Anxiety Community
major anxiety
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to generalized anxiety, anxiety and eating, anxiety and sleeping, mood swings, panic attacks and panic disorders.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

major anxiety

I cant believe how much anxiety I have because of medical issues. I have had alot of anxiety over the years due to my heart arrythmias, now they found a 1mm micronodule in my right upper lung and Im having such anxiety it is aweful!! Im so scared and anxious I cant even stand to be around me. Why why?? I just want to go throw up. Does anyone have any advice please
wmac
8 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Why doesnt anybody help anyone one here. I posted this on the 19th and noone ever seems to comment or help anyone. I use to post on this site all the time over the years and it just seems that there is never anyone on here to help. Why bother?
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Hi. I'm so sorry your post did'nt get answered. Sometimes this forum is busy a post can get pushed to the next page very fast and people don't see it.
Are you taking any meds to help with your heart arrhythmia's? A beta blocker or anything like that? Do they know why this is happening? What did they say about the micro nodule?
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Im not on any meds for the arrhytmias, I have had this for 10 yrs three attempted ablations. all heart work ups good. They were never able to induce my arrythmia. Tried meds before made it worse and have low bp so cardio decided probably wouldnt tolerate it well. As far as the micronodule I have to wait till next chest xray to see if it has grown. Its the waiting game and its aweful. My twins just left for the marines on the 11th so im having alot of emotions with that plus worring about them and the micronodule. It scares me to death. I cant but help thinking the worst.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Next chest xray is aug 15
Blank
480448_tn?1403547723
Hello there!

First, I'm sorry your post didn't get answered quicker, that certainly is not intentional.  Like remar said, sometimes if the forum is busy, a thread will get bumped to the second page.  We're all just fellow members who do this voluntarily, so we're not always around as much as we'd like to be, we do the best we can.  So sorry if you felt ignored.

My goodness!  No wonder you're stressed!  As far as the heart issues go, are you frequently symptomatic?  Many different kinds of heart arryhtmias, while scary, are quite benign, and usually only require treatment if a patient is symptomatic.  Don't ever feel badly about perhaps seeking a second opinion from a new cardiologist.  Maybe you need someone with a fresh persepctive to look at your medical history and assess you?  I think it is a good idea!

As for the nodule, I know this is hard to believe, but a lot of times they are nothing to worry about, so try not to get too worried just yet.  I know, easier said than done!  I certainly understand the anxiety, I would be the same way.  TRY to look at the positives, this is something that IF, God forbid would be a bad thing was caught EXTREMELY early!  That's is so good!  Your doctors are aware of it and are going to keep a close eye on it.  That is what is important.  How did they find it?  Just a routine chest xray?  If so, that's really something, because that would have likely not caused any symptoms, and would have definitely not been detected.

As for the anxiety, have you ever sought professional help for it?  If not, I recommend you do so.  Ask your doctor for a referral to a psychiatrist, who may recommend meds and/or therapy.  When both treatment modalities are used together, the anxiety is better managed.  There are so many different ways of treating anxiety, there is just no need to continue suffering with it to this level.  Now, of course, there's no way that ALL of your anxiety would be relieved, because you have some real life stressors going on, but certainly it could be managed much better, to a more tolerable level.

Hang in there...let us know how you're doing!
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I was having upper back pain.. Really pain full. So they did of course the workup of blood and ekg and wanted chest xray. That is how they found it. I just seem to freak easily.  I always think the wost because I know I am no different from anyone else or immune to getting something bad. I always think "what if"! I do take ativan 1mg at night. try not to during the day. but maybe I should. My heart arrythmias I have learned to deal with them although it does stop me from doing alot of things due to the fear. I just am scared for next xray. What if it grows!! I am just making myself nuts. OCD and anxiety.
Blank
480448_tn?1403547723
You didn't answer the question about if you've ever addressed these isues with a professional?  If not,you should.  It does a world of good.  Don't increase your medication without first talking with your doctor.  As far as anti-anxiety meds, like Ativan, there are better long term options.  I think you should discuss these issues with a psychiatrist.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Yes I have gone to a counslor for years for my anxiety for years. Hasn't helped yet.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
pixielv commented on Tramadol & Ultram...
2 hrs ago
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Coolevelynnn added the Weight Tracker
3 hrs ago
1302038_tn?1401843053
Blank
TinaR10 commented on heather727's status
4 hrs ago
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
480448_tn?1403547723
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
anxiety860
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
coh123
Grand Rapids, MN
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Anxiety Answerers
480448_tn?1403547723
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
anxiety860
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
coh123
Grand Rapids, MN