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Offline thenut

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Please allow me to introduce myself...
« on: April 16, 2014, 06:23:46 PM »
Hi there - I'm a 41 year old man who's been dealing with anxiety issues for over 20 years.  Over that time, first with a printed copy of the Merck manual, later with help :P of Google, I've researched symptoms, second-guessed doctors, and in the process developed a decent case of health anxiety. 

Tight muscles, headaches, GERD/reflux, palpitations (benign PVC/PAC confirmed from numerous heart studies over the years), and issues related to being out of shape, overweight, and bound to a desk, lead me to constant worry that I'm going to drop dead due to a heart attack.  "gold standard" SPECT heart imaging two years ago, on top of normal treadmill tests, holters, etc. hasn't calmed those fears.

I'm currently in the middle of a fresh cycle, and look forward to sharing my battle experiences and learning from everyone here.
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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 10:34:43 PM »
Wow I am 23, but your post literary feels like I wrote it. Except for the PVC/PAC, I have every symptom you are experiencing. Ive only been dealing with my major anxiety for over a year now. It has been a living nightmare, but im better now than I was.
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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2014, 05:27:10 AM »
Welcome to the forum. Good to have you as a member. Here you are with like minded people. People who understand. As we all suffer from something or other. So feel free to ask any questions. Our members are always willing to help others out. Good chatroom too. 3 posts to enter the room.

Find the correct section of the forum that suits your condition and create a new topic on it. This is just a welcome section. Never really get the same amount of help in this section as you would on the other sections of the forums. So whatever one suits the questions you are asking. Get much better answers.
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