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Worries About My Health

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JL1

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So I've suffered for 4 years with anxiety but only recently has it become bad inhaled paramedics out on monday and tuesday due to lightheadedness and chest pain the chest pain has gone now but the lightheaded is there all the time and its making me think there is something wrong with my brain a doctor shone a light in my eye and said my brain was healthy I worry about tumours and bleeds :(
 
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Dorf

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Hi there, many anxiety sufferers feel as you do, worry and dwelling on the negatives can increase anxiety. Focus on what your doctor told you which is good news! I had a scary occurence many years ago, I was shaking so much that I literally couldn't walk. I now tell myself anxiety itself can't harm me but if you focus on it then you'll find it difficult to move on, now I try different supplements, some help a little but I'm still searching for something that will work better
 
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Georgina

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I have sat here 4 and half years I think and I have literally got scared of my physical symptons but recently I went through 2 really scary times 1 huge which prove to me that I haven't felt the worst anxiety it really scary how far it can go and medication doesn't guarantee that you won't get in a really bad way. I've never been hospilized although a about a month ago I was screaming place down saying I'm going to die over how bad I felt and I was asked to go in the royal infymary I couldn't have travelled at the time I was in too mutch of a state.
 
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JamesUniversal

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That is called health anxiety or hypochondria. I have it sometimes it is often brought on by a stressful situation, for me losing both my parents from a heart attack. Avoiding any caffeine whatsoever helps as it is a stimulant medication that increases physical symptoms and also meditation off YouTube and learning about health anxiety by reading.
 
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Dorf

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Mine started age 10 when my dad passed away and I was given meds.I became nervous and a constant worrier as I got older and still looking for ways to deal with it
 
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indigo6

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Hello JL. I think you did well getting checked out. Thats over with and take a bit of peace from that.
Chest pains and dizziness are probably the most common anxiety symptom. I couldnt find the stats but theres so many people that get same and go to hospital with fear of worst.
Without you knowing it, Im betting that you are shallow breathing most of the time. If you go to the No Panic website theres a recording, the ladys voice is so calming like someones Mum or Nana.
It takes loads of attempts to follow this without thinking about what you are doing, keep going, takes practice :hug:
 
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Dorf

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That is called health anxiety or hypochondria. I have it sometimes it is often brought on by a stressful situation, for me losing both my parents from a heart attack. Avoiding any caffeine whatsoever helps as it is a stimulant medication that increases physical symptoms and also meditation off YouTube and learning about health anxiety by reading.
Mine too started with the death of my dad when I was very young, symptoms can be quite debilitating and I haven't as yet found a med that helps, seems there's only so much your doctor can give you and I've had them all with little or no effect.
 
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