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Sam1973

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Ive always been a hypochondriac and always been anxious. My physical symptoms mainly started at xmas 2014. I had what seemed like my first ever panic attack in Nov 2014. Then in December a few days before xmas 2014 I had another one. But this time it affect one side of my body. My body felt heavy on the right side for a week or two. I went to my GP, he did bloods and said I dont really qualify for a stroke as my bloods and weight etc was ok. A few weeks later I had the same attack while lying in bed. This time my GP sent me to hospital to check for TIA. The hospital did bloods and scans of my arteries aswell as a CT scan of my brain. Everything came back clear although they did find a sinus infection.

Over the 5 years ive conviced myself its MS.

BTW im now 47

Since then my anxiety has increased alot. My symptoms i get are.

One side body weakness, when i get an attack.
Sometimes feel weak and have a sudden need to eat.
Head pressure and tense neck.
Lightheaded or dizziness.
Heatburn that ive had for over 20 years. Omeprazole sorts it out.
Restlessness. Mainly right side
Right eye floaters
Random pains. Stabbing or skin pain.
Clogged ears and jaw ache.
Bloatedness
Ectopic beats. (Heart Scan fine)
Pain under ribs.
Scared to exercise as it may trigger symptoms.
Random stabbing pain under armpits which is definitely a nerve pain.

These are most of my symptoms. But they come and go. I never get all these on a daily base. But i have noticed that they come every few months and last a few weeks and go. They may come one by one. I have a cancer anxiety mainly since 2017 as i know someone who passed away from it. Some one who was young fit and strong. When i get all clear the symptoms seem to reduce or go.

Does anyone else suffer from anything like this?
 
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I'm gonna leave, with my gut issues, head aches and migreanes, through the backdoor. :hidesbehindsofa:
 
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SarahG4

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Yes I get weird symptoms.
Heart missing beats. Upset gut -gassy, bloated like ibs, and then days and days when it's normal.
Go hot and cold, restless like I've got to be doing something or outside walking, and sometimes in the morning after I've got up my legs go weak, and I have to get down on the floor for about 3-5 minutes. When that happens my heart races and I'm shaky all over.
 
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Lizaje

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sometimes in the morning after I've got up my legs go weak, and I have to get down on the floor for about 3-5 minutes. When that happens my heart races
Electrolytes? Potassium? Blood sugar? Iron?
 
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It might help to understand what anxiety is, as it's not simply a state of mind.

Anxiety is frustrated stress. Stress is a natural and essential part of our lives. Stress alerts us to threats and prepares our bodies for fight or flight. The problem is that it works fine if we're faced with a tiger, but it helps less when the threat is insidious and constant.

Stress increases adrenaline in your blood, it stops digestion, heightens senses and focuses your attention on the threat. So, in a very real sense, stress is a physiological condition.

Stress that isn't given a fight or flight response leaves us feeling anxious, which can then be self-repeating, as we start becoming stressed about the anxiety and then it feeds itself.

Watch a frightened animal and it will get terrified quickly, but after it reacts it goes back to being calm fairly quickly, once the threat has gone. That's how we should be, but we live in a much more complex environment.

The solution to the physical symptoms is clear: give the stress something to work on, and what it's expecting is physical exertion to use up the adrenaline and release endorphins to ease the anxiety.

Because anxiety is a self-perpetuating issue, its likely that the original cause for the stress has long been forgotten.

Eating a well-balanced diet that supplies your body with the chemicals it needs and regular exercise is the best treatment for anxiety and, if it's kept up, the self-generating nature of the anxiety will fade.

Think of yourself as an organic machine and provide it what it needs.
 
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My anxiety gives me diarrhea, nausea, heart palpitations, hot and cold flashes, weak legs, and I break out into a sweat. I also get very shaky and I cry and hyperventilate.
 
