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For those who don't know, heres a quick back story.

I've had anxiety since 2011, but it was very much under control until February of this year. In February I started having symptoms that I never had before. I had an almost fatal car accident in December, but didn't really feel like it shook me as much as it could have. I've made two ER visits and CONSTANT visits to my regular doctor in the Past two months. Im currently on Klonopin and Buspar. I've been on said medications for about the past 3 1/2 weeks or so. These medicines have worked, but at the same time really had me feeling drugged.

I've had a change in my bowel movements since taking these medications and just assumed it was that. But as of late (probably the last 2 weeks or so) I've been feeling incredibly dizzy and out of it at night time (and during the day as well). I've pretty much become a hermit.

Im convinced something is seriously wrong. Constant Headaches. Twitching of my eyes. Feeling dizzy/ out of it. Hard breathing. Some sort of weird kind of chills that don't feel like im cold, but instead just a weird sensation in my body that's almost like a chill.

At this point, my family has been supportive, but they are wearing thin of me constantly saying something is wrong. I had blood work, a rectal swab and a urine test, all negative for anything too serious. Yet I still am CONVINCED that my symptoms are something more. I just want to be normal. Im tired of feeling scared. I just don't know what to do or how to go about setting up tests to see if something is really wrong.

Am I crazy? Is it all just really in my head? I honestly do not know how much longer I can continue to live like this. It has become so hard just to get through a day without feeling so messed up.
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Re: Im convinced I have the C word or something seriously wrong :(...
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 08:48:33 PM »
Could it be some PTSD symptoms of the accident?
Maybe even some aches and pains of the accident yet?
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Re: Im convinced I have the C word or something seriously wrong :(...
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 08:52:07 PM »
Well, I talked to a mental health specialist and he said I have atleast a mild case of PTSD. I just don't understand the constant headaches, dizziness, constant just feeling out of it. My coordination (which has ALWAYS been impeccable has been so off. Stumbling and running into things. Some of my symptoms could be my medication. That I understand. But all the other stuff is just so worrying. I don't have a history of a lot of cancer in my family, but im convinced its something like that. Why else would I be having all these problems NOW?
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Re: Im convinced I have the C word or something seriously wrong :(...
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 09:07:30 PM »
Anxiety from whatever trigger or troubled event can cause many body symptoms.
I had the off balance thing daily for a few years.  Went to ENT. all the tests and MRI.    He could find nothing in his field of knowledge.
Then it just went away.  But I do notice when I'm stressed and my neck tightens up of tension, it comes back.

I took Klonopin daily for 2 years then weaned off for 2 years.  I now try to just take it sparingly as it makes me feel drugged and loopy.  And the Klonopin does make me feel a bit dizzy.


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Re: Im convinced I have the C word or something seriously wrong :(...
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2014, 09:18:45 PM »
I haven't had any true tests to see if its a serious illness. And like I said, my doctor doesn't seem too concerned. But its hard when having extreme dizziness daily and just feeling so out of it along with body chills, headaches and all the other symptoms DAILY and not knowing any true anwers except "It's Anxiety". I just feel like ***** and im trying to keep calm and feel better. but im finding it so hard to go on sometimes. I try not to take the Klonopin, but when I don't, I have panic attacks
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Re: Im convinced I have the C word or something seriously wrong :(...
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2014, 09:41:15 PM »
I just wish I had an answer, but im getting less and less support from my loved ones and its killing me. Just got in a huge argument with my mom because I wont "accept that its just anxiety".

You are always told that you know your body. But now I feel as if im being told that im just over thinking it.
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Re: Im convinced I have the C word or something seriously wrong :(...
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2014, 09:46:44 PM »

Anxiety wants reassurance from medical as the symptoms are physical. 
If it would help, tell your dr. of the anxiety, and that you would like tests to rule things out. 
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Re: Im convinced I have the C word or something seriously wrong :(...
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2014, 10:02:27 PM »
Its just annoying that my doctor doesn't seem concerned after I've come in like 6-8 times in the last 4 weeks or so. I mean, obviously im feeling something, but the most routine tests were done. Im trying to convince myself its just the anxiety. And it probably is just that. But its scaring me not knowing. I don't want to end up leaving it unchecked and end up sitting on deaths door a few months from now. Im just so confused and so close to giving up.
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Re: Im convinced I have the C word or something seriously wrong :(...
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2014, 10:04:29 PM »
Can you think of what tests would help you feel that you know for sure?
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Re: Im convinced I have the C word or something seriously wrong :(...
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2014, 10:23:25 PM »
Honestly, I just wanna know that I don't have some type of cancer. For the most part those are the symptoms that I fear. A lot of the symptoms I have can be anxiety, but they are also cancer symptoms. Such as the extreme dizziness, random aches and pains, the bowel troubles and a few more.

Its just scary not knowing. I feel that it could be something really bad, but I feel that it might just be anxiety.
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