying I keep saying to myself is "try hard not to worry about dying tomorrow cause it is wasting the time I have trying to live for today." Good luck hang in there

  • Timsmith, it seems to me like you have your anxiety under control now. Can you please tell me what you did. Are you cured completely now?

    I sit a wise idea to taken anxiety medication. Thanks a ton

  • Hey everyone i don't usually post on anything, but I've been going through hell lately. I worry about stupid stuff all the time but i thought that was just normal and have been experiencing all the symptoms raroar was explaining. Even though I've stop worrying about my wellbeing i still keep feeling dizzy but i realise i only feel dizzy when i think about being dizzy maybe I'm broken.

  • This is exactly how I feel. What have you done about it? Please share your story. Are you okay now?

  • yes i have similar problems to some of you currently at age 31, I have been dealing with anxiety about my body everyday for the past 4 weeks. Mostly concerned about my heart and things relating to the cardio vascular system of my heart. (The big difference is I have no healthcare but I am working on getting it so I can be seen.)

    I like to think I'm a pretty smart guy when it comes to science and in the past (Age 19) I had episodes of panic and anxiety that would come and go....and cured myself of the attacks by forcing myself to laugh...I figured it was due to a brain chemistry imbalance and ultimately laughing would help neutralize by adding dopamine. (unlike what a doctor may give you to do something similar, this would be the correct dosage and none addictive) (its important to note, these attack would last 30 mins or so and I could feel them coming on...kind of like what people who have seizes could...so I was able to test different methods to solve it) At first the laughter was very mechanical and even fake...and wasn't working so well but ultimately the attacks would come less and less until i didn't feel anymore coming on and i was normal for 10+ years.

    Flash forward to today at age 31.

    I have a difference case, this is constant anxiety and mild attacks..for the past month....the feeling of my heart being inflamed at times...heart inflammation and soreness feeling and Difficulty Breathing Everyday. Also feel light headed and sickish...so i lay around all day...but some days are better and i move around and even try some exercises...seems like small exercises helps...for me.

    My theories:

    1. my brain chem might be back to imbalanced

    2. I may have damaged my cardio vascular and heart.

    I am not 100% sure if this is a medical condition or anxiety since I am not able to see a doctor currently but honestly I really hope its only anxiety. (constantly worrying about my heart, laying and not moving much...some days are better than others) I was having heart pains around week 1-2 mild slight heart pains...but i started taking l-Arginine a amino acid to help convert nitric oxide (Which would be a similar result to what the doctor would give for "Angina or heart pains" but its something I could have my family pick up at the local store) I have been trying a lot of things to solve my problems...krill omega 3, ASPIRIN is my friend (seems to help me...somehow)...take it everyday...every now and then sodium naproxen ...seems to take my nerves down...but I still havent cured myself and still feel somewhat worried ...it comes in waves and leaves...i also check my blood pressure (it comes up all good everytime unless im freaking out...then the sys is abut 145 or mild hypertension...still not that bad), check my heart with a stethoscope as of recent...thanks to my sister whose a nurse and had a extra.. honestly by checking on myself it reaffirms my mind and makes me less worried...I generally sleep fine...and find myself pressing on m left side lower rib cage...by my main physical issue is just my heart feel "sore or inflamed" also feel like that idea has something to do with it...kinda sore there but maybe from me pressing...ok...thats my rant...just want to put it out there...if anyone has any remedies that helped them...do share with me...or similar issues. I don't want to die!!! my life means a lot and I think I have a lot to offer the world in the long run, I will be a much better person too! ok ....now im done with my rant :)

    oh and i was tested with dyslexia so sorry about any typos or terrible writing..just a rant for possible help or suggestions.

