How do I accept that anxiety is causing my physical and psychological symptoms, after having tests done and it all came back okay, so hard:(

Well, where do I start? I am going through constant anxiety, feeling sick every day to the point where I feel like I am going to throw up but I never do, chest pains because with this I have trouble breathing properly which causes me to panic, I get weakness in the knees, sweating, hot flushes, it has made me depressed and I am crying all day everyday which gives me headaches. My problem is, I just cannot accept anxiety is doing this to me! I really really can't, I had blood tests done and they can back okay and that it is a psychological thing and that's what started the depression off, because I felt as if I was going mad because I thought and still think there is something medically wrong with me and I'm so scared that it is getting worse and I am going to die! My mum is finding it very hard as well but keeps trying to reassure me that there is nothing medically wrong, my worse thing is the sickness, as I am not good with sick at all it just makes me worse, my mum tries to say to me that I have been going through this for the past 3 months and I have not been physically sick and I am not going to be sick, and then in return I say yes, but I get so close to being sick that is why I can never be sure that I am not going to be. I literally cannot accept it is anxiety (What I am going through is making me depressed and crying all day everyday) making me feel so ill as I am so convinced and so sure that there is something medically wrong with me, it's like I am pushing anxiety to the side and every night am trying to find what other things could be wrong and end up diagnosing myself with this and that and it makes me worse but I cannot stop it. I'm not going out, I haven't been out of my village in two weeks, I'm not going to college, not seeing anyone, my boyfriend of 2.5 years is finding it hard but is being amazing even though we aren't seeing each other much because of this. I feel like I don't know what is going on with my body and I don't know what to do. I feel so sick and it just comes on like a sudden rush of it and it scares the hell out of me because I feel like I don't know what is going on. Everytime I burp my brain has gone into feeling sick constantly so I automatically feel like I am going throw up . I'm only 16 and I should be enjoying life. I am on my 5th day of anti-depressants and I am starting therapy soon, but because I don't believe anxiety is doing this to me, I don';t see how any of this will help/work because I am convinced there is something wrong. Any advice or anyone like me?

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  • Hi Loulou,

    It's really hard but you somehow need to accept that it is anxiety that is causing all of these symptoms. It's so horrible that your mind can make you feel so physically ill, if you read some of the other blogs and questions on here you'll see that you are not alone. I have had a lot of problems with feeling sick as well, when things were really bad for me it stopped me going out, seeing friends, going to Uni etc. But isolating yourself can then make it harder for you to get back out there and live normally again. You are lucky to have your mum and boyfriend there for you, it really is difficult for the people that care about you to cope with it, I don't believe that anyone can really understand anxiety unless they have had it themselves. My partner is also very supportive and patient, but I know that he doesn't really understand the things I'm going through, which then makes me feel guilty because I know he feels distant from me.

    I can also relate to you thinking you're going to be sick after a burp or something, on a bad day every single gurgle from my stomach or slight ache or twinge in my stomach or throat makes me panic as I suddenly think I'm going to be sick or that I've caught something thats going to make me sick. But after a year of having these symptoms I haven't once thrown up, and I'm finally beginning to realise that its simply because I'm feeling anxious and that I'm not physically unwell. The sooner you can accept that anxiety is the reason for these symptoms, the sooner you can work towards feeling better! I'm not on meds myself but I think they can take a few weeks before you start to feel the benefits of them, so stick with it. You are very young so you still have your whole life ahead of you and plenty of time to feel better and lots to look forward to, I know it doesn't feel that way at the moment but every little step you take is a step closer to getting better. xx

