Help with my anxiety!:(

Hi my name is Ashley and I'm 16 here recently I have been battling anxiety REALLY BAD I can't get it of my mind that there is something terribly wrong with me I constantly thing my kidneys are failing or I have bladder cancer. I can't seem to except its all in my head I've had blood work and a urine test but they was both fine I went to the doctor and she gave me antidepressants but I've been taking them for only 4 days now I stay dizzy most of the time and sleepy a lot and kind of blurry vision I just now my organs are failing or something bad is wrong :'( can someone help me?!:(

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  • Don't worry I'm in your same shoes as u right now with the same symptoms and more :-( and are u on citolapram and proprolol ? That's what I've just been given buy my doctor last week don't like citolaprams side affects at the moment but they do work there magic are a few weeks let's hope :-) but it's psychological and all in your mind trust me every thing apart from your anxiety is fine I had all the tests done and worried I had something else but it's just your mind it's the most powerful thing in the world it runs us in side and out ! But u will be ok as I'm hoping I'm guna be it has took over my life for to long now :-) take care though and ask any thing u want :-) ........

  • Thanks that helps a lot!(:

  • What meds are u on ?

  • Sertraline

  • Are u havin side affects from sertraline ? (dizziness ,nausea,constant yawning ,stretching ? This is all the side affects what I'm havin on citolapram :-( but should only last a week or so alrite ! My anxiety has been overwhelming lately like yours :-( we hate it with a passion !! ( JUST LEAVE US ALONE WE'VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS NOW ) Your be ok :-) ....


  • Hi Michelle, I hope you are ok.If I were you, I'd research anxiety and your symptoms as much as possible.

    I've been down the medication route and it just gave me 2 stone of fat. Each to their own but dont expect anti depressants to sort your life out.They will numb you enough to stop you from doing something silly or getting to bursting point, but there is a lot you can do for yourself, i.e light exercise, minimal alcohol, meditation, talking with someone you can confide with.Sounds like the paranoia is kicking in, that's normal for anxiety sufferers.You don't want to rely on meds all of your life and are a young girl.It's your life, their is support out there but ultimately you are in control.I've had PTSD for 11 years and have been through the NHS system, luckily I have combat stress to rely on now. I will help you if I can x take care.

  • We have to remember that anxiety is a symptom of a greater problem and antidepressants won’t cure the problem, instead they will cause more physical and emotional problems down the road. My daughter and I suffered every symptom you mentioned plus more. In 2010 she graduated on the Dean’s Honors List with a double major and was all set to pursue her Master’s Degree. She went to Italy for the summer to visit her grandmother and while she was away my father and I started having severe dizzy spells and loss of balance. My parents were living with us at the time. I found these symptoms quite odd because even the cat would start falling and losing his balance. He would walk around shaking his head and ears like a dog does when he comes out of water. I think I called 10 vets who all said he was picking up a signal that humans couldn’t hear. Then I started having heart palpitations and erratic blood pressure.

    When my daughter returned from Italy within 2 weeks she was sick and house bound. She started having severe pressure headaches and she believed her head was going to explode. She had neck pain and face pain. Some days every tooth in her mouth ached and she has lovely teeth, not one cavity. Then her hand started to tremble and she started to have severe dizzy spells and it felt like her heart would stop and jerk her when it started again (arrhythmia). She was afraid to drive the car in case she passed out and killed someone. Then her symptoms started to merge with mine, heart palpitations, muscle and joint pain, severe insomnia, ringing in the ears or sounds of white noise (tinnitus), burning in the back of the head, tingling/itchy/burning skin, chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, severe memory loss, and extremely poor concentration. It goes without saying we suffered from terrible anxiety.

