Anxiety

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Hi ladies, I have just had a weekend away with a group of friends and everything was ok until this morning when we all went for breakfast,I had a slight headache and it just escalated to a full blown anxiety attack. I started feeling sick, convinced myself I was having a brain haemorrhage and had to leave before my food arrived. I now have a horrible head feeling , burning skin on my face and ringing in my ears. I really do not know how to handle this. Does anyone have any tips for when health anxiety strikes? x

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    Caroline,

    I totally sympathize, i’ve Fine to the ER by ambulance a couple times. Once thinking I was having a heart attack. Even had stress test and a catherization in which I was told I will never die of a heart attack lol and then once because I suddenly felt weak and shaky and like I was gonna die. They found nothing wring. I have muscle aches, joint pain and pains in my feet. I feel like a train wreck. I take all kinds of vitamins. Can’t tell if they help,maybe I’d be worse if I wasn’t taking them. Very frustrating. I’m 55 and haven’t had a period in 6 months

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    I deal with health anxiety on a daily basis due to having had breast cancer in 2011.   What helps me is to get busy doing something I like to do or I clean my house or if it’s too bad where I can’t keep focused, I go to the fitness center and work out.   I hope this helps.  Anxiety is so hard to deal with.  I totally understand how you feel.  So sorry you have to deal with this.  
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      Hi Nettie

      Just curious about your bout with breast cancer, did you have any pain prior to finding out you had it?

      I'm a mess right now and I had some pain in my left breast and my left arm feels swollen, I'm going for testing in July but my anxiety is now high because not know what is going on😣😣help

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      No pain.  Mammogram found it.  Matter of fact, my doctor said pain is good if your worried about breast cancer.  She stated it usually means it’s “not” cancer. I have gone in since on my other side with bad pain and it ended up being nothing.    
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      Thank you, many women told me the same, just when you have anxiety so bad now, it's difficult not to worry.

      I get tired too and just want to sleep at 3pm, this is not fair 😣I shou8be enjoying this part of my life and going out and having fun

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    Hi Caroline

    I'm sorry you feel so tough, I know exactly what you mean and have had health anxiety for years and it can be so random and frightening and so very real. I manage it by keeping busy, cleaning, walking, getting fresh air... Anything to change the thought process even for a short while. I also use mindful meditation like the Headspace app on my phone which teaches you how to breath and create some space in your mind. Whatever works for you is best, but please know you are never alone xxx

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    Hi Caroline, yes the anxiety during menopause can be rough for sure.. I've been getting migraines with intense pain every month like clockwork , I write it down and it always returns following month same migraine same spot on the same day give or take a day or two.. They are awful and then yes the anxiety sets in like your dying its terrible to feel like this I know.. On the other days I'm dizzy and the grocery store lights set me off the fluorescent lighting above, as soon as I walk into the store my body starts to feel weak in the legs like jelly legs and I get a vibrating buzzing feeling all over and then a headache weak and shaky, my eye doctor told me to get the rose colored tint on my eyeglasses and it helps a lot, I can't watch my newer big screen tv either the lights bother me send me dizzy and into panic mode.. I think I've developed MAV during my menopause journey , so I just want to say your not alone look it up coyld be the lighting in the place you were at many many places set me off and running for the doors or it escalates... I'm hoping this all settles when hormones finally do, take care just rest get back home to your comfort zone, and things will settle back down.. Awful crazy symptoms all of it... 😳

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    Hi Caroline,

    What helps me when I start going down anxiety road with symptoms, is to just keep reminding myself that what I'm feeling is nothing, it's just hormones causing the pain, and also causing me the anxiety. I went for a year running to specialists of all kinds, having tests galore, and taking myself to the ER on a number of occasions. Now I have to tell myself that I'm OK, wait a little, and it will pass. It will. Sorry you went through this today! XO

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    Thank you for your replies ladies, it’s so upsetting living like this, I just jump from one symptom to the next, sometimes head then stomach then aching muscles it’s exhausting I just want to feel normal again, I never used to think about my heartbeat now I’m always aware of it, I long for the days when a headache was just a headache I I didn’t go into full meltdown! x
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    At least you know you’re not alone and it is weird that the symptoms constantly change. 
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    Hi Caroline... just checking in to see how you are doing.... I had my first panic attack 12 years ago... it was not fun... I had about three really bad ones.... finally got over them... fast forward to 2 years ... menopause brought all those crappy scary feelings back.... I know just where you are coming from...  hugs to you 🙏💕

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