Hi. This is all new to me. I've been dealing with health anxiety for 6 months now. I've been seen by my family dr, neurologist, cardiologist., and GYN. I've had many blood tests, a urine test to rule out a rare adrenal tumor, an EKG, echocardiogram, holter monitor, chest X-ray, MRI of my brain. Everything was ok except my thyroid which was minorly off. Meds were not even recommended.
Over the last 6 months I've been CONVINCED I've had diabetes, MS, ALS, heart failure, lupus, Lyme disease. I'm currently obsessed about my hair falling out, including my eyebrows and eyelashes. I've lost 10 pounds. I can't enjoy my very supportive husband and beautiful children because I'm living in constant fear.
I have many physical symptoms (which I try to tell myself is from anxiety), but I can't fully convince myself that it's not something more serious. My symptoms are shaking, blurred vision, restless, muscles randomly twitching.
I've been to see a therapist and psychiatrist and been taking Zoloft for about a week. My psychiatrist says no more tests, but I feel that's the only way I can put my mind at ease. I could go on and on...
I guess I'm looking for a little "I know what youre going through." I cry everyday. I can't even remember the person I used to be, happy, healty, marathon runner. To make matters worse, I work in a hospital. I see the worst of the worst all day. Can anyone relate???