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GAD, Health Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Agorphobia!
« on: January 11, 2014, 12:34:00 AM »
Hail Fellows!

I get this forum almost every time i google my newest symptom, so i thought i would join it and see if it can help!

My personal hell started YEARS ago, with Nocturnal Leg Spasms and Bad cramping, i ignored it and calked it up to genetics (it runs in the family).

They kept getting worse and worse, so i decided to finally get a medical opinion .... HUGE MISTAKE!   I was put on Mirapex i believe, can't remember now, and all hell broke lose.  I got really "sick" Nausea, Diarrhea, IBS  all typical side effects, but it was the first script i had taken in over 15 years!  After a month of dealing with the symptoms and NO relief, i didn't fill my script and set up an appointment with my DR,  who passed me off to an internal specialist, who passed me off to a neurologist, to "rule out MS, ALS and Parkinsons"   I think that officially broke me, i hit up google and found that i matched 95% of the symptoms,  my IBS was getting so bad i could drive to work w/o stopping at 2 mcdonalds on the way in for the fear of uncontrolled bowel movements (which never happened).   Then one day, on a date with my girl, we were going to ride a train, and i got this sence of fear and started shaking and thought the train was going to crash and kill everyone (kinda like final destination):  I couldn't breath and my heart was racing 1000 beats a minute...... It was a panic attack!!!   The only reason i knew what it was, was because my girl had them in college and she calmed me down after about 30 min once i got off the train.

That was 5 months ago, i ended up losing my job because the IBS was so bad, i was scared everyday that something MAJOR was wrong, finally i told my DR i think it is "ANXIETY" she agreed and set me up to meet with one of the therapists.   Who was useless,  My Anxiety went unchecked and unhealthy for almost 2 months (5 ER visits) before i broke down and ended up in a mental health clinic after about 75 hours of no sleep!   That was my rock bottom,  thankfully they set me up with an emergency cession then 2 more the following days!  Literally saved my life.   

I now see my therapist once a week, and working to get my old life back (i know it will never happen, but i have to have a goal).

I hurt all over, i have Chronic Daily Headaches, my body is hypersensitive to everything and anything, my mind immediately jumps to something major every time i twitch or have a pain or find a bruise.

I am sleeping again, but i went 2 months with MAYBE 20 hours of sleep total, i just finished my first round of Physical therapy my body is fatigued ....
but i won't quit,  I'm 29 everyday is a new battle and i refuse to lose this WAR!
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Re: GAD, Health Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Agorphobia!
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 06:41:35 AM »
Hi cactusjohn5,

Welcome to the forum.  You are now a member of our community, where you will find support and advice from other members in similar situations.   It's always nice to find someone else who understands, and to know you're not alone.

We have sections in the forum that address specific concerns, so feel free to post or start a new topic in the section that best fits your situation.  Feel free to explore the rest of the forum.  You may find the other topics helpful, and you may be able to offer advice or support to someone else.

We also have a chat room for members over the age of 18.  Once you have made three meaningful posts, you will be allowed access to the chat room.

Cactus, you've come to the right place.  There are many here who suffer from the same symptoms you are having.

Good luck to you, and again, welcome to AZ.

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