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Offline mrdave92

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can this all be anxiety?!
« on: January 30, 2014, 08:38:11 AM »
i've been feeling ill for a long time now but over the last few days i've felt particularly bad despite me not feeling overly anxious. i've suffered from headaches, dizziness and detachment/depersonalisation for weeks now and been checked out by several doctors with blood tests all coming back clean. I'm petrified i have something wrong with me such as MS/brain tumor or Lyme disease as i'm in such discomfort and my symptoms are getting worse. Today i am in a lot of pain and everything seems to have intensified

Headache
Sharp head pains above my eyes and all across my head
Dull head pains on my head all across the front and back
Dizziness
Feel unsteady on my feet
Sinking feeling in stomach with sudden dizzy sensation
Pains in the top and soles of my feet
Pain in my shin
Pain in my wrists
Pain in my fingers
Pain in my abdomen
Loud gurgling stomach
Burning sensation under my eyes
Pain in my ears
Tingling fingertips
Tight sensation in calf
Pain in upper right arm
Tingling chin
Pain in groin
Cold sensation top of thigh
General feeling of unwellness
Watery eyes
Neck pain
Muscle twitches all over my body, under eye, calf, tricep, thigh etc.

These symptoms have persisted for so long now and just seem to be worsening i'm really worried. Can anxiety/stress really cause all these aches and pains amongst the other horrible sensations. They're very painful and debilitating. I have symptoms 24/7 even when i'm not feeling anxious
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Re: can this all be anxiety?!
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2014, 08:56:01 AM »
Hi mrdave,

One thing I have learned from being on this site, is that anxiety can cause ANY and ALL types of symptoms.  One problem is that we focus so much on our bodies that every small pain or symptom becomes exaggerated by this focus. 

If you can, try to find something that will distract you......start focusing outside instead of inside.  One thing that helps me a lot is to volunteer somewhere.  We have a local soup kitchen, and when I see the folks who are there, it makes me see how good I really have it.  Another good place to volunteer is a nursing home.....perhaps read to someone there.

I know you have had many tests, but you didn't mention whether or not you are being treated for your anxiety.  There are many meds that can help, and therapy also helps. 

Good luck to you.
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Re: can this all be anxiety?!
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014, 09:03:56 AM »
i know we focus more on symptoms but these are really painful, to the extent that they interfere with my day to day life. I'm receiving CBT and currently on day 9 of fluxeotine but since beginning the drug i just seem to feel worse than i ever have. The headaches are constant and the aches and pains all over my body are horrendous.
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Re: can this all be anxiety?!
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2014, 01:56:23 PM »
I have had a lot of the symptoms on your list and yes, it was all due to anxiety as crazy as it sounds. I once went to the dr. about a pain in the top of my foot. Diagnosis - anxiety.
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Re: can this all be anxiety?!
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2014, 03:27:17 AM »
Hello,

I too have the same fear as you and a number of the same symptoms, my doctor has put on beta blockers to calm the anxiety, I went back yesterday with notes of all the symptoms and pains I have had over the last 2 weeks and although I have numerous head sensations and head pain she is tillk convinced its anxiety! Will be starting CBT shortly.
But then I am sitting at work this morning, get a funny sensation in my head which makes my stomach turn, nausea begins and then I worry she has missed something or is perhaps just waiting for my symptoms get worse and I do try so hard, but still can't shake it off!!!!

I hate it and feel constantly scared which I am trying to stop.

Hope you begin to feel better
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Re: can this all be anxiety?!
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2014, 07:42:48 AM »
Many of your symptoms can be attributed to anxiety, muscle issues,
sinus issues, etc.
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Re: can this all be anxiety?!
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2014, 03:18:44 AM »
Wow... I swear we are exactly the same haha, I've had all of this besides dizziness and that cold sensation you mentioned.
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Re: can this all be anxiety?!
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2014, 09:19:37 AM »
"Sinking feeling in stomach with sudden dizzy sensation"

I have a lot of your other symptoms but I've had this one too which has been frightening. It tends to occur if I have a cigarette first thing in the morning. I'll get a crushing sensation right below my chest and become very dizzy and numb arms and legs
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Re: can this all be anxiety?!
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2014, 09:32:31 AM »
Hello,

My headaches now seem to be a dull ache across the top and sides that hurts more when I cough or move my head quickly! Does this mean anything at all?

I think I am now hopefully getting over a heavy cold I have had for 2 weeks, so sould this be sinuses?

Its scary when you read that headaches that get worse with coughing or movement ndicate something serious!
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