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ANXIETY ? LET'S MAKE A LIST OF SYMPTOMS AND TESTS TAKEN TO HELP EVERYONE.

Reading everyone's concerns on this message board (along with my concerns) I thought it might be a good experiment(and a helpful reference guide for everyone) to list ALL the symptoms they have had and ALL the tests that have come back normal and ALL the specialists they have seen that have concluded that it was all anxiety. If you can put it in a LIST FORM with no back story so it is easy to reference that would be great. The idea here is that we can help eachother by revealing the range of symptoms that anxiety can produce ... this might ease all of our minds and help us get back to the life we were intended to live ... HAPPY and HEALTHY : )
Here is my list:

SYMPTOMS:
FATIGUE
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
FOGGY HEAD, CONCENTRATION PROBLEMS
FREQUENT URINATION
PINS AND NEEDLES FEELING
IMBALANCE WHILE WALKING
HEAVY HEAD
PAIN BEHIND THE EYES
COLD TOES/COLD FINGERS
PALPITATIONS
SOME SHAKINESS/CLUMSINESS
FLOATERS IN VISION

TESTS TAKEN THAT CAME BACK NORMAL:
ECHOCARDIOGRAM
EKG
BRAIN MRI
EYE EXAM
EAR EXAM
EMERGENCY ROOM EKG
4 BLOOD TESTS
STANDARD PHYSICAL

DOCTORS/SPECIALISTS I'VE SEEN WHO SAY IT'S ALL ANXIETY RELATED:
MY PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR
NEUROLOGIST
NUTRITIONIST
THERAPIST
CARDIOLOGIST
EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTOR
PSYCHIATRIST (FRIEND)


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Here is my list:

Symptoms:
Palpatations
Tightness in Chest
Dizzyness(Vertigo)
IBS
Hypertension
Insomnia
Fatigue
Brain Fog
Trouble Consentrating

Tests:
Chest X-ray
Echocardiogram
EKG
Holter Monitor
Abdominal Ultrasound
Blood Studies
Urine metanephrine assay
MRI of Brain
Liver Biopsy

Doctors:
Endocrinologist
Cardiologist
Interist
Psyciatrist
Gastroenterologist
Counselor

This all means Anxiety = $$

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Do you have anxiety ?

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I have anxiety and hypertension.
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SYMPTOMS:

nausea
chest pain
shortness of breath
dizziness
palpitations
horrible headaches

TESTS DONE:

EKG (4)
ER visit (2)/test for lung clot, EKG, blood workup,
Echocardiogram(3)
CT-Angiogram
Stress Test
Nuclear Stress Test
HIDA Scan
Small bowel series
Endoscopy
Colonoscopy

DOCTORS WHO THINK ANXIETY

Cardiologist(3)
Family Practitioner(3)
Gastro
ER docs

Unfortunately, after a year of tests and a small fortune, I still am unable to completely accept anxiety as my diagnosis.  

My chest pain is too real and happens BEFORE the anxiety starts.  

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Is your dizziness all the time or just when you panic ?
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It doesn't seem to be related to anxiety or panic attacks.  It just will happen.  For no apparent reason.  It's just another reason why I can't accept the anxiety diagnosis.  Also, I have shortness of breath that happens out of the blue.  For example, I was just brushing my teeth and started to feel so out of breath.  This is crazy.  I was just brushing teeth, not stressed about anything or feeling any anxiety.  But once the shortness of breath happened my mind goes nuts.
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The scary thing about anxiety is that you can have symptoms anytime anywhere.  They can all happen independly and seem unassociated.  Thats what was happening to me... but realizing its just anxiety and taking meds really helped me out a ton!
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I have anxiety attacks.  I saw a therapist to help me find out what causes them and found out that most times it is a chemical imbalance.  I found out I had 3 times the testostrone in my body.  Also, ended up having a dermoid on my ovary.   The therapist helped me to manage the attacks.  Also, since I have leveled my testostrone levels and had the dermoid removed I have done better.  Anxiety is when your body gets too much of the chemical that causes your fight or flight senses.  I also realized that there were some things in my past that also triggered them.  Please continue to seek help.  I now take Zoloft and spirotalactin (sp) and it has helped me so much.  

Good luck.
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Symptoms:

PALPITATIONS
HEART "THOMPING"
FAST HEARTRATE
HEADACHES
NAUSEA
JAW TIGHTNESS/ACHINESS
ACHES IN BACK/CHEST/SHOULDER (LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE)
TINGLING IN FACE/EYES
TINGLING IN ARMS/LEGS
CHILLS
TREMBLING
FEELING LIKE I'M ABOUT TO DIE
RESTLESSNESS

Normal tests:
EKG
ECHOCARDIOGRAM
HOLTER MONITOR - 2 WEEKS
STRESS ECHOCARDIOGRAM
BLOOD WORK
MRI
CT SCAN
CHEST XRAYS

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Doctors/Specialists Seen:
Cardiologist
Psychiatrist
Neurologist
Primary Care
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My chest pain also happens before any other symptoms. I feel that first, THAT'S why I start to panic.
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My symptoms:

LEGS/BACK TINGLING
FACIAL TINGLING
INTERNAL VIBRATION
HEART PALPITATIONS
MIGRAINES
STIFF NECK/SHOULDERS
FATIQUE

Tests that I have had done:

UPPER GI SERIES
HEPATIBILIARY SCAN
COLONOSCOPY
LUMBAR MRI
C-SPINE MRI---BULGING DISK FOUND
BRAIN MRI W/ AND W/O CONTRAST--SINUS INFECTION
BLOODWORK INCLUDES;
EBV---POSITIVE
CMV--NEGATIVE
CBC--NORMAL
SED RATE--NORMAL
ANA--NORMAL
CHOLESTEROL--NORMAL
THYROID--NORMAL
METABOLIC PANEL--NORMAL
EKG--NORMAL
CHEST X-RAY--NORMAL
LUNG SCAN--NORMAL
ARTERIAL BLOOD GASES--LOW BECAUSE OF HYPERVENTILATION
LYME DISEASE--NORMAL

I just wish the bug crawling feelings would go away, and stay away forever.  Next round of testing will be EMG, SSEP, AND VEP.
Hopefully I don't have to get the lumbar puncture, I'm not to fond of needles.
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Forgot to add docs visited:


CHIROPRATORS
PHYSICAL THERAPY
FAMILY DOCTOR
NEUROLOGIST
HOPEFULLY I CAN GET A SHRINK ALSO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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What Lyme test did you take and with what kind of doctor. If you took the basic ELISA test, that is not enough. You need to get a Westen Blot test done by a top lab like Igenex. I know this sounds like I'm being too picky, but that is the only way to test for Lyme correctly. Also, you need to see a Lyme Literate Doctor (usually referred to as an LLMD). What area of the country are you in ?

I hope and pray you feel better.
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I already have an appt at a LLMD in Jan.  I live in PA.
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SYMPTOMS

HEADACHE
PANIC ATTACKS
DIZZINESS
LIGHTHEADEDNESS
NAUSEA
TREMBLING
TINGLING IN HANDS AND FEET
TINGLING IN FACE AND MOUTH
HEART PALPITATIONS
(I am sure there are more!)

TESTS

EKG
CAT SCAN OF BRAIN
MRI OF BRAIN
BLOOD WORK TO INCLUDE:  lymes disease, lupus, AIDS, MS, (and many other diseases I don't know!)

DOCTORS

REGULAR PHYSICIAN
HEMOTOLOGIST
CARDIOLOGIST
OPTHOMOLOGIST
EARS NOSE AND THROAT
ALLERGIST
NEUROLOGIST (two of them!!)

finally:  PSYCHOLOGIST and her husband, a PSYCHIATRIST!!!
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For all of you looking for a list of anxiety symptoms here is a really good website for you to check out:
www.anxietycentre.com
Click on the Anxiety Symptoms Page and scroll down.  You won't believe what symptoms it can cause!!!
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My List:

CONSTANT SYMPTOMS:
-Fatigue
-Joiny, Muscle, and Tendon Pain
-Tiredness
-Balance Problems


EPISODIC SYMPTOMS:
-Throat Tightness
-Dizziness (Severe)
-Palpitations
-Fear
-Nausea
-Chills
-Hot Flashes
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My Symptoms:
Flush feeling in chest
Elevated heart rate
Feeling like I can't get my breath
Sense of doom

Tests I've had that were good:
EKG (2)
48 hr. Holter
Treadmill Stress Test
Chest X-Ray (2)
Full blood panel

Dr.s Seen:
E.R. doctor
Cardiologist
Family Physician
Occupational Health doctor
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Hi, it was nice to come across your posting.  I keep thinking I have the same diseases that others people feel they have (ie, lupus, MS, chronic fatigue syndrome, lyme disease, fybromyalgia) with the same types of symptoms.  I go on Feb. 1 for an MRI (that day can't come soon enough) and then to the Neurologist on Feb. 6th.  I am HOPING it is only anxiety...isn't it sad to wish that...but it is much better than what I am imagining these days.  I don't know how long the waits are in the USA for MRI's but this has been the longest 2 months in my life.  (and that is a very SHORT time to wait for an MRI in Canada)

SYMPTOMS ARE:

-Fatigue (lots--worse in a.m. gets better thru day)
-Leg, foot and arm on left side has occasional heaviness that comes and goes
-muscle twitches all over body
-heart palpitations
-migraines (have had 10 yrs +)
-sore muscles
-muscle weakness
-cold hands (sometimes clammy)
-cold feet (sometimes clammy)
-excessive armpit sweating
-vivid dreams
-hard time falling asleep and staying asleep
-lost 14 lbs in 2 months
-loss of appetite
-one eye seems unclear at times
-glands on back of head sometimes pop up and get sore
-unbalanced
-clumsy (feel like hands don't work properly sometimes)

TESTS DONE:

-Blood (incl. thyroid)-normal
-Yearly Eye exam-normal
-CAT scan -normal
-Chest x-ray-normal

DOCTORS SEEN:
-Family Doctor
-ER Doc who did CAT scan with migraine
-2nd ER doc when I went in with the symptoms above (she thinks it is stress related)
-Pshychologist (who agreed that lots of those are anxiety related but did not dismiss until other tests are performed)
-Nurse friend (thinks it is anxiety or Chronic Fatigue)


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Sypmtoms:

Headaches
Muscle tension in neck and chest
dizziness/lightheadedness
irrational thoughts/fears
dry mouth
racing heart
cold extremities
depersonilization
weakness
shaking/trembling
trouble concentrating/thinking
blurry vision
hand/feet/face numbness or tingling
nausea
muscle pains


doctors seen:

ER docs
family doctor
psychiatrist
2 therapists
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Hi my name is Jen 26 yrs old, and i have had an anxiety disorder since i was 19yrs old.I have also seen alot of Dr's about heart palpatations, sweating pain in chest, and shortness of breath. I have also gone for tons of test blood test, heart test, and they tell me its anxiety as well.
My biggest concern now is i still get heart palpatations, chest pain and now for the past week I can't breath, cant get enough oxygen, this has happened to me before and eventually I got back to normal, i don't know is it underlying stress that is causing this breathlessness??? I don't have a racing heart, and i'm not really worried about anything! I'm afraid to go back to the dr's just for them to think that i am a hypocondriact,my file must be huge with all the visits.
I was at work the other day and i couldn't catch my breath it was like i had just gone running...it was so difficult to breath and embarrassing because i was always gasping for air i could barely talk with customers. Has anyone experienced this before or give me advice on what i should do? Thank you
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SYMPTOMS

PALPITATIONS-- (RANDOM FLUTTERS EVERYDAY EVEN WHEN ITS NOT FULL BLOWN PANIC)

CONSTANT FEAR OF "THAT ONE FATAL PALPITATION"

DIZZINESS

HYPERVENTILATION

FEELING LIKE I COULD DIE AT ANY MOMENT EVERYDAY

SHORTNESS OF BREATH


TESTS DONE

ER EKG    NORMAL

ER BLOOD WORK    NORMAL

ER CHEST X RAY    NORMAL

STRESS ECHO   NORMAL

ABOUT 4 OTHER EKGS   NORMAL

OTHER BLOODWORK    NORMAL


WHAT THE HELL IS CAUSING THESE PALPITATIONS!  THEY SAY STRESS AND PANIC CAUSES PALPITATIONS BUT ITS BECAUSE OF MY PALPITATIONS THAT I HAVE STRESS AND PANIC!  SO YOU CAN SEE THE PROBLEM I HAVE ACCEPTING MY ANXIETY IS THE CAUSE!  

DOES ANYONE KNOW IF UNDERLYING STRESS CAN CAUSE DAILY PALPITATIONS UNRELATED TO A DIRECT PANIC EPISODE?  

DOCTERS SAY -- PANIC = PALPITATIONS
MY REALITY -- PALPITATIONS = PANIC  

PLEASE ADVISE          
THANKS    DEREK


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Here's my list:

Heart pounding-fast heart rate
chest pain (no always- not recently)
hand and feet pricks, numbness
dizziness
shortness of breath
unable to focus- kinda dazed feeling
stomach upset
Hot when attack and cold after
Shakes
Uncontrollable fear of the worst thing happening (pass out, die, go crazy)

Tests I had done
Complete physical- normal
EKG- normal
24h Holter monitor- normal- though fast
Echo- normal
Tilt test- POSITIVE- i passed out after drugs were in me
(DX: neurocardiogenic syncope but when looking it up it just doesnt fit my symptoms. Treatment was nothing, to lie down if about to pass out and that it should correct itself on its own)

DR's Ive seen
2 PCP
cardiologist
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SYMPTOMS:

Shortness of breath
Difficulty swallowing
Racing thoughts
Negative thoughts
Difficulty concentrating
Insomnia


TESTS:

Chest x-ray
Pulmonary Function Tests
Numerous blood tests
Upper endoscopy

All normal, so far....
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I just have to say that this was a great idea. I saw some postings that included things that I have felt but never linked to panic! Knowing that panic is something that I have to face on my own some times will make me feel separated and distant from those around me and who I "was." But it really helps to know Im not as alone as I feel.
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I feel a kind of relife stubbleing across this site, and all of you. I have been suffering from severe anxitey and panic attacks for almost 4 years. i am affraid of telling a doctor about these for fear of them thinking i am crazy and looseing my daughter. They hit me at anytime of bay driving.... watching my daughter playing is one of the worst times they hit, I will be sitting ther thinking how lucky i am to have a beatiful little girl and then they come...And i am sure to die and never see her agin, or right befor i go to bed..seeing as i am up on the net rresearchin head pains because i have hade a bad head ache for the last 3 days and i am sure i have brain tumors or something horible like that. It is thoughts and panic like this that keep me up to the wee hours of the morning afraid to sleep and no wake. I was hopeing for your help theses are my symptoms.

