HIV Anxiety Support User Group
Anxiety Symptoms- Please Read
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This support group is for those who are suffering from stress or anxiety associated with uncertain HIV status. HIV anxiety is extremely isolating for those who are going through it, as it is often very difficult to discuss with friends and family members. This group is provided for sufferers of HIV anxiety to discuss their fears in a supportive environment. Those with anxiety over non-HIV STDs are also welcome. For personal advice concerning HIV risk, testing, and prevention, please post in the HIV Prevention Community.

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Recognizing that the symptoms that you are experiencing are due to anxiety rather than HIV is a first step in getting better. Below is a list of common symptoms of anxiety. More detailed information can be found in the link to the source page:

Anxiety Symptoms

    * Smothering sensations and Shortness of breath
    * Racing heart, slow heart beat, palpitations
    * Chest Pain
    * Lump in throat & Difficulty swallowing
    * Skin losing colour (blanching)
    * Sweating
    * Shaking or shivering (Visibly or internally)
    * Neck & shoulder pain & numbness in face or head
    * Rapid gastric emptying
    * Indigestion, heartburn, constipation and diarrhea
    * Symptoms of urinary tract infection
    * Skin rashes
    * Weakness in arms & tingling in the hands or feet
    * Electric shock feeling anywhere in the body
    * Dry mouth
    * Insomnia
    * Nightmares
    * Fears of going mad or losing control
    * Increased depression & suicidal feelings
    * Aggression
    * Symptoms like 'flu'
    * Distorted vision
    * Disturbed hearing
    * Hormone problems
    * Headaches & feelings of having a tight band around head
    * Sore eyes
    * Agoraphobia
    * Hallucinations
    * Creeping or pins and needles sensations in the skin
    * Increased sensitivity to light, sound, touch, and smell
    * Hyperactivity
    * Dramatic increase in sexual feelings
    * Pain in the face or jaw that resembles a toothache
    * Derealisation and depersonalisation
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