Anxiety & Hypochondria can make you feel like crap, can't it?

Just needing to vent on how I currently feel this evening. I'm aware that I'm hypersensitive to everything in my body. I know there is nothing wrong with me physically. Especially after having gone to the doctor so many times a few weeks ago lol. But this evening, I'm just feeling "weird". I did wake up with a slight headache/neck ache this morning & I think that's from how I slept. But it's worse now. And I have felt queasy off & on for a few days along with some dizzy moments here & there. It seems my arms or legs fall asleep easily & I'm noticing muscle pains here & there a lot in the last few days. I've been worrying about a lot of stuff lately that the average person wouldn't think twice about. I've also had weird emotions and fears run through my mind. Maybe becauE I'm facing the dentist tomorrow morning that I'm feeling extra anxious tonight? I've been putting off this cavity filling for a few months now lol. It even has my vision kinda blurry & I just feel not normal lol. But I know there isn't anything wrong with me. I guess that's a start lol? Thank you all for letting me vent! :)

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  • I understand! I have only been to the docs once because my mom says I am 100% fine and my mom knows me. But ugh, I have random bouts of feeling bad all of a sudden. Dizzy, hyper aware, just lowsy. Not all the time, though. Sometimes I feel pasty and tired and weak, etc. It is a bummer.

  • Hi, I suffer from anxiety and have needed dental treatment on one tooth for a year, but too afraid to have it done- just before Christmas of course, it flared up! I certainly wouldn't be surprised if you were feeing anxious about going to the dentist- that's quite normal. But I do sympathise with you. Glad you have been checked out physically. Hope all goes well at the dentist.

  • Hello

    If you are feeling jumpy with the Dentist because you have underlying worries and fears, your Dentist can refer you to the Dental Hospital or Community Dentist and arrange a chat so they can try doing your dentistry under SEDATION.

    I was put under bad dentistry when I was a child and I am now sixty four and still having me teeth done in hospital when required. Eventually they can refer you back to your dentist if they feel you have improved.

    Personally I would not go back to general dentistry.

    With regards waking up in the morning with these symptoms it looks like your pillows or bed are a problem.

    So you need to ask yourself if the mattress needs renewing. Lifetime of mattress about fourteen years.

    With regards pines needles etc, this sounds like poor circulation and needs to be looked into although with your condition they may not find anything wrong. Your GP can do certain tests and most probably be able to hire a blood pressure machine for a week or so. You can yourself check your blood pressure twice a day for a week or so.

    You may be just hypo sensitive about your body and the GP will keep an eye on you.

    Has the GP offered any medications to calm you or a course of other treatments that will assist you in understanding your own body

    Good Luck

    BOB

  • Hello

    If you are feeling jumpy with the Dentist because you have underlying worries and fears, your Dentist can refer you to the Dental Hospital or Community Dentist and arrange a chat so they can try doing your dentistry under SEDATION.

    I was put under bad dentistry when I was a child and I am now sixty four and still having me teeth done in hospital when required. Eventually they can refer you back to your dentist if they feel you have improved.

    Personally I would not go back to general dentistry.

    With regards waking up in the morning with these symptoms it looks like your pillows or bed are a problem.

    So you need to ask yourself if the mattress needs renewing. Lifetime of mattress about fourteen years.

    With regards pines needles etc, this sounds like poor circulation and needs to be looked into although with your condition they may not find anything wrong. Your GP can do certain tests and most probably be able to hire a blood pressure machine for a week or so. You can yourself check your blood pressure twice a day for a week or so.

    You may be just hypo sensitive about your body and the GP will keep an eye on you.

    Has the GP offered any medications to calm you or a course of other treatments that will assist you in understanding your own body

    Good Luck

    BOB

  • Thank you all! :) I couldn't sleep last night and laid awake the whole night which made me feel lousy today. Haven't had that happen in a long time lol. I went to the dentist anyway and told him of the oral thrush I've had off and on since November and then my jaw popping and feeling stiff and such. I am not scared of the drilling and everything that goes along with the dental stuff but strangely, I fear the numbing medicine. Ever since I had a reaction to some anxiety medication last summer, I developed an unhealthy fear of all medicine. "What if I have a reaction? What if I panic over how it makes me feel?"On the same note, since I've had two root canals, I fear another one, hence why I wanted to go ahead and take care of this last cavity I have that is pretty big but no pain. But, he checked out my jaw, it was a little sore on the left side and he said he did to want to touch my tooth until my TMJ calmed down. So I go back in two weeks to get my cavity filled. I'm trusting him that if he saw my tooth, that he trusts it should be fine until then.

    Yes, my doctor has given me some chill out medicine, I've just been scared to take it since I developed that unhealthy fear of medicines. So stupid, I know. I have come a long way with it though. I know it's a mental barrier. I had to take antibiotics last month when I got sick and medicines for the thrush. So that yanked me out of most of the medicine fears. My husband has a blood pressure machine and I've kept tabs on it. Sometimes it's elevated when im having anxiety and other times it's normal. But since I went to the doctors ALOT last month, none of them had said anything about it other than I have anxiety and just need to relax. :) I used to be more relaxed haha! So I'm gonna work on that lol. :)

  • Hey your worrying yourself sick!! :)

    How are you doing now?

  • Ugh, trying not to lol! It's those moments you wish you can turn the toxic thoughts off. My fear of the dental visit sadly threw me into that. And a shame too since it never used to be that way. :/ I'm doing better now. I slept much better last night and finally relaxed and enjoyed it! My only anxiety complaint at the moment is it seems my arms and legs fall asleep easily & when I lift something or use them, my arm will ache or my foot will get pins and needles or something like that. But I think it's just muscle tension. I read my post and it's just ridiculous but I wrote it to vent it out at the time. I'm thankful I'm healthy and the good Lord keeps patience with me! It's a new year and working on changing these bad patterns of thinking!

    How are you doing? Feeling better these days? :)

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