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Can Anxiety affect only one side of body?!

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I got this coming back from rehab. I drank alot coffee, but stayed clean the whole time despite there being opportunities. I got chest pain in 2012 and I drank a little but ended up quitting cause of the chest pain. I started medication and the anxiety went away (as well as some other symptoms.) It got it taken care with anxiety treatment. My heart raced from time to time, but I felt good. The next physical symptom for me was hair loss and weight gain and lactation. These symptoms stopped with with some medication adjustments. I think a lot of people have symptoms weather serious or mild. And feel better symtpomly, that's good. I did stop taking medication for 6 months but still trucking
 
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Hi
From last 10 days m suffering from left side body weakness and mild numbness in left arm mainly hand and left leg mainly left foot
Specially when I lay down on bed
Haven't been to any doctor as my husband thinks m crazy
One more this from last 6 weeks I M also suffering from fatigue
Severe deficiency of vit D
I feel tooo tired quite often
And from last one year I am suffering from anxiety
Health anxiety
Fears of losing close ones
All the time I think something worst is going to happen next moment
This can definitely all be caused by anxiety but that doesn’t make your symptoms not real and you’re not crazy. it’s hard not to get anxiety in the world we live in, but you should always get things checked by a doctor to save yourself from stressing. It could be vitamin deficiency, it could be hormonal. If it’s anxiety then there’s a lot of things you can do to help it :)
 
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This can definitely all be caused by anxiety but that doesn’t make your symptoms not real and you’re not crazy. it’s hard not to get anxiety in the world we live in, but you should always get things checked by a doctor to save yourself from stressing. It could be vitamin deficiency, it could be hormonal. If it’s anxiety then there’s a lot of things you can do to help it :)
Thanks :)
These days its extremely difficult for me to go out to see dr(due to pandemic) I hv a baby
But I hv decided to visit GP
 
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Thanks :)
These days its extremely difficult for me to go out to see dr(due to pandemic) I hv a baby
But I hv decided to visit GP
This can definitely all be caused by anxiety but that doesn’t make your symptoms not real and you’re not crazy. it’s hard not to get anxiety in the world we live in, but you should always get things checked by a doctor to save yourself from stressing. It could be vitamin deficiency, it could be hormonal. If it’s anxiety then there’s a lot of things you can do to help it :)
Well a new symptom came tonight
Trembling lips and left side face also feels strange including ear
Symptoms eases when I wake up in the morning and a new symptom begins in evening
It might be vit D deficiency plus anxiety
Because from last 6 years I hv little to no sun exposure
M 31
 
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Thanks :)
These days its extremely difficult for me to go out to see dr(due to pandemic) I hv a baby
But I hv decided to visit GP
It is hard, I have a baby myself :) hang in there. It’s the best thing you can do to get some help and support
 
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This thread has been so incredibly reassuring to read through. I had my first panic attack in June 2019. I was shivering, dissociating, and I actually ended up harming myself the first couple times it happened because I was very confused about what was happening. Since then I have had multiple panic attacks a day at times, sometimes one a day, and sometimes I get a couple weeks of a break. There are many many days where my right eye will twitch on and off all day, and my right leg and right hand shivers. My right hand feels so clumsy, and I will drop things at times, just in my right hand. My right leg muscles are always stiff, and feel extra clumsy compared to my left leg. My tongue feels like it's clumsy too! I was so relieved to see someone else mention that. I get these body jolts on and off every single day, regardless of whether I've had a break from the attacks. But the thing that has concerned me the most is that ever since my first attack, the right side of my body will feel extremely.... Extra? During an attack, after, and sometimes all day. The "strange tingling" or "strange feeling" that others have described is the best way I can describe it. It's literally the right side of my head, all the way down to my right foot. I will also experience dizziness, nausea, and the feeling that I'm going to pass out, before a panic episode, during, and after. At first, it would leave me completely exhausted the next day, but I suppose I'm just used to it by now. I have 4 young children and it's so, so hard to avoid triggers. A few weeks ago I began to have a fullness in my ears, as well as ringing, and oddly I've had a weird pressure sensation in my eyes and an increase in eye floaters. Before reading this thread, I didn't think to associate any of this with the anxiety, but I'm really wondering now. I of course have been to numerous doctors who have all said that it sounds related to my PTSD. I have really not worried that it's more than that until recently, when I began to wonder if I have ALS or MS, or if these are really some kind of mini stroke (because of the craziness in only my right side) or seizures of some kind. I finally have a referral for a neurologist. I will definitely report back once I've gone, because I know how reassuring it's been for me to read reports from others in this thread. But I'm really feeling SO encouraged by all of these stories, and I'm hoping that my news will be just as boring!
 