Heartpuoding fast heart rate
shortness of breath
dizziness
raceing thoughts
feeling like i could be dead any second
shaking
blurred vision at times
neck and back pains
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clamey palms
a feeling of scared all the time
Headahces
nausea


I took the test at www.anxietycentre.com and got a 71 dose this sound like severe anxiety to all of you?

   Thanks for listening
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Symptoms.

Headache

shaky hands

heart flip flops

shortness of breath

tingling all over

adrenaline bursts

shaking from the inside

panic!!!

loss of balance

feeling of unreality

muscle tention all over

speech slurred

nausea

stomach ache

blurred vision

heart pounding

the list goes on and on..

Tests..

ekg--to many to list all normal

echo--2--first normal 2nd showed very slight regurgatation in valves

ct scan of brain...normal

mri brain...normal

blood work..all normal

chest xray..normal

Hiv test...negative

blood cancer tests...negative.

upper gi-- acid reflux

lower gi --IBS

syciatric evaluation---normal anxiety
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-Constant dizziness (24/7)

-Feeling faint

-Slow thought process

-Fast heart rate

-Excessive sweating

-IBS

-Shortness of breath

-Nausea

-Fatigue

-Headaches

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-CBC

-Chest x-ray

-CT scan of head

-Mono test

-EKG

All came out clear.
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Here is mine to add to the list:

1) both sides of Jaws tight - weird pain sensation in Jaws
2) Chest feels tight and heavy
3) Feel like I can't breathe right
4) Slight light headedness
5) feelings of I am going to die
6) Anxious about going to bed to sleep
7) one upper arm might feel ache and feel heavy.
8) strange scalp muscle spams about 1" in diameter that will stay in one area for a few days then go away.
9) Heart starts to beat fast and think I was having a heart attack.
10) fears of heart attachs
11) fears of stroke
12) basic Health Anxieties

Test:
EKG , EKG showed NO signs.
Myocardial Nuclear Scan and was normal - showed no problems and no damage.

This is all that I can think of now.


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PVC'S severe at times

Tachycardia (in the past)

Anxiety (used to have severe panic attacks now under control WITHOUT meds, thanks to Dr. Weeks's books)

dizziness kind of within, floating feeling

Sever muscle pains

Severe neck pain and stiffness

Burning sensation on scalp

Burning sensation in feet

Burning sensation on tongue (severe)

BP spikes as high as 255/160/ 240/130 despite Beta Blockers (now off of them)

Every stomach symptom under the sun, especially severe gas and burning of the stomach lining

Worrying about everything "what if"

Waking up at nights at times with anxiety, not due to a bad dream, but just for the hell of it I guess

Chills

Unsteady when walking

Mouth/lips tingling

Face tingling

Facial pain

Ear pain (from nerves going through there not from an ear infection)


TESTS:

EKG

Echo

TEE

CT scan of stomach, lungs and heart

bloodwork to check every illness under the sun

upper GI

lower GI

Kidney x-ray -  reacted highly allergic

Kidney scan

24 hour kidney test

and I'm sure there were more I forgot


Doctors:

Internist

Cardiologist

Hematologist

Neurologist

Hypertension Specialist

Urologist

Pulmonary Specialist

Shrink - one time, forget it, most of them need a shrink themselves.  I know others have been helped by shrinks, not for me.

Several Psychologists - didn't help.  I was open and eager of any help I could get.  In other words I did not start a session with a negative attitude.

After 15 yrs of living in a hell hole of panic attack/anxiety I finally found out about these books I mentioned above, that was 30 yrs ago.

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Hmmmm, I fear my list may be too long so I will just add a few I haven't already read about or that are the major ones.

Fear of dying randomly.
Shaking (inside and out)
Tight throat
Feeling like I can't breathe
Sore tongue
Heart pounding
Insomnia
Irritable bowel syndrome (I relate this as an affect from the years of anxiety wrecking havoc on my body)

I don't take meds.

I am in the process of blood work etc. I need to see an allergist though, cause my mouth tingles and I know I have allergies and am afraid I'm going to die when I eat. I had tons of tests as a child due to my anxiety. All I had was a few allergies, minor ones at that.
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Here is my list: Muscle twitching
                          Neck pain and back pain
                          Fluttering in middle of my chest
                          Bad headaches which I think comes from my neck tension
                          Feeling agitated
                          Can't concentrate at times
                          Feeling like I am going to lose all control
                          Feeling like it is impossible to relax
                          Sleeping is always a difficult thing
                          Obsessing over things that could be wrong with me.
                          Intrusive or unwanted thoughts
                          Constantly worrying about my well being


                         Dr's I have seen: Family Dr's 4
                         Phsychiatrists  2
                         Heart Dr's 1
                        


                        I have had almost every test imaginable.  All normal
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I have had

IBS
Chest tightness
Muscle spasms
tingling throughout legs and arms
neck stiffness
underarm pain/arm pain
feeling I have several different undetectable diseases
inability to sleep
panic attacks
pacing
stomach problems.
random ear pains
difficulty swallowing(feeling as if a piece of food would not go down)

I have not had tests yet, but was told I had OCD/Anxiety Disorders after my third trip to the Emergency Room for something that had no meaning. When I get insurance(2 weeks) Ill be going to the doctor...the psychologist.
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i have:
muscle twitching
eye floaters and eye pain
difficulty swallowing
extreme sweating underarms and palms,sometimes feet
shaking
sore jaw,teeth
dry mouth
hot and cold
loss of appetite
paranoia and irrational OCD
sudden, intense pain at back of my head, like an axe just split it open,lasts 1-2 mins
cant relax
i have constant worry there is something wrong and the dr is too stupid to find it
i had one ocular migraine but never had one since.
im also a chronic marijuana user..
i live in aust.

Drs: GP numerous times
Neurologist 3 times
emerg room 1 time
Opthalmologist 2 times
Optometrist 2 times

Tests:  MRI,  CT Scan,  ECG brain scan,   blood tests
i had recently given up on drs but its winter here and my new cold is getting worse, causing me further distress. might have to go back for a checkup  :)

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Physical Symptoms:

Daily/Random:

Fatigue
Dizziness
Tingling (feet, calves, hands, forearms, face, tounge, and sometimes inside body cavity or in heart)
Pounding heart beat
Extra heart beats (palps increasing over the years)
Chest pain / tightness
Short of breath
Difficulty swallowing (lump in throat that won't go away)
Cold hands and feet
Flushing (mostly chest, face, but also full body at times)
Headaches
Trembling / Shaking
Sunburned / Electric Shock feeling (patches of skin, tounge, scalp)
Fear of dying / impending doom (CONSTANTLY)
Racing thoughts (my mind is a riotous cacophony of noise)
Ringing in ears
Visual disturbances (floaters, fuzzy edges, white flashes, edge of vision "pulses" with heart beat)
Inability to fall asleep when exhausted OR unable to STAY asleep

These feelings happen every day in any given combination of symptoms, with no rhyme or reason.

Description of my "symptoms" during a typical panic attack in order:

Rapid POUNDING Heart Rate
Feeling like I'm about to die
Cold hands, feet / Coldness creeps up arms and legs approaching my body cavity
Lightheaded / Dizzy
Hands Tremble / Knees shaking
Chest feels tight / Short of breath followed by a cold numb feeling in chest wall
Feeling of heartbeat disappears / Check pulse still there but very faint and rapid

At that point I go to bed and allow it to pass.  In the beginning (7years ago) I was convinced that one of these "attacks" would eventually kill me.  Through all of my visits to doctors and having many tests run they have all concluded it is anxiety and panic disorder.

Doctors I have seen:

ER Doctors (too many to count)
2 Primary Care Physcians
Cardiologist (same one 5 times)
Neurologist

Tests I've had performed:

ECG's (too many to count)
Stress Test
Echocardiogram (ultrasound of heart)
Event recorder (one month)
Upper GI
MRI of brain
2 Chest X-rays
Chest CT Scan
Abdominal CT Scan
Blood work (too many to cover here, all normal)

After all of these tests they have NEVER found anything wrong with me!  Everyone always says anxiety.  I was agoraphobic at one point (before I accepted it as anxiety disorder), but still have social anxiety, and I am a hypocodriac with EXTREME health anxiety focused mainly on my heart.  Reading others lists has reassured me that it is just anxiety.  Thanks to all for sharing!
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when will a comprehensive table be made?
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Dear all,

About 10 days ago, I had my first panick attack.. on a perfect saturday morning. I can say with confidence this was one of the most horrifying experiences I had ever been through.

Since I didnt know what was happening to me, I hyperventilated. Then went to ER, only to be diagnosed as suffering from Anxity/panick attack.

Afterwards, I met with my PCP, and he prescribed Ativan (as needed for attacks) and Paxil (once a day).

There are several things that I am confused about:

(1) It appears all of a sudden the frequency of episodes has increased since the first outbreak. Is that normal? I experience 2-3 attacks now daily, not severe, but with tingling in hands/feet, sweating, and heavy heart. But it appears I am more aware of the disorder, so am having more attacks. Is that true?

(2) What do you do if you see an attack coming at work? I took Ativan for one yesterday, and had to take the day off. That is terrible.

(3) I feel terrible in the morning when I wake up, if I take Paxil at night. Today I vomitted. Do you recommend any other med that I can talk to my PCP about?

(4) Is there a specific timing I can take the med to avoid attacks during work hours?

(5) How many people go from sudden outbreak to no attacks after continued preventive meds like Paxil?

I am very nervous, as this has started to affect my routine life. My poor wife is always on her toes..

Please help?

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> My symptoms>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Shortness of breath / hyperventilation
Pounding/heavy heart
Sweating in palms/feet
Tingling sensation in back, head, arms, palms
Sometimes, chest pain (left side) just before the attack, kind of sharp pain

Meds:
Paxil
Ativan OR Klonopin
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I have had this brain fog, pressure in the head, fatigue, anxiety/depression thing for almost 9 months now.  I have had every test in the book.  All I can say here is that doctors have so many labels and names for 'conditions' that they can't solve it is ridiculous.   There has to be something organic going on with me and they say nope...you are just too stressed and have to start exercising more and eating right.  What garbage!  I did have a great deal of stress...two ablations with complications then I finally got better, only to have this happen to me.  All the doctors think it was because of my medical history that I am just hypo now.  Don't give up folks.  I have had a negative elisa for Lyme, but I suspect that this could still be my trouble.  I could be wrong, but either way, it is a real problem.  Something is plaguing me, and it is more than my own thoughts.  If anyone finds any answers, please post them here or send them to my namesake at hotmail.  
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My symptoms:
chest pain
arm pain
shortnessof breath
palpitations
diziness
Feelings of unreality

Tests Done:
4 stress echoes
2 Nuke tests
cardiac cath
2 64ct angios
numerous ekgs
brain ct scan

All tests normal!
All my doctors put it down to anxiety and the mind playing its tricks on the body.
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My Symptoms:

Pounding heart
Dizziness
Tiredness
Throbbing sensation constantly in hands/head/feet

Tests Taken:

4 ECG's (everything fine)
2 Blood tests (everything fine)

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symptoms;

dizziness
palptations
foggy headed
sence of doom
lump in throut
muscle aches
headaches
feeling of in a dream state
shacky
mouth chatter
slurred speach ( stumble on my words)


test taken

mri brain -normal
cat scan brain-normal
ekgs to many to count --all normal
blood tests--normal ( high choleserol)
echo cardiogram--normal with trace regurgatation in 3 valves
cardiac ct scan of arteries--no blockage
emergency visit---had burst of nsvt (non sustained ventricular tachagardia)
ana-normal
lymes-normal
hiv-negative
breast mri---normal no cancer

doctors who think its all anxiety

cardiologist
primary
gastro
nuerologist
emergency doctor
theropist


meds taking

klonopin .5 mg 3x aday
nexium 40mg 1x a day
asidophilis ----vitamin
fish oil 1000 mg 1x a day
weening of zoloft 25 mg every other day
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important background note: have not worked in 15 months:::;

Heart fluttering randomly, sometimes lasting hours..

Tense in neck,jaws shoulders

Feel muscles (like a whole leg or arm) pulling in towards body and tensing up

Extreme anti-socialism (feel ashamed walking down street,etc., avoid people I know)

Cannot wait in lines (as soon as I get in the store I glance at the register. Today, there was no one in line but suddenly 2 people stood in line--I hadn't even done my shopping yet!-- and instantly I got all---aaaarrrrrgh!. The whole time I am in line I fret over each second of the people's transactions)

Cannot handle bad drivers--even when they are BEHIND ME or GOING THE OTHER WAY!!

Soon after I get up,read paper, have coffee,etc, I go back to bed. Lay around or sleep 20 hrs/day

Will do nothing constructive then fret about conditions(totally clustered apt, etc.)

Heavy sighing at anytime--it even catches ME by surprise

When arriving in a group function I cannot avoid, immediately start belching or deep loud yawning

Absolutely know activity

No energy but plenty of anger energy in a split second

Tests: None

Recently started taking Celexa and Wellbutrin
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I too have had many panic attack related situations, and have feared that there is more wrong with me than I thought.  Sometimes it was so hard to decide what was actually "real" or what was in my head.  I had my worst episode in college when I was 21, I literally thought I would never be able to function like that.  After getting on Celexa (40mg - this will differ depending on your severity) and it changed my life.  It took a good month to stop having the full blown panic attacks, but life did get back to normal.  I know that there are times when you think, "what if I have to feel like this forever", well, you won't.  This too shall pass, I promise.  I had all of your symptoms, I went to the ER 6 times in one month - I know how serious it can be and how terrifying it is.  After 3 years of Celexa.  I eventually stop taking the medicine.  I just recently, now 27, have decided to get back on it to weed away the little anxiety that has started to creep its ugly head once again.  I am not having near the symptoms I had before because I fully understand my disease.  Don't get me wrong, I do still have some symptoms and fear the all mighty "DEATH", but I have gotten back on Celexa about 2.5 weeks ago and I already feel much better.  If you are still feeling the way you are after about 4 to 6 weeks on your meds, than you may need to have your doc up your meds or get a medication that works for.  There are so many antidepressants out there, that sometimes your body needs to adapt to right drug to feel the full effect.  Remember, your doctor is there to help you, so don't develop more anxiety by calling them and telling them how you are still feeling.  They don't think you are hypochondriac, because they understand what you are feeling and dealing with.  And, if they don't, find a new doctor that is willing to work out all the kinks with you.  They do exist.  I have a doctor that I can call on the phone, and that is priceless when you are dealing with anxiety.  I think all of us on this site is to have someone tell us that, "it's going to be okay".  So let me be the first to say, "you will be okay and you are not dying of anything, this really will pass".
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SYMPTOMS:
-fatigue
-shortness of breath
-chest pains(randomly)
-feel like throat is closing sometimes
-difficulty swallowing
-heart palpatations(fluttering)
-racing heart
-feeling like i will pass out
-headaches
-head pains
-ALWAYS worried that these symptoms are life threatening

TESTS:
EKG-normal
CMP-nomal
heart monitor-normal
waiting on thyroid, cholesterol, and sugar tests.