  • I just don't know what to do. I am really convinced there is something medically wrong that is making me like this. My get stomach pains, I am constipated but then like the doctor said anxiety- stressing out slows down your digestive system etc but I just don't believe it! I am complete hysterics, crying my eyes out right now. My mum got back from work yesterday and she squeezed me so tight while I was crying into her, I kept on saying it's hopeless, I'm not going to get better, nothing is going to work, I feel like I am going mad, I am convinced there is something medically wrong with me, I cannot accept it is anxiety because I just don't believe anxiety can be doing this to me, my life has changed so much, and then my crying got worse into me making squeaking noises because I couldn't breathe and then my mum got upset to see me in such a state. They all say once I can accept anxiety rather than trying to fight against and try to find other things wrong with me, the easier it'll get for me. I keep on looking for someone to tell me there is something medically wrong like a brain tumor, cancer, a disease but no one is telling me what I want to hear. I just don't see how the anti-depressants and therapy will work when I don't believe my symptoms are anxiety and then to be told it is psychological, well that just hurts and makes me feel liek I'm going mad and I feel like I have no idea what is going on with me. Is this really anxiety/health anxiety, depression and panic disorder? Please someone:( x

  • Yes Lou this is really anxiety, its awful and can take over your life. I know it can make you feel like you're going mad, I remember being convinced that I was seriously physically ill and couldn't understand why I always had stomach pains, headaches, dizziness, as well as actual digestion problems and feeling sick all the time etc. But it can really do all of this to you. I know its scary and difficult to accept but you will get through it. Keep posting there are lots of lovely people on here who know exactly what you're going through xx

  • But then I say, what if isn't Anxiety? How do you know? Omg:( x

  • i have wondered this about myself many many times, it is really difficult to accept that your mind can make you so physically unwell. I know it's easier said than done, but try and take your mind off of it all whether you listen to music or read or something every day, and you may find that some of the feelings subside a little. And once the meds take hold you will likely feel a difference... xxx

  • How long does it generally take to accept it's anxiety taking over your mind? I know it isn't just something I can accept just like that and no one can convince me, but nothings works. Yeah, tonight will be my 5th night of my anti-depressants, so I guess just be patient then? x

  • I suppose it does depend on the individual, it took me a few months before I accepted that anxiety was to blame for my symptoms but I still get the occassional stomach pain or dizzy spell which catches me off-guard and makes me panic until I have to remind myself again. But you will get there especially if your symptoms start to reduce once your antidepressants start working. Just be patient and take each day as it comes for now, some days will be more difficult than others but you will get there xx

  • I think in my heart I know it is anxiety but I just don't want to believe it. But it's sending me crazy it really is. I've only just started the anti-depressants so like you say, just be patient. x

  • Loulouxox, I have light headed and short of air every single day and it last just about the whole day- It only gets 60% better when I take my xanax 0.5 daily which is a very low dose. Once I'm 100% sure is anxiety I will increase the amount with another anxiety medication that is not addictive. Don't get me wrong, I thing xanax is great but prefer something that is not additive but if I can't find a good replacement I would have no problem staying with xanas if I can keep the dose without abusing. ( which so far in 45-60 days I have done great). Now, I highly suggest you call your boyfriend and go to the beach, an open space where you feel free. Enjoy the day, it helps alot. Stay positive. ;-)

  • U should take anxietypills thats what helped me.

  • It can calm the systems but then the doctors treat u like an addict

  • I am 51 and experiencing severe anxiety. If the brain can only shut down for a while. People try to tell u to try mediation to relieve anxiety but the brain needs to shut down

  • Hello lou your nit on your own lovie x I suffer the same way x you think how can anxiety cause you to feel so ill x I've been suffering for about 3 months now x feeling sick pains in throat shoulders chest stomachE x don't want to go out very heady dizzy x just want to stay at home x feel safer there x I didn't go to work for 4 weeks frightened to ho back x but I needed to get some normality back in my life x so I really had to push myself into doing it x and got back to work x still getting very anxiety but just keep trying to tell myself to calm down x but not easy x

  • Hello Lou

    I am so sorry to here you are having a rough time, regarding your sickness this is a long shot but try some ginger ale this helped a friend of mine considerably something in the drink offsets the feeling of sickness. I from a young child have hated being sick and can understand how you are feeling and trying to cope with it. Regarding diagnosing yourself will make the situation worse i say this because i use to read medical books all the time and the moment i had a symptom i use to think i have this that and the other. I suffer panic attacks and anxiety and i agree its a curse like being in a black hole and seeing noway out. Lou you will start to feel better once the anti-depressants kick in and have some therapy that will give you some positive factors.

