Here is my list:
Tightness in Chest
Urine metanephrine assay
MRI of Brain
This all means Anxiety = $$
I have anxiety and hypertension.
shortness of breath
ER visit (2)/test for lung clot, EKG, blood workup,
Nuclear Stress Test
Small bowel series
DOCTORS WHO THINK ANXIETY
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.
Is your dizziness all the time or just when you panic ?
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.
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!
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.
ACHES IN BACK/CHEST/SHOULDER (LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE)
TINGLING IN FACE/EYES
TINGLING IN ARMS/LEGS
FEELING LIKE I'M ABOUT TO DIE
HOLTER MONITOR - 2 WEEKS
My chest pain also happens before any other symptoms. I feel that first, THAT'S why I start to panic.
Tests that I have had done:
UPPER GI SERIES
C-SPINE MRI---BULGING DISK FOUND
BRAIN MRI W/ AND W/O CONTRAST--SINUS INFECTION
ARTERIAL BLOOD GASES--LOW BECAUSE OF HYPERVENTILATION
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.
Forgot to add docs visited:
HOPEFULLY I CAN GET A SHRINK ALSO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
I already have an appt at a LLMD in Jan. I live in PA.
TINGLING IN HANDS AND FEET
TINGLING IN FACE AND MOUTH
(I am sure there are more!)
CAT SCAN OF BRAIN
MRI OF BRAIN
BLOOD WORK TO INCLUDE: lymes disease, lupus, AIDS, MS, (and many other diseases I don't know!)
EARS NOSE AND THROAT
NEUROLOGIST (two of them!!)
finally: PSYCHOLOGIST and her husband, a PSYCHIATRIST!!!
For all of you looking for a list of anxiety symptoms here is a really good website for you to check out:
Click on the Anxiety Symptoms Page and scroll down. You won't believe what symptoms it can cause!!!
-Joiny, Muscle, and Tendon Pain
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:
48 hr. Holter
Treadmill Stress Test
Chest X-Ray (2)
Full blood panel
Occupational Health doctor
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)
-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
-migraines (have had 10 yrs +)
-cold hands (sometimes clammy)
-cold feet (sometimes clammy)
-excessive armpit sweating
-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
-clumsy (feel like hands don't work properly sometimes)
-Blood (incl. thyroid)-normal
-Yearly Eye exam-normal
-CAT scan -normal
-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)
Muscle tension in neck and chest
hand/feet/face numbness or tingling
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
PALPITATIONS-- (RANDOM FLUTTERS EVERYDAY EVEN WHEN ITS NOT FULL BLOWN PANIC)
CONSTANT FEAR OF "THAT ONE FATAL PALPITATION"
FEELING LIKE I COULD DIE AT ANY MOMENT EVERYDAY
SHORTNESS OF BREATH
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
Here's my list:
Heart pounding-fast heart rate
chest pain (no always- not recently)
hand and feet pricks, numbness
shortness of breath
unable to focus- kinda dazed feeling
Hot when attack and cold after
Uncontrollable fear of the worst thing happening (pass out, die, go crazy)
Tests I had done
Complete physical- normal
24h Holter monitor- normal- though fast
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