Back from the ERπŸ₯πŸš‘

So iam back... Was givin a chest Xray and A ECG Nd blood work. And again EVERYTHING NORMAL... idk what else to do or where else to turn. Noone can understand my suffering iam so sad. And anxiety is a pain in so my butt. What more can i do? These sharp little pains in my chest are hurting me. I had the monitor on the whole time i was at the hospital and Everything was looking good. But when iam home its TERRIBLE. i hate my life right now.

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  • Apparently, those sharp little pains in your chest are not coming from the heart but from the chest wall muscles.  I know you are suffering, I know  you are scared and feel you don't know which way to go anymore.  We all get to that point at one time or another when dealing with daily anxiety.  Don't hate your life, hate the anxiety, get mad at it.  Tell it you will no longer tolerate it controlling your life.  It is physically and emotionally exhausting.  Somehow you need to break that cycle of fear through therapy and using other modalities that will stop the symptoms before they take hold.  Wouldn't it be nice to get back to a normal day once again?  It will happen     xx

  • yes iam currently seeing a therapist and she is amazing iam grateful gor her. She is helping me find the root of this anxiety its a nice feeling.

  • Dearest WhereIsHope,  that is the best news ever.  Finding that special therapist who you connect to is so important in the healing process.  I wish you well in going forward in finding some answers.  xx

  • You are not alone!  I have been there too many times :-(.

    I pray you & all of us who experience these symptoms find relief.  

  • I will be praying also thank you πŸ’–

  • Sorry you are feeling so low have you seen your therapist and started medication yet?

  • I am seeing. Therapist and ill be on medication soon may 16th is my next appointment to start treatment.

  • Have u tried meditation and excercise? It's the only thing that helps me! Running but it has to be over 40 mins doesn't matter how fast! You have to build it up and it took me a long time. Relaxation 10 mins once or twice a day. 

  • Ive tried meditation ive tried relaxation And Nothing works for me its so hard to stay relaxed and focused my body is to nerve wrecking. 

  • I've been to different hospitals for over 30 years. I avg twenty times a year. Only to here those famous words. Your having anxiety/ panic attacks. Now I do the it did not kill me last time so pray I get over it.  

  • You're not alone.  

    I don't know your circumstances but I first would speak to a Dr about maybe some kind of low level holding medication, and also to speak to a cognitive specialist, 

    All the best to you.  

    You will come out of it even if it feels like you won't. :-)

  • Happens to me all the time I understand what your going thru seriously anxiety sucks and the chest pain is so annoying 

  • Hello Agora1 reply for me is spot on in what she says 

    It shows that when you were in the Hospital everything was fine even you could not feel it maybe this was because you felt less anxious because you were in an environment where you felt safe yet the moment you were home you were insecure again so the anxiety kicked in and so come the symptoms 

    Try & be reassured I am sure they know what they are looking for and if they say everything is fine it will be , keep working with your therapist it is still early days but things will slowly improve , I hope you are feeling better today :-)

    Take Care x 

  • I think you're on to something.  There's something reassuring about being on a monitor surrounded by ER providers.  

  • Have you been to a chiropractor or acupuncturist. I had terrible anxiety symptoms and they Are gone now. I was having terrible stomach pains thy shot through my ribs and chest. They thought it was my gullbladder. All checked out fine. When I went to the chiropractor they told me I had a "rib out". They adjusted me and I left being able to take Deep breathes  again. He said its common and people who complain of chest pains who check out fine at the hospital usually have a rib out. And don't be scared, I don't mean a broken rib. It doesn't hurt to get adjusted, it feels really good. The acupuncturist stopped all my physical anxiety symptoms. You can read my last post on the details. 

    Hang in there. I feel for you so much. I understand you anguish. I can tell you that you are OK but I know your mind isn't accepting it and I know that battle. But you are OK. Anxiety does in fact cause these maddening symptoms and sometimes things are just out of alignment. You get adjusted and everything flows and moves right again.

    Keep us posted on your progress. You will get through this.

  • I keep telling myself that if I will live another number of years do I want each of them to be like this?  Then I get mad at Anxiety and try every method of help that everyone here suggests.  Do you have a list of those things?  

  • I meant to say "do I want to live every DAY like this"

  • I know it's easier said then done (believe me) I've only just been diagnosed with anxiety.I'm only just started getting my head round it but just try and try and think positive best u can. As people I know family and friends That has had anxiety worse then me,they say IT WONT last forever,try and give yourself something positive to look forward to, get your girlfriends round that's what I'm planning on doing next month when I get paid, it's in my own secure place in my home, n I'll AV the distractions of my friends round avin a catch up trying to not think about my anxiety for abit. I've been so bad for 2 weeks were I was thinking suicidle thoughts n really depressed n avin bad panic attacks n chest so tight I couldn't breath n my head felt like it had an elastic band round my head,but even tho I'll AV good n bad moments Iam not going to let this anxiety get the better of me. I even went by to my doctors n changed my meds,n if this one doesn't work then I'll try another till one is right for me. Go to ur doctors n get something for ur panic attacks n anxiety. You WILL pull through, you have to go through nettles before you walk through the roses as my saying goes.

