Anxiety, stress or what??

Posted by amtxo1989 @amtxo1989, Jul 9, 2018

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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@user_cha272278

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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Yes that is exactly what my doctor tell me / his role is to improve my life and he is very very good at that ( Mayo trained but residing in Thailand )

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@mbabkk

Yes that is exactly what my doctor tell me / his role is to improve my life and he is very very good at that ( Mayo trained but residing in Thailand )

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mbabkk: has your doctor recommended anxiety meds for you? I went on Lexapro and it seems to help keep me on a more even keel. Still getting occasional “fits” of anxiety but not quite as often.

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@annedodrill44

mbabkk: has your doctor recommended anxiety meds for you? I went on Lexapro and it seems to help keep me on a more even keel. Still getting occasional “fits” of anxiety but not quite as often.

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I have been on every medication possible and am now trying Meditation and Support Groups! I also use Journal Writing and Poetry to help combat my need for medications; as I also had a Major Stroke!

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@annedodrill44

mbabkk: has your doctor recommended anxiety meds for you? I went on Lexapro and it seems to help keep me on a more even keel. Still getting occasional “fits” of anxiety but not quite as often.

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Thank you for the question and yes I am takingAtivan0.5 mg as needed max 3 tablets a day but I normally only take one in the morning and only a second one if some real stress issue lies ahead

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@mbabkk

Thank you for the question and yes I am takingAtivan0.5 mg as needed max 3 tablets a day but I normally only take one in the morning and only a second one if some real stress issue lies ahead

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I should add that I am also temporary on Deanxit- a drug not available in the us. N it is to give me a ten booster for 3 month yen go back to Ativan only
It certainly works but makes me very tired. My neurologist asked my just to finish the 3 month course and I said Ativan alone would then work better again – i trust HIK so i obey

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I see that you are 29, but if there is something going on that would cause your female hormones to go out of balance, it might cause anxiety. I am older and take compounded bioidentical hormone replacement, and when my doctor changed my doses making the progesterone more dominant that estrogen, it caused anxiety. Getting it balanced again resolved it. You might want a doctor to test your hormone levels. Another suggestion I could make to you is to write a journal about significant events in your life and how you feel about them. You might find a pattern that will be a clue to something that was long buried in your past, but your unconscious mind remembers it. If you have some unresolved fears that are getting triggered by something you're thinking about, it might be bringing up old anxiety. I had that happen to me because I went through spine surgery (at Mayo), and I had to face my fears and figure out where they came from in order to deprogram them. I did a lot of things to educate myself in order to make the best choice for me, and I had to confront the fear and make friends with it. Doing all that changed my life and I got through my surgery with gratitude. Gratitude is an antidote for fear.

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@user_cha272278

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!!

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Ron, I need some reinforcement. It seems these days that ANY stressor brings on a wave of nausea and nervousness. I used to be able to handle anything gracefully and confidently. Does age have anything to do with stress response? Can aging weaken the gut-brain connector? If I can’t face minor incidents without these feelings of extreme illness washing over me, what happens when the inevitable big problems occur?!?
Thank you in advance for your insight and assistance. Anne

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@annedodrill44

Ron, I need some reinforcement. It seems these days that ANY stressor brings on a wave of nausea and nervousness. I used to be able to handle anything gracefully and confidently. Does age have anything to do with stress response? Can aging weaken the gut-brain connector? If I can’t face minor incidents without these feelings of extreme illness washing over me, what happens when the inevitable big problems occur?!?
Thank you in advance for your insight and assistance. Anne

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Dear Anne I share your challenge – some days all is well other days the simplest tasks becomes mountains/ trust your doctor as I trust mine they do work for the best of their patients but they are not always good at creating the miracle we want / stay calm
And good luck

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@mbabkk

Dear Anne I share your challenge – some days all is well other days the simplest tasks becomes mountains/ trust your doctor as I trust mine they do work for the best of their patients but they are not always good at creating the miracle we want / stay calm
And good luck

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mbabkk: thank you so much for responding to me! And, yes, I’m working at staying calm. Quality of life depends on my succeeding at that.

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@mbabkk

Dear Anne I share your challenge – some days all is well other days the simplest tasks becomes mountains/ trust your doctor as I trust mine they do work for the best of their patients but they are not always good at creating the miracle we want / stay calm
And good luck

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And I certainly meant to add that I hope your days get better as well!!

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