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Anxiety, stress or what??

Posted by @amtxo1989, Mon, Jul 9 12:14pm

Since December 2017 I hhave been dealing with a wide variety of symptoms that have plagued me every single day for 8months. Symptoms are heightened anxiety, panic attacks, episodes of racing heart with hypertension, full body aches, epsidoes of extreme cold or feeling feverish,
Jitteryness, internal vibrations, tightness in my chest. The worst symptom is a stressful feeling that comes over my body , almost the feeling if you got done doing something strenuous or had a very heated argument with someone but all I'm doing at time is watching TV 🙁 the feeling makes my chest tight and my bp going high. Ive had countless blood work in months that all returned normal. Countless ekgs that return normal. A normal MRI and EEG. iam hypothyroid and initially the syntpoms felt very hyperthyroid BC I had tooo much energy but after seeing 5 different endos the bloodwork shows iam still hypothyroid with inactive graves disease and was told there is no way what's happening to me is thyroid related. It honestly feels like more stress related than anxiety when it comes on. And its not an all day feeling either. It comes in episodes. It happens evening single evening. Ive been on xanex 1mg since January BC it is the ONLY medicine that eliminates my symptoms as soon as they start. Has anyone else been through this?? My docs are clueless

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Hi, sorry to hear you are going through all of this, but I am and have had copycat symptoms since last October. Numerous tests and all clear, my doctor could not figure it out either. I had to stop blood pressure meds I was on as they made it hard for me to walk. Have tried numerous new meds with side effects, but am now on metoprolol and things have started to calm a little. My worst time is morning to lunch time, but other times also. I have also started Brintellix 5 mg and have taken that for 7 weeks so far, it may be helping but needs time to kick in. My life changed almost overnight due to these horrible symptoms and I really thought will I ever be the same person again. It is also draining to even be thinking about the whole thing in your mind. Perhaps it is just an anxious state of mind which I now believe I have. May I ask what age bracket you are in, I am 58 and had womb removed some 9 years ago, could it be menopause related, who knows.. I had bad news just before it all came on and then it turned out not to be bad news at all, was it shock I went through and these symptoms are the result, again I wonder. Hope I am not waffling on and this helps you some to know you are not alone. Maybe your doctor could try you on some other meds to get you on the right road.. If you wish to let me know how things go on for you that will be fine too. Regards.

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@amtxo1989

Not menopause related so, but who knows, we all react to things going on differently.

I have been on this site posting my distress with many of the same symptoms you describe. I get what I call “spells” of nervousness, nausea and an intense feeling of of illness and doom. It comes out of nowhere, escalates, and passes in 30 seconds or so. This happens 3-4 times a week. I too had a complete work-up at Mayo and all tests were normal. I’m on Synthroid and it is controlling thyroid issues well. I’m currently being treated for anxiety for lack of another label for my symptoms. I’m taking escitalopram and clonazepam, as needed. Seems to be helping but symptoms are not entirely gone. I’m a fit 70-year-old woman otherwise. I do have a history — and family history — of panic attacks (in my 30s). I empathize with you, as these happenings are unsettling to say the least! Let us know if you find something that works!

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@annedodrill44

I have been on this site posting my distress with many of the same symptoms you describe. I get what I call “spells” of nervousness, nausea and an intense feeling of of illness and doom. It comes out of nowhere, escalates, and passes in 30 seconds or so. This happens 3-4 times a week. I too had a complete work-up at Mayo and all tests were normal. I’m on Synthroid and it is controlling thyroid issues well. I’m currently being treated for anxiety for lack of another label for my symptoms. I’m taking escitalopram and clonazepam, as needed. Seems to be helping but symptoms are not entirely gone. I’m a fit 70-year-old woman otherwise. I do have a history — and family history — of panic attacks (in my 30s). I empathize with you, as these happenings are unsettling to say the least! Let us know if you find something that works!

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I am a 71 year old male. MBSR might be useful. I try to exercise, get outside. I keep a gratitude journal. I try to help others. Breathing calmly really works. You must remember Feelings are NOT facts. Nno-one has ever directly died from anxiety (I worked for a cardiac rehab program to help relax recovering heart surgery patients.) Contact Stress.org for more information. You will get better!!

Exercise makes.me feel worse. Well after i exercise I feel horrible. But not during. Horrible as in it triggers something in.my nervous system that makes.me.mentally and physically feel awful and anxious. Never did this before December. Before i got sick in December I worked out everyday for years with zero negative effects.