    I had a doctors appointment yesterday and as i walked in the door i just offloaded everything although i was crying and shaking i am going to start medication today and hopefully see a therapist.

    I understand your so young to be coping with this but try and take one day as it comes. Many people here can listen give advice and help you. No one can accept anxiety but i promise you your not alone.

    If you want a chat i am here to listen

    Good Luck

    Take care Seyi x

  • I have messaged you Seyi x

  • Lou i would agree with KLMF

    Best wishes

    Love Seyi x

  • Hi Lou this is exactly how i felt 9 years ago i lost my father to a heart attack and at the time dont think i accepted it he had gone and focused on my poor old mum who was devastated and my 3 young children who my dad worshipped then this christmas i started feeling strange terrible thoughts fears in my head nightmares and then would wake in a panic attack i had never experienced something so so scary and couldnt explain to anyone these weird and terrible feelings through my body i would wake up literally wet through with sweat couldnt breath pains in my chest shakes everything and in the morning i couldnt get off the loo felt phsyically sick crying all the time when my partner went to work i was petrified of being on my own and my poor old mum would have to walk to my house at 6 in the morning i was so affraid and felt like i was going to die then i got off balance and dizzy spells the doctor seems to think everything has caught up with me had a virus at christmas worked and worked my dad died 6th jan day before my birthday and everything just took its toll on me i do now have good days and am now driving again but still have this constant fear that i have something physically wrong mainly my heart i have had bloods ecgs 3 times now and had my 24hr monitor on monday and am now anxiously waiting for my results for that and then wed had another bad turn and ended up in hospital again with these pains in my chest so i know exactly how you feel is this anxiety we keep asking how can something make us feel so ill and worried all the time but i came on here and there are some wonderful people who really give you support and they understand us better than anyone because they have suffered and suffering the same as us have you been to see your gp and are you getting any help from them let me know how you do and keep blogging xxxxxxxx

  • Dear Lou

    As the others have said, yes this is what anxiety etc does. It does make you feel like you have a serious physical problem and you thinking you have a brain tumour and anything to avoid accepting it's anxiety. I have had the same conversation with doctors asking them if I had some sort of chemical imbalance because I could not understand why I got in a state just like you.

    It will take about a fortnight for the meds to adjust your levels so you may feel high/low moods. However, it's not you it's the anxiety making you this way and I'm so glad you have are at least doing something about it. I didn't get help till i was 19 and screwed up my college because of it. Don't let the anxiety make you do the same. All the people on here can relate to you in some way and believe me, from experience, you don't want cancer.

    Keep posting and we will help you out.

    XX

  • hi loulou

    i know how you feel as i am like you and can't accept that it is all down to anxiety. don't give up. read a book called self help fpe your nerves by claire weeks ans go on to a website called anxietynomore www.anxietynomore. good luck xx

  • When I feel anxious I usually get a dry mouth, start sweating and shaking, look for ways to escape, feel like I'm losing control, feel too hot. There are physiological changes to our bodies when we experience anxiety:

    curiosity.discovery.com/que...

  • Hi Loulou

    Hope you feel a little less isolated and alone in your plight after reading all these marvellous blogs go to mind.org.uk = do check out this website they are one of the main Mental Health charities in the UK - they have access to lots of help and support available go to the A-Z of Mental Health for a very good explanation of the physical and psychological symptoms of anxiety. most of us are experiencing them in varying severity from day to day but for someone as young as yourself you will be very scared - do you have any idea what has sparked your anxiety off - something which has happened in your life most probably will have, could possibly be an emotional crisis or a stress response - if you can pin point what is causing it you can then start to find a way to work through and possibly understand your anxiety. Cognitive Behavoural Therapy can be very good for Anxiety it looks at challenging your thoughts as our thoughts both negative and positive lead to emotions you have to kind of pick it apart it takes some practice but it is worth it. hope this helps a little take care XX Jan

    anxiouslyyours

  • I am 13 and i'm the exact same as you. It's so hard and I always feel like there's something else wrong with me! It's so hard to have Anxiety as i'm 13, and I just need someone to talk to but my mum just doesn't care sometimes and says i'm overreacting because it happens on the weekends and at nighttime. I need it to stop! I hate it :( x

  • Hello

    I noticed this was a long time ago but I wanted to check to see how you are doing?

