Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
List of symptoms~
Would love to hear what kind anxiety symptoms everyone is having~

Sometimes I have
numb/tingling sensation around face and scalp
head and eye pressure
weird sensations
sometimes heart races
fear of having some deadly disease!
I use to have these symptoms really bad about 8 months ago! After a month or so I took lexapro and it got a lot better so I stopped taking it. Now 8 months later some of the symptoms are coming back but def not as bad as before. I started taking lexapro again, but I think instead of stopping i'm just going to stick with it even after I start feeling better! :)
Cancel
9 Answers
Page 1 of 1
1291268_tn?1274814522
Anxiety and depression made me wish i DID have 'some deadly disease'.  I was always disappointed when I'd go to the doctor and learn that I didn't.  
Anti depressants are not a 'cure' for depression.  You take them to help you get back to feeling better and help you to maintain that.  Never stop taking it unless your doctor gives you the ok..   You may very well not need to stay on it forever but leave that decision up to him/her.
We have all gone thru this, it's very typical for this condition.
Comment
Cancel
1291268_tn?1274814522
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1092880_tn?1273978625
Oh boy,  here is my list.

Dizziness
Numbness and tingling in my face,  one whole side of the body or both arms and legs.
Heart races
Heart palpitations
Blurred vision
Feeling like I can't breathe
Entire body or just parts are hot/cold and vibrate
Pain in the jaw,  arm and chest

And a lot more.
Comment
Cancel
1092880_tn?1273978625
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1243543_tn?1269127622
heres my list and i gotta it bad rite now and i feel these everyday allday except when im sleepin have had tons of blood work ekgs stress echo chest xrays go wed for a brain mri by my request..my docs convinced its anxiety gad she called it she said i need to stop focusing on all the symptoms but it is so hard when u feel them all the time if the mri comes back fine then i will throw myself into therepy and whatever else i need to do

weird headpressures and sharp pains that last a few mins threw the day
neck shoulder upperback and arm pain
unbalanced
feelin like im gonna faint but never do
feelin like somethin bads wrong with me and i need medical attention quick
cant drive anymore
cant enjoy going anywhere
cant focus
racin thoughts
left right and center sharp chest pain that last a feww mins then go away
constant worry about everthing ecspecially physical symptoms
loss of appettite
extreme fatigue
trouble swallowing
feels like someones got their hands around my throat
ibs
feelin unreal like im dreamin
tremors inside my body all the way to the bone
shakiness
etc etc etc
Comment
Cancel
1243543_tn?1269127622
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1131131_tn?1275112088
I understand you want to know what is going on with you is anxiety but  it is good not to focus on your symptoms. It only causes you to worry about them more. Continue to take the lexepro and follow the doctors orders. Its very common for symptoms to come back after stopping the meds. As someone posted earlier, the medication helps get the symptoms under control and allows you to be functional again. Dont stop the medication until your doctor has given the ok. Just because you feel better does not mean that you do not need it anymore, usually its the medication that is helping balance things to help you feel that way.
Comment
Cancel
1131131_tn?1275112088
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1319752_tn?1274429691
Well here's my list:

Legs & arms falling asleep (which makes me think Im having a stroke)
Heaviness and sometimes pain in my chest (which often reinforces my stroke thoughts)
Constantly looking for heart attack/stroke symptoms
Breathing problems
A really BAD choking feeling...OMG its the worst :-(
Cant swallow
Im normally awake everynight till at least 3am
Sometimes I get a weird head feeling
Upset stomach
Cold chills
Sometimes Im shaky like Ive been drinking caffeine all day

These are the reoccurring symptoms. But Kel5 is right. Focusing on the symptoms often worsens things (at least on my end). I take Xanax as needed because Im afraid Im going to become a drug addict :-( Sometimes I dont know what else to do but sit and listen to music or distract myself till I get sleepy.
Comment
Cancel
1319752_tn?1274429691
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1092880_tn?1273978625
Along with my face and body going numb,  during that time,  it is hard for me to think or speak correctly.  Does anyone else get that as well?
Comment
Cancel
1092880_tn?1273978625
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
yes i have what you have,,but each person has there own personal anxtys that know one else has
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1315836_tn?1289003242
Headaches
Constant negative thoughts I can't control
Feelings of hopelessness/no future
Physical and mental restlessness
Neck, back, and shoulder pain/stiffness
Forgetfulness
Trouble finding words
Inability to enjoy hobbies
Feelings of unreality
Comment
Cancel
1315836_tn?1289003242
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1118884_tn?1338596450
Untreated anxiety disorder can lead to serious physical disease.  After a lifetime of good health except for the panic, I'm now fighting extreme high blood pressure. Out of the blue.
Doc knows it is anxiety related but will now have to treat the bp or I'll have a stroke.
Comment
Cancel
1118884_tn?1338596450
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
List of symptoms~
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
296076_tn?1371338074
Blank
melimeli commented on Jewels63's status
2 hrs ago
4059843_tn?1454481984
Blank
mishymoshymarcy Its going to be fine. Comment
3 hrs ago
1107684_tn?1448832030
Blank
moonpiebaby commented on moonpiebaby's status
10 hrs ago
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
Anxiety Community Resources