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is it really my nerves?

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  • Posted By: worriedmom20
  • August 16, 2007
  • 02:28 AM

I have had a lot of symptoms for aniexty but i don't believe that's the answer cause i have taken all depression meds. and nothing worked.I can't sleep and when i do get sleepy i shake and my heart goes crazy. I have had all the tests for heart screening but everything shows up normal. I now have been having headaches, earaches,and right arm pain. Can anyone help me?

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  • The shaking and your heart going crazy when you try to sleep could be nocturnal panic attacks. I am not an expert but used to suffer from something similar. Slowly, with time, they have diminished and pretty much are gone now. I didn't take any meds for it, just let time pass and they went away, thank God because it is not pleasant. Good luck to you!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 03:13 AM
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  • The shaking and your heart going crazy when you try to sleep could be nocturnal panic attacks. I am not an expert but used to suffer from something similar. Slowly, with time, they have diminished and pretty much are gone now. I didn't take any meds for it, just let time pass and they went away, thank God because it is not pleasant. Good luck to you!!thanks for your advice i have stopped taken med hoping it would go away with time maybe it will
    worriedmom20 9 Replies
    • August 17, 2007
    • 01:23 AM
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  • I had suffered from panic attacks to for years. I stopped using aspartame and msg in my food and my panic has went away and all my symptoms i had with them panic attacks.. did you know that what they give you for panic has aspartame in it.. and it the stomach pills they give you has aspartame in it. they use it freely as a filler. that is why everyone is so sick and has this un exsplained symptoms that the dr do NOT know what we have. they just write you a perscription for this and that.. and they dont work. Wish you well.. Hope it helps
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 17, 2007
    • 01:49 AM
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  • Good day, I am definitely not a medical expert, but I just wanted to share my experience.I've been suffering from anxiety attacks, and sometimes daily ongoing anxiety, for years since I graduated from grade school so I know what you are talking about. I am now 40.Recently, I stopped drinking soft drinks and have started eating healthier for more than a month now. I have found that I seem to be calmer than usual. I thought that maybe I was just having a calm period that we have. I've read that caffeine, as well as poor diet are things that can contribute to anxiety in some people. A couple of days ago, I drank a can of soda and maybe it was just me, but soon after, without thinking about it, I started feeling jittery again. It was that same familiar feeling of: helplessness, feeling trapped, having a heart attack, not being able to breathe, frustrating nervous feeling. With that, I believe that I had discovered the cause, or at least one cause of the ongoing anxiety that I had been feeling since I graduated from grade school.Starting to exercise was also very important to me. Even if it is just getting yourself a good pair of well padded running shoes and walking every day will really help.I've been calm now for almost a month straight and even went to a conference with hardly an anxious thought which is something that I could have never EVER have gone to with my anxiety. For days before that conference, I actually found myself trying to think anxious thoughts to see if I could induce anxiety, but to my joy, the event felt just like a "normal, almost stress-free" day.By changing my eating habits to a healthy diet, staying away from foods with the word "hydrogenated" in it, staying away from "high fructose corn syrup," staying away from "monosodium glutamate" (msg), and ridiculously sugary and fried foods and sugary drinks, and cutting caffeinated drinks out of my diet and starting to exercise, even if it is just walking/jogging, I've found that, for me, it was the answer to relieving my terrifying and agonizing anxiety. By making those changes, and positive thinking, I can honestly say that it was the answer for me.p.s., I haven't taken any anxiety medications at all, I just changed my old lifestyle for a healthy eating and exercising one.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 16, 2008
    • 07:57 PM
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  • thanks so much for the advice i have been on a more healthier diet and i have completely cut out caffeine drinks and i can tell a big difference.
    worriedmom20 9 Replies
    • February 26, 2008
    • 08:24 PM
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  • Hi! It is a sad and scarey place isn't it! I have found that anxiety and even more so FEAR of SOMETHING causes us to develop symptoms that are unique to each and every person. I too am scared/ worried/ anxiety etc and have developed so many symptoms that I thought I was dying! Anti Depressants! Lets talk about those. they will cause you to experience major dizziness, major brain fog, major numbness, dry mouth, doom, and on and on! They are the worst thing in the world! I was on them and almost ruined my family! When I went off I went through ***l and until you can find someone who can understand you, you might think you are going NUTS! LOL...your not. You should find something to occupy your mind from worry. For example do you find your symptoms to be more noticable when you are thinking about them? I do! When I am on a ski trip or at the lake or out shopping, I feel better. Thats because I am not obsessing over my health! Just relax! God bless you!
    healthy Hank! 8 Replies
    • February 26, 2008
    • 09:28 PM
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