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Anxiety please help!


I've recently been diagnosed with anxiety and depression and I feel completely alone. No one I know understands what I'm going through I hurt 24/7 I've had a muscle spasm for 4 days now after I got pumped with medicine from the hospital because I couldn't sleep for two days. Has anyone else experienced muscle spasms from this? I just don't know what to do anymore I google every new symptom and I think I'm constantly dying because that's honestly how I feel.

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I had the same everyday since 2009 with my arm aching and pins and needles, your not alone I wished my family understood but they don't they see it as attention seeking

Every little symptoms I have I always google and trust me its not the best thing to do because it makes you panic I'm always here if you need someone to chat to

Totally agree , having health anxiety sucks ..well anxiety in general sucks lol but I do the same thing.

My family and friends think I can just turn it off and on and it's frustrating having no one to talk to. I had my first panic attack about three months ago and it started with my arm, neck and chest hurting so I went to the hospital thinking I was having a heart attack and they ran complete blood tests and checked my heart and told me I was having an anxiety attack and asked if I was stressed out but I wasn't. I went to my normal doctor because I started getting new symptoms such as hurting below my left rib cage heart fluttering as I explained it and heart burn and he told me I had bad anxiety. The new symptoms came and went and I googled every thing that kept telling me I had tumors, cancer and everything else. Thank you so much for responding it makes me feel better knowing I'm not the only one getting pains with this.

When I find I had mine I had a really bad bad pain in side of my head and was all dizzy and shacking and couldn't sleep so went to a&e they said you got anxitey but nothing could get it under control I couldn't didn't eat for 3 weeks and lost just under 5'stone kept passing as well I had every test and it all come fine but that still don't put my mind at rest and I know that's selfish of me x

I had head pain too! My head felt heavy and they done a ct scan just to make sure nothing was wrong and they told me that my results were perfect. I've have complete blood work done twice a ct scan and they said I was fine. I still think something's wrong with every little pain or change in something I just think I have something wrong with me constantly. Anxiety is the worst pain I've ever dealt with and you can get pain anywhere at anytime and I never knew that.

Sometimes I gets to the stage were I don't want to go out just incase attack comes on, its the worse pain I've ever experienced, I feel like I will never live a normal life with it

Just scares the life out of me I get married I may and thinking what happens if it all comes on at the wedding 😢 x

Yep I've been there. Looked up online , various things & endless clinic visits ..etc. I wish there was an off switch for anxiety. We'll be able to manage :)) we have to learn how to relax

I know about the anxiety, I do. It's rough, but you'll manage. I know it's easier said than done now but it's true. For now , you probably 24/7 are on edge ..panicky .do you have a counselor to talk with? That's a method i have for myself , she's nice plus has anxiety herself.

I know of having trouble sleeping sometimes or even relaxing. But...what you also mentioned, what was given to you? If you don't mind me asking ..

They gave me paxil the first time and it made me so sick I couldn't take it two days ago they prescribed me .25 Xanax that seemed to help me sleep better. Last night was the first time I took it.

Oh ok ok. Never knew Paxil was for anxiety. Well Xanax seems to be fine. Glad you got some sleep finally :))

I wouldn't recommend paxil for anyone lol it was the worst feeling I've ever experienced in my life.

Dear Jess5291,

You are not alone.

I am sorry to read that you are suffering with muscle spasms.

This site is great for support.

warmest regards,



I'm going through the same things -Plus. Afraid of, and attach danger to every little pain, I also have soooo much fear, I'm so afraid I'm not going to be able to get around, because I have RA and then I won't be able to do the things I have to do, like take care of my Sons Home,and my Grandchildren, and our pets. Puts me into terrible panic attacks. The last month or so been waking up at 2 or 3 AM in panic attacks. I go to sleep to music and if I wake in the middle of the nite have to click it back on cause my mind starts in right away. Am also an agoraphobic so I can't go out anywhere much :( so its hard to escape, or get my mind busy doing fun things. If you find the answer, anyone, please give me some tips. I take Xanax .5 two or three times a day. And cry a lot. I'm alone most of the time, I'm a widow, hard to find friends when you can't go places. Good Luck

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