DOCS that say anxiety:
Family doc
er docs
psychologist
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Wow...

I have had Panic Attacks for YEARS. Since i was little. I am 42 now and my Mother just passed away suddenly in late july, so i am having Panic/Anxiety/Depression ripping through me like knife on a daily and even hourly basis.

Syptoms (symptoms)? Many.But the Worst?:

FEAR/TERROR, for hours and hours some times, just a feeling of impending doom and terror. Like Im in some sort of dream and can't wake up

Nightmares- Horrible things, that wake me into a deep panic attack. I can't even escape them while sleeping.

Palpatations

Dizziness

Sweating, always hot.

Shakey (shaky), Weakness.

vision trouble

Sinus pain

Headache.

FEAR...did i mention FEAR!?!?!?!

I am on Lexapro and Klonipin (klonopin), and when i go to the ER I am given Ativan.

Tests?

EKG, Bloodtests, treadmill, observation, X-Rays, Thyroid, Liver and kidney function, HDL/LDL Colestorol, BP....

Colestorol is a bit high, BP can go a bit high during attacks, but all else looks ok.

LAst friday I was taken to the ER with severe terror, non ending after several hours. I was given a Psych evaluation in a locked unit, and the doctor said I was one of the worst cases he has ever seen in 25 years of medicine.
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ok now ive had many of the symtoms (symptoms) you all have listed, and i do suffer with panick attacks and agoraphobia and was wonderind if any of you with blurred vision have ever experienced it in one eye?? i get like a tightness or numb feeling around my eye and have experienced blurred vision in that eye, ive had the tight or numb feeling before just not sure about the blurred vision so if any of you know what im talking about i love to see that im not the only one!!!
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you're not alone it happens to me all the time especially durring a panic episode. Durring really severe attacks my eyes even go completely black and I have to be dragged out of wherever I happen to be at the time. So I just quit going anywhere. I've tried everything from hypnonsis, to forcing myself to go into public places, to every pill under the sun and absolutely nothing has worked for me. I am currently on celexa welbutrin xl and just switched from xanax to klonopin. xanax just calmed me down a bit I still wasnt able to function normally on it and still couldnt step foot into a public place w/o having a panic attack, in some cases it actually made my panic worse because I feel disoriented anyways and xanax just adds to that. Ive been on klonopin 1 day now and Im not doing so good, I took .5 last night and I started to feel really anxious around 9 this morning so I took .25 and it messed me up so bad I almost had to leave work. I decided to just try and get through it and now 1:45 it has worn off a bit. I feel mellow but the panic just constantly lingers with me. I have also started therapy which also triggers my full blown panic attacks. I am at my wits end I cant live like this I dont know what to do or how to get control of my body and mind back. if anyone has any ideas or suggestions I would greatly appreciate it
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I have read all of your posts and I have most and or all of your symptoms which I don't have time to list now (will later, work ending soon) but I there are a few symptoms that I've experienced that I haven't yet read here........for example............(1.) arm paralysis (both arms). They're either completely movable yet numb without feeling or unmovable, (2.) freezing cold electrical shocking sensations in my left arm, (3.) mild to severe arm tremors, (4.) head and jaw numbness, (5.) I've lost my sence of carbonation in sodas, (6.) freezing icicle finger tips -look like I'd been dead for 6hrs or so, etc.

I've had every test known to man and they've all come back normal. My PCP, Cardio, Neuro etc all shrug off to anxiety but none can explain the loss of my arms which lead me to believe that this is not an anxiety/panic disorder. Most of my symptoms point to strokes or TIA's (mini strokes) but by the time I reach the ER the symptoms subside. I'm not saying saying that TIA's are the problem but I certainly have 98% of the symptoms and they're almost imposible to diagnose. High BP too.

I have PCOS. I believe that is the underlying cause for all of these problems. My hormones are greatly out of balance and I am producing WAY too much male testosterone and it's messing with my whole system. I think the answer lies with my Hormone Specialist only. I think if she can figure out how to get my hormones back in balance then everything else will correct itself and fall back into place.

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sounds as though lots of test beeing done, none of us are dying or about to die. we all MUST keep beliveing that these are only symptom SYMPTOMS of our anxeties, i feel like im going to die every night with my nightmares and very bad chest pains(oh my poor wife) but i havent yet and this is been going on for 6 months or more. im writing this to help myself and anybody else who reads it. the more we want to get better and expect things to get back to normal the worse things will get if we put to much pressure on ourselves. we have anxiety and thats that worring more and googling more and stressing more well leads to more anxiety oh yer and if we do die cant be much worse than what some of us are going through anyway.all im trying to say is lets give ourselves a break  we are all normal , i know its easyer said than done but lets keep on saying it to ourselves. sorry about the spelling errors im a builder not a writer, hope everyone feels better soon and hang tough
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My symptoms that happen all the time throughout the day not as a panic attack:
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Count me in.  My symptoms:

Tingling in my feet like electric needles (this bothers me the most)

Total FEAR of anything medical, any illness, and most of all death (I think about death a lot, it colors everthing in my life)

Feeling like I can't breathe

Tight throat and inability to swallow well, feel like I'm choking

Some irregular heartbeats

Constant tension

Feeling like I'm going to scream and run from wherever I am

Worry, worry, worry about "the what ifs" and "the end" and "Is everything okay with my family" "Is everything okay at home"

"Butterflies" in stomach

Can't eat

(I'm sure there are more, but those are the main ones)

Tests:

Not much yet, BP is very good 118/60, pulse 50 (I use an exercise bike ninety minutes a day)

EKGs, normal

Blood work, anemic (taking iron tablets, B-12, B-6, Folic acid, Magnesium, Potassium, Flaxseed Oil)

The other night I had an episode where part of my vision was blacked out in one eye for about a minute or less.  My PCP thinks it was probably a TIA, so now I've been living in a state of constant terror, afraid I'll have a stroke any minute, even afraid to go to sleep.  I'll be having an echocardiogram and a carotid duplex, plus bloodwork.  Terrified of the results and have been setting up "worst case" scenarios.

Doctors:

PCP (says it's anxiety except for the possible TIA)

Rehabilitation Specialist (for the tingling in feet, said I probably have some muscle imbalance and sent me for physical therapy, waste of time and money)

Psychologist (says it's anxiety, but he was nuts and a predator)

Orthopedic Surgeon (said the tingling was caused by a tiny bit of arthritis in spine - nuts to that, it's caused by stress)

A doctor in Switzerland (Total stress)

Urologist (did not care about stress levels, just told me I had a kidney stone that he would "watch" - this stressed me, of course, because I'm terrified of medical things, but it's nothing compared to a possible TIA)

Physical Therapist (panic)

Medications:  Valium 10 mg. once or twice a day, Inderal 20 mg. once or twice a day, Prilosec for GERD (works wonders for me), all the vitamins listed above, a daily baby aspirin because of the possible TIA, Neurontin for the tingling feet, Paxil 20 mg. (I took it once before and it worked wonders, but this time, it seems to be making me worse, then I'm terrified about the possible TIA, not much could help but anesthesia)

I hope we all feel better.  Good luck to all of us.
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depersonalization
derealisation
flashes in my eye sight
floaters
sense that things are moving around me when the are still(like i catch something moving out of the corner of my eye)
scared that i may hallucinate
feelin of panic
scared i am going crazy
irrational fears/cumpulsions
feeling thta at any moment i am gonna loose touch with reality.
insomnia
depression
scary disturbing strange thoughts that make no sense
racing thoughts
shaking
feeling of doom

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Hi

You have all the symptoms I have, especially the feet, does it feel weird when you get out of bed and put them on the floor, like all the nerves are on edge?  Well, after I lost a baby I was found to have a low store of b12 and I was put on injections, now I have had anxiety for 20 years and it could be realted to this b12 problem , perhaps I've always had it and only just found it because a lck of b12 can cause tingling in feet, anxiety, blurry vision etc... I also have been waking up with one eye blurred only for 5 minutes at the most but my doc thinks it's due to the migraines I suffer from.  Did the doc tell you your b12 score?  If it's under 200, you may need injections because b12 is no good in tablet form if you have low b12 because it can't be absorbed.  Maybe think about properly ruling that out!


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Thanks for your message, mddie.  No, my doctor didn't tell me my B-12 score, but I'll certainly ask and if it's low, I'll ask for injections, which I'll sure he'll give me.  I've been taking B-12 tablets, but didn't know I couldn't absorb it.  I read that Prilosec, which I take, inhibits B-12 absorption.  Terrible!  The package insert says nothing about that.  And I know I'm anemic, but I think I need B-12 to absorb the iron.  I know I don't eat many foods that contain B-12.

Yes, my feet do feel like all the nerves are on edge.  I know this is anxiety related.  When I wake up, I'm usually asleep one minute, then awake the next, but if I wake up slowly (like a relaxed person), I realize my feet aren't tingling, but then the tingling and pulse pounding in them starts and just gets stronger and stronger.  Still, I think a B-12 deficiency has something to do with the whole thing and I'll certainly ask for injections.

If I go out somewhere and manage to relax (not much chance of that but it has happened), my feet feel fine.  They also feel fine when I exercise or am in a hot bath, but I've been told my circulation is fine so I think this is due to the movement or hot water relaxing the nerves.

Thank you for your message.  I appreciate it.  I hope you feel better.  I hope we all feel better.
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I am sooo glad i came across this post. Im not going to even list all my things because every single one of them have been in every single one of your all's posts lol

The main one that i have the most trouble dealing with and just accepting that its anxiety (some one else had the same thought as me) is because of the heart palitations. ESPECIALLY since they come when im not even having any attacks or stessed situations. Along with the palpitations and 'pounding' heart..i get this one that almost scares me more than those, its where my heart bearly feels like its beating at all...almost like its just a really weak gush. and that will always sent me into to an attack. Does anyone else get that one too?

My Holter monitor and ECCO came back normal but im finding it hard to belive that there is nothing wrong with my heart.

This ones kinda funny, i just started getting this one last month, cant even remember what my doctor called it...but its when you think you start to panic you cant do something physical and then you mind actually makes it not be able to do it because youve convinced your self you cant.. ex...mine: one day out of the blue i started to think i couldnt swallow, and i started to panic, but because i was so terrified i couldnt swallow i was actually physically not able to do it...so i did the only thing i could to prove me wrong...I grabbed a water bottle and just started chugging..forcing my body to just react like it was supposed to. it was seriously one of the scariest things ever at the time though.
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fatigue                                                                                                                                      
high blood pressure
foggy head
floater in vision
dizzyness
buzzing in feet
internal vibration

2 MRI's
1 Cat scan
bloodwork
2 EKGS
2 chest x-rays
seen neurologist twice in five years, all test came back normal
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blurred vision
spots flashes floaters sparkles pattern hallucinations on waking
pins & needles
hot spots on skin
muscle aches and pains mainly lower back, chest shoulders
adrenaline rushes
tight chest
palpitations
tight throat
waking up with a choking sensation
trouble falling to sleep
health anxiety
worried all the time
butterflies in stomach
pinched ears inside by throat

had several normal blood tests
thyroid normal
chest x-ray normal
lyme test?? no results back yet
blood pressure normal
doctor thinks im mad and does not seem slightly concerned that there is anything wrong with me
other doctors have said tension and anxiety is the cause of all my symptoms
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This is an excellent thread! Thanks to the OP and everybody who posted all their symptoms... Somebody should create another thread about best treatments for this symptoms!
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My symptoms:
severe social anxiety especially when standing
panic attacks
clenched jaw and overall tension throughout body most of the day
shaking and bobbling
jerking motions
collapsing
disorientation
blanking out
loss of focus; inability to concentrate
waking up startled sometimes several times a night
feeling of suffocating
heart palpitations
easily startled by noise, light
uncomfortable standing/light headed
tingling of extremities
heat waves
dread
flat emotionally/not happy ; not sad
triangular light flashes in eyes for extended periods up to an hour
very low blood pressure which drops when standing
lose my breath momentarily
sometimes have difficulty swallowing [infrequent]
somtimes briefly don't recognize where I am when driving in familiar places

Tests and doctors
eye/ear/nose
neurologist
cardiologist
psychoanalyst
osteopath
md - general

thallium stress
table tilt
mri
cat scan
ekg
eeg
many blood and urine tests
the most disgusting eye and ear tests imaginable [filling the ears with water until it's impossible to speak/put in a spinning chair in a dark room with bright lights darting around
ALL NEGATIVE

Happy to know, I am not alone in these symptoms.

My question is, is it the medicine or the anxiety that causes all these symptoms?
I am taking Xanax .5; originally 4x per day. Now taking .25 2 x per day. Symptoms worse than ever. Could it be the withdrawal from Xanax  or  is it the return of anxiety because of the reduction in Xanax.







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Hopefully this helps all of you as i seem to have a new symptom not listed here...

1. GERD ( gastro-oesophugul reflux disease) where your stomach acid rushes up into the
oesophugus and burns the lining. Can cause (globus) sensation which is the something caught feeling. To relieve this i take Nexium 20mg x 2 a day.
I seem to have anxiety periods:
2. Obsession of breathing. Sometimes tight and constricted, light and to shallow, to hard to gt a full breathe.. A desire to use an asthma puffer but never usually works much.
3. Dizzy
4. Frightened at symptoms
5. Needing to escape social situations, percieved escape if threatened.
6. Avoiding friends, scared they will see changes.
7. Acid washing into the throat, makes it itchy, feels like something is stuck
8. Needing to grab onto something if out in public and frightened.
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Please help - does anyone ever head weird head feelings - like a zap or jolt that feels electric  like? I am freaking out - you don't think it is a brain tumor or epilepsy??? Please help - do you think it could  be from anxiety???
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Hello Myeboys.    I get  what feels like electrical shocks in my head when my anxiety is bad. Usually  happens a night when I move suddenly turning my head. I have had this symptom for many years. I have told my Dr and he said it sounded like some weird muscle contractions involving my eyes. It is kind of freaky. But I have gotten used to them. Sometimes they don't even happen at all. I hope this helps
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i dont know but i always get this crackiling in my neck  when i turn it at times been to doctors been in psy hosp. been to the best heart hosp in the country Debora and everyone says sorry its anxiety i have come up with the conclusion that doctors dont know. anxiety is more like a phenomenom than a sickness to me beacuse lots of people have it but cant truly be explained .it scares me it upsets me it makes me feel bad but if i can or anyone can look past those feeling i also feel special like maybe it is something un explainable and weird maybe its having to much knowledge to much understanding to much belief we use more of our brain witch causes us to have these feeling but if harnesed correctly imagine what you can do togeher we all can get through this and as long as you think like that nothing is impossibe
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Pain in neck, shoulders, chest, back, hips, and calves, panic/anxiety attacks, floaters in vision, eye pain, joint pain, jaw pain, IBS, cold fingers/toes. Sometimes the pain is muscular type pain, sometimes it presents as burning.  Calves get real tight particularly when I'm under stress or worrying. Does anyone else get this tightness in calves.