  • How are you doing loulou?

  • Awwww bless you!!! Try and buy some books on positive thinking as anxiety is so powerful that it affects our ability to think positive, it makes us worry too much!! So by studying positivity you are basically retaining your mind to remember that very good things can happen too not just bad things. Write a list every day of all the good things that has happened to you, include your best qualities, achievements etc and say them out loud! This will build your confidence again. It will make you feel stronger and like you can do things again. These two things really have helped me on my journey to freedom xx

  • Hi

  • Very late reply sorry... Hi, I'm 13 and think must have anxiety. It is really distracting me from going to school.. I have never had it before, and I think its because I'm in a new year at school. I really want it to stop

  • Please, visit the following website. You will find lots of useful information on many different natural products and therapies that can be used to stop anxiety and panic attacks. Symptoms, causes and solutions are described.

    panicattacksbuster.com

  • Loulou. I know that I'm very late with this. You may not even follow up on this anymore. I hope you are okay. I believe what you have is emetophobia.

  • I can totally sympathise, I have suffered with emetophobia since I was a little girl at school. Generally now I am good but I know every year when the weather changes and people get colds and bugs it becomes unmanageable and I find I'm so self consumed in checking my symptoms and because of the anxiety 'feeling' them. Any tummy noise or digestion issues, I worry. I've had 2 successful rounds of CBT but I just can't knock it on the head.. I'm going to try hypnotherapy now.

    Hope everyone who posted its feeling better than they were now, anxiety is a slow long bumpy road but there must be a way to get back onto the steady easy path of anxiety free life!

  • Totally understand. At the moment I am really struggling. Panicked attacks go on for weeks and with the nausea which means I don't eat or have to force myself. Can't see a way our and am really really finding it hard. I have 4 children but haven't even been dressed or left the house in 4 weeks my partner has had to do everything. I just feel so lost and hopeless I want this to end any way now I am getting to the point where I just sleep and cry. This is not a nice place to be and if it wasn't for the kids I don't think I would still be here. Being emetaphobic coping with nausea constantly is becoming impossible.

  • It's horrible and really tough because you're just constantly battling with your own thoughts and actions. If you wanted to message me feel free I've been to different therapies which have helped a lot there is just still that thought process I can't shift. X

  • Hi this is excatley like me at the minute and desperate to find some one to talk to.Can we talk through private message/email at all?Sammi

  • Omg this is exactly me, I've been like this for 2 years it's awful just no that you are not alone always someone to talk to.

  • I have the exact same as you. I have anxiety everyday and panic attacks its very hard to deal with. I think im dieing most of the time but its all in our heads. Try get to threapy if you can as medication is not the long term answer i have been on every anxiety drug possible now and they dont work no more...

  • Hi.

