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Just anxiety?

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  • Posted By: GD2005
  • April 13, 2008
  • 10:02 PM

Hi Everyone,

I'm curious to see if anyone else has had similar symptoms.

I began having abnormal neurological symptoms in 2006 (sudden onset) and have seen the gamut of physicians. After ruling out pretty much every potential neurological disease/condition along with thyroid problems, lyme disease and lupus, the doctors eventually said it must be anxiety (I had been under excessive stress for a long period of time).

While I accept the fact that anxiety can cause mult-system symptoms, I still feel that anxiety is not the complete answer.

Here are my symptoms:
- Involuntary movements: Head shaking back and forth (like I'm saying "no") for 5-10 seconds; legs and arms jerking out randomly; and knees buckling
- Difficulty seeing at night (especially while driving)
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Irritability
- Footcramps (arch)
- Dry skin
- Frequent bloating and burping
- Tired and nauseous after eating
- Bruising and scarring easily
- Brief, involuntary abdominal contractions that cuts off my air when I'm in a hot shower (feels like someone punching me in the stomach)

I truly appreciate any feedback. Thank you so much for your time and thoughts!

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