3 EMG/NCV, 2 brain MRIs, c-spine t-spine and l-spine MRIs, somatosensory evoked potentials, blood tests for Lyme, thyroid, diabetes, inflammation and things I've never heard of.

Been to neurologists (3), an infectious disease specialist, a rheumatologist, orthopedist, primary care. Test results all normal.
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On top of these other symptoms I'm about to list, I also seem to become obsessed, absolutely obsessed, with one part of my body for a while and think something is happening with it, and then I will move on to another part. First it was a fear of choking, then not being able to breathe, then heart stopping, then losing control, then got suicidal, then scared of falling asleep while driving/tire will blow out, then people would break into the apartment, then ghosts (even though there weren't any), then fainting, then going crazy, then fainting, going crazy, fainting again, heart attacks, a skipped heart beat would kill me, then back on my throat again. All of this has been within the past 4 years. Below are the symptoms I have experienced:

feeling as if about to die, can't catch my breath, blotches on skin, heart skipping beats, chest pains, feeling light headed or faint, muscle twitches, feelings of surroundings being unreal or too real, out of body experiences, tachycardia (very high heart rate), irritable, anxious, feeling as though I have just been running and lungs are burning, vivid images of terrible things happening to me, completely irrational fears (example:climbing up a steep hill), feeling my heart beat and or pound, floaters in vision, flashes of light and spots of light in my vision, ears popping/ringing, a fizzle noise from my throat, feeling like there is something in my throat, very tense neck muscles, jaw hurts from biting down so hard, diarrhea, shakiness, need to run out of area and sometimes to the ER, needing constant reassurance I'm not about to die, a weird neck twitch/spasm that's close to my carotid artery, tightness in calves, tingling in hands and feet, feeling like my neck is getting too stiff, troubles falling asleep,  waking up scared in the middle of the night, etc.

I have had numerous EKGs done, holter monitor, event monitor, I can't even count how many blood tests but some were for anemia, thyroid, cancer, blood clot, etc. Also have had numerous x rays, two ct scans, gas test from the artery (that hurts a ton), tested for indigestion for the chest pain (negative), and I'm sure others.  what has come back is sinus tachycardia (regular fast heart beat), sinus arrythmia (very common), pacs and pvcs (extra beats that feel like skipped beats and everyone has them, some are just more sensitive to it than others), and panic disorder! yeah! lol

I also have asthma, but not sure because no one ever actually tested me yet, so I have a breathing function test to do and am getting a skin allergy test soon.

Another thing to add to those people who think that palpatations and such is what causes the anxiety and not the other way around. Pay attention to how you are breathing...you should only be using your stomach muslces to breathe. When we get tense, we start to breathe with our chest (upper lungs) and essentially making ourselves hyperventilate and not even realizing it...then we get the physical symptoms, and then we get even more scared and it turns into a vicious cycle.

hope this helps...great idea for this thread by the way!
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Symptoms I have been experiencing since June 2007:

Heart racing, heart feeling like going to slow, feeling of not being able to catch breath or take deep enough breath, cough and feeling of lump or something behind my throat, dizziness, fuzzyheadedness, lightheadedness, vertigo feeling, feeling like heart skips, feeling heart beat when lying down, unable to sleep without sleep meds/insomnia, sweating, feeling like going to pass out, feeling of body being weighted down at times, fatigue/tired, headache and pressure in head and neck, tightness in head and shoulders, generally not feeling well (not like cold or flu but in general), moods swings (mad, sad, crying alot, nausea, feelings that ears are plugged, unable to think or concentrate and times, feeling of weakness/tingling/lack of control in arms and legs at times (not numb to the touch but on inside), not wanting to go anywhere because of symptoms.

Current prescriptions:  Ambien

Tests taken:
5 EKG's - all normal
1 stress/echo test - normal results
1 48 hour heart monitor - could see racing but normal sinus rythm
1 30 day heart montior - could see racing but normal sinus rythm
1 blood test - done at normal physical - normal
1 CT scan of brain - normal
1 MRI of brain - normal
4 chest x-rays - normal
2 blood tests at hospital for heart - normal
blood pressure/thyroid/chol - normal

Currently seeing a naturopathy doctor who has me on supplements for neurotransmitter imbalance with no results yet.  Been seeing this doctor since 9/07.

PLEASE HELP!
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Honestly, I think you need a benzodiazepine or an SSRI or even a tricyclic to take on a daily basis.  I know, I hate to take medication, too, but with all those symptoms, your quality of life has really fallen and you need something to help you feel more "normal."  You need something to let you enjoy life more.  I'm a big believer in herbs and vitamins and minerals (I take a lot of supplements every day), but you need something stronger, at least for the time being.

Good luck and God bless.
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Hey there,
You have a lot of the same symptoms as I do....
I don't really get attacks of anxiety, but, for example I will wake up with a pain in my neck and my whole day will be set off by this symptom and worrying about it.  It seems like more symptoms occur throughout the day at random.  I also have more concerning symptoms to me such as constant ringing in ears, flashing lights and colored "electric like" spots in my vision, head pressure when bending down, swollen tongue feeling, lump in throat, and chest pain.  You say that you have had all the tests done (MRI, ECG's CT's) so I hope you can rest assured.
I have seen my primary physician, neurologist, and eye doctor but I have NOT had any tests done.  I hope to have these tests soon and hope to be as lucky as you.  Take care
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  I have an anxiety disorder, and chronic headaches.  They put me on Effexor XR for the anxiety and now I'm getting worse.  These are my symptoms:
Chills
Blue finger nails
Cold toes and hands
Spreading cold
tinging in my face and hands
blurry vision
clumsy and shakiness
Violent shaking (in my organs and extremities)
Trouble concentrating
heavy breathing
Sharp headaches

Blood test postitive for mono, and urine test clean (ok they didn't find anything unusual.)  They are testing for thyroid right now, and I am now taking vitamins. My mother has something wrong with her thyroid so they think my thyroid test will be the same diagnosis as hers. Also, my sister had anemia 2 years ago so that's why I'm taking vitamins.  
I cannot afford to be sick like this, and since my spleen is sensitive because I have mono, I have to cut back on doing stuff.  I haven't been doing taking it easy and it's causing me a lot of pain.  It now it hurts more to walk around and I have to be careful how fast I go.  I don't know what to do.  My sister is the only one who could possibly do this stuff for me but she has depression and now is at the edge of the cliff.

We are seeing a therapist but no one else will take us because we're underage.
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WOW...
And I thought it was only me. I have been having all sorts of problems. Like some of you I find it hard to believe that these are actually caused from anxiety. My biggest problem is the physical symptoms. Where do they come from? What causes them? I am tired of the poking and prodding yet I want answers as to what is wrong with me as it is sooo very physical.

Thanks for posting all of these symptoms. It would be nice to also know what meds everyone is on and if they are helping. I have a really hard time taking meds. My dr. prescribes them and I stare at them on the counter getting myself all worked up about taking them because of the side effects and then I end up throwing them in the cupboard and walking away just to relieve that part of the stress.

I was on Lorezapam for a while but got myself really worked up about getting dependent on them so I weaned myself off.

My symptoms:

Lump in throat that won't quit or go away

Chest pain

Having a really hard time taking a good breath

Foggy brain

No concentration skills

Funky pain in my body seems to always be somewhere else

Tingling in arms and legs

Bowel problems changes daily

Blurry, throbbing right eye

Insomnia

Weight loss...  30 lbs in 6 months

Panic attacks

Tacycardia  up to 180 4 x

Dr.s and tests Wow so many to list

GP
Neuro surgeon
Neurologist
Cardiologist
cardiologist surgeon
Chiropractor
Pain dr. for injections in shoulder blade
ENT
Neuro Opthomologist
Counselor
now seeing a Endo for hypothyroid

Tests:
Brain MRI
MRI on shoulder blade for chronic pain there
Carpel tunnel surgery
Ulnar nerve surgery
Cathedar to look at heart
EKG's
Stress test
Echocardiogram
Holter monitor 2 x for a week
Holter monitor 30 day
CT scans of Chest, lower area and brain
Blood tests for every imaginable disease


Thanks for this, it helps to know there are other people out there having the same problems. I am going through testing for thyroid now as I have Hasimotos and swear my problems are stemming from that, not anxiety. Hmmmm could it truly be anxiety and depression? Still not convinced.   Dawn

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Full blown panic attack:

Teeth chattering
Pacing*  
Feeling very cold
Feeling like I need to frequent the restroom


*I have paced for about 4 hours straight until someone gave me some meds to calm me down

General anxiety:
Feeling the need to flee a situation
Heart palps
Clenching my teeth (with fear that they will start "chattering")
Self destructive thoughts


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I have started having similar symptoms just within the past few months, they seem to come and go- even when I don't feel particularly stressed or anxious, but as soon as there is any hint of them- they seem to rapidly progress until I get to a point where I am too tired to care. I used to work out all the time and loved being active and living life- within months I have become a hermit.

Tense throat, always trying to swallow something that never seems to go down
Dizziness (This is and the one above seem to be the most consistent)
Pressure in head, fuzziness, dizzying headaches
Tension at top of neck, shoulders
Weak knees, lack of balance
Inability to focus
Depression and worry
Not necessarily fatigue, but lack of desire to be active
Funny ear sensations, cloudy hearing
Digestive issues including gas and diarrhea
Red blotches or spots on skin that disappear as quickly as they appear (NOT rash-like, itchy or burning)

I've had blood tests for kidney, liver, thyroid, glucose levels, blood cell counts, stool samples galore for bacterias and parasites, STD tests, gluten intolerance test- all have been normal and negative.

I currently take amitryptaline 10 mg for TMJ- but it doesn't seem to do much good when these week-months long episodes happen.


Does anyone feel like they have a certain issue or emotional trigger that results in these types of feelings?
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I figured I would bring this list back to life since I just came across it. I recently found out I do in fact suffer from anxiety, but not on a major scale. However, when it creeps up on me like now it's not a picnic. Here are my symptons...

Sweaty Palms and Feet
Feels like I have issues breathing at times
Blurred Vision
Dry Mouth (Top of my mouth)
Feels like I need to constantly clear my throar
Racing feelings in my hands
Fast Heartbeat
Loss of Apetite
Cold toe(s)
Feel out of body - like an unreal experience
WORRIED about different things
FEAR that all these items listed above are life threatening

Some of these lasted for 2 weeks, but knowing this is anxiety it helps me deal with it a lot better since I now know am healthy.

I went to the ER and had the following tests done to determine I was 100% healthy and it was anxiety.

Lots of Blood Work
Chest Xrays
Urine Samples
Temperature Taken
Oxygen Level Taken
Blood Temperature Taken
Heart Rate Checked

I was prescribed axniety medicine for this, but about two days after the ER visit I felt 100% normal so I never took a single pill. I just had a root canal done and had to taken an antibiotic that had a black box warning on it and it freaked me out because I read horror stories about it. I believe I triggered my anxiety due to this now.

I find praying works for me as well.
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Symptoms

-neck spasms, tightness, tender spots
-forehead pressure
-sinus pressure
-numb scalp
-facial pain
-low back pain
-hyperventilation
-stuffy nose
-fear of dying
-fear of stoke
-fear of aneurysm
-fear of cancer

Tests done

-CT scan head - clear
-neck X-rays - clear but chiro says i have straighten up upper cervical )
-CBC blood test - negative
-Mono blood test - negative
-Other blood tests - negative
-Chiropractors tests ( heat test, spinal and muscle tensions, stress test ) results were confirming my pains in the neck and low back

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Just found this, so I thought I would list mine:

Daily:
Dizzy/Lightheaded
Out of body type feeling -- fuzzy brain
Indegestion (Lots of Burping, IBS)
Constant worry about health problems that I may have. I spend at least 30min a day googling my newest symptom. (Which cannot help)

Unfortunately for me the dizzy feeling is a trigger for panic for me now.

During an attack:
Racing heart
HOT and sweaty, but feel colder to touch
Going to the bathroom constantly
Have to always be moving something (jiggling foot, tapping fingers ect)
Chest Pain on and off
Pain in left arm
Tingling feet/ hands
Dizzy
Constant worry that my heart is just going to give out and stop
I get very very quite and "in myself". Husband can always tell when I am having trouble.

I have PCOS and I know that my horomones are all out of wack, but no Dr. has been able to help me fix my imbalance. Hormonal BC makes me WORSE. Had surgery to remove a 2 dermoid cysts in my ovaries and that actually helped for a couple months, now I am worse than ever.

I hate going anywhere but work or home, and if I know that I have to go somewhere I get worked up about it weeks in advance. I still make myself go because I am determined not to let this thing beat me, but I always end up having a panic attack and feeling miserable the entire time.

I am taking .5mg of Xanax once a day, but I really want to get off of it and onto something less addictive. I have only been on this for about 3 months. I also add .5mg or 1mg if I am having a really bad attack and it will usually help, just takes an hour or so before I have calmed down a bit. Never completely comfortable until I am home, and even then I am still stressing.

Doctors:
PCP - Anxiety & PCOS
OGYN - Anxiety & PCOS
Psych - Anxiety

Tests:
Multiple blood tests - high cholesterol & high testosterone, both likely caused by PCOS. Everything else normal.
EKG - normal (slightly fast, but since I was nervous as hell was ruled normal)
Blood pressure normal

As with everyone else, the physical symptoms are driving me crazy. I just want to feel normal again. I haven't felt normal since I was 22 and I am 26 now.  4 years is a long time to feel like you are slowly losing your mind.

My husband and I really want to have kids soon but I don't want to have them when I am having these attacks almost daily. I just don't know if I could handle it. Anyone have experience being pregnant/having little ones while dealing with this?
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Yeah same... came across this and so thought id put mine down to...

