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Is it truely Anxiety? My Story.

Posted In: Anxiety 5 Replies
  • Posted By: RawlsB
  • March 17, 2011
  • 05:09 AM

Symptoms:

During attack:

-Heart rate increases alot
-Burning sensation throughout my entire body
-Tingling throughout my entire body
-Ringing in ears
-Just think i'm going to die.

Passive: (not all symptoms happen all the time, some come and go)

-When im in public it's extremely hard to concentrate
-Shortness of breath (most common) Just seems that i cant ever catch breath
-dizzyness (most common)
-Headache
-Hard to carry on convorsations or multitask. (most common)
-After attacks i feel exhausted (after one i was on bed rest for 5 days)
-Sore Chest
-Constant want to just go to sleep or rest.
-Exhaustion


All my Tests.

-EcoCardiogram - Perfect
-Bloodwork - perfect
-CT scan - perfect
-Haulter monitor - perfect
-Doctor examinations - Perfect

Everything seems to come back perfect and the doctor is telling me he thinks i have anxiety. But does anxiety prevent you from going out of your house and hanging out with your friends during any time of the day? From what I've read about anxiety, it comes, reaches it's peak during an attack, then goes and you live your life normally again. Whatever i have seems to be controlling my entire life. I can't even get out long enough to go to a restaurant with my family.

I'm also a 19 year old male.

Extremely healthy, only drink water\eat healthy, worked out every week day before this happened 1 month ago. Now i'm just scared to death.

Are all of these symptoms of Anxiety?

Are there any medicines that can prevent me from EVER having another attack?

Thanks for your help :)

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  • Just to add, i'm RawlsB on a different computer.its been about 2 weeks since my last post, and since then the symptoms have eased a whole lot. im on Fluoxetine 10mg 1ce dailyBut, i have this poping sensation in/around my heart which is killing me, it happens maybe 3 times a day for about 3-6 minutes each, it'll pop about every 20 seconds or so.Any ideas?
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  • This is still occouring, it's been about a month or 2 since my attack. Since i've been on floxitine, all of my symptoms have gone, but i am still experienceinga bubbling\popping feeling in or around my heart, with heart palipatations every now and then.Can someone give me some feedback? :\
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  • Hope you are doing better! I have no idea what is going on with you as I am not a doctor but one suggestion you can try is to take fish oil or eat a lot of nuts/seeds to get more Omega 3's. Those are good for your heart and circulatory system and can help with anxiety. Walnut oil tastes ok and you can put it on a salad or in oatmeal, it has melatonin in it so it will relax you and make you feel good :)
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  • This is still occouring, it's been about a month or 2 since my attack. Since i've been on floxitine, all of my symptoms have gone, but i am still experienceinga bubbling\popping feeling in or around my heart, with heart palipatations every now and then.Can someone give me some feedback? :\Hi, I obviously can't comment on your exact set of symptoms, but as someone who suffered from anxiety a few years ago I can absolutely confirm that it is capable of producing these alarming heart palpitations / tremors / pops / irregular beats for short periods. For me it used to often happen between a few hours and a day after a stressful or anxiety-related event and felt.. well, a lot like my heart quitting and clearing out its desk. As someone who isn't a fan of being the centre of attention at the best of times, it used to particularly like to do it in company - pub / supermarket / car journeys with friends. Anxiety can produce a dazzling array of symptoms, but this one in particular is great at becoming a self-fulfilling prophesy... of course your heart packing up is going to make you nervous! Anyway good luck to yourself or anyone else reading this thread... it is fixable, in my case a change of career and a great girlfriend sorted everything out!
    sjohnson 1 Replies
    • November 26, 2012
    • 05:18 PM
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  • What you described is indeed anxiety. Particularly the part about not being able to leave the house. I had a heart condition for a long time(cannot remember the name, as it was long and has gotten better w/ diet) that would put my pulse to two hundred and I could more or less function just fine. The anxiety would be more likely to interfere with daily life. Sorry you're dealing with this.
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