@annedodrill44

I have been on this site posting my distress with many of the same symptoms you describe. I get what I call “spells” of nervousness, nausea and an intense feeling of of illness and doom. It comes out of nowhere, escalates, and passes in 30 seconds or so. This happens 3-4 times a week. I too had a complete work-up at Mayo and all tests were normal. I’m on Synthroid and it is controlling thyroid issues well. I’m currently being treated for anxiety for lack of another label for my symptoms. I’m taking escitalopram and clonazepam, as needed. Seems to be helping but symptoms are not entirely gone. I’m a fit 70-year-old woman otherwise. I do have a history — and family history — of panic attacks (in my 30s). I empathize with you, as these happenings are unsettling to say the least! Let us know if you find something that works!

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Hello @user_cha272278

Thank you for the reminder that "feelings are not facts" oh so true!

Teresa

Hello @amtxo1989

I am sorry to hear that your symptoms are worse after exercise. This must be very difficult for you since you used to exercise on a regular basis.

Since this started in December, were there any changes in meds or other health issues that could contribute to this problem? Also, consider any life style changes you may have experienced such as personal losses, change in job or work status, etc.

Sometimes it takes a while to get a diagnosis so be patient and keep advocating for yourself.

I look forward to hearing from you again.

Teresa

@annedodrill44

I have been on this site posting my distress with many of the same symptoms you describe. I get what I call “spells” of nervousness, nausea and an intense feeling of of illness and doom. It comes out of nowhere, escalates, and passes in 30 seconds or so. This happens 3-4 times a week. I too had a complete work-up at Mayo and all tests were normal. I’m on Synthroid and it is controlling thyroid issues well. I’m currently being treated for anxiety for lack of another label for my symptoms. I’m taking escitalopram and clonazepam, as needed. Seems to be helping but symptoms are not entirely gone. I’m a fit 70-year-old woman otherwise. I do have a history — and family history — of panic attacks (in my 30s). I empathize with you, as these happenings are unsettling to say the least! Let us know if you find something that works!

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You are welcome.

@amtxo1989

Exercise makes.me feel worse. Well after i exercise I feel horrible. But not during. Horrible as in it triggers something in.my nervous system that makes.me.mentally and physically feel awful and anxious. Never did this before December. Before i got sick in December I worked out everyday for years with zero negative effects.

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See a Physical Therapist:-) Even Cardiac Rehab/Stroke and Cancer patients feel better after planned,incremental (small steps), exercise. Insurance pays for it. I noticed as I aged, my warmup for workouts, BECAME my complete workout:-). Maybe you should try swimming- if joint pain bothers you. (I broke my neck, was in a coma for five weeks, and it took me about 600 days to work back up to 20 minutes, 3 times per week of exercise I started off with standing up, then I increased my workout my a minute or two on a low impact stationary bike. I kept tract of my progress. Exercise is the MIRACLE DRUG, with out the DRUG.

Sometimes it's helpful to help those less fortunate. I have to go to the hospital every six weeks. I see how resilient much sicker people are than I am (people with missing limbs, minds etc., brought in for treatment on gurneys etc. ) Perspective IS everything. When I was in a coma for five weeks, my mind was like a not-so-Merry go round, of uncontrolled, mostly negative thoughts/feelings. I vowed I would someday have a better Default setting (more positive), so if I ever go into a coma again, the View will be better. Don't give up

@user_cha272278

Wow, a "better default setting." Another great thought for today!

Teresa

@annedodrill44

I have been on this site posting my distress with many of the same symptoms you describe. I get what I call “spells” of nervousness, nausea and an intense feeling of of illness and doom. It comes out of nowhere, escalates, and passes in 30 seconds or so. This happens 3-4 times a week. I too had a complete work-up at Mayo and all tests were normal. I’m on Synthroid and it is controlling thyroid issues well. I’m currently being treated for anxiety for lack of another label for my symptoms. I’m taking escitalopram and clonazepam, as needed. Seems to be helping but symptoms are not entirely gone. I’m a fit 70-year-old woman otherwise. I do have a history — and family history — of panic attacks (in my 30s). I empathize with you, as these happenings are unsettling to say the least! Let us know if you find something that works!

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@user_cha272278: Thank you so much for putting things into perspective! I felt better just reading your suggestions. And, after all you personally have been through, my issues seem small. Isn’t mutual support wonderful?!?

This question pertains to epileptics during a seizure do you hyperventilate uncontollably

Please have a thorough physical. There is such a thing as Somato-Psychic effects- (the opposite of psycho-Somatic). Sometimes your body generates anxiety (too much caffeine for example) no matter what your mind tells you. Doctors spend their life studying the body on mind influences. Body and mind are intertwined- but not the same. So please see your doctor and be straightforward about your symptoms. The more specific you can be, the better. Your doctors and you have the Same goal, that is the Quality of your life. Peace.

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