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7603392 tn?1393176350 I'm not sure if this is what you have, but I was diagnosed with GAD. GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) causes me to over examine situations. When that happens my mind makes the situation seem bigger than what it actually is. For instance, if I have a simple dizzy spell, I get this rush of fear and truly believe that I must be dying of a horrible misdiagnosed disease. I have insomnia every night, and when I do finally fall asleep, my body wakes up in 4 to 5 hours and I can't fall back to sleep.
Avatar m tn I over-analyze everything such as my pulse, funny feelings in my arms, my eyesight blurring, etc. I went to a few doctors and they told me I have generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. They prescribed me pills to take but I quit them all because they all cause horrible sexual side effects that just create more problems.
Avatar n tn I don't tell everyone that what they have is anxiety driven. I only state this to the people that I think are having anxiety driven symptoms. Certainly, you are entitled to your opinion but that doesn't mean that you must denegrate mine. I have read some of your posts and I believe that you are here because you have had a dozen doctors that can't diagnose you and you are waiting for or have found one that finally says what you want to hear.
Avatar n tn Actually, I wonder if Asperger's is not the issue but GAD (generalized anxiety disorder). This anxiety disorder often "rears its ugly head" about eight or nine years of age. I might suggest you google the phrase "GAD and children" or "anxiety behaviors and children" or "children and generalized anxiety" or similar words/phrases. If this the issue, then a trip to your family doctor would be a prudent step. Just another suggestion .....
Avatar f tn I'm a 16 year old female and I have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. today I was in class and I was feeling fine and then I got ear pressure and when that happened my eyes couldn't focus and my head just felt really weird and I started getting clammy and my I felt like I couldn't feel my lips. my heart was beating hard and racing. and I thought I was going to have a seizure or aneurism or I was going to die. I don't know if it's my anxiety making me have those symptoms or not.
1486478 tn?1307466597 Those hurt, and bring more waves of anxiety. I just want to know if pvcs from high anxiety eventually go away after anxiety recovery, because I'm just about recovered from anxiety itself, but the remaining symptom of pvcs doesn't help matters any. They're manageable only when I'm in a good mood, because they're not every other beat. I feel normal, and then every about 10 or 15 minutes, I get the strong one that ruins my mood and brings anxiety. I just want them gone, it at all possible.
Avatar n tn Does anyone else have head issues and have been told that it is anxiety? I am about tired of this constant head pressure/pain that I keep getting. Its very weird. I will wake up in the morning and feel ok, then about 1/2 hour later this pressure/pain will start on the left side of my head near the top. It will seem to intensify and then lessen itself throughout the day with no real rhyme or reason to when it is worse or better.
Avatar m tn I do think you're having chronic anxiety. It's called generalized anxiety. Therapy and possible medication can really help you with this. Please think about getting in to therapy. It really can do wonders to help anxiety. You may want to start with a psychiatrist since they can prescribe meds, if you do need them for awhile. You can always get tested if it will help but I really believe your test will come back just fine.
Avatar n tn I've been suffering from generalized anxiety since 1998 and now a clonazepam dependent. Feel better now a days but I am still desperately searching for my real self, I mean, the way I was when anxiety was not yet controlling my mind and body. Don't you feel it too? That the REAL YOU is not there anymore, no where to be found? Don't you always say to yourself, "This is NOT me!" What do you think, guys, will we ever get back to our own world before?
1486478 tn?1307466597 I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder with agoraphobia and panic disorder, and clinical depression or bipolar it keeps changing. This goes back to 1997. I am now 35 yrs old and I must say I had no clue my problems were mental until I actually was diagnosed. It seems that I'm not sure what came first the chicken or the egg. Then I realized it became a cycle I felt sick which would make me anxious which would make me feel sick....etc.
Avatar n tn It is not uncommon for persons with Generalized Anxiety Disorder to believe they are infected with HIV, or are in the late stages of cancer; heart disease is the most common claim because of the way it explains the symptoms which are experienced in anxiety, even when there is no family history or evidence that any organic heart disease exists.
Avatar f tn i always found that eventually the desire to smoke always becomes back to overwhelming at some point. so it is either that i am suffering from some sort of generalized anxiety, which I've dealt with on and off all my life, weakening me at times or... the chant has a permanent affect on you're brain chemistry forever!. I'm going to have genetic testing done to try and figure out why absolutly no anti depressant or ant phycotic always have terrible side effects on me.
Avatar f tn As a long-time sufferer of generalized anxiety, I know that some strange and crazy things can happen to your body. Lately, I have been experiencing some pin like sticks throughout my body. Not often...not that painful, but it does have me concerned. It will feel like someone has just stuck a stick pin very quickly onto my skin, then it goes away. Does anyone else experience this?
Avatar n tn I suspect you are dealing with GAD - generalized anxiety disorder. If you google the phrase "GAD and children" or "anxiety and children or similar words/phrases, you should find information about this issue. If you feel that you are dealing with anxiety, then seek advice from another medical person - by the way, it is not unusual for a GP or even a pediatrician to not have experience in mental health issues (and anxiety is a mental health issue).
Avatar m tn Hi I have had panic attacks/anxiety for about 6 months now and in the past month they have gotten extremely worse. When i read your thing it felt like i was reading something i wrote.. i too am 20 yrs old and i weigh about 105. I lost weight due to the anxiety. I have been in and out of the doctor now for a month and like you , everything is normal. My symptoms feel like something is seriously wrong though and i also thought i had cancer, diabetes and everything else in the world!