  • Your story sounds so much like mine minus I do have healthcare, but am a bit 'anxious' about going to find out if there really is something wrong. This crap sucks. Not sure why I felt compelled to respond to you, (I too feel that I have more to give to this world to make somekind of difference) but wanted you to know someone else feels close to the same. I hope you are able to get it figured out and feel better. This crap sucks. Its such a helpless/hopeless feeling. We gotta keep our heads up. ☺

  • Just recently started noticing my anxiety... It goes really bad and can sometimes wake me up. Makes us all think something worse is wrong. Numbness... Aching.. Heart racing.. Numb sides etc all that. Would you believe that the best things I've found to make myself feel better are hot baths and keeping very stimulated. Something like sport or a games console. Try the hot bath, trust me :)

  • Oh my God.. I thought I'm the only one.. it felt horrible, the constant nervous feeling, shaky feeling, weakness, hot flashes and light headedness. Not to mention the nauseous and fainting feeling it's also hard to get some sleep due to jolting feeling and constant feeling that I'm easily get started by anything, Im dealing with it since I was 25 and now I'm 29 and still battling with it.. it's very hard especially everyday at work.. sometimes I just sit in the corner in tears.. and just keep telling my self to "keep it together, you already dealt with this a lot of times, be strong".

    I don't know, but knowing that I'm not the only one feeling this give me a sense of relief somehow.

    I pray for all of you guys to be better.

  • Hi Guys, It's been 6 months now, when suddenly I start feeling all of the above symptoms out of nowhere, first time in my life I was rushing my self to ER because I thought I am having a heart attack, but when I arrive I feel like relief and sick feeling was gone, I went to some GP's and refer me to specialist and consultant, all the test was already been done and comeback fine, what's disappointing is they will just tell you that you have anxiety and only your self can help you, I am very optimistic that I can regain my life back, I am planning to try oriental approach which is Chinese medicine, I want to try natural herbal medicine and acupuncture hope it will help, crossed fingers.

    Romz

  • Yes I also have been suffering with anxiety,its dreadful and gives me hot flashes,the shakes,nervousness,loss of appetite,have just started on a course of Diazepam,

    I also cant believe this can be all in the mind,I suffered months before I had to give in and see my doctor.It now seems like these extras are not doing the COPD a lot of good,but perhaps it's part of the basic cause,of struggling to breath,several times a day.

    Now im trying to keep an open mind,and hope this will not turn out to be another merry go round of endless courses of meds,that never cure my chest infections,and however many sputem tests I have never found the source of either,that bring back the need for another course quite quickly.

  • THIS MIGHT SOUND CRAZY BUT!!! i would just forget all about it!! Instead of worrying about what it is!!

    Let me tell you a lil story about myself... I have been suffering from PANIC and ANXIETY for 6 years!! I went to every doctor and specialist you could imagine!! Every place gave me the same answer... "its all in your head"

    I was going CRAZY!! My breathing,shakes,sweating,heart racing,fatigue!! You name it, i thought i was gonna die any minute!!

    I loss 3 jobs over it and i almost loss my family... Everyone thought i was making these things up!! I would literally lock myself in my closet for days... all because i felt safe in there!! I would miss out on family trips to places like costa rica.. because i was scared of having a panic attack!! Around my 3rd year i started to get tired of it, i started researching online... The only thing that made it get better at the time was, hearing someone else story about going through the samething as i have!! Realizing i wasnt alone with this battle... After finding out that panic and anxiety CANNOT kill me, i started to take my chances!

    Me and the wife planned a trip to the bahamas , she asked me was i ok to travel because of my panic and anxiety .... I decided that if iam gonna have another panic attack.. Than it will be in the bahamas lol... Because i gotten sick and tired of letting this BS run my life!!

    So we went on the trip and i didnt have one attack!!

    I know its easier said than done but! U have to put your foot down.. Thats only if anxiety is the reason for your conditions.... MAY GOD BLESS U ALL.... YOU ARE NOT ALONE....

  • Did they ever figure out what was wrong? I've been feeling this way for many years now.

  • I just wanted to let everyone know that I also have been suffering with all of these symptoms for the past two years - really bad.  After seeing so many doctors, etc. I went to see a hormone doctor.  Apparently, I didn't have any progestrone in my body.  As soon as I started using the cream, I became a completely different person, within days.  I no longer have the anxiety and mine was terrible.  Not every day is perfect but it's nothing like it was.  I'm a single 48 year old woman but apparently you start losing your hormones in your 30's.

