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Offline cutecat25

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I suffer with very debilitating physical symptoms that I am trying really hard to accept as anxiety.
Constant off balance/dizziness, trouble breathing, numbness, headaches, facial pressure, chest pain, left eye pain and a few others.
I am a 21 year old female and have had so many tests done including:
CT Scan
Blood tests
I have seen an audiologist specialist and had a complete hearing tests done
I have also seen an ENT specialist and after looking in my ears and doing basic nerve/reflex testing he said I was fine and blamed it on anxiety.
I have had my eyes tested several times including a field vision test.
I have also had countless GP visits

I have had all these tests for various symptoms so if something was seriously wrong with me would they have found it by now?

Anyway what I wanted to get your opinion on is do you think it was a good choice to join the gym?

I mentioned in the form that I filled out that I suffered dizziness and chest pain, and I also told the instructor I have severe anxiety, so at least they are aware of that, but I am worried firstly, if there is something serious wrong with me, could going to the gym make it worse? I can't shake the thought that I have a brain tumor as all my symptoms point to that.
Or do you think my symptoms all point to anxiety, and the gym could actually help lessen these symptoms?

If you made it to the end of this post thank you! I am desperate and am trying everything to help myself.
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Offline patmob

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The first thing you need to do is be reassured that your doctors know what they're doing and know what they're looking for so if they say you're good and you suffer from anxiety then that is what you need to accept!

Second, joining a gym is a GREAT idea!  Start slow, don't worry how long you're there or try and compete with the other people at the gym just do your own thing.  Here is a lite secret - the other people at the gym really don't notice you - they're in their own little world just like the rest of us.  They don't know or care if your on the treadmill for 3 min or only lifting 1 lb weights because they're too busy worrying what you think of them lol

Going to the gym will do wonders for your anxiety - make a realistic schedule and stick to it and within a month you'll be amazed how how much better you feel emotionally!
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We both have brain tumors then because I have every single symptom of yours from the dizziness to the face pains, and they have been 3 months persistent no break or nothing.....

good idea to join the gym... i joined one last month... went for 3 1/2 weeks... had to go on a work job last week , which totally sucked by the way because i worked while feeling this awful.... then came back home and my dizziness and everything has hit the roof since sunday morning no clue why so i havent gone to the gym... but itll make you feel good when you consistenly go even if its light weights or just on treadmill or something.. nice job
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The gym will help, especially if you take the stretching and cool down seriously

Your symptoms sound like anxiety and tou probably have trigger points in your neck and back mimicking headaches

best wishes to you :)
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