Am I dying

Hi everybody I'm andrew. Im 22. And I'm literally going crazy i lost my job in september my girlfriend is pregnant with my child. He's due in 6 weeks if whatever is wrong with me is anxiety I need to learn how to control it before then I've been to the hospital 10 times in the past 2 weeks with chest pain diarrhea and headaches. I've had 4 ekgs I don't even know how many different blood tests and 3 chest x-rays. Everything came back normal so they told me it's anxiety but this is the scariest feeling in the world. It all stared wit what I thought was a heart attack they said it was a panic attack snice then Google has not been my friend I'm constantly searching what could be wrong with me. I have aches and pains every were muscle twitches headaches diarrhea random nasea and vomiting this sound in my head that sounds like pop rocks short shooting pains in my head n chest dizziness I'm almost always tired but can't get a full nights sleep sometimes I feel like I can't breath. Palpitations spikes in heart rate and blood pressure n everything gets worse daily. My pcp prescribed me paxil but I'm afraid to take it incase my problem isn't anxiety the hospital prescribed me ativan in hopes of me not going back but that didn't really help much. I literally feel like I'm dying. Is this really what anxiety is or is se thing seriously wring with me :( I also just recently started having shooting pains in my head that don't last more than a second n this weird electric feeling that doesn't last more than a second it's usually in my head but I've felt it in my chest to.. am I gona die? Could I have a brain tumor? Could these be mini strokes? I'm going crazy.

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  • Hi Andrew

    This is anxiety. You are going through some stress and you should be fine.

    You are about to go through a lovely experience. You need to relax and enjoy it. Your son will change your life and you will love him :-)

    A job loss can be stressful. Please realise just how stressful.

    I would like to help you but I a m not a doctor just a 40 year old bloke with some life experiences.

    First it would be good if you could relax. Have you done anything as regards breathing exercises?

  • The medications they have asked you to take can take about a month to work so you need to be consistent with them,

    The feelings you are having would seem to be caused by Anxiety, your partner is going to give birth in six weeks and you are still young. Try taking the medications and hopefully when the child is born you should calm down.

    BOB

  • The medications they have asked you to take can take about a month to work so you need to be consistent with them,

    The feelings you are having would seem to be caused by Anxiety, your partner is going to give birth in six weeks and you are still young. Try taking the medications and hopefully when the child is born you should calm down.

    BOB

  • Omg I had the electric shocking pain in my chest today so ita definitely anxiety it has such horrible and scary symptoms sometimes but u have gotten alot of test done an all came back clear so thats good news just do breathing techniques and try herbal supplements to relax yourself

  • Try taking the meds. They can only help and if it doesn't work then go back to the doctor. Ativan will help you calm down. How many mg is it ?

  • It is very difficult to accept your problems are all "in your mind", but use logic, you will have had more tests in the last few months then most people will have in a life time and non of them suggest a physical illness. The best thing to do is to take the medication as per the docs say and also try to identify any triggers such as caffeine, nicotine, alcohol etc, also triggers can include situations such as when you are thinking of a certain topic, you may be panicking because of your desperate situation and the fact that you are going to be a farther soon, a little worry about things like that are totally normal, your current reaction to them is not. You are not insane, you are not going to die, you need a little help that's all in handling your situation.

  • Hi Andrew,

    This is stress and anxiety and you need to try to take it easy. I know what you are going through i suffered from anxiety,depression and insomnia what helped me allot was going out to reach groups and talking to people that were going through the same thing. This chat line can help you but you must surround yourself with loving and positive people or they will bring you down. I also tried a hobby and spent more time with friends and family. Dont isolate yourself. Please take some walks in the morning it really helps with depression and being close to nature is really healing. Check out these motivational videos from les brown it will inspire you. Wish you the best!Reply ·

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  • Yes it's anxiety I have every symptom u just named daily, ur not alone

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