New to this forum...help with my symptoms!

Hi, I am new here and I suffer from health anxiety I guess thats what it triggers my symptoms. I tried five different antidepressants but I am very afraid of the side effects and I end up getting very nasty ones, but I want to live a normal life like everyone else. I have pain that comes and goes, now I have pain in my left arm, sometimes I feel kind of dizzy, with flu like symptoms...I thought it was the Wellbutrin I was taking but I stopped it a month ago. Now I find myself googling Fibro and I don't know if that what I have. My Doc says I don't have that, but how can he be so sure.

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  • I forgot to mentioned that I had blood work done like four times this year, Ultra sounds, MRI of the brain last year...

  • Hi Pamela

    How long did you take the antidepressant for before changing to a new one? U need to give them a chance atleast a couple of weeks in your system to see any change! Side affects don't last- just until

    The body gets used to the medication!

  • About three weeks each..right now I just take .25 mg of Xanax at night

  • Does this help? I see there are a lot of most common side affects to this med! I'm taking 10mg escitalopram. Side affects are not bad! I felt a little sick at first and a few headaches which have now past!

  • It helps when I need something right away. I've never tried escitalopram, but I don't want to go through more side effects....I am afraid of them...or making me feel worse.

  • Hi Pamela23, I don't like taking my antidepressant but I'm supposed to be on escilporam.. I've been experiencing very bad anxiety & it's awful. I've had pain that comes & goes just like you said & then I start to think & worry it's got to be something other then anxiety:( I can't tell you to relax cause for me it's super hard but I try to distract myself from it to make my symptoms goes away. I just wish WE didn't have to go through this. I hope you feel better! Take care

  • Thanks!

  • Hi . I also feel the numbness in my left arm and leg and the flu symptoms as I'm typing right now ! I all started when I felt like there's something stuck in my trough and from there I'm having all kinds of symptoms like I'm out of breath (constantly) thd numbness I mentioned and the flu symptoms I also have this weird type of headache I think it's only anxiety making us feel like this, the worst thing you couldo are to Google stuff it allows our mind to think we have that type of illness we find on Google while we don't actually have them .It's all anxiety !! Stay positive!

  • Hi . I also feel the numbness in my left arm and leg and the flu symptoms as I'm typing right now ! I all started when I felt like there's something stuck in my trough and from there I'm having all kinds of symptoms like I'm out of breath (constantly) thd numbness I mentioned and the flu symptoms I also have this weird type of headache I think it's only anxiety making us feel like this, the worst thing you couldo are to Google stuff it allows our mind to think we have that type of illness we find on Google while we don't actually have them .It's all anxiety !! Stay positive!

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