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This thread has been so incredibly reassuring to read through. I had my first panic attack in June 2019. I was shivering, dissociating, and I actually ended up harming myself the first couple times it happened because I was very confused about what was happening. Since then I have had multiple panic attacks a day at times, sometimes one a day, and sometimes I get a couple weeks of a break. There are many many days where my right eye will twitch on and off all day, and my right leg and right hand shivers. My right hand feels so clumsy, and I will drop things at times, just in my right hand. My right leg muscles are always stiff, and feel extra clumsy compared to my left leg. My tongue feels like it's clumsy too! I was so relieved to see someone else mention that. I get these body jolts on and off every single day, regardless of whether I've had a break from the attacks. But the thing that has concerned me the most is that ever since my first attack, the right side of my body will feel extremely.... Extra? During an attack, after, and sometimes all day. The "strange tingling" or "strange feeling" that others have described is the best way I can describe it. It's literally the right side of my head, all the way down to my right foot. I will also experience dizziness, nausea, and the feeling that I'm going to pass out, before a panic episode, during, and after. At first, it would leave me completely exhausted the next day, but I suppose I'm just used to it by now. I have 4 young children and it's so, so hard to avoid triggers. A few weeks ago I began to have a fullness in my ears, as well as ringing, and oddly I've had a weird pressure sensation in my eyes and an increase in eye floaters. Before reading this thread, I didn't think to associate any of this with the anxiety, but I'm really wondering now. I of course have been to numerous doctors who have all said that it sounds related to my PTSD. I have really not worried that it's more than that until recently, when I began to wonder if I have ALS or MS, or if these are really some kind of mini stroke (because of the craziness in only my right side) or seizures of some kind. I finally have a referral for a neurologist. I will definitely report back once I've gone, because I know how reassuring it's been for me to read reports from others in this thread. But I'm really feeling SO encouraged by all of these stories, and I'm hoping that my news will be just as boring!
I’m so glad you’ve got a referral. I had so many of your symptoms, the panic attacks, the dissociation, the fullness in the ears, and I forgot I was slurring my speech at times too! At least a specialist can rule out anything nasty and if it’s all anxiety medication and self care can do wonders. I never thought I’d feel like myself again but I do, I really hope the same for you!
 
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Wow this thread has really helped me today. I had a panic attack 5 weeks ago which set me off on a spiral downwards. I've got citalopram now and omeprazole but I'm pretty sure the acid reflux I thought I had is actually just terrible anxiety physical symptoms.

Anyway started off with a panic attack at dinner time and then all the Covid-19 stuff blew up and lockdown was announced a week later.

This landed me in bed, constantly feeling sick, chest tightness, muscle tension, left arm tingling, felt like my throat was closing, ear fullness, heart palpitations, heartburn, lightheadedness, terrible gas, I couldn't eat, I shook constantly, couldn't watch the news, even the word Corona would send me into a heap in bed. I had a panic attack at the same time every single night. It was absolutely horrible! It even made my period come a week early when it's usually precise.

I even purchased an oximeter and a blood pressure machine which was a bad idea because I obsess over them.

So since then I've had to call out paramedics because I thought I was having a heart attack, I had a few heart palpitations in a row and chest pain on left side and paniced. All tests fine and said panic attack.

Been to the hospital because I couldn't take it anymore, I honestly couldn't put up with these physical symptoms, my chest, shoulders and back (on left side) have been sooooooo stiff!! I honestly thought I had some kind of heart condition! Again all tests from there came back fine.

My left arm feels cold and tingly, left side of my throat feels weird/lumpy and scratchy, left ear fullness, left nostril fullness, I get headaches on the left side and worst of all the horrible left sided chest burning/cold feeling like minty chewing gum 🤨 My breasts also feel cold inside sometimes too.

I'm pretty sure I've just slept strangely due to muscle tension or pulled muscles around the chest/back area or they're just sore from being tense 24/7.

But obviously that's not a good enough explanation for me and because it's left sided it MUST be my heart even though all the tests came back fine! 🙄

I've also given up smoking and on day 28 now which probably hasn't helped with all these symptoms too.

