Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

living with immense fear, practically lost will to live

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 6 Replies
  • Posted By: john_33
  • January 26, 2007
  • 06:12 PM

I'm 19 and 175 lbs. For the past 3 days Ive been having really strange symptoms and Im starting to lose my mind. Basically at random I get these weird sensations at isolated parts of my body. Basically it could be anywhere from my forehead to my thighs. They last for a few seconds at most.

1) I feel them when Im actually thinking about them. If Im preoccupied then I dont feel them.

2) They arent that severe. When your foot falls asleep and then you start feeling those pins and needles, it is about 1000x less than that.

3) It is extremely subtle. Feel very very light, almost like a dull itch.

4) They can occur anywhere and last for a few seconds.

5) They feel like an itch and if I scratch then they go away.

Reply Flag this Discussion

6 Replies:

  • This may sound lame, but try to do something that takes your mind of of it, I dont feel it is very serious.......Best of luck..If they get worse see the doc...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 16, 2007
    • 11:55 AM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
  • I am concerned with the heading to your post and how seriously you are taking your symptoms. Why have you practically lost the will to live? Are you afraid you have something life threatening? Are there other things on your mind? I ask these questions because you say your symptoms are not severe. If I were you, I would definitely see a doctor just to put your mind to rest. It may be that simple tests, such as blood tests, might be able to rule out anything serious.
    michali 10 Replies
    • February 16, 2007
    • 01:05 PM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
  • immense fear, sounds like agorifobia, afraid of public/leaving home ect.my younger brother had this, unfortunately, he chose street drugs to deal with his issues, had a fatal heart attack in 2006. see a doc soon !!
    tomi10 1 Replies
    • February 17, 2007
    • 01:31 PM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
  • Have you had a thyroid panel done? It may be that your thyroid is off and causing tingling symptoms. It worked for me. Perscribed synthroid. Tingling went away within 2 days.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 21, 2007
    • 10:45 PM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
  • Have you had any severe stresses within the past 6 months or so. If so it could be acute stress disorder or a post traumatic stress disorder. Or it could be a panic disorder. From the limited history it sounds like some type of anxiey disorder. you should definitly go to a you primary care physician who can help you or refer you to a specialist.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 22, 2007
    • 01:10 AM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
  • Many times the basic stresses of live can effect our bodies in very strange ways, it is extremly important to understand that every life has importance and makes differences in all manners. Often our minds can signal our bodies to create distractions from out minds. Many research has shown that clinical depression can hurt, it is the minds way of compensation. Pain is the bodies alarm, don't ignor it. As far as the will to live, when there is death there is nothing, understand the things are in your hands and competely under your control. Change and take out things that toy with emotions and cause stress. Basic changes might always be percieved bad at first but often they feel like hurdles we have been trying to get over for years.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 25, 2008
    • 04:54 PM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.