HEART PALPUTATIONS
EXTREME TREMBLING
LIGHT HEADEDNESS
DIZZINESS
FEELING SICK
VOMITING
WEAKNESS
CHEST TIGHTNESS
BREATHLESSNESS
CHEST PAIN
IBS
BURNING IN SOLES OF FEET
SENSITIVE REFLEXES
MUSCLE PAIN FROM TENSION
DRY MOUTH
DISORIENTATION
FEAR OF LOSING CONTROL
FEAR OF BEING BANGED UP IN MENTAL HOSPITAL
and a few more...

Tests i have had......

NUMEROUS BLOOD TESTS
ECG X SEVERAL
CT SCAN
MRI SCAN
KIDNEY/LIVER SCAN
URINE TESTS
NUMEROUS X-RAYS - i'm surprised i'm not glowing!!!
BUCKET LOADS OF ANTI-BIOTICS
NUMEROUS GENERAL CHECK UP'S.

Doctors who concluded anxiety

2nd GP
ER DOCTORS
THERAPISTS


The tests have only ever come back as being low in Iron, pottasium and 1 GTT - glucose tolerance test came back as intolerant to glucose i.e pre-diabetic.



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HI IM 29YRS AND BEGAN HAVING PANICK ATTAKS AFTER GIVING BIRTH TO MY FOURTH CHILD. IM A BUS DRIVER AND I WHEN I HAVE A PANICK ATTACKS IT HAPPENS WHEN IM DRIVING THE BUS. MY SYMPTONS ARE
TINGLING ON MY FACE,hands and feet. i feel verry numb around my lips and fingers.
i geth verry dizzy and feel as if im walking in air.after the attack i feel verry shacky and then i start craying.
how can i overcome this i feel like im goimg crazy my docter took me off work for fourty days i wonder if ill be able to drive the bus anymore.
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OMG...u poor thing!!! Having a panic attack is bad enough as it is, but having it while driving a bus!! u can't just suddenly take time out can you and this could be dangerous for the passengers.  

has the doc given you anything?  Plus are you feeling anxious and worrying about returning to work?
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Here is my list:

Symptoms:
Palpatations
Tightness in Chest
Dizzyness(Vertigo)
IBS
Insomnia
Trouble Consentrating
Stress
OCD (obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Pins and needles in hands and feet
Numbness in legs
Feeling like im gonna be sick
Over emothinal (want to cry all the time)

Tests:
Blood Test for Thyroid - Normal

Doctors:
Normal Doctor
Going to see a hypnotherapist in the next two weeks.

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Man, im 18 and sometimes my anxiety gets so bad. iv taken Zoloft for about 2 months and decided to get off of it, because I did not like the whole thought was taking medications... it kind of gave me and excuse for having anxiety i feel. well anyways since i have been off my medication I have been better less attacks.. im able to control my thoughts more simply because its not an excuse now.
But anyways...
Symptoms:

- Allergie problems
- Back neck shoulder ect. Pain
- Leg hurt like pins were hitting them
- Body temperate increases and decreases
- Chest pain or tightness
- Fatigue
- chills
- Dizziness, feeling light headed, thinking I will faint
- racing heart like I may have a heart attack
- cant breath properly
- Nausea
- Numbness and tingling in the feet and left arm mostly
- Rib cage tightness
- shaking and twitching
- urinate frequently
- do not have as big of an apatite (but still eat properly)
- Feeling of something stuck in my ears (almost like an ear infection)
- Emotions feel wired or wrong… knowing im not quite the same as before
- Head aches /migraines
- have bad reactions after taking medications like Advil or Tylenol (that is when I have had my 2 worse anxiety attacks)

Fears:
Fear of dieing, car accident or fear of having horrible diseases
Being extremely over whelmed (started to work harder at school then ever before because im scared of not doing good)
Fear of loosing my mind
Fear of going out and having fun with friends (going to parties, clubs ect) anything that involves staying out late
Fear when my parents and brother don’t come home on time
Fear of anxiety becoming uncontrollable
Feeling I am my worse enemy

Iv realized very quickly if its not one thing then its the other
3 weeks ago my legs and arms were killing me... so I started freaking out making my mom take me to the doctor run around and such. And now it’s my head... I have has a constant migraine for a while now... if it is not any better in a weeks times then I go to the doctor... usually if ever its nothing…
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SYMPTOMS
- Tightness in upper chest on left side and center and neck (random)
- Racing/pounding heart beat (during anxiety attack)
- Dry mouth (constant)
- Numbness or nerve pain in fingers/limbs (random)
- Weakness on left side of the body
- Shortness of breath (constant)
- Irritability/Anger/Hypervigilance (constant)
- Fear of randomly dying (random)
- Tightness and slight sharp pain across head/skull (random)
- Tingling/numbness in face (during anxiety attack)
- Loss of control/Sense of Impending Doom (random)

Tests:
EKG (3) - 1 Normal; 2 suspected cardiac dysrhythmia
Stress test - Excellent (way above normal)
Holter Monitor - Normal
Echocardiogram - Normal
Blood tests (2) - Normal

Doctors:
Primary Care Physician (2)
Cardiologist
Emergency Physician

I had been diagnosed with acute depression and anxiety and was prescribed Xanax, but it caused me to hallucinate, have difficulties sleeping, and left me always feeling numb, cloudy and disconnected. I took myself off of it soon after starting and began to help myself heal mentally.

I'm 22 and have had anxiety for about a year following the cardiac arrest/collapse of my dad that left him with long-term dementia and inability to care for himself. I've largely accepted that I have an anxiety disorder associated with a fear of dying suddenly (or having a chronic illness), but am determined to get rid of it completely. Sometimes my mind reverts to panicking about dying and a panic attack episode will come on. I know the sources of my attacks and have to work hard to rationally remove them from my fears. I've found that if I immediately take control of my train of thought during the episode, I can talk myself out of it and the symptoms will reside. But the physiological response is still overwhelming sometimes, so it's a long journey to overcome my fears and anxiety and I know that only I can let go of the fears that spark them.
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SYMPTOMS:
DIZZY (FEEL LIKE I AM FALLING)
PALPS
CHEST PAIN
TINGLING IN CHEST THAT MAKES ME COUGH
PRESSURE HEADACHE (FEELS LIKE SINUS )
TINGLING IN HANDS
RINGING IN EARS
MUFFLED LEFT EAR AT TIMES
EYE TRICKS (SPARKLES WHEN i TURN MY EYES)
SHORTNESS OF BREATH
INWARDLY TWITCHY
CHILLS
AND A FEW OTHERS...



TESTS TAKEN THAT CAME BACK NORMAL:
CHEST X-RAY
OTHERWISE NORMAL ECG
BLOOD TESTS
BLOOD PRESSURE



DOCTORS/SPECIALISTS I'VE SEEN WHO SAY IT'S ALL ANXIETY RELATED:
ER DR'S (TWO DIFFRENT PLACES)



I havent really been to anyother dr's NO money so when I get medical I will surely see these three:

CARDIO
FAMILY DR.



anyone else get these feelings??

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just like to thank everyone for their comments as its made me realise im not alone with all my symptons for past 5weeks now ive had tension headaches
nausea
constant shakiness through my whole body from when i wake even when im sitting
feel like im floating when im walking
shaky voice
my ears also feel full and shaky(does any1 feel this)
my eyes now starting to feel blurred
waking during nite for no reason
doc says its anxiety and i have been wondering if shes been right til i read every1s comments on here now i feel im not alone
i just wonder how long it'll take before going away
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Thanks for this and below is my symptoms.

Chest pain constant
Headache in temples for days
Dizziness
Drowsy spaced out feeling
Out of breath moments
Irrational thoughts of death
Pelvis pain
Muscle tension
Weak immune system
Weak body at times
Tiredness (AfternoonS)
Twitches in legs when cold
chills

Thats about it for now but i find it so hard to believe im not dying it's a hard life!!
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My most commom symptoms are:

Dizzy/lightheaded
Sweaty hands & feet
Head feels tight and heavy
Neck/shoulder stiffness
Visual distortion like the room is closing in
Racing Heart
Tingles/numbness in my arms/top of head
Fatigue
Trouble concentrating
feelings of impeding doom or that I will freak out.

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Although we know what it is, have any of you ever gotten over the anxiety attacks without meds? What did you do and how long did it take for you to feel normal again. Sometimes as my day goes on and i keep moving, i feel better but when im just sitting, i start feeling like im in a dream and the things i see everyday dont feel normal. i just wanna know do the tunnel vision and dreamy, out of body feeling ever disappear and i will feel normal again
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Feeling dreamlike- Worst one!!
Tingling in face- chest -arms
Sweating feet
Feeling dizzy
Nausea
Something stuck in throat
Hard time taking a deap breath
Impending Doom
Thinking I am going crazy
Health anxiety !!!! BAD
Thinking I have a brain tumor ect...
Always on my toes for the next one to hit :-(


Been to ;
Family doctor
Pyshiatrist
Therapist


Test:
Nuclear stress test
48 hr halter moniter
blood test
physical
Scope run down my throat
All NORMAL

Diagnosed with Anxiety/panic disorder, ocd,depression
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Hi when I was 14 I had a major panic attack meaning I went to the hospital by ambulance lol ***** huh, anyways doc prescribed me meds tiny pills not sure what there called, I took them a few times and didn't take them after that. I'm 26 and never had one since those awful months back in 98 ughhh. It was bad everyone thought I was doing it on purpose including my Dr I felt everyone was against me including my parents I felt like running away almost at some points. Anyways it was mid Feb 1998 was when I had my first Panic attack and for the next about 4 to 5 months I battled it mentally. It was my 8th grade year and I had to do home school because of it, but I wanted to beat it and with positive thinking and continuing on with my life I was ready start Freshman year and I even took a trip to Thailand in October of that year! I would never have thought I could go back when I was having those panic attacks. Anyways I did NOT take meds for the exception of a few pills to see how I felt, I just remember having a whole bunch of pills left that I tossed away. Now here I am 26 and living life and yes I still remember how it feels and I know it's possible to beat it, just continue your life one step at a time leave your worries behind. Geeez I must be bored look at all I typed lol I just really care about others and how they feel so hopefully this can help.
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i have the feeling like i can not breath all the time like i have a swollen throat all day everyday i of course have all the other stuff to but the only one i cant shut out is that i feel so much like my throat is swollen i can talk i can swallow i can do all those things but get this OK this is no joke i am health 25 years old mother of four but i spend 99.9 percent of my time looking at my throat cause i am worried ok i have got to the point were i see my life going away from me but there is no time for patients anymore i see a counselor and a Dr everyday but once i leave the Dr or hospital i feel this need to go back i have been feeling like there is no hope at all for me cause i just feel so bad like i am a terrible mother and a mean wife dose anyone or has anyone had this before i don't want ppl to wright talking bad ok i have enough problems i don't need bs i need someone that really can talk to me about this cause i am really scared all the time and i hate it i have been to an allergist and er everyday and Dr all kinds or urgent cares things like that but let me no thank you all and god bless
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THROAT TIGHTNESS
MUSCLE TENSION
TINGLING SENSATION
DIZZYNESS
(USED TO HAVE HEART PALPATATIONS)
CHRONIC DIARRHEA
ACID REFLUX
NAUSEA (SOMETIMES)
FEAR OF CHRONIC ILLNESS
NERVOUS

TESTS
EKG
ECHO
HOLTOR MONITOR 2 TIMES
BLOOD TEST (NUMEROUS)
ENDOSCOPY
ALL SAY NORMAL BUT I FEEL SO WEIRD
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My symptoms are:

DIZZINESS/LIGHTHEADED

NAUSEA/STOMACH PAINS  (AT TIMES)

EYE FLOATERS

HALUCINATIONS UPON AWAKENING

TINGLING SENSATION IN FINGERS

EXTREME FATIGUE (SOME DAYS)

BODY ACHES/LOWER BACKACHE

HEAVINESS DIRECTLY ABOVE EYEBROWS

BRAIN FOG/TROUBLE CONCENTRATING

SENSITIVE TO CERTIAN AND LOUD NOISES

SENSITVE TO CERTIAN LIGHTS

IMPATIENT

OBBSESIVE OVER FOOD NUTRITION FACTS.

WILL AVOID CERTIAN FOODS..

AFRAID OF DYING BUT SOME DAYS WANTING TO DIE TO END THE SUFFERING

HEART PAPULATIONS

BREATHLESS AT TIMES

MOOD SWINGS
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SYMPTOMS

WEIRD HEACHES EITHER SHARP PAINS OR PRESSURES
DONT LAST LONG BUT IN DIFFER SPOTS

SHAKINESS INSIDE AND OUT

STOMACHE ISSUES EITHER CONSTIPATED OR HAVE DIAREA (diarrhea)

TROUBLE SWALLOWING

TROUBLE CONCENTRAITING

OFF BALANCE

MUSCLE SPASMS

NECK SHOULDER BACK AND UPPER ARM PAIN AND BACK PAIN

HEART PALPS

CHEST PAIN

EXTREME FATIGUE

HAVING TROUBLE BELIEVING IM NOT GONNA DIE FROM THIS

TROUBLE STAYING ASLEEP

FEAR OF GOING ANYWHERE

FEAR OF BEING ALONE

TINGLING SENSATIONS

FELLS LIKE MY ARMS AND LEGS COULD JUST GIVE OUT ON ME

FELLING LIKE IM GONNA FAINT OR JUST FALL OVER

DRY MOUTH

CANT SIT STILL VERY LONG

CANT RELAX AT ALL

NO MOTIVATION

PANIC ABOUT HAVING SOME HORRIBLE DISEASE


TESTS IVE HAD DONE

NUMEROUS EKGS
HOLTER MONITOR
BLOOD WORK
PHYSICALS
MRI OF BRAIN


DOCTORS IVE BEEN TO
GENERAL DOCTOR SEEN A COUPLE CAUSE I DIDNT BELIEVE FIRST 2
CARDIO DOC
ER DOC
URGI CARE DOC


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FORGOT TO ADD
CHEST AND NECK XRAY
AND CONSELOUR ALL POINT TO ANXIETY AND NOW A SINUS AND BLADDER INFECTION
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Symptoms:

Dizziness
stomach problems
bowel problems
Fear of Cancer
Fear of Dying
Chest pains
Head Zaps
feeling sick in a.m.
no energy
tiredness
frequent urination

Tests taken:

EBT full body scan $800- Nice, huh?
EKG
Brain MRI
numerous blood tests
cystoscopy
lower GI
Lung X-ray
Internal Pelvic Ultra-sound
ALL normal

Unfortunately, I recently had a real medical problem.  I have a blood clot in my right arm.  Now, I'm a wreck worrying
as to why this happened.  I have this horrible feeling constantly, that I have an undetected illness. aka. cancer.  So far all blood tests have been normal.  But the constant worry has brought with it many of symptoms above. I feel awful all the time and am convinced I'm going to die!!!