    You're not alone. Do not ..DO NOT say / think / or feel that . I hope you see this lol it's like a 2 yr old thread lol..i am going through the exact same thing. I am seeing my counselor soon to look for solutions. I had colitis a while ago but NO ONE believed me because of my anxiety. I had called to be taken to the clinic twice , because I was out of whack . Earlier, I'd complain but no one would believe me because I went to clinics before only to find out it was my anxiety. Anxiety comes in various ways for us . & I am still learning about this.i didn't have anxiety like this before . Anyways , so the first initial clinic I went to denied to see me twice because they thought I had anxiety , then went to one other clinic , luckily they took me & the dr was amazing .she was understanding , kind & treated my issue. But ever since then my health anxiety went nuts. I have neck pain but I've been having that for a while. Well, after I took benzos ..the neck issue came & went. After my antibiotics to treat my stomach , my neck issue is also a back issue too. I think I have a pinched nerve . &'that sucks ..all kinds of aches go on. & with my anxiety , I think it's always more than what it is. My ma has been annoyed by all of this, well I am too. I have people who pretend to care then complain after . I'm not proud of running around everywhere, having my anxiety get to me. But don't you feel like every ache is something more than what it is ...? I do too. My ma has to tell me it's fine , daily. It's that rough for me. I really wish I had someone who was more patient & kind towards me . I mean it's not like I like having this. If I could , I would trade in being normal again . BUT, think about it. Anxiety , in reality is harmless. To us, yes it is CHAOTIC. Yes , in reality those physical things we get are happening . Let me tell you, do not ever think they are not lol. You are feeling that. But , is it a persistent thing .. You know? Distinguish between what's actually something & what's simply anxiety. That's what I have to learn , too. i mean to have a clinic turn you away & look at you like you're nuts when you're actually going through something ? That's what gave me a bit of stress beyond belief. For months , complaining & it's only been panic attacks. But this one occasion it was a stomach issue that could've been more , if I didn't stay persistent & act on it. That's what I dwell on . I have since wrote a complaint to that clinic & the people who took me to the clinic . I remember explaining similar signs of colitis to them , & they looked aggravated & still wrote off my complaint as anxiety ..I was out of whack I didn't speak up & say no. They took advantage of that opportunity & allowed me to make a fool of myself & I trusted in them. I complained of pelvic pain & they made me walk from my steps to the truck . But alas, I got through it. This shows how people look at you , in general but also if you have anxiety. People (some) do not care. Well, that was my story lol . I do think you will get better. I'm glad you're seeking a counselor to guide you along the way of managing this. You do NOT let anxiety hold you back .. Yes you are young, so be it! Lol channel that anxious energy into a hobby you love. Draw it out , sing it out . ...whatever. DO NOT WASTE YOUR CHILDHOOD/TEEN YEARS INDOORS. You will regret it. Even if you're only comfortable in your backyard , get out there ..my love. Get out there. Try not to get to dependent on anti-depressants too. I got somewhat dependent on benzos for a bit, which had me in the house for a while. It's not fun lol. Social media was my friend, though . But , get out ..make some new friends. Try , baby steps & update us on what's going on. :)) hugs sent your way ..**** :) sc

  • 1.Its been two years since your first post so hopefully you've started to cope more with your illness and if you started medication it should be helping. I have a couple things to tell you that NO ONE else will ever tell you. #1 If your taking birth-control it could be causing your anxiety/depression #2 Migraines can trigger anxiety and depression and also contribute to almost ALL symptoms experienced with anxiety, but like anxiety if migraines are contributing there is little you can do #3 Anxiety is NOT a mental illness, it is a physical disease. Anyone who tries to convince you that you should live with anxiety because it’s a mental illness is an idiot, you need support from people who understand what anxiety is, like a psychologist or psychiatrist. #4 Even if your anxiety is caused by some other underlying health problem, you will forever be prone to suffering anxiety attacks and relapses of anxiety....so how do you get better? Well you don’t but you can help alleviate your symptoms. For starters get your hormones checked if you’re a woman and if you’re taking any type of synthetic hormone STOP ASAP! If you get migraines, figure out the triggers them and try to prevent them if possible, get all other (even little) health problems under control. NEXT- You must learn to live with a chronic and debilitating disease just as one does with MS or Hepatitis or AIDS because anxiety is a chronic debilitating disease. There will be times, maybe even years that you go into remission and then there will be times when you will feel your anxiety is the worst it has ever been. Start to grieve because you do have a chronic disease that will affect you your whole life and yes life is going to be hard and things will never be the same BUT the good news is, you CAN live with anxiety and be happy, I promise. Cognitive therapy will be good for you. The best coping mechanism is, What is the worst thing that could happen? Are you going to die, No, are you going to pass out, maybe, are you going to feel uncomfortable Yes! but just like millions of others learn to cope with chronic pain you will learn to cope with those scary and uncomfortable feelings....and in the end you will feel empowered, and humble and blessed. Yes anxiety can be a blessing, it forces you to appreciate the little things in life, you will learn to cope with feelings and emotions that will tear others apart and you will be better prepared for tragedy and illness. The experience of anxiety and panic attacks have been compared to the feelings of a person suffering from a heart attack, a soldier facing combat and even a person experiencing the tragic loss of a close loved one. These are real emotions and feelings but you can and will learn to deal with them. And these are just some of the things no one will ever tell you….why?....I can’t be sure but the best thing you can do is talk about it find other people older than you or that have suffered with anxiety and learned to live with it, they will be your guiding lights in your quest to feel normal again. Just remember, any day you can walk out of your house, slip on the soap, have a heart attack or die from a million silly little things, you will come to grips with this one day I promise, one thing that really helped me is I learned to take my Blood Pressure. I work in the medical field and the reason that you always get our BP checked is it’s a prime indicator that you are suffering from a life threating illness, just having the peace of mind that your BP is within normal limits will help you experience relief from your anxious feelings that something is terribly wrong. If, while monitoring your blood pressure, you get a systolic reading of 180 mm Hg or higher OR a diastolic reading of 110 mm HG or higher, wait a couple of minutes and take it again. If the reading is still at or above that level, you should seek immediate emergency medical treatment. Low blood pressure is of little concern as one of the only times you experience low BP is if your in shock and you would be too ill to take your BP if you were in shock ;) You'll notice when your triaged in the ER or anywhere else they use your BP to determine the severity of your illness (this is why you see so many people in the waiting room, its because they have stable stats and are actually non-emergent). I hope this helps, anyone reading this board and looking for a little honest and real advice on anxiety :)