    The doctors and medical professionals exhausted their resources running tests for diabetes, hypothyroidism, anemia, heart tests, spinal tests, teeth exams, eye exams, hearing tests, tests for vitamin deficiencies, blood tests, etc. and all reports came back negative. We were sent to the Environmental Health Clinic in Toronto and the Medical Director told us we were suffering from “Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity” (EHS) caused by the new wireless utility smart meter they had installed on our house. This is a recognized medical illness and is supported by the Canadian Human Rights Commission, yet few Canadians have heard of it and our medical professionals are not trained to diagnose or treat EHS. We learned the wireless smart meters infiltrate your home with electromagnetic radiation that increases health risk of disease and disorders. The smart meter radiation (microwave radiation) travels for a few miles in all directions and pierces through all non-metallic mediums. If your community has 1000 homes then 1000 smart meters are exposing you and your family to their radiations, even while sleeping! Although the smart meters fire off intermittently, they collectively have a cumulative effect on our health over time. Smart meter radiation sickness in its variety of forms is infiltrating our children, babies, pregnant mothers, elderly, pets, etc.

    Of particular concern are homes where the meter is mounted on the same wall as a bedroom or a room where any occupant spends much time. Even more worrying are homes that have multiple meters mounted just outside living areas, such as some townhouses, some apartments and some multiple residence units. Having multiple meters can cause even higher radiation levels and more danger for the persons exposed. Each meter transmits radiation at different strengths and at different time periods, depending on the distance the signal has to travel, the physical barriers between the meter and the collection point, and the number of meters using the meter as a stepping stone to pass their information along the line to the collection point.

    At the Environmental Health Clinic we met hundreds of people suffering from the same symptoms, and learned that there are millions of people across the country who have EHS. We met bank managers from downtown Toronto who have been off work for over 2 years since the bank installed WIFI, teachers who left their profession because the schools are now blanketed in WiFi, real-estate brokers who got sick immediately after a smart meter was installed on their house, a university professor who had slept in a car for a number of years out in the country. A car acts like a faraday cage keeping radiation out when it isn’t running, but if you are travelling with a cell phone inside the car it has the opposite effect and pings from door to door/ceiling to floor, all the while searching for a signal and sending microwave radiation travelling through your body. To make matters worse and because the smart meter was the catalyst that began our health problems, we are now sensitive to all wireless products and must avoid cell phones, cordless DECT phones, WiFi and the list goes on.

    All studies funded by the telecommunications industry say there is no connection between wireless and human health. All independent scientific studies and biologists from around the world say this technology is dangerous and causes neurological, cardiac, respiratory, dermatological, ophthalmologic, digestive, abdominal, immune, infertility, and numerous sensory symptoms, and what’s worse it affects the second, third, and fourth generations. The environmental medical professionals are the same doctors and scientists that train our health professionals and physicians on environmental health hazards, yet they are being ignored around the world. They have spoken out about this epidemic for over 20 years now but everyone knows the medical professionals do not like change or anything that challenges what they have studied. This is why it took over 50 years to get our family physicians to listen to the dangers of thalidomide, asbestos, and tobacco. The environmental doctors say this disease will be worse than tobacco and asbestos put together when it comes to health problems and loss of life. On one visit to the neurologist’s office the doctor said “Well I don’t know anything about electricity or smart meters but I don’t think they can harm humans, so I would say you have vertigo”. This is the road-block that the Environmental professionals are facing.

    Most of our doctors haven’t been trained to deal with this issue and therefore patients are being misdiagnosed and given strong pharmaceuticals which have other dangerous side effects. Our family doctor easily prescribed Lorazepam and suggested my daughter see a shrink for her anxiety and depression. She told him that she had nothing to be depressed about, that her family was the greatest, and her life was on track until something started going on inside her body and mind that she couldn’t control. In fact Fibromyalgia symptoms are nearly identical to microwave sickness and once again patients are being misdiagnosed. Microwave Sickness, Radio Wave or Radiation Sickness is what it used to be called. Today it is referred to as Electrosensitivity, Electro Hypersensitivity, or Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS), and this sickness has been around for years. Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome weren't even on the map until the number of cell phone and wifi towers and antennas went up exponentially around the country in the mid 90's following the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