This *****!
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Palputations
Dizzieness
Burning Sensations
Feeling Unreal
Headaches
Nausea
Leg Weakness
Sweating

Ecg.
12 Lead ECG
Echocardiogram
Thyroid Checks
5 Blood Tests

Seen A Cardiologist
And having a stress test.
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I have constant off balance / dizziness, back of head pain with burning sensation, weak legs, feeling like I'm in a dream, tremors... etc.  But lately for the last couple of months I have had the dizziness 24/7.  I feel like I am going crazy!!!
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Symptoms:

Papulations
Dizzy
Mind racing
Shaking
Throbbing headache on one side of head
Indigestion
Gnawing of stomach
Nausea
IBS
Negative thoughts
Cramps
Lack of appetite
Feeling 'out of place' or 'not right'
Thinking I'm dying
Shortness of breath
etc...

Tests I've Had Done:

EKG
Thyroid Test
CAT Scan
Colonoscopy (2) (my intestines were twisted and they could not see into my colon the 2nd time)
Endoscopy
Upper GI-Barium
Ultrasounds
Anemia testing
Blood Count
Genetic testing
Biopsy of stomach lining (found gastritis)
Numerous blood tests

Dr.'s that think it's anxiety:
None.. they just want my money.


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I have all the symptoms more or less as you all have.  I have really bad butterflies and my head feels ... well, like tight, like a swarm of sand or bees around it... just uncomfortable... take ativan feel alright.  had this over a year ago, I had kidney cancer, thought that was the cause, but it's coming back... wonder if beta Blocker is causing it..??  Maybe my body doesn't like them anymore... seems like I got this way because I was losing weight and getting good exercise...  I ate burger king and junk food seems like it went away, but I got fat and unhealthy.... what's up with this??
was sleeping great but past couple days cannot sleep, get to REM stage and wham!  wake up with butterflies, tremors happen while I am trying to sleep, feel weak and shakey (shaky),,,, while awake feel better... it's a horror movie that's for sure!!
Ativan is my only friend for emergencies.....
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The ANXIETY is coming back not the cancer.......
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Symptoms:
Back Aches
Worry of getting or having a terrible disease (MS, Lupus, ALS, Parkinson's, Skin Cancer, etc)
Various twitching and spasms (scariest of all a shaky index finger when lifted)
Panic Attacks
Muscle Aches, stiffness
blurred visions
interminent tingling in extremities

Test I had Done:
Two EKGs
Blood Tests
Physical
Basic Neroligical Test

Doctor who said its anxiety:
Emergency Room Doctor
Five Nurse Practioners
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Hi guys. This forum has helped me so much. I have suffered from anxiety since I was a child, but my I am now experiencing my 3rd big episode. The first one was when I moved away to college. This one lasted for 4 years and I had trouble breathing. I eventually learned to live with it. The second episode was after my first baby was born (lasted for about a year) and the third after my second baby was born...this is now more than 2 years of symptoms. This time around the "wealth" of symptoms has freaked me out. I don't know what triggers my anxiety, but I sure know what keeps it going: my obssesive hypocondria. So here is my list of symptoms:

can't catch my breath
have to take deep breaths and can't so I panick
shortness of breath
pain and pressure on my face to the point that I can't stand at all
pressure on top of my head
dizzines (this lasted over 6 months almost 24/7)
vertigo
blurry vision (had a hard time even driving)
tingling in hands, arms, feet, legs, lowe back
vibrations in feet
crawley feeling all over the body like ants would be on me
fatique
tingling on face
numbness feeling in feet, hands and the back of my legs (althoguh they were not actually numb)
arms or one or more fingers falling asleep at night
sensation that feet or hands are swollen but they are not
throbing in hands
pain in arms, hands, dingers, finger tips (especially right arm)
pain in shoulders
pain in middle/upper back (this one is new now and still dealing with it)
crazy twiching all over my body
hypocondrya
feeling of impeding doom
fear something was wrong with me (brain tumour, MS, ALS, leukemia, cancer)
insomnia
fainty feeling
headaches
shaking of legs when in bed
palpitations (for months and while pregnant...was not fun)

Doctors seen:
PCP
cardio
physical therapy (did not work)

Tests:
EKG
echocardiogram
holter monitor
MRI of brain and C spine
blood work: cbc, B12, thyroid, diabetes, RA, bone cancer, lupus and many others
chest x-ray
T spine x-ray

I am on Xanax as needed. It is the only pill that helps my pain. No NSAID's do the trick. Now that I have had all these tests done I will chill and take it...again...as anxiety. I got over it before, I will do it again. I was symptom free for over five years...the age difference between my kids.

Good luck guys!
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racing heart, skipped beats, dizziness, heavy legs, can't calm down easily, fear of having attacks, very nervous

heart monitors, echo cardiogram  
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Almost forgot to mention, I had blood tests also and a brain mri because of complaints of dizziness.  I also have ibs and gerd which did not help my symptoms.  Oh and chest pains.  I have not had anxiety for a while so I had to think about all the tests and symptoms.  
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SYMPTOMS IVE HAD/HAVE****************

-rapid heart rate/palpatations
-muscle twitching all over my body (thats the worst)
-tendon/joint/muscle pain, weakness and stiffness
-tremors/shaking
-vision issues (blurry, big floaters, lights)
-racing and obsessive thoughts
-feeling that i'm going to pass out
-dizzyness
-random tingling and numbness
-constant fatigue
-hypochondria thoughts (feeling of having a disease/am going to die)

SPECITALISTS I HAVE SEEN******

-my primary care physician (several times)
-cardiologist
-several ER drs.
-neurologist
-endocrinologist
-obgyn
-opthomologist
-retinal specialist dr

TESTS IV'E HAD DONE************

-mri (2)
-holter moniter
-several ekgs
-eeg
-several cbc blood tests
-thyroid blood tests
-thyroid scan
-vitamen deficiancy tests
-chest xray
-ultrasounds

*****90% of the drs' ive seen say it's anxiety, ive been on several different meds, but have yet to actuallysee a therapist or psychiatrist.
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My symptoms started after my dad died at 42 in the middle of the night..I usually get my anxiety attacks at night and I have to have the tv on. they also got worse after I gave birth 2 months ago due to a ding-o-ling doctor...
racing heart
clenched jaw
my bp goes up (I have a machine and i check my bp up to 20 times a day if I'm having an attack)
shakes
I feel like I can't escape
sometimes I can feel my heart pounding, this is mainly after I eat
I've had
ekg
an extensive heart monitor exam done
been to the ER and diagnosed w/ mild depression
I'm on xanax, I don't take it all the time, only when I have an attack, which the attacks have been frequent lately.
I was told to go to mental health for a followup but haven't yet since I'm a new mom, back to work..it's hard w/out my platoon sergeant having a fit because I'm not at work.....glad to know I'm not the only one out there "freaking out"...
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Very good idea!, i'll add my input -

Symptoms i've had -

*Rapid or Dull Heartbeat
*Tempreture flushes
*Hot and Cold Sweats
*Legs,Hands,Feet and body going cold
*Fuzzy/Blurry and disturbed eyesight
*De-realisation not feeling myself
*Nausea and foamy vomit
*Severe insomnia
*Vertigo and Dizzyness
*stomach cramps and excessive wind
*Acidy burps and inidigestion
*weight loss and weight gain
*chest trouble/tightness,shortness of breath
*Fears of death
*daily worry
*Feeling anti social avoiding situations
*sex drive or interest in sex dropped
*dont feel like eating



Tests had done and medication -

ECG - Was normal, pulse was fine
Citalopram 20mg
Betahistine for vertigo 5mg

Seriously thinking of planning MRI's and further tests to stop me from going insane, the doctors have told me everytime that its all just "in yer head" and Anxiety, i cant shake that thinking that it isnt.

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Here are my symptoms:

feeling hot in parts or all of my body
heart racing
chest pains
shortness of breath
digestion problems
heartburn
extreme fatigue
dizziness/loss of balance
headaches
muscle aches
change in sensation in hands
muscle twitching
fingers shake when extended
constant worry about health
pimples that never go away
ringing in ears

I've had a lot of blood work concerning vitamin levels, liver function, thyroid function
I've had a abdominal ultrasound
I've had a brain mri
I've had an EKG
I've been examined by several general practitioners and a neurologist.

Everything normal.

Anxiety is unreal.
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Wow all them symtoms (symptoms) have for some reason made me feel a bit better I have most of them its def anxiety but its true as tanns was saying I could b preoccupied not yhinking about the symptoms then suddenly ill have a dizzy spell heart pulp or just something weird in general
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symptoms

constant head pressure
head zaps
head feels as if its filling with blood
high heart rate
high blood pressure
ALWAYS VERY WEAK
DEREALIZATION 24/7



TEST
1week psych stay
EKG x 20+
3 Cat scans of brain including injection with dye
tons of blood work
thyroid
lime/led/mono


primary doctor
psychiatrist
cardioligist


all say anxiety i say there missing something and i need Doctor House :)
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symptoms
sick feeling in the night
feel dizzy/lightheaded
stomach problems[gastritis] lots of gas
constantly feel like i'm dying
can't go to work
lost lots of weight although i eat
indecisive,don't feel like myself
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Symptoms:chest and stomach feel like there on fire.
My heart rate is very high and it palpitates all day long
I feel dizzy. my head is in a fog. i feel like there's some thing around my neck.I don't sleep and i have lost my appetite and i feel like my vision is useless.I am very tired and i cant concentrate. after i feel the heat run through my chest and abdomen i get the chills. I started college 4 months ago and now i have to deal with.I have been to the ER twice and they ran all kinds of blood work that turned out good  they even gave me a CAT scan and the diagnosis was Vertigo.The  2nd  time to the hospital they did a EKG, an ECHO, a chest XRAY, more blood work and every thing turned out good, except now am going through menopause. I am only 40 and have no other signs of menopause. went to my regular dr and he told me that i have anxiety. Please someone tell me this wont hang around to long. I cant drive, clean house or even study.        
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my symptoms
nausea
stomach pain
nervousness
shakes
hot flashes
cold chills
weakness in all extremities
muscle pain
neck pain
constant fear of dying of a terminal disease ( caner)
feelings of doom
palpations
headachs
numbness
finger picking

im sure there are more but these are more frequent!


test done that came back normal
ct of head
ct of stomach x2
pelvic ultra sound x2
thyroid
every kind of stool sample you can think of
blood test like a thousand of them
xray of stomach

doctors
3 er
1 primary doc
2 hospital doc
numerous visits to er
4 days in the hospital

and they tell me nothing is wrong , all in your head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This could be a very useful tool, as well as a tremendous source of reassurance for some of our posters, but I think it would be more relevant to our current posters if you started a brand new thread. Dragging one to the surface that is 6 years old, written by posters who are no longer members, is sort of like keeping MH in the dark ages. Put a new spin on it for our members who are active TODAY and I think you will have created a very interesting thread. We just need to let the past go.
I'll look forward to adding my 2 cents worth!
Peace
Greenlydia
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my symptoms
nausea
stomach pain
nervousness
shakes
hot flashes
cold chills
weakness in all extremities
muscle pain
neck pain
constant fear of dying of a terminal disease ( cancer)
feelings of doom
palpations
headachs
numbness
arms clumsy
Dizzy 24/7
feel like the floor gives out


is this really anxiety or am i deing???
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Lets see I have had muliple chest xrays,ekgs,stress test...been tested for diabetes,hypertension...nothing...they say its anxiety....both my brother and dad suffer from anxiety...most or some of my symptoms are almost 24/7....
Symptoms:
Dizziness
Clammy hands and feet
Chest pain
Muscle pain
Stiff neck and or shoulder
Heart palpatations
Extreme fatigue
Gurd (gerd) or excessive gas release and heartburn
I hope the doctors are right...
Im going for full check up in a week
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It seems like we are one n the same....keeo getting checked...possibly a therapist or self help books might help....trust your doctors....but make sure they know everything you feel...i have all your symptoms 24/7 and then some.....thr docs all say anxiety...hope this helps
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Shortness of breath
off balance feeling
warm face
feel like i am sinking into the ground
Health anxiety (about ms,tumor or various cancers)
eye floaters
one eye slightly blurred
heart pounding
shaky


TESTS;
E.K.G. x2 ( no abnormalities)
oxygen levels (99%)
3 chest x rays (Nothing)
blood work ( including thyroid)

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Symptoms
Headaches
Body feels cold
breathing problems
Eyes get big
Feels like lump in throat
Numb in top lip and cheeks
Thinking problems
Memory loss
LOst of wanting to eat and drink( have to make me self)
Feel like im high and in a dream
Heart racing beating hard
Eyes hurt
Skin rashes and itches ness

Test done
EKG at family doctor
Lyme blood test
Basic blood test for my blood profile kidneys ect
Thighrods blood test


Mess tried that did and dident help

Ativan only helps when my heart racing and panic attcks

PaxiL made me worse
Prozac made it worse

Er docs 10 of them .
Family docs 2
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I had a thought to do this as well, but realized it was giving far too much validation internally. Instead, you should focus on problems that ONLY come from anxiety/panic attacks.

Things like "Increasing fear of a heart problem that eventually causes such to seem to manifest." or "Any illness which you can make worse by worrying over it." Or, say, "A heart attack cant be stopped by willpower alone."


But see even those, specific though they may be, are still just validating the concern. That is why I have reduced all of anxiety/panic attacks (the ones that go completely out of control, not the minor situational external cause ones) to a single unifying symptom:

"The Inability To Quantify Reality Correct due to Inability to recognize the analytically disrupted state that being in such an attack brings about, and its mistaken perpetuation as valid during this state."