  • I am kind of going through the same thing i have health anxiety and i keep thinking im going to have a heart attack because my chest feels tight and stupid things like that but i just cant help it i worrie about every thing

  • Hello LouLou. I can heavily relate to how you feel. I'm going to be 23 next month and I've been dealing with this for a couple months. But now that I think about it, I've suffered with this for many years, I have just covered it surprisingly well with alcohol. Not that alcohol is effective in any way when it comes to anxiety, but I will admit it made me feel better. Especially social anxiety. I guess being a heavy drinker, I never understood the reason I drank. The drinking got to the point where it was causing heavy depression and the can you have to open either way with alcohol, all the terrible things that come from an addiction. I quit drinking and my self confidence sky rocketed because I saved myself! But underneath the drinking was countless thoughts and feelings, I thought I had more of a handle on. The moral of It all is, I feel the way you do. I get any thought, let's say snowboarding (been an issue of mine). The last couple times I've been up to the mountain, I'll get out of the car wth all my gear on, walk a bit and then feel either dry mouth or a stomach pain and then I know from there that I'm going to be sick. The panic from feeling sick just makes it even worse and most of the time I never know if I'm going to throw up or not. Like I ate something bad or something, but it's anxiety. I have to sleep off the feeling in the car. Alone. Regroup. Which makes me so upset because I think, who the fuck has to deal with this?! Feeling sick for no reason, all the time?! I know how you feel with the believing it's anxiety. I literally get an image in my head, trying to imagine what is happening in my stomach. It's so hard to believe, it's a feeling instead of something physically going wrong. Like catching the flu. But I want to let you know it's extremely common and your certainly not alone. I got onto this blog thingy just looking at my own symptoms and seeing everyone else post made me feel better, I guess just knowing your not alone. You're not crazy. It's just something we must overcome. I struggle with close friends not understanding and get angry with me 'backing out' of activities I can participate in because I just get sick spontaneously.

    Focus on what it's going to feel like once you've overcome this. Think of the ppl you can help, through your own experience. Much love to you girl, we suffer something that many who have never felt it, don't understand. It not something you chose, but we can choose to rise above it. You will start to feel better, trust me. 💘 life is never stagnant. It's constantly changing. And the beautiful thing about the body, is when you deal with what's causing your anguish, the body heals itself. It's what it's designed to do. Have a beautiful day, love.