    EHS is one of the biggest kept secrets and I have read the Telecommunications giants are bigger than Big Pharma in North America and our governments allow this atrocity because they make billions of dollars selling off the airwaves that belong to the people. In Canada, Industry Canada auctions what they term "Spectrum (airwave) Licences" to the

    communications companies for multi-million dollar bids, meaning that Industry Canada has a vested financial interest in selling as many licenses as possible. In 2008 alone, the federal government of Canada made almost 4.3 Billion dollars by selling off the airwaves to various telecom companies for wireless transmissions. Thus Industry Canada does not serve the general public, they serve the Telecommunications Industry. The catch 22 here is that Industry Canada is the only federal body monitoring the existing standards that the telecommunication companies have to meet, meaning that there is virtually no current legislation controlling where and how many cell towers can go up in a given residential area.

    This is new technology that has had no long term studies to research the effect of long term exposure of micro-wave radio frequency on the general public. The microwaves that are emitted from these towers is known to be carcinogenic, and linked to leukemia, infertility, Alzheimer’s, autism, and various other insidious health issues. Short term exposure is known to cause headaches, nausea, tinnitus, sleep disturbances, skin rashes, disorientation, vertigo, changes in vision, and can affect the cardiovascular and nervous system. Exposure causes DNA damage and has been linked to various cancers. We are currently being exposed to levels of radio and microwave frequency that have never been experienced in human history. The most comprehensive (and daunting) compilation of research on cell tower emissions done by an independent international body of scientists and researchers is the 2012 BioInitiative Report. (

    In 2012 The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) put out their bulletin calling for:

    •An immediate caution on Smart Meter installation due to potentially harmful RF exposure.

    •Accommodation for health considerations regarding EMF and RF exposure, including exposure to

    wireless Smart Meter technology.

    •Independent studies to further understand the health effects from EMF and RF exposure.

    •Recognition that electromagnetic hypersensitivity is a growing problem worldwide.

    •Understanding and control of this electrical environmental bombardment for the protection of


    •Consideration and independent research regarding the quantum effects of EMF and RF on

    human health.

    •Use of safer technology, including for Smart Meters, such as hard‐wiring, fiber optics or other

    non‐harmful methods of data transmission.

    In December 2012 the American Academy of Pediatrics ‐ representing 60,000 pediatricians, wrote to Congress requesting it update the safety levels microwave radiation exposure especially for children and pregnant women. The WiFi systems in schools are typically hundreds of times more powerful than the home consumer systems you may be familiar with. They are also dozens of times more powerful than the cafe and restaurant systems you may have been exposed to. The WiFi systems in schools are necessarily more powerful than any microwave communication systems in any other setting because they are required to run hundreds of computers simultaneously. They are also exposing children ‐ the most vulnerable to microwave radiation ‐ to extended periods all day, for their entire childhood. This is an unprecedented exposure with unknown outcome on the health and reproductive potential of a generation.

    In October 2013, the AAEM organized an international medical conference in Phoenix AZ to teach doctors how to identify patients whose symptoms can be reversed by eliminating exposure to WiFi, cell phones and other forms of wireless radiation in the home. They also stated that it is unlikely that there are currently enough doctors familiar with the biological effects of microwave radiation to diagnose and treat the numbers of children who will potentially become symptomatic from exposure to your wireless system should you elect to install it. Statistics show that you can expect an immediate reaction in 3% of your students and time‐delayed reactions in 30% of them. This will also include teachers.

    In May 2011 IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possible carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). Have you read this in the newspapers or seen it on TV- probably not because the media is owned by the telecommunications Industry Giants. In Canada Bell and Rogers own most of the television stations, cable, newspapers, and magazines- What a coincidence!! As often as they have been contacted they refuse to run any articles. The odd article or report on the dangers of cell phone radiation is all you will see, yet microwave radiation is all around us.