    Get yourself a diary put down how u feel every day then at the end write how u are going to beat this and going to be back to your normal self again :)

    Keep ur chin up you can do this x

  • I know this sounds silly but when you get those little chest pains, try drinking a carbonated soda like Sprite, Coke, etc . 😘

  • You'll be fine hun.  I stopped going to medical, and stopped suspecting that theres some secret underlying cause to this. I'm trying to focus on therapy, honestly haven't done it before, nor taken any meds, i just dont want to depend on any.  Although its been a painfully slow trip in getting out of this,  i've finally had a few anxiety free days.  You can do this too, keep reminding yourself there's nothing wrong, keep training your mind there's nothing wrong, that any sensation that arises which should be familiar to you now, that these are stemming from anxiety nothing more.  Your body is used to being on edge, so it's gonna have side effects mentally and physically.  Keep busy entertain yourself, and when you feel like your going to panic, monitor those feelings, put them on check, keep pointing out to yourself that it's nothing, whatever is triggering it rationalize and bring it to a point where you know it will go away because it's nothing.  I've been getting light attacks, light because Ive been ignoring the sensations and begin to do something to take my mind off, go out even during the attack but force myself to focus and challenge myself to function regardless of what my body is feeling. It's not easy but keep challenging your feelings don't give up.

  • Thanks to everyone who responded i feel so Cared for. No body understands me like you guys thanks so Much βœŒπŸ’–βœŒπŸ’–

  • Hi there WhereisHope.  That's great that all your tests came back negative.   I write this a lot but I think it's important if people aren't aware of it.   Claire Weeks book Hope and Help for your nerves is fantastic.   I really believe anyone suffering from anxiety needs to read this book and keep it to read it again if need be.  It's an easy read and right on point.   Please try to get yourself a copy.   The dividends it paid me were priceless.   When the pain comes in your chest does it feel like little stabbing pains?  That's what I used to get all the time.   I was certain I was having a heart attack.  I wound up in the ER several times.  Sorry you're feeling so crappy.

  • The thing with tests being fine or normal is that they may not have run THE test that will give the answer.  For example, I've had more Basic Metabolic Panels and Complete Blood Counts than I can keep track of, with an occasional Cardiac Enzyme or Thyroid & none of those would ever detect the Tick Borne illness that was causing so many of my symptoms.  So...... I have to remind myself that ER may help reassure me it isn't "dangerous" but won't get a definitive diagnosis :-(.

  • I just wanted to say something else.....Luckily these days they do have good medicines out there.  Even if one doesn't work great for you they can try another one.   They generally take a few weeks to really kick in, but I have been on Lexapro for  10 years and knock on wood, I haven't had 1 panic attack.   That shows me there is definitely a chemical imbalance in my brain.   I can only surmise that we all have a chemical imbalance in our brains.   Well, maybe some people suffer because of life experiences, but I'm sure a lot of us have the chemical imbalances.   Lexapro goes up to 40 mg a day and I was on that for a long time, but now I take 10mg a day.  And I still am doing well.   So at least know that there is a path to having a normal life with these medicines.   But that doesn't mean you shouldn't work on techniques to control your anxiety. IMP.    Accept that you are feeling terrible and know there is a light at the end of the tunnel.   Literally one minute at a time.    Feel better.

  • I was On lexapro and klonopin and ot worked Miracles i was doing very very well until o got pregnant. Now my psychiatrist doesnt know if i should be on klonopin or another med. Iam worried but i just want to get better thanks for the advices and response πŸ˜„

  • CBT therapy.... Your not alone and dont fear it, accept the pinchy thingys and turn them in to something funny.....  Like for me my legs get weak.....  I had a attack thought I recovered got up and thud lol was funny.....  Anxiety can't be around if laughter is, remember that.

  • We're all in this together and here to help each other through it, I've only been on here a couple of weeks or so and I think it's better then medication sometimes, just to know that your not the only one that's going through it and that you can put what your feelings on here and that there are people on here that understand what your going through and that can help :) keep your chin up wherelshope26 put your fraavourite song on the radio this usually helps me. I love listening to heart radio station they play some brilliant old music that I love n it cheers me up every morning.

    Think positive you can do it πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ x

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