  • I'm the same, waiting for my tests results in a few days, ER people dont take me seriously anymlre and refuse to do me an ultrasound, that's all i want, I need to make sure this is only anxiety, not knowing makes my anxiety worse, I have back pain stomach pain a bit of nausea I pee a lot, they say they cant find anything annd only do ultrasounds on energency cases, great so I come home and cry every day and keep taking xanax to calm my anxiety, they don't realize the psychological damage this is causing me, I've been misdiagnosed twice by ER hence my fear I really have something bad (it was endometriosis but this time it's not that, I keep it checked). Few times I laugh or keep distracted , most of the day I'm worrying or in pain or I cry.

    If it's just anxiety then I guess I'll just have to deal with it.

  • Iam just Like you! If u can read some of my post you can relate. Iam so sorry you have to go through this at age 15.. I started to get health anxiety at age 18 and iam 25 i haf to deal with this for 8 years and till this day i CANNOT ACCEPT this anxiety. IT MAKES you feel so bad you cannot believ it is that. I always think i have something in my brain like a tumor etc... It scares the hell out of me. I cant even sleep. But iam still alive and everytime i get an attack its like getting one for the first time over and over again. Just take it easy let the anti depressants do its job ;) your still young hunny do lots of meditation and deep breaths it will help.

  • Loulou,

    What do I have to do to convince you that all of this that you're going through is absolutely anxiety? Anxiety is not just mental. You're feeling these things, and they're physical feelings, not mental ones. So I can see how this is completely maddening for you. Anxiety is not just mental, it's physical too. When your adrenaline is overfiring, that's like syrup pumping through your blood, that is indeed very physical. That makes your heart beat faster, your muscles tenser, and if you're holding your muscles tense over your tummy you're going to have some bubbles. Your digestive tract can either slow down or speed up, mine speeds up. And it freaked me out really bad at first, because I'd be so tense my muscles would get sore. It will be okay girl, I can promise you that. I'll give you the recipe, be conscious of breathing deeply, relax your tummy, and your other muscles, if waves come as you're relaxing, let them, like a wave, know that it will end, and continue trying to relax, readjust if it helps. Take 2 acid reducers to help your tummy, and please please be good to yourself. If there's something that you don't want to do, or think about, allow yourself that.

    Muddy

  • I am just like you!!! I'm 14 years old and I believe I'm struggling with anxiety every day I go into a panic I cry all the time my hands and feet are tingly all the time I feel so tired I get headaches and all the symptoms of anxiety !!! I feel worse in the morning I e told my mom about it and she thinks I'm silly and that its all in my head and it makes me worry even more because she doesn't help me ...I'm going to the doctor soon to see If that's what's wrong...I've had so many test done and my body If fine so I'm sure it's anxiety and it's really effecting my life

  • I know this post is old but I still experience this to this day I'm constantly nauseous and sometimes I can't eat I'm still not sure how to get passed this and how to accept that I am OK if u we're able to do it please help me

  • Hi

    This is exactly how I feel word for word and it is driving me crazy too, this is my third bout of feeling like it, the only things that seem to help a little is counselling and a relaxation dvd. moodjuice do a good one. Take care x

  • Hi I suffer with aniexty and I'm the same I get worried that I have some underlying illness cause of it but like u I have had blood tests and they have came back okay. Im convinced they have missed something. I keep suffering w feeling breathless doctors don't see it but I feel it, they don't seem to understand. I have to accept that it is prob to do w anixety and try to find ways in dealing with it. Just go with it, and go with an open mind to therapy. It's amazing what aniexty does do to us. Maybe try an hypnosis to convince you that there it is nothing serious. I wish u good luck.xx

  • Accepting anxiety is the hardest thing to do. But, It's how you beat anxiety. It's the only way to stop the cycle of adrenaline rushing through your body which kicks off all kinds of crazy things inside you. Accepting the anxiety gives your body and nervous system a break from the constant "fight or flight" chemicals, which allows you to relax. It's so hard to do, but it really is the only way I found to help my anxiety go away.

  • Mrworrymaster, I like your way of thinking.

  • This sounds exactly what I'm like now and it's ruining my life!! Have you got any better?? What was your sleep like when you were going through this?

  • Did u get ova this bad time loulou just read your post but 4 years ago how r u today.

  • Just read this loulou how r u today 4 years ago u were so worried wud lv to no how u r now