  • I get WAY less lightheaded after eating and drinking lots of water. Keep snacking small amounts throughout the day. Helps my anxiety soso much. Keep the coffee and sugar to a minimum and keep the thought in your head "so what if people are judging me, I can never get this day back ever again". Learn to think in a positive light about everything and the anxiety will slip away. Don't rehearse what you're going to say too much, trust yourself and let it come. I used to have major depression from my anxiety that still slightly lingers but is NO WHERE near what it was 3 months ago. Once I retrained myself to stop putting myself down and really appreciate things, my anxiety is a 3 now and not a 10. The meds will only cover up the real issue.

  • causeandeffect007, good for you in finding the key to reversing anxiety. I totally agree with everything you are doing. Keep up with continued success. xx

  • Hey there I looked up online to see if anyone was the way I am ... I'm sick now and it happen after I gave birth to

    My youngest son he will be 7 mouths and I've been dealing with it for 5 and half mouths now to think almost a year of being sick but I'm on meds now and as

    Much as I would like to say they help they do nothing my doctor said give it time but I've been sick this long I feel

    Like I'm going insane 😡

  • Your post was a while ago. Are you still on this site, and if you are how are you feeling? I suffered from postpartum depression years ago and have some advice if you are still suffering. Message me if you want to.

  • I had the exact same thing last night, I was sleeping and laying on my arm and it was numb so I freaked out and panicked, felt sick, heart was racing, shaking, hot flushes but I want to tell everyone it's all in your head! Just breath from your stomach and CALM DOWN! It's okay for this to happen and its normal but just remember you are fine and won't fire because your mind is very powerful and brings these symptoms on without knowing but just accept the fact it's happening and it's in your head and you will feel better within five minutes

  • Jakezzzzz, Thank you, my sentiments exactly. That is what has put me back in control of my symptoms. I no longer give in to what anxiety may throw my way. Stopping it cold is the way to go. Deep Breathing helps immensely. Good for you Jake. Keep thinking positive...

  • I FEEL SO SICK BUT HAVE NOT DIED YET LONG STORY I FEEL LIKE I CAN NOT GO ON YES YOUR BRAIN IS MAKING MY BODY SICK IT IS IN YOUR HEAD THIS MED THAT MED O MY IM NOT SURE WHAT TO DO MY SELF CAN NOT TAKE THE HEAT OUT SIDE

  • Hi riroar, how are you doing 2 years on? I hope things have improved for you. Unfortunately I, like many others, found your post from experiencing the same scary symptoms :(

  • A family member recently had a heart attack and now my anxiety has kicked in for the past three days now none stop I felt breathless sick supposed pains in my chest neck feels like it's closing up stupid things like that and I know nothing is going to happen and I tell my self nothing will happen but I can't stop the feeling

  • i have the exact same thing

  • It's so stupid isn't it it helps to talk to people about what your feeling and it also helps as horrible as it may sound to see people have the same feelsing as you do because i can tell my self it's defiantly just all in your head and I relax a little bit

  • It sounds like you not only have anxiety, but also you have panic attacks. They make you feel exactly as you describe. I have had panic and anxiety for over 40 years and after suffering for 30 years, I finally went on medication. Finally I can live a pretty much normal life. It is not " in your head". It is a real illness just like a little Diabetic or heart disease. Look up panic disorder, and then go see a Dr. Who unferstands panic attacks.

  • This is awful. I also have experienced it. It waned off after I got water baptized. But two days ago I had pain in my left calf. I was worried a lot since I have googled it before. The fear of having a heart disease or heart attack is gone but is replaced by the fear of DVT and PE. Tomorrow I will go for check-up and ask for a CT Scan and venous doppler scan.

    For the past 7 months, my symptoms are dizziness, short of breath, chest pain, etc. All have been ruled out because I had a lot of test (except CT Scan and MRI). The psych diagnosed me with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. But this calf pain is new to me so I will have it checked just to make sure it's just anxiety.

    I have OCD since I keep on obsessing on a certain thought. I pick my lips too until it bleeds.

    The water baptism gave me freedom from a previous fear of dying of heart problem but it was replaced by another one. It is not fun.

