The AMA has reported that 85% or more of presentation to a GP doctor is stress related and that 60% of ambulance calls in major cities are anxiety and/or stress related
We certainly are high maintenance
Thank you for taking the lead in starting a new thread for what I feel is a very interesting, informative and supportive topic.
It may take a while before folks start responding, but they will.
You can always bump your post back to the top to keep it in front of people.
I do have a question concerning one of your symptoms. What, exactly, is "snarkiness - arms, legs, whole body." (?)
I've never heard of this problem and would appreciate you telling us what the symptoms are. Thanks!
And thank you again for bringing this subject into the 21st century! LOL
sorry, i meant shakiness, as in i shake like i'm plugged into an outlet;
that would qualify as a typo ;-), thanks for pointing it out
I THINK IT MIGHT ALSO BE HELPFUL IF PEOPLE ADD:
*HOW LONG YOU HAVE HAD SYMPTOMS
*IF ANYTHING IS HELPING YOU (meds, therapies, etc.)
(I will post my own symptoms after some upcoming tests & appointments)
i've had the symptoms since the end on June - not all of them at once thought. Some have disappeared, but new ones replaced them.
what helps ...
hot baths sometimes
several self-hypnosis clips on YouTube
lorazepam (which i hate but still take occasionally)
not much else yet, but i'm open to suggestions.
i forgot one - when my heart starts pounding my cardiologist suggested i close my eyes and press gently on my eyeballs - it does work in lowering my pulse, i'd check with a doctor before doing that, don't just take my word for it as i have no medical training whatsoever
Hi, all - ok, if I have this right - this is right up my alley, as I'm the Symptom Queen! My symptoms -
headaches (usually sinus, but sometimes tension)
neck and back tightness / stiffness
vertigo (mostly in the past, thank god!)
shortness of breath
fight or flight response (I run out of the house / call someone, usually my therapist - thankfully, mostly in the past)
compulsions of various sorts (usually related to something being "contaminated," apparently a common type of ocd)
fear of being alone
irrational fear of specific people
random 'angry' attitude (e.g. at store clerks, etc.)
talking too fast
...and so on. Anxiety seems to create a plethora of symptoms, at least in me! One weird thing - I would often bang my head on something - a wall, the roof of a car when getting in, what have you - and that would become a Big Deal meriting at least an email to the doctor. He was great though, although that hastened my referral to the psychiatrist!
I have had these symptoms, (not all at once!) since I was a kid. It is only now, at age 59, that despite years of therapy, I finally am beginning to really deal with and get a handle on, my anxiety and ocd.
Great Thread! Anna
i noticed people are still using the old thread when posting their lists of symptoms/tests/specialists, so i thought of "bumping"this up a bit, maybe it's going to start being used/useful