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My anxiety gives me diarrhea, nausea, heart palpitations, hot and cold flashes, weak legs, and I break out into a sweat. I also get very shaky and I cry and hyperventilate.
Hi! those are my exact symptoms when i get anxiety. It is the worse. Im always thinking i have something wrong with me. Hope you feel better
 
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Ive always been a hypochondriac and always been anxious. My physical symptoms mainly started at xmas 2014. I had what seemed like my first ever panic attack in Nov 2014. Then in December a few days before xmas 2014 I had another one. But this time it affect one side of my body. My body felt heavy on the right side for a week or two. I went to my GP, he did bloods and said I dont really qualify for a stroke as my bloods and weight etc was ok. A few weeks later I had the same attack while lying in bed. This time my GP sent me to hospital to check for TIA. The hospital did bloods and scans of my arteries aswell as a CT scan of my brain. Everything came back clear although they did find a sinus infection.

Over the 5 years ive conviced myself its MS.

BTW im now 47

Since then my anxiety has increased alot. My symptoms i get are.

One side body weakness, when i get an attack.
Sometimes feel weak and have a sudden need to eat.
Head pressure and tense neck.
Lightheaded or dizziness.
Heatburn that ive had for over 20 years. Omeprazole sorts it out.
Restlessness. Mainly right side
Right eye floaters
Random pains. Stabbing or skin pain.
Clogged ears and jaw ache.
Bloatedness
Ectopic beats. (Heart Scan fine)
Pain under ribs.
Scared to exercise as it may trigger symptoms.
Random stabbing pain under armpits which is definitely a nerve pain.

These are most of my symptoms. But they come and go. I never get all these on a daily base. But i have noticed that they come every few months and last a few weeks and go. They may come one by one. I have a cancer anxiety mainly since 2017 as i know someone who passed away from it. Some one who was young fit and strong. When i get all clear the symptoms seem to reduce or go.

Does anyone else suffer from anything like this?

get your sinus infection and u will get well , trust me. but are you on any psy meds right now?
 
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I get a knot in my stomach itchy neck and a rush of heat up my legs to my arms and chest it scares the hell out of me
 
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GERD ( indigestion and / or heartburn). I have daily prescribed meds for this, but when I am not stressed, it goes away completely

Pain in right side ( hip, which I was told by the doc is Bursitis.....but it disappears when I am not stressed). Rib pain, right shin pain, headaches on right side, toothache right side.....all disappear when I am not anxious.

Elevated levels of prolactin. This was a weird one, doc couldn’t say why I had it, and referred me to hospital who could not find reason. However, googling seems to point to a possible link between increased prolactin and PTSD.
 
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I used to have an upset stomach, which made me more anxious. That symptom went ok and I was relatively for a few years, I had more control over my anxiety.

About three months ago I had a complete breakdown. I came back from walking the dog and just broke down. I had this feeling of dread the rest of the day and a rapid heartbeat. Later on I went for a bath and that's when I realized the feeling wasn't going away.

The first two weeks were the worst:

Heart Palpitations
Chest pain
Couldn't eat or hold down food
Being sick every morning
Crying every day
Extreme Fatigue and falling asleep
Headaches

Thankfully its eased up a bit. I wouldn't wish it on anybody
 
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Hi.
I will generally start off with my face feeling hot, feeling of absolute terror, fuzzy head, dry mouth (which makes me drink tonnes of water and then I can't stop peeing!!), I feel light headed, I get palpitations, I can't sit still nd the worst is my stomach!! I feel sick, my guts ache and churn, I get wind and urgency to pooh... I have soiled myself. Its something of a close gaurded secret, I haven't even told my closest friend of 25 years!! I like to plan and control everything to the finest detail... Which just makes my anxiety worse in the long run because things change and that's one if my bugged fears. So I then end up avoiding which feeds my brains assumption that the situation is dangerous and around and around it goes.
 
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Yes. The severity varies. I shake a bit at night but not during the day in company. That's fairly standard now. I don't even know how consciously I'm doing it when it's constant. If it gets right up then erratic heart rate, shortness of breath, fainting, headaches. It's worse in busy places then. It can be right down or right up but is usually in the middle as far as physical symptoms go. Obviously, sleeping and eating habits are dysfunctional too. And as far as appearance-wise, I'd probably come over as a bit shifty as I'd struggle to hold a gaze at times. The more people then the more pronounced that would be.
 
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I get palpitations from anxiety. My medical doctor checked my chest and said it is anxiety.
 
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Iuno wat caused it exactly, but my toe started crampin, nd its still there. Like i gotta keep my foot in a different position,. I felt like it was the stress/anxiety from today
 
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