  • Yes most definitely! Anixy can play a lot of tricks on you! But you need to remmeber it's all in your mind. I have been through exacrtly what you did that horriable morning. It does get better if you find ways of coping with it, now if I get a chest pain or feel dizzy I distract myself, keep myself busy & active. The fright of the pain attack slowly goes away as I'm focusing on something else. I can be in bed for some days with my anixy where I'm So fed up of feeling this way! So don't feel like your alone because your not. Right now I have had headaches for 4 weeks. Convinced myself its a brain tumour, been to the doctors over 5 times, but a headache can be caused by anixy and stress too.

    Just take one step at a time.. I haven't had a panic attack in 3 months now! So hopefully you will find a way of coping. Even though I am still getting headaches all day everyday, we need to tell ourselves were going to be okay

  • I've experienced that wherever I have a panic attack, everytime I return to that place it happens again. I'm not sure why but I know it's a common thing to happen. Maybe that's what happening to you to 🤔

  • I deal with the same thing I get dizzy pretty much every day it keeps me from doing things. I have had so many weird symptoms it's really hard to believe it's just anxiety I'm on zoloft and it has helped not perfect but it's helped try to get help I know how u feel take care

  • I can relate to this. I don't work or go out. Sometimes it gets to the stage where I feel like I'm going to die I don't go out as it makes it worst its mainly bad in the day and at night I'm okay but that depends on how my anxiety really is its basically ruined my life it sucks I'm in bed watching TV mostly.

  • The symptoms in the OP are exactly like mine, only I haven't been as many times to the doc. Called the ambulance once because I was sure I was having some kind of heart failure and they did checkups but everything was working perfectly. The paramedics were chuckling about it, which irritated me a bit. Maybe they were just trying to relax me, but at the time it seemed like they weren't taking me seriously. The doc told me I have anxiety disorder and recommended Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

    I can identify with all the symptoms mentioned - numbness in the limbs; strange tingling sensations; dry mouth; feeling like you're going to drop to the floor; going crazy (I start wailing uncontrollably like a child which is ridiculous for a 40-year-old man); clammy hands; a strange dizzy sensation like I'm weightless and am about to float away into the sky; disorientation (I can be walking in perfectly familiar streets and suddenly have no idea where I am); feeling like I'm on drugs; a tightness in the chest like someone's squeezing inside my chest cavity or pressing down inside my stomach; bursts of adrenalin washing over me from right in the centre of my chest outwards; a hot feeling; palpitations; a rushing sound in my ears; feeling like I need to take a deep breath but can't; and later acid reflux. Sometimes when I'm just on the point of going to sleep I wake up with a jolt because I realise I've forgotten to breathe in. Then I start getting scared to go to sleep in case I stop breathing while asleep or get heart failure and never wake up.

    I'm obsessed with Googling symptoms to try and find out what's wrong with me and I scare myself shitless by taking my own blood pressure and listening to the beeps and freaking out! Every time I take my BP it is perfectly normal, even *desirable*. My friends then tell me there's nothing wrong with my heart and I'm fine and all I need to do is calm down and "breathe deeply", which annoys me because they don't seem to understand that I'm going through the emotions you'd expect from someone who feels they are about to die in a few seconds' time.

    I still can't get my head round the fact that what I'm experiencing could be something so benign as Generalised Anxiety Disorder because every time I have a panic attack I'm sure it's a serious, life-threatening problem with my heart or lungs and I'm certain I'm about to die. It's so good to read accounts from people who have the same symptoms and invariably they've been told the same thing by their doctors. I guess I need to start believing the medical professionals and just try to relax and sort my head out and get some more exercise to get the hormones to the right levels.

  • Hi my name is bev I no just what you are going through I have anxiety and panic attacks to it it really hard for me to cope with them I can't go out lost 3stone in weight when there come on it feels like there never go away I cry lot to my hart racers go very hot in my chest and it feels like someone is pressing down on me shaking and lots more at the moment I am on line with a guy called Michael Norman at support @ panic free he is really good it is help me with it

  • So how are feeling any better??

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