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New, and needing reassurance.
« on: August 31, 2014, 12:26:52 PM »
Hi everyone,  I'm so glad that I found this forum, just reading through some threads has already helped me a lot. It helps to know that I'm not the only one going through this. Anyway, a little about me: I have dealt with anxiety my whole life,  but the past two monthd or so the HA has been awful. I constantly worry about various symptoms and feelings that I have. The past little while I have had concerns of breast and thyroid cancers,  heart failure, ALS,  MS, and brain tumors. I had two normal breast exams, a CT that was clean and mt TSH levels were normal in June. I'm seeing a neurologist next week, as well as an ent. Can someone tell me I'm fine,  and just have anxiety?  Symptoms are as follows: muscle fatigue and tingling, no appetite, limbs go to sleep very easily,  constant left side head and neck pressure and intermittent head pain. I'm a semi-fit 22 year old. Any reassurance would be fantastic. It's been a rough morning already.
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Re: New, and needing reassurance.
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2014, 12:43:14 PM »
At your age, most of the health problems you list are shockingly rare.  The muscle fatigue, tingling and numbness are likely anxiety related - sometimes during panic attacks I totally lose feelings in my arms and chest.  It scared the crap outta me the first time it happened.  Headaches are super common with anxiety - since it's one-sided I would bet you had a tense neck that spasmed and now that muscle is causing neck and head pain.  And loss of appetite is pretty normal when you're worrying all the time!
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Re: New, and needing reassurance.
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2014, 12:49:31 PM »
Thanks for the response,  I'm sure you're probably right. It's just so hard to convince myself. I think the biggest concern right now is that my arms/hands and legs and feet are constantly falling asleep. I wake up almost every morning with a numb hand, tingling fingers or even just a numb toe. That's really the biggest symptom that I can't just attribute to anxiety. Of course I'll talb to the neurologist about it next Wednesday.
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