So I am no stranger to health anxiety. I was diagnosed with anxiety when after being diagnosed with Costochondritis and not heart failure. I swear I had all the classic signs of a heart attack, chest ached, left arm went numb, I felt impending doom, and I was sweating. However, my entire left side also went numb, not just my arm. That was really the indicator to the ER doctors that my heart was alright, however, I did get the complete heart work up and as they suspected, it had come back completely normal. Since this dreadful day back in August of 2013, I have had an ultrasound of my heart, multiple EKG's, blood work, a chest CT Scan, and a CT scan of my head and neck as well.. oh yes and a ton of xrays. I should accept the diagnosis of anxiety. However, lately, I have the weirdest sensations and I just want to know, is this anxiety, MS, stroke, what?
I get these headaches, not unbearable ones, just annoying, lasting for days/weeks kind of headaches. They stick to the back of my head mostly but lately I get temple headaches. The left side of my face begins to feel tight and thick and when I rub both sides of my face with my hands, the rubbing sensation on the left side is much duller than that of the right. My left arm will begin to feel heavy. It's not, I can lift both arms at the same time to the same height but when it lays at my side, it just feels different. I have ocassional aching in my left arm/hand. I am still battling the costochondritis, I was one of the unlucky ones to have this as a chronic issue, so I do still get chest pains. I have run to the Urgent Care more times than I care to admit and they keep doing the heart workups and each time, it comes back just fine. So is this really just anxiety? I am in the process of changing my primary care physician because she point blank told me (after 4 different ER doctors confirmed that I did have it) I did not have costochondritis and that all of these symptoms were all in my head. She has been of no help to me beyond sending me to specialists, she does nothing in office. I went to her with tonsillitis and she prescribed me amoxicillin (sp?) even though the appropriate antibiotic is penicillin (sp). And when I returned to her because the pain from the tonsillitis was so bad I couldn't stand it any more, she told me there was nothing she could do for me, she had already given me antibiotics, so her job was done. Her dismissiveness is why I decided to find a new doctor.
So anyway, back to the question at hand, should I continue to beat a dead horse and talk to a doctor about these symptoms or should I just let it rest and acknowledge I have anxiety and ask about appropriate anxiety medicine?
Please some one help me