Doc at hospital said it sounded like heartburn which made me feel like an idiot for going up there at a time like this for heartburn 😳😳😳

I'm on day 2 of my Citalopram and day 4 of my omeprazole.

I can't wait to feel normal again, I'm so done with this! I'm constantly paranoid I've got Covid-19.

I obsess constantly over my breathing and pulse, sitting with my oximeter on my finger for hours some days and if the signal goes funny or I move and it reads low I freak out. I think one I day I took my blood pressure about 20 times.

Waiting for this Citalopram to kick in!

🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞
 
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Wow this thread has really helped me today. I had a panic attack 5 weeks ago which set me off on a spiral downwards. I've got citalopram now and omeprazole but I'm pretty sure the acid reflux I thought I had is actually just terrible anxiety physical symptoms.

Anyway started off with a panic attack at dinner time and then all the Covid-19 stuff blew up and lockdown was announced a week later.

This landed me in bed, constantly feeling sick, chest tightness, muscle tension, left arm tingling, felt like my throat was closing, ear fullness, heart palpitations, heartburn, lightheadedness, terrible gas, I couldn't eat, I shook constantly, couldn't watch the news, even the word Corona would send me into a heap in bed. I had a panic attack at the same time every single night. It was absolutely horrible! It even made my period come a week early when it's usually precise.

I even purchased an oximeter and a blood pressure machine which was a bad idea because I obsess over them.

So since then I've had to call out paramedics because I thought I was having a heart attack, I had a few heart palpitations in a row and chest pain on left side and paniced. All tests fine and said panic attack.

Been to the hospital because I couldn't take it anymore, I honestly couldn't put up with these physical symptoms, my chest, shoulders and back (on left side) have been sooooooo stiff!! I honestly thought I had some kind of heart condition! Again all tests from there came back fine.

My left arm feels cold and tingly, left side of my throat feels weird/lumpy and scratchy, left ear fullness, left nostril fullness, I get headaches on the left side and worst of all the horrible left sided chest burning/cold feeling like minty chewing gum 🤨 My breasts also feel cold inside sometimes too.

I'm pretty sure I've just slept strangely due to muscle tension or pulled muscles around the chest/back area or they're just sore from being tense 24/7.

But obviously that's not a good enough explanation for me and because it's left sided it MUST be my heart even though all the tests came back fine! 🙄

I've also given up smoking and on day 28 now which probably hasn't helped with all these symptoms too.

Doc at hospital said it sounded like heartburn which made me feel like an idiot for going up there at a time like this for heartburn 😳😳😳

I'm on day 2 of my Citalopram and day 4 of my omeprazole.

I can't wait to feel normal again, I'm so done with this! I'm constantly paranoid I've got Covid-19.

I obsess constantly over my breathing and pulse, sitting with my oximeter on my finger for hours some days and if the signal goes funny or I move and it reads low I freak out. I think one I day I took my blood pressure about 20 times.

Waiting for this Citalopram to kick in!

🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞
I have DEFINITELY lost my mind since this all started. I'll go in hours-long loops of googling about the virus and wondering if my husband will get it (he has a history of pneumonia), wondering if my kids will get a bad case, if all my stress is going to weaken my immune system and blah blah blah on and on and on... So many of the symptoms you've mentioned are ones I've had since I began having panic attacks last summer. I hope that your anxiety is able to subside to a manageable point. Living like that is kind of just torture. It's exhausting and draining. I am DEFINITELY not through my season of panic, but I can safely say that the absolute best things for my anxiety have been talking about it with trusted people (I don't have many friends, but I was able to reconnect with old friends who care and who have shared about their own anxiety in return), and deep prayerful meditation. I've seen so many people say that mediation is the key and I think it truly helps. Have you looked into things like mindfulness? I really like the concepts of mindfulness, and I just keep those ideas in mind alongside my normal spiritual prayer life. Anyway, not someone who has gotten through my anxiety so I guess I can't talk, but I do hope you find some relief soon.
 
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Wow this thread has really helped me today. I had a panic attack 5 weeks ago which set me off on a spiral downwards. I've got citalopram now and omeprazole but I'm pretty sure the acid reflux I thought I had is actually just terrible anxiety physical symptoms.

Anyway started off with a panic attack at dinner time and then all the Covid-19 stuff blew up and lockdown was announced a week later.