Hard to tell if you're hearts beating too fast if you're terrified and panicing over a heart problem. Heck I think my hearts slowing when it goes over 100 BPM (during significant panic attacks. I literally will find a way to make myself think that 100 BPM heart rate is a sign that my heart is slowing down/stopping. Because im paniced.)
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Oh, I should note that my panic attacks, despite being severe, have never sent me to the ER or anything like that. I study biological sciences, so the only time reading about it bothers me is when its heart related (mitral valve prolapse. doesnt make it hurt, just makes me aware of it.)
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DOES ANYONE EVER GET A HEAD RUSH FEELING AND YOUR HEART SLOWS DOWN AND PALPITATES AND LIKE GETS BLURRED VISION WHEN YOU STAND UP SOMETIMES?
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Symptoms:
Alternating sensations of heat & cold/chills
Chills/trembling
Clammy hands and feet
Cold hands & feet (Raynaud's Phenomena)
Chest pain/tightness
Spasms throughout my body
Constant Nausea/pains in stomach/moving sensations is stomach
Overall weakness & fatigue
Headaches, in different parts of my head/Migraine
Neck & shoulder pain/stiffness that radiates to my back
Dry mouth
Feeling like I'm about to pass out
Palpitations
Tachycardia
Blood pressure spikes up to 185/110; normally 118/72
Fear: dying, when is the next attack going to occur, what if it happened at work or when I'm out & about. It's not anxiety it's something my doctors haven't found
Night sweats
Slurred speech
Lack of mental clarity
OCD
High energy
Gird
IBS
Occasional pale stools
Sharp pains throughout my body & extremities
Difficulty breathing
Difficulty sleeping
Acid reflux

Blood work:
Everything, pretty much all has come back normal

Tests I've had:
MRI Neck & Head
Nuclear Stress Test (x2)
Stress Test
ER visits (x10)
Chest x-rays (x10)
Halter monitor (x2)
CT Scan Head, W/O Contrast
Echocardiogram, 2D Doppler Study
Ultra Sound, Abdomen
MRI Brain with & W/O contrast x2
Colonoscopy
CT Brain W/O contrast
X-ray Chest (x6)
MRA Neck
MRA Brain
X-ray Chest; frontal & lateral (x2)
CT of abdomen with & without contrast
Electro diagnostic Study
MRI of cervical spine
Halter monitor (x2)
Upper GI

Doctor's I've seen:
PCP
ER doctors
Neurologist (x3)
Orthopedic Specialist
Endocrinologist
Infectious disease specialist
Cardiologist (x2)
Ear, nose & throat
Psychiatrist - very beneficial; good source for helping sort out what the other doctor's say
Psychologist - very beneficial; yoga and meditation techniques: breathing & progressive relaxation works well
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I get sensations of heat in my head. I Do have fluctuations in both heart rate & blood pressure, during an attack.
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Oh my, I am so glad I came across all your posts. I am going crazy here and don't know what to do anymore. Just like you guys I have had a ton of tests done and nothings is suposeddly wrong with me but I don't feel like myself. I will go ahead and list my symptoms and all the tests that came back normal. Maybe we all can get through this. Anxiety has literally ruined my life. I have become the biggest hypochondriac and I'm aware of every little things that happens inside and outside of my body. I check my body for the tiniest spots and can feel my pulse where most people don't even know it exists. Ok, the foloowing are my symptoms that come and go, not when I have an anxiety attack but just pretty much come and go as they please.
Little about me: I'm 30 years old, female, fairly active, exercise 3-5x a week, 5.6" tall and weigh 126lbs. I'm not over weight, no issues with high blood pressure (BP is more on the low side). My issues started 2 years ago when I had my daughter and somehow convinced myself that I have cancer. The fear of dying and leaving my newborn baby behind kept me up at night. i was afraid of sleeping or being alone. When all test came back negative, I moved on to other symptoms and started diagnosing myself from there on. :(
I'm not asking for help or medical advice, just feels so good to share this with someone who has the same issues and understands. I'm so embarrassed to tell my friends and family what I'm going through. Thank you all for posting and sharing!!!

SYMPTOMS::
Palpitations
pins and needles
cold feet
muscle spasms
jaw tightness
burning sensations
dry skin
IBS
Shaking (not as much anymore)
foggy head
feeling of pressure on top and sides of head
fatigue
upper stomach sore to the touch and feeling of indigestion

TESTS (all came back normal)
Chest X-ray
EKG
TSH Test (thyroid)
Colonoscopy
All possible blood tests
Eye exam
abdominal ultrasound

DOCTORS:
My PCP (changed 3 Dr's already because they are not finidng anything wrong with me)

I;m sure I didn't include all my symptoms on this list and maybe forgot some tests as well. The list is really endless. I just feel like this is no longer my body or mind. I feel like I'm falling apart.
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Morning...
My symptoms:

Headaches

Nausea / dizziness

Imbalance (walking unsteady)

Eyes feeling strained

Thoughts of dying (brain tumor)

Emotions out of control (breaking down in tears)

Paranoia

Aches in back (especially lower back)

Very sore / stiff neck & shoulders

Fizzing/crackling sounds in neck/skull base

Jittery/Shakiness

Feeling like I was struggling to speak properly (mouth not moving correctly)

Constant adrenalin (fight or flight state)
There's probably more I've missed out...

TESTS
Visited GP about 7 times

Opticians (eyes tested): Fine

1st A&E visit
Had cognitive/reflex/eye tests: Fine
Blood pressure check: Very high (more than likely due to the constant adrenalin coursing through my body, and never had high bp before!)
ECG: Fine

Nurse (at GP clinic)
Blood pressure check: very high (placed on 24hr bp monitor, and was still dangerously high 24hrs later)

2nd A&E visit
Had cognitive tests/reflex/eye tests: Fine
Had A&E consultant check me over and perform some more brain issue related tests (repeated the cognitive/reflex/eye checks): Fine
Blood pressure: High
Blood tests: Fine

Visited GP again
Had more standard cognitive/reflex/eye/balance/ear tests: Fine

CT scan (non contrast) of skull/brain: Fine

GP visit
First suggestion by GP/med staff that anxiety could be the cause. Placed on Citalopram (and diazepam for first few weeks). Been on cit for 3mths.

Subsequently bp has lowered, and is more or less normal again.
Still feel jittery and have slight shakes, and muscle spasms/twitches (99% when relaxing/going to sleep/asleep).
Still have the fizzing noise in neck (99% of the time when lying down...not noticeable when stood/walking/sitting up). Still have stiff neck and shoulder issues.

Anxiety...ain't it great? Not!






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Told you I'd forget something:

Symptoms:
Weak feeling down left hand side, especially arms and right leg (felt my grip was weaker than normal)

Racing heartbeat / palpitations
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A NEW THREAD HAD BEEN STARTED IN JANUARY 2012.

Look under alex74alex "list of symptoms and tests" .  
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I have tightness in my chest,dizzyness,rapid heart rate Nd back pain smh Ive been to the er countless times,my primary doc,sports medicine  and a heart doc everybody seems to think im nuts,i have an appt with a neroligist... Wish me luck
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Symptoms:
Chest pain Sharp pains
Tight chest
Head pressure
Heavy head
almost constant off balance
Hypocrondria
Pins an needles in head occasionally
Feeling like I can't get a full good breath in


Tests:
Ekg
24 hour holter monitor
Checked arteries in neck leading to brain
Blood tests
Er visit


None said it was anxiety relayed til I said I always feel nervous, they thought its nothing  and that I'm healthy, I sure don't feel healthy. Docs said chest pains that just come from living is what I have. But this anxiety is driving me nuts already. Today I freaked out and thought i was having a reaction to the booster shot vaccine amend started panicing. Wtf!


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Symptoms:
Chest pain Sharp pains
Tight chest
Head pressure
Heavy head
almost constant off balance
Hypocrondria
Pins an needles in head occasionally
Feeling like I can't get a full good breath in


Tests:
Ekg
24 hour holter monitor
Checked arteries in neck leading to brain
Blood tests
Er visit


None said it was anxiety relayed til I said I always feel nervous, they thought its nothing  and that I'm healthy, I sure don't feel healthy. Docs said chest pains that just come from living is what I have. But this anxiety is driving me nuts already. Today I freaked out and thought i was having a reaction to the booster shot vaccine amend started panicing. Wtf!


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Symptoms:
Short of breath
Weakness in arms and legs
Numbness in fingers & toes
Brain fog
Visual disturbances
Ibs
Nausea
Can't swallow\choking sensation
Shaking
Jaw tight
Sensitive to light
Palpitations
Depersonalization
Dizzy\imbalance
Irritability
Extreme fatigue

Diagnosis complicated by thyroid disease\no thyroid gland\overlapping symptoms Have had (over last ten years)
Ekg
Eeg
2 Brain MRI
Blood tests
Ear tests
Hysterectomy
Stress test
Doctors don't know If some symptoms are thyroid related - but consensus is mostly anxiety

Now have swelling behind right optic nerve with no other finding - losing vision in right eye - stress\anxiety is serious-
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foggy brain
blurry right eye
poor concentration
sometimes weak left arm
weird feelings in tummy
sometimes off balance walking
feeling detached as if everything is like a dream
fatigue
dark line under eyes
could not sleep for two months or more

previously diagnosed with fatty liver (SGPT - 80). after taking essentiale P went down to 46 - normal value is forty but i still have the aforementioned episodes. was prescribed anxiolitic.
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Symptoms
Ibs heart palpitation, fluttering and feeling like heart gonna beat out of chest
Difficulties sleeping
Insomnia
Light headedness
Difficulty focusing
Arm, back and random body pain associated with random twitching..
Ringing in ears
Irritability
And much more
Doctors say its anxiety depression stress and panic, but it comes randomly i can be calm relaxing... Helppp

Tests
Holter monitor
Ekg
Cardiogram
Blood work
Urine samples

Looked at by
Doctors
Cardiologist and emerge:(
Nothing seems to help
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list:
Palpitations
ear ringing
eye floaters
foggy mind
poor concentration
memory problems
hypotension/hypertension
panic
hyperactivity
fatigue
skipped heart beats
dizzy
shaking
acid reflux

etc.
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Ears ringing
feelings of unreality, derealization
panic
feeling i am going crazy
fear of having a nervous breakdown
fear of ending up in an institution
feeling like there is nowhere to run or hide
insomnia
trouble staying a sleep
restlessness
fear of everything and anything
sweating
dry mouthest
racing heart
The list goes on

Tests
Stress Test
therapy
paxil
xanax at bed time or as needed (I dont like taking meds)

Anxiety is alot of fun. Thank God these episodes only last for about a month and hit every few yesrs or so.
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hi.yes the feeling of pain or movement or pop in head is aniexty.
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I wish these posts weren't 6 old, bc I am having so much trouble w all that I've been going through. To set the tone, I am 21, female, 5' 2'', 120 lbs.

Symptoms:
Chest pain, chest pressure, shortness of breath doing small things, pain & numbness & tingling in arms, pain in my back, shoulders, neck & jaw, recently pain in my ankles & feet, also I have a slow resting heart beat (55 - 65 beats per minute), and have been experiencing palpitations.

Tests done:
ER visits (2) EKG, ECG, X-Ray of chest, CT scan, all done twice within a month & a half of each other. had the standard heart attack blood work done, everything was fine, but D-dimer was high both times so they did the cat scan to check for pulmonary embolism. None.
1st visit to ER left w them telling me I had slight inflammation in my chest & to take aleve.
2nd visit to ER they told me I had anxiety n gave me xanax.
My primary doctor did blood work checking my thyroid, an ANA myalgia test, & an ESR test. Which I'm waiting for the results.

I'm frustrated & annoyed. I'm in constant pain every day. I have pain down my arms into my wrists & hands, I have pain in my jaw, pain in my neck. & this pressure in my chest will not get any better but bc my white blood cell count was ok its not an infection. I just want some relief. Mental & physical relief. They are all symptoms of female heart attack, but everyone says my heart is fine. Someone help please.
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Many of your symptoms sound like lyme disease. If you do a little research on it you will find there is no acurate testing. The only tests they do have are a joke. But lyme attacks your whole body and you can have it for years before symptoms can start. It can also pass the blood brain barrier causing not just physical symptoms but mental also. Symptoms like, depression, anxiety,  brain fog, loss of short term memory, facial numbness, twitching and pain in or behind the eyes, also headaches. The most common symptoms from my research are, pain in the neck, back, and head. Joint discomfort and an extreme fatigue. Tingling and numbness throughout the body. A mild fever at times and low temps with cold hands and feet at others. There are neuro symptoms to. Please research lyme. Dont go by the joke of tests they have available. Check out your symptoms. No one should be told its all in thier head. Because who would want to be sick. Best of luck to all.
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I've been reading these posts and so so so can relate to all of them. Im 45 and my GAD hit me at 23. Back then, Doc's didnt know what anxiety was and said it was from the heat and drink lots of water. Finally a psychiatrist who knew what was gonig on because he had it , was able to help me. Once i knew i wasnt going to die and i was as healthy as an OX, i beat it for up until this last two years.

Definately for me STRESS brought it back and usually an occasional ativan taken as needed would help but my body went through a lot this last year along with mostly " my mind" > Basically what happened in older terms my nerves broke down. nervous breakdown. i was always able to handle it all , especially being type A but the combination of taking a year off from working out, being a caretaker daily for a girlfriend, taking care of parents and running two of my companies, finally came to a head the last month or so.

I know my body TOOOO well. I MISS the "doctors from the past" . I miss their LISTENING " and "bed-side-manner". Now, you walk in and they dont even put the scope on your chest, look at your throat , check your ears.

My symptoms are very very similiar to all of yours with the bad sleep now (which is critical) but.... but.... i havent seen in the posts a couple of things not mentioned. For those of you listing IBS and a couple other specific symptoms. May i ask, DId you notice as your anxiety got worse or when you are having issues do you sneeze, have allergies ? Turn a little red or if anything maybe itch but really pay attention.?? What were you doing, eating etc

Let me know. Ive studied deep into this and there are a couple key things that doctors dont do and what i noticed in this thread , none of them gave you 3 specific blood tests. First, allergy testing, not just a pollen, mold , but FOOD allergies. IF you need the correct CODES for the test i will post them. What has happened ot me , when my nerves finally crashed, i all of a sudden became allergic to many many things i wasnt before. Now, it has gotten better but i went from being able to have a drink or two of alcohol ( i dont drink much at all) to barely being able to have a couple sips of wine (sulfites) milk products started to bother me and the list goes on. In short, my IMMUNE SYSTEM said , " ive had enough" and has taken a break from taking care of me. Next test, MINERAL/VITAMIN deficiency TEST. SO many people, women espcially i had them ask for this test were deficient in , and this is the big one, Vitamin D3. Next , Iron, Magnesium (critical for anxiety people) .. ANother surprising one was b complex they found along with folate.

Now, how many have been tested for Food Allergies, along with dust pollen mold and vitamin deficiencies? Well, all of those relate to the ADRENALS which run a TON of hormones and reactions , as we know, in the body. Adrenal Fatigue has been the culprit for many people. But, doctors brush it off, give you a single cortisol test and say you're ok when you actually need the 24hr cortisol test. Many wont even recognize it . My naturalist took one look at my eyes , the light bags and said, " vitamin A and your adrenals are fatigued"

The other very important "hidden" culprit because your test one day can show normal and next show nothing is Thyroid. Just a plane TSH is nothing. You need the complete tests. C reactive protein tests are totally overlooked. That is basically "inflamation (inflammation) " in your system. It also can be up and down but if you dont have issues, it should be below 5 technically. What im getting to is i helped two people find out through testing that one had adrenal fatigue and the other, ready for this, Hashimotos syndrome. Basically her immnune system was eating her thyroid (inflamation (inflammation)) hence , why the CRProtein test was at 15 for her and the doctor just dismissed it.

