I feel like no one understands so it's not real. Is it me?

I'm new here and this is my first post.

Is it just me?

I know that there are so many other people who suffer anxiety, depression, and all the other crap that goes along with it. I have read so many posts that sound the same as what I deal with but I haven't seen ALL my symptoms in the anxiety forums. I can't help but wonder if there is also something else physically wrong with me. I have pain in my back and my chest quite often, like Im being squeezed. I feel a hard lump the size of a fist under my ribs on the left side, but only sometimes

I have been to the ER many many times with panic attacks and other varying symptomsit and been diagnosed with everything from an ear infection (yes, an EAR infection, and he didnt even LOOK in my ear, and my blood pressure was elevated!) to costochondritis, which I did believe to some degree because the anti-inflamatories helped. All that being said, does anyone else feel these things? I feel like there is something in my stomach, like a big tumor that the doctors haven't found or if it's just the IBS making me feel like this, or the anxiety, or a combination of many things. It's so hard living with this anxiety disorder because we go from thinking there's something seriously wrong to thinking it's just the anxiety. Then it's back to, 'but what if it isn't and it's something serious and it kills me because I don't do anything about it?". is it just me? are there other people who feel this way? I feel like I'm even a little bit crazy. Trying to explain any of it to people close to me I hear what I'm and I sound crazy even to myself. I feel like it's never going to end. My life has changed so drastically and I don't even work any more. I have NO income and that scares me to death too. I'm like a dog chasing my tail most days. I used to be so strong, afraid of almost nothing and a very self sufficient person. I want that person back again. Anyone else get the same symptoms??

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  • Same Man.. No one will listen to me also when i feel same

  • Ok slooooow down. I want you to look up 7-11 breathing techniques. Anxiety can turn us into hypochondriacs and doom masters so learning to control your breathing will and has too calm the body and mind. Humans can very easily turn into catastrophisers and theses feeling and thoughts feed each....in the end we have a very nasty anxiety habit. HABITS CAN BE BROKEN 😀. Check things like your intake of caffeine and sugar and try to take a wee walk everyday. Small steps will make big changes. I have been where you are and at this very moment I am holidaying in Croatia with my daughter. Some old habirs try to surface but with all my new healthu habits I can deal with a fleeting fear. You will get through this xx

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