Avatar f tn Hi, I have been diagnosed with anxiety and I am currently taking 10mg Lexapro which doe not seem to be helping. I have really bad physical symptoms and I think there is something else medically wrong with me, even though the various health test that I've had all came up negative. My question is, does anyone of you suffering from anxiety feel constantly tired all of the time, feel like you are out of your body, like on drugs or living in a constant dream? I guess it's called depersonalization?
Avatar m tn This isn't really a question, it's more or less a walkthrough of what I am going through with anxiety problems and alcoholism in hopes that it might help someone out there. Had I read online about how common anxiety attacks after a night of drinking are, maybe I could have started my road to recovery sooner, and maybe some of you can.
1945970 tn?1324215554 I just think that I have really bad anxiety). Earlier this year, I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, then it was later changed to paranoid schizophrenia. I am not on medication for anxiety, but I really think I need something. I guess my questions are, how can I ask the doctors at the thought disorder clinic about medication for anxiety?(I'm nervous to bring it up to them, because I'm afraid that they will think that I am just seeking medication. I am not).
180483 tn?1229532768 It could just be a generalized anxiety disorder that is either coincidental in timing, or was precipitated by your recent birth. Birth is a powerful, life changing experience even if you've done it before. Adding a third child can be very stressful, and you have the holidays to deal with, too. You might want to have a few visits with a pyschologist, just to talk about your life right now and the way you are feeling. It in NO WAY makes you ill or crazy; it makes you smart and proactive.
549197 tn?1214793876 namaste, The symptoms you describe sound more of a panic disorder than generalized anxiety. In order to make an accurate assessment you need to see a mental health provider who can determine an appropriate course of action, which may include medication and/or counseling. Although you may be adverse to taking medications, they can be quite helpful in treating your symptoms. Avoiding alcohol and illicit drugs is important, as much as having a proper diet, exercise and proper sleep is.
1848481 tn?1319680452 I'm a government RN that is also diagnosed with BP II, PTSD, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (lucky me). At our facility, you go into a room, generally with a psych nurse present (sometimes not) and sit in front of a large screen tv and see the Psychiatrist while they are seeing you. Most people say once you get used to the idea of it, you don't even notice it anymore.
Avatar m tn I have read so much stuff online about this, and I told myself I wouldn't as I also have generalized anxiety, which makes me more anxious about my health than anything else. But I read on most webpages that hemmorhoids and fissures cause little streaks of blood and mild bleeding... This doesn't seem so mild.
Avatar m tn Hi, For the past couple of weeks I have been having this weird feeling in my arms where if I hold a piece of paper it doesn't stay still. The happened to me before but I never really payed much attention to it. Now, it happens everyday randomly it goes away and it comes back... Now, the reason I believe this is happening to me more often is because I was nervous about a situation that I was in a couple of weeks ago. I thought I may have been exposed to stds/hiv and this caused me to panic.
Avatar n tn Do you clear your throat a lot? Or feel like something is stuck in your throat? That's post nasal drip. A dry cough can be induced by asthma, GERD and post nasal drip. For some people, they don't have any of the typical symptoms of reflux disease, rather they have a dry cough as their only symptom. Apparently it's the bodies way of protecting itself from the acidic contents that have made it's way into the esophagus.
Avatar f tn There can be many causes of panic attacks like heredity, biological causes like hyperthyroidism, generalized anxiety, hypoglycemia, post traumatic stress disorder, vitamin B deficiency and inner ear diseases. Other causes can be hyperventilation syndrome, sudden personal loss, medications like methyphenidate. Treatment includes paper bag rebreathing, anti anxiety medications, seeking te help of family and friends. http://en.wikipedia.
Avatar n tn What your experiencing might better be classified as a generalized anxiety, or even specifically hypochondria, which is an anxiety disorder based on fear of illness. Here's more information: If you look through the HIV forum, and the STD forum you'll see a lot of people who are experiencing what you are - that despite the fact that they know these fears are unlikely, they are consumed by them.
Avatar m tn Went to emergency room, doctor there gave me Ativan... what can I do now? So I had a reaction to Unisom which caused several severe side effects one night, I called the emergency number and got taken to emergency room. They asked me some questions, I was in a lot of distress. I had a resting heart rate of around 170 when I went in, and around 140 for the next few hours. Among that, dry mouth, constant muscle spasms. I was very confused, I remember being asked if I'm stressed out at work.
Avatar m tn But let me give you some really good advice here as I've dealt with a bit of what you're going through (although perhaps not the same symptoms). GAD - Generalized Anxiety Disorder. While this unprofessional diagnosis should be disregarded and you should continue following up with your doctor, I fully believe you should seek counseling. I remember my first panic attack. My God it was the worst experience ever. And I mean EVER. I thought I was having a heart attack.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with Post Partum Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder and after I got on my meds and they all kicked in I felt great until I weaned myself off my prozac last August and by November I started having the symptoms again. I know it is anxiety related and I still worry about it myself when I am having symptoms. It is very hard to just shut it out of your mind. How do you not worry about something when you "feel" it all the time?? You can't.
Avatar n tn Are you armpits and groin luymphnodes swollen as well? If not, then not ARS from my understanding. Get the 12 week for you anxiety but it will be negative.