We are in a world now where the food isnt as clean, hormones are pumped into the food, hydro corn crap, msg, additives, fillers and sugar galore which is the worst feeds all disease and our anxiety...Food was much cleaner 10 to 15 years ago. Its taxing our bodies and were asking our bodies/immune system to protect us in times where stress is at an all time high, the enviroment is more toxic, work is toxic.... notice you usually dont get your anxiety, usually dont get your anxiety at work , or talking to friends because you are distracted, it happens when your mind has slowed down, you're thinking, its late at night its quiet and your mind is calm.You can say that you werent thinking of anything but the SUBCONSCIOUS is so strong. THe mind is a powerful thing, it can heal and it can hurt you.

I could write more with what helped me, for now im getting some specific test because my breakdown has thrown my system off and though its getting a little better, the allergy situation, my bowles, bloating, little blurry etc and the other symptoms you talk about i have also, I dont get chest pain, i get the racing heart with some palps but make sure you are taking enough magnesium/calcium and a solid "plant" based multivitamin. Not no centrum .. I have a couple pills or vitamins you could take and that would cover you for what you dont take in your diet.

Sorry for being so long winded, i didnt touch on half of what i need to , in order to help you if i can.

JP

I decided this time i was having every test i could fathom for i knew more about the condition then the doctor.
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Hi my name's Katie, I'm 23 and i have suffered from GAD for 1year, due to have an ectopic pregnancy.

I want to a sure you that you will be ok they are thousands of us on here that have exactly the same symptoms but we are all so scared, we do not believe what the Dr's tell us as we believe we are going to die from a heart attack, blood clot etc, however this is in our mind. Our mind is a seriously powerful organ. No matter how many tests i have had done there seems to be something else wrong that i need a dr to confirm that actually there is nothing wrong until they have told me this i will be severly anxious have panic attacks etc, i have become reliable on a dr to tel me look katie your fine you are not going to die!

Symptoms

Dizziness
blurred vision
skipped heart beats (palpatations)
feeling of tightness in chest
chest pain
Pins and needles
fuzzy head
headaches
muscle strain

Please  reply if you need help, i think me talking to other people that have anxiety is helping me.

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I am 19 years old . I've been having panic attacks since November . I've never felt anything like this before. It's seriously ruining my life . Everyday I think that I'm going to die over something . And that I'm gonna have a heart attack . My chest twitches all the time. I have pain in my chest and i get naseau my hands are sweaty My feet go completely numb and my arms go nuts with pain. I get horrible headaches and I shake a lot . And on top of That i can hardly ever sleep I've been to the hospital 4 times and they all said they same thing . That I have anxiety . I dont feel like myself anymore I haven't for a Long time . I just want to be me again and make it go away but it's easier said then done apparently . I thought I was the only one that had this because everyone I talk to has no idea how horrible this is . They think its not a big deal but it's overcoming me . Im just praying for help .
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My name is Katie and my boyfriend Deshawn is constantly having these feelings that all appear to be anxiety related, yet we are spending alot of time back and forth, to and from Emergency rooms due to these symptoms. He is convinced that he is having a heart attack because he says that his chest feels heavy (like and elephant foot is on it), his face, hands are tingly, his heart rate is increased...etc. I try to assure him that these are all typical symptoms of panic attacks, and he gets frustrated with me as if I am trying to downplay his feelings or that I am insinuating he is making this up. If a doctor even mentions any type of abnormality to his tests, he runs with it as if he is in the worst health condition possible and at risk to becoming a heart attack victim at any moment. I wish that there were some way I could calm him and reason with him without sounding like I dont care or that Im not concerned with his well being. Any suggestions??
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tightness in throat
difficulty breathing
palpitations
trembling legs
feeling like things are unreal
regular panic attacks
loss of appetite
weight loss
avoidance
hatred of loud noises and busy places
fear of public transport
no energy
very irritable and snappy
feeling like going to go mad
strange sensation in ears
shaky hands
nervy butterfly tummy
feeling as though bowel will empty
sleep problems
fear and dread feelings
constant worry
negative and persistant thoughts
guilt
agorophobia

no tests done
referred to cpn and put on medication
moved house and referred to cpn
to date had 3 psychologists
tried hypnotherapy but was too anxious to go under
saw a councellor for 10 weeks
at present under care of a psychologist
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I have the exact same thing happen and when you said brushing your teeth it hit the nail on the head for me. It's happened then or even while sitting with a clear head and just having a relaxing day. Crazy!!
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Go to a different doctor. There are heart things that can be wrong with young people too!
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I'm a 20 yo female (got my first grey hair this year, bf said probably related to stress) and I've been experiencing these problems, feeling that over time I have gone entirely insane. I moved for an ex (about a year ago) that was an alcoholic, cheated on me through-out the entire relationship and did meth (I ended up getting MRSA with a 5x5 inch abcess (abscess) on my stomach and was in hospital for 6 days). I tried meth twice while with him but haven't touched it since (Could that be related to anything?). But since I've returned home, I've had extremely angry outbursts, leading to the police being called, etc. I've always been a little angry, little ADD, a little depressed but now I can't even focus on day to day life, it effects my sleep nightly. I've since found a great, kind, loving bf but I don't know if this anxiety could have been triggered by the things that happened with my ex? I don't want these irrational feelings/outbursts to ruin my current relationship. I'm scared and don't have any insurance, so unsure of what to do.
Symptoms:
Feel spaced out almost all the time
Shortness of breath
Heart pounding
Dizziness
Headaches like pressure behind eyes almost all the time
Feel like I'm literally going insane
Violent outbursts followed by extreme self-loathing/crying, sorry for what I've done but don't know how to stop it
Stomach cramps every day
Nausea almost every day
Feeling shaky, like need to sit down or I'll pass out
Loss of self-control
Insomnia
Annoyed at EVERY little thing that doesn't suit me (This scares me because this is an unrealisitc way to be)
Sometimes feel like I'm trapped, in my own world/bubble, looking at the rest of the world
Unconcerned with other's problems but not wanting to be that way
Depression/Feelings of wanting to die without any actual suicidal attempts (Except one last year while with ex)
Dry mouth (Unrelated, I'm assuming but I may assume too much?)
Chest pain
Bloating/stomach problems in general
Unable to concentrate, racing thoughts causing insomnia
Hot flashes
Unusually cold at times
Tingling sensation
Keep turning over at night, can't get comfortable

Tests Done That Return Normal:
EKG (2)
Blood tests

No one has officially given the diagnosis of anxiety but my mum has panic attacks sometimes and is on Xanax. I've thought some these symptoms were unrelated until now. I need help but don't know how to go about getting it.










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Short will explain 2 different panic attacks first both while driving

Shortness of breath
Middle chest discomfort
Tightness in throat as if it was closing in
Dizziness
Body shakes
Feeling as if I was going to pass out and die
Ambulance ECG normal
All obs normal
Had to drive the 300 miles home after being told a panic attack

2nd attack
Pain in left side of neck
Headache
Breathlessness
All for a few hours before
Sudden left sided headache
Confusion
Pulsing head
No palpitations
But then the scariest ever experience of an exhausted heart as if I'd ran a marathon ... I was sat down driving
Ambulance checked all obs and normal
Diagnosed panic attack

Since then having constant anxiety attacks
Heart thuds
Heart palpations
Heart flutters
Pain in chest
Flash feeling in chest lasting seconds
Shortness of breath
Exhausted
Dizziness
No appetite
Pressure headaches
Roller coaster stomach feeling
Body sweats
Scared to leave he house
No concentration

Prior to these latest attacks I had a pain for a week inbetween my shoulder blades in my back

Tests 9 years ago
ECG x 2 normal
Stress ECG x1 normal
24 hr tape test normal
cT Scan normal

Within the last 2 months
ECG x 2 fast but normal
Chest X-ray awaiting results
Stress treadmill ECG - showed signs of ST depression 0.5 and T inversion  in recovery

Prescribed beta blockers and aspirin
24 hr holtar ECG in 2 weeks
Cath angiogram in 6 weeks

Worried sick and anxiety off the scale
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Dizzy
Short of breath
Foggy head
Numbness
chest pain
Fear of blood clots

2 chest mris,
5 chest x rays
Ultra sound in both legs
Endless blood work

Doctors
Primary doctor
5 differrnt ER Drs
paitient first Drs

No matter what I just have trouble shaking this,I just constantly check my legs and calfs,my family gets annoyed when I ask them to look at something
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I've been Very shaky lately especially in my hands. Headaches at base of skull in the back of head at top of neck. And Very jerky especially when trying to get comfortable or relaxing. Can anyone relate to this?

Brain MRI and bloodtests came back fine
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Please help me I don't know what is going on! As soon as I fall asleep at night I wake up after having pulpitations so I rush to the bathroom to drink water then only my hert rate will calm down. I also experience it hard to breathe during the day or actually permanently. I also whent for 5 blood test and ecg and the results was normal. Is this anxiety attacks or is there something else wrong and what medication can fix this problem, please share your comment I realy need help
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I could be you and I don't know what to do.
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I've been dealing with anxiety off and on for over 10 years.  It almost seems like I have periods of remission, where I will have no anxiety for years.  I haven't dealt with anxiety in over 2 years until recently.  I went to the Dr complaining of frequent headaches and left arm/shoulder pain.  Next thing I know my Dr is sending me for a brain MRI because she thinks I have an aneurysm.  She also did an EKG which showed T wave inversions so that freaked me out.

Any ways here is a list of my most recent symptoms:

Left jaw pain
Left shoulder pain
Left arm pain
Fullness in ears
Toothache
Mild chest discomfort

Symptoms of my panic attack I had 2 nights ago:

Both arms felt heavy
Dizziness
Heart rate was 160 bpm
Felt like I was going to die
Very anxious

Tests I've had done recently:

EKG: showed T inversion on leads V1 and V2 which I was told is normal
Echocardiogram: normal
MRI of the brain w and w/o contrast: normal
Stress Echocardiogram scheduled for June 28th

Doctors I have seen:

PCP
Cardiologist (going to a new one in the morning)

**I'm very scared because all of my symptoms point to heart problems.  My symptoms have been going on for almost a month now and the come and go.  I can go a few days without symptoms and then bam! Have them for a few days.  They come and go throughout the day and when I wake up in the morning is when I feel the best.  It's almost like if I don't think about it then I feel fine.  Hopefully my new cardiologist can give me some answer's tomorrow.

















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Have any of u been tested for acid reflux or do u have it? I had a lot of these symptoms n found out I have verde n it was causing most if my problems. Tried many Ned's n finally dexilant worked. I went to the emergency room 3 times thinking I was having a heart attack. If you would email n let me know. kristydye2367_9***@****
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I have had -

Headache
Pain behind tin eye
Nausea
Muscle ache
Loss of appetite
Loose stool once
Memory problem
canker sores
And fever / hot flushes

does high anxiety can cause fever ?
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Hello. I have been having the same things going on since Nov.2012. It is so bad that it has been pretty much controlling my life. It's horrible and no doctors know what it is and just say anxiety. If you have found out anything,please let me know. Thank you.
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I have been having anxiety attack for longer then I can remember. Iam ADHD(diagnosed at age 5)...about 4 yrs ago I was perscribed antidepressents (none worked or helped) and Xanax 1mg 3x a day...recently I have had migrains and tingling feelings all over and constant chills that shoot through my body even when I'm hot. I'm in the process of schedualing a doc apt...but have no insurance so paying cash...I also recently went to ER bc I was having a panic attack my coworker said I was losing color and had a fever...ER treated me for migrain only though my blood in the iv was "black and too dark" yet they did no tests at all! I have now been experiencing constant tingling numbness chills and migrains going on 4/5 months...can all this seriously be related simply to my anxiety disorder?...I feel like its something more and plan to ask my doctor about cat scan and mri but again I pay cash...
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Shortness to breath
Nervous
Hand and foot cold and sweaty feels like im dying.
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do any of you have poliopia or diplopia at lights in the night?
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I can completely relate to you on all your symptoms, I am going through all of these at different times during the day, it a relief to know I am not alone .
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I can completely relate to you on all your symptoms, I am going through all of these at different times during the day, it a relief to know I am not alone .
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Problems started 2 1/2 weeks after gallbladder removal (January 2014).   I have this constant suffocation feeling everyday that seems to calm down when I go to sleep at night.  My head feels like it's in a fog (at times), sometimes feel I'm breathing in very cold air which results in a soreness feeling in the throat. Sometimes I get tightness in the upper abdomen, tightness in the sternum.   The breathing issue is the biggest thing.  I'm 55 years old and never had a problem with anxiety until after the surgery.  Pulmonologist's testing shows everything is normal, Echocardiogram shows no heart or artery problems.  My doctor is having me see a cardiologist for further consultation and probably more testing...just to be sure.  I suspect she thinks I got hit with a major anxiety attack, I believe the pulmonologist thinks the same thing.  I'm seeing a counsellor early May.
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Diagnosed:
Diabetes type 2
Anxiety/panic disorder (I don’t believe that!)
Depression (only at times).
IBS
H. Pylori
G.E.R.D./acid reflux
Hypertension
2 blocked arteries (50 – 60% blocked. down from 2 yrs ago of 4 @ 70 – 90%)

Symptoms:
nausea
chest pain
shortness of breath
Hypertension  running from 160/90 – 225/125(highest) averaging 180/97
ACHES IN BACK/CHEST/SHOULDER (LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE)

Tests:
Chest X-ray (15)
ER visit (15, blood workup,
Echocardiogram(3)
CT-Angiogram
STRESS ECHOCARDIOGRAM
Nuclear Stress Test  
Abdominal Ultrasound
Endoscopy
Colonoscopy
Lung function tests

Doctors:
Endocrinologist
Cardiologist
Psychiatrist
Gastroenterologist


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Symptoms:

PVC'S
Chest and Stomach Vibrations
Left Arm Pain from armpit to under elbow
Pounding in right ear
Heart Rate irregularity
Off Balance/Dizzy
Extreme Anxiety
Bloat
Neck and Back Pain
Nost Twitch
Head Pressure
Chest Wall Soreness to touch
Hard to inhale sometimes

Tests

Ekgs fine just pvcs
Blood work fine but vit d defiency
Cholesterol good


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