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Hello welcome to the world of the anxious
« on: June 05, 2014, 02:14:10 AM »
Well what I can tell you about myself? firstly is my ability to identify and solve any problem that I face.

I once passed blood. I identified that I had stage 3 bowel cancer. And managed to get the best diagnostic  treatment that was available in my state. This was by no means easy or cheap! But all was ok. Turns out it was the most common cause of the problem.

So the second part I have a tendency of over reacting.

So life went on without any further drama for 2 years then at age 29 I went through the most stressful time of my life. everything was hard. My brain worked in overtime trying to solve numerous problems that I had never faced before.

Then I noticed what has largely consumed the last 6 months. I had tingling in my scalp. I seemed to recall having it before but this was different. This was annoying and very accute. So I did what normal people do, I went to the doctor. They did a few tests of balance, co-ordination etc. Took bloods to see if I was deficient and all came back normal. So like any rational over analyzer I googled my symptoms. Well turns out I diagnosed MS. So this feeling persisted so too did the introduction of numbness on the left side of my jaw and neck. I managed to see 2 specialists (physician, neurologist), had 3 mri's (head, back, neck) and got the all clear (except a positive ana, which they followed up with other tests to determine that all was ok).

I was told it was anxiety so I saw someone professionally. I did everything I was told to do and the feeling briefly went away. 2 months later all the feelings returned along with a twitching and fluttering stomach beneath my belly button. and I saw a doctor to see if there was anything else I could do.

They then made the worst mistake. They said it is probably anxiety but even if it was ms or something serious would knowing do anything? would it allow them to treat me any better? no because they would not do anything until it worsened, and when it did that would be good because at last they would know what was wrong.

Well if anything will cause anxiety it is this. I think he had watched too many episodes of house and felt like he didnt need bedside manners either.

So now I am left with a numb face, twitching stomach, tingling head and shaky hands wondering what is wrong with me again.

Breathe just breathe...

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Re: Hello welcome to the world of the anxious
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014, 02:51:22 AM »
Hi LostCart,

Welcome to the forum.  It is great to have you as a member.  This is a wonderful place to get advice and support from people going through similar situations.  The members here are very helpful. It is nice to know we are not alone.  I am sorry for all you are going through.  When we have anxiety the smallest doubt or worry can take on a life of its own.  With all the testing I think you can trust that you are ok.  At some point we have to learn to accept that it is anxiety we face and not something physically wrong.  Acceptance of the uncertainties is the hardest thing to do but also the most beneficial in coping with anxiety.

Feel free to explore the forum.  There are lots of useful topics to read.  Feel free to post and ask questions.  If you have specific concerns or questions start a topic in the appropriate section to get the best feedback. There is also a chat room for members 18 years and older that you can access once you have made three meaningful posts in the forum. 

Again welcome to our community.
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