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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 ?

160332 tn?1207766145
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.
160332 tn?1207766145
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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Forgot to add docs visited:


CHIROPRATORS
PHYSICAL THERAPY
FAMILY DOCTOR
NEUROLOGIST
HOPEFULLY I CAN GET A SHRINK ALSO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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