I have been experiencing anxiety 24/7 for about a year and a half. No panic attacks just high anxiety every minute of the day which is the worst in the morning when I wake up. Sometimes I wake up from a dead sleep from anxiety. It did seem to really start after a very stressful event however I am not so sure it is the real problem. I did see a psychiatrist who put me on Zoloft it really did not help and now I am experiencing terrible joint pain. I have trouble using my wrist and picking up my purse. My neck is very stiff and painful as well as my hips. I have had difficulty opening my hands some mornings and other mornings bending over is painful. I went to a chiropractor but it is not helping. I also now have black spots like floaters in my eyes and some blurry vision. I went to an eye doctor and he told me they were just floaters and not to worry. I have had general blood work done checking my thyroid, adrenals and all was normal. I feel hung over every morning and I don’t drink. I just feel terrible. I also do not drink any caffeine and I have been exercising which seems to not help and when I push myself makes me more anxious instead of helping. I have terrible leg pain at night when sleeping or during the day when I am sitting also. I have been taking vitamins but they are not helping either. I have been taking a multi plus someone told me Sam e and fish oil is great for the brain but nothing has helped. I am ready to sell my business if I can’t get myself better. I am a mom of a 2 year old and 12 year old and my kids need me. I also started having scary memory loss and difficulty remembering what I was talking about. I also have frequent headaches and do suffer from migraine headaches which I have had for years. Does anyone have any ideas? I am open to trying anything at this point and doctors just don’t have the time nor do they care to help me research what could be my problem.
My doctor just sent me to a neurologist to be checked for MS but he just did a physical evaluation..and said I did not have it….he did not run any test just physical exam… My doc she also mentioned fibromyalgia but I don’t think that causes anxiety... I am wondering if it could just be due to a simple vitamin deficiency and maybe taking oral vitamins are not helping… I feel desperate to get rid of this anxiety.. it is better than when I first got it.. but now I have all these other symptoms and I am not sure if I have just become so accustomed to having it. I have also had weird sensations of tingling down my arms.. and frequent goose bumps which I never used to get and do have ringing in my ears and difficulty swallowing sometimes both of which I have read goes with anxiety. I have read a lot trying to figure out the best plan of action but I find no where that says anxiety causes joint pain.. which is what is leading me down the road to a medical reason as my stress has been reduced and I still and struggling.