This landed me in bed, constantly feeling sick, chest tightness, muscle tension, left arm tingling, felt like my throat was closing, ear fullness, heart palpitations, heartburn, lightheadedness, terrible gas, I couldn't eat, I shook constantly, couldn't watch the news, even the word Corona would send me into a heap in bed. I had a panic attack at the same time every single night. It was absolutely horrible! It even made my period come a week early when it's usually precise.

I even purchased an oximeter and a blood pressure machine which was a bad idea because I obsess over them.

So since then I've had to call out paramedics because I thought I was having a heart attack, I had a few heart palpitations in a row and chest pain on left side and paniced. All tests fine and said panic attack.

Been to the hospital because I couldn't take it anymore, I honestly couldn't put up with these physical symptoms, my chest, shoulders and back (on left side) have been sooooooo stiff!! I honestly thought I had some kind of heart condition! Again all tests from there came back fine.

My left arm feels cold and tingly, left side of my throat feels weird/lumpy and scratchy, left ear fullness, left nostril fullness, I get headaches on the left side and worst of all the horrible left sided chest burning/cold feeling like minty chewing gum 🤨 My breasts also feel cold inside sometimes too.

I'm pretty sure I've just slept strangely due to muscle tension or pulled muscles around the chest/back area or they're just sore from being tense 24/7.

But obviously that's not a good enough explanation for me and because it's left sided it MUST be my heart even though all the tests came back fine! 🙄

I've also given up smoking and on day 28 now which probably hasn't helped with all these symptoms too.

Doc at hospital said it sounded like heartburn which made me feel like an idiot for going up there at a time like this for heartburn 😳😳😳

I'm on day 2 of my Citalopram and day 4 of my omeprazole.

I can't wait to feel normal again, I'm so done with this! I'm constantly paranoid I've got Covid-19.

I obsess constantly over my breathing and pulse, sitting with my oximeter on my finger for hours some days and if the signal goes funny or I move and it reads low I freak out. I think one I day I took my blood pressure about 20 times.

Waiting for this Citalopram to kick in!

🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞
Hang in there I’m on the same meds and they worked wonders in the end. Might be helpful to also do an online course in managing health anxiety. You really also need to work on practical skills as well while waiting for the meds to kick in. Hope this helps x I also ended up in emergency about four times from panic attacks and was convinced it was a heart attack or ms or brain tumor 😄
 
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So my MRI came back clear. They’re ordering a cervical one and follow up with neurologist but they don’t think it’s anything serious. Which is great news but my stupid mind can’t accept it. I’ve been getting pins and needles every night now and can’t help thinking they’re missing something. I’m convinced I have MS and it’s just not at a diagnosable level yet :(
Hi
Have you done cervical spine MRI ?
 
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Absolutely! I get stuck in a rut thinking I have MS, but I have had MRI’s and CT scans and all clear. Still that’s not good enough and I convince myself I do have it and they’re not picking it up. It’s crazy the physical symptoms you can get from severe anxiety. Focusing on illnesses is typical health anxiety
Have you been to your neurologist ?
What does he say
 
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Hi
Have you done cervical spine MRI ?
Yeah they did cervical as well, everything all clear. My symptoms have slowly faded over time. I no longer get dizzy or dissociation, my pins and needles have settled down and I only get them time to time along with blocked ears. But as my anxiety has decreased so have my symptoms. There’s still part of me that thinks I may have MS but I’m beginning to accept that it could have all just been anxiety. At its worst a few months ago I felt so distressed I felt like I might harm myself because I couldn’t see any way out and what was happening to me physically and mentally was so frightening. Now I feel mostly back to myself. Medication, mindfulness and therapy
 
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Have you been to your neurologist ?
What does he say
I should say also that I had my baby in October last year and I think we underestimate how much our hormones shift and impact everything after we’ve had them. That’s why they’re so vigilant these days with post natal stuff because if your hormone levels go beserk it really can mess you up
 
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Thanks for the reply! I’m currently sick with a chest cold too and it’s causing me to feel weak and achey like the flu but oh my gosh of course I start to think ms or als per usual! So frustrating. Lately tho aside from being my muscles just get soooooo sore and they ache and hurt, even walking seems tough due to feeling so sore like I did a full body workout! Anyone feel like that from there anxiety?
Hi
I dont know weather its anxiety or what
Currently I m suffering from extreme fatigue with no apparent reason
Just like you said a feels like a full body workout I feel so tired
No pain but tiredness
Yours could be the due to chest cold
How are you feeling now
 
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