    Frank Clegg, past president of Microsoft Canada has a wonderful website that you might want to follow: Canadians For Safe Technology ( Frank retired after his wife became chemically sensitive and the smart meters went up in his city. He is now dealing with the cell tower and smart meter proliferation across Ontario and the country. His main issue is that even though technology can be a great thing, consumers have a right to know when this technology is harmful to their health. It usually affects babies and young children first because they are still developing. Then pregnant women, teenagers, women in general, and the elderly because they may already have a weakened immune system. Men seem to be the last affected but not necessarily in this order.

    Once you have the symptoms you have a greater advantage than other people because you know what is causing it and you can take precautions to avoid all wireless. If you must use a cell phone you can learn to use it safely. Unfortunately for the other people who are not feeling any symptoms or their doctors have misdiagnosed them, they won’t be taking any precautionary measures for themselves or their loved ones. One thing we learned is that whether or not you feel any symptoms, microwave radiation affects every organ in your body, so the sooner you do your own research and learn about the deleterious health effects of this technology, the sooner you can be on the road to recovery.

    This dangerous technology involves, cell phones, DECT cordless phones (they are more dangerous than cell phones), baby monitors, WiFi, blue tooth, wireless smart meters, cell towers, wireless head-sets, and all other wireless technology. Your television with the little red “stand by” light, that is operated by a hand held changer- WIRELESS technology. University campuses- blanketed with WiFi and have cancer clusters that are never reported. One mother tells her story about the cancer clusters on the SDSU campus after her 29 year old son died. And when she asked a school official why these cancer clusters were never identified to the media the reply was, “Because of Money”. It is unfortunate but we have to take our health into our own hands when it comes to this dangerous technology. Please do your own research into the dangers of wireless technology before it is too late.

  • Youre completely healthy! Ive had dizziness and it goes back and forth. I mean, Im worried of losing it but I haven't. Everyone with anxiety fears one thing or another and I could so easily freak out right now, but what good will it do? It wont help me, wont make me feel any better. Your body is used to worry. You gotta stop and retrain your mindset.

  • Dont keep researching your symptoms! More results will just crop up and youll panicked you got that. You may actually find your symptoms comforming to the newest worry.

  • Hi Ashley, the things you are describing in your post could be described as being health anxiety.

    Unfortunately lots of anxiety sufferers have these kind of thoughts but as you have seen the doctor and had the tests ,I think it's safe to say that these thoughts are there in your mind and wont come to anything !.

    You've done the best thing finding this community ,and there are other communities like living with anxiety, you could try.

  • Hello sounds to me you have health anxiety Hun, I'm the same way! I always think I've got brain tumours,cancer, heart problems ect., no matter how many people told me I was fine It still kept going round in my mind, even when I health professional told me I was fine I still didn't believe them, I've had general anxiety, health anxiety and PTSD since I was 15 years old, I take each day as it comes. Every feeling/ thought I get I record it... The reason for doing this is trying to identify the source of panic/ triggers. And when you have been so anxious for a long time your heart has to pump more blood around your body and may cause you to feel uneasy and dizzy, your tiredness can be caused by your anxiety too.... When you've been stressed with your anxiety and you panic all the time your body has to work more harder, I panic 24/7 and sometimes don't sleep but after a while my body becomes worn out and that's a sign I need to rest.Don't worry I understand what your going through, I know it's hard as I've experienced what extreme anxiety can do to your mind and symptoms you can get, your not alone and Everyone helps each other on this site with helpful tips/advice what can help you with your anxiety. If you want anyone to talk to any time of day/night drop me a message :) I'm always here to give as much advice as I can x

  • I feel exactly the same way. I am sorry you feel this way, but I am glad to see I am not alone.

  • I feel this way sometimes .You must control your mind.If we lean on our own understanding it makes us think a lot of things that just aren't true.and that leads to worse problems like us thinking there are physical things wrong with us.I hope this helps.

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