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Re: please tell me this is anxiety
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2014, 03:51:53 PM »
Ha ha ha - you see when you put it like that??

However in my defence, each time I have been to the doctor, I have had a new symptom which has freaked me out some what!

Besides they could read the notes from 1st visit and assume its anxiety when it isn't.

My last doctor visit has signed me up for CBT - perhaps that is what I do need!
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Re: please tell me this is anxiety
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2014, 03:56:24 PM »
CBT could help, medication too, just try to acceptvthe problem - anxiety...then you can deal with it properly.
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Re: please tell me this is anxiety
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2014, 04:49:22 PM »
I hope and pray it is anxiety


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Re: please tell me this is anxiety
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2014, 05:14:34 PM »
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I hope and pray it is anxiety

It sounds like you haven't accepted the diagnosis of anxiety. There is no hoping and praying needed - only accepting. You're subtly avoiding dealing with the fact that it's actually anxiety behind all of this - and as a result the physical symptoms of it will continue until that acceptance arrives.

CBT and exposure therapy are the best thing for you, but only after you accept the diagnosis already given to you.
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Re: please tell me this is anxiety
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2014, 05:24:28 PM »
You are so right, but I think the only reason I haven't accepted it is because I just cannot understand how my body can express itself in all these odd scary ways if it is just anxiety! Why does my brain feel fuzzy and scary, why do I get waves of pain or weirdness, stabbing pains and feel dizzy and lightheaded, nausea, just because of anxiety?!

I just don't understand it and I think that is why I am so convinced it is something else that is life threatening.

Does that make sense?

Thank you for your responses
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Re: please tell me this is anxiety
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2014, 05:52:49 PM »
Look up "sympathetic nervous system" on google. Read how it affects the body and then you'll see how it actually is physical in nature.
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Re: please tell me this is anxiety
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2014, 08:38:00 PM »
I totally understand! I've been having weird facial pressure since October and head pressure for the past 2 weeks. I thought it was a sinus tumor but ct scan was clear. Now I'm worried its a brain tumor and thinking I should see a neurologist. I've had three doctors tell me it's not a brain tumor but I'm not convinced. My family thinks its stress, worry, and anxiety over major life change (went from career woman to stay at home mom) and my dh travelling more and to dangerous places. I've felt stress before and it never manifested itself in my head as pressure. So I'm stuck wondering if its really anxiety or if I should see a neuro for an MRI.  And I have the same worries of doubting the doctors, dying, etc. I'm guessing all of that just makes the anxiety and stress worse.

But to help some- I did read somewhere that if you have a brain tumor a doctor would know something was up and send you to the right place. If they had even a doubt they would take action. Plus a brain tumor apparently causes major symptoms not just headaches or pressure.

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Re: please tell me this is anxiety
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2014, 08:41:47 PM »
Facial pressure is NOT a brain tumor. You've had 3 doctors tell you this, accept the diagnosis or you'll forever be a prisoner to your own torment. It's difficult - I know. But you've got to reign in the anxiety or you'll drive yourself crazy chasing phantoms.

Anxiety manifests itself physically.
Anxiety manifests itself physically.
Anxiety manifests itself physically.
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Re: please tell me this is anxiety
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2014, 01:34:55 AM »
Does that even include weight loss???? I have lost just over half a stone since end of august? I eat regularly, don't exercise at month, but do a 10 minute school walk 4 times a day.

Can I really loose that much through anxiety???

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Re: please tell me this is anxiety
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2014, 01:43:59 AM »
OMG perc19  I am having the EXACT same thing happening to me, including the weight loss. I have nausea, dizziness, weird pains that happen throughout my body, stomach aches, fatigue, EVERYTHING. I have been to two separate GI docs, a Neurologist, and an OBGYN, and everyone seems to think I am okay. I am going insane though! I have started taking Prozac as well as going to CBT, so hopefully that will start to help. The problem is all my symptoms are VERY real and seem imminent and important to me, I feel like no one else could be feeling this way because of anxiety and just be going on with their lives. I am reassured you are feeling this way, I hope we get better.
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