Anxiety Disorder- Acute symptoms

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Hello! I am a 21 year old female from Greece and I would like to share my anxiety disorder experience with you, in the search of, I don't know... Answers maybe... It all started 6 months ago when I woke up a Saturday morning. I had already dropped out of college for over a year because of financial problems, so I already had depression, since I lost my friends and my daily routine after quitting. About an hour after I woke up, I started having migraine with aura ( you get blurry vision and you get kind of blind from one eye, for 10 minutes or so) That happened 3 times in a course of a week. The doctors said it was nothing and it would never happen to me again. About 10 days later, I was watching tv and right there on the spot was the moment where the rest of my life begun. I started feeling light headed and it just wouldn't go away. I stayed up all night panicking, feeling dizzy and the next morning it started getting worse and worse. That was when drowsiness appeared. I felt like my brain was blurry and I couldn't concentrate. My dizziness had started to get unbearable. A few days after that, and after popping some Valerian daily, I got Tinnitus that until today, April the 7th, has not left my ears, for even a second. I got more and more anxious about my condition that I started having panic attacks, accompanied with me wanting to faint. I did many blood tests, but they all came out clean. not even the slightest thing wrong. I decided to go to a neurologist, believing that with my symptoms that started to get worse ( limb numbness, nightmares) were caused my MS, cancer etc. He did some simple tests to me. He gave me Benzodiazepines and I took 15mg a day. I won't lie to you, I felt brand new. But as soon as the box was finished I started feeling like shit again. I went again and he gave me Benzo again plus Fluoxetine. I took roughly 60 mg of those, per day. My life changed ( except from the tinnitus) and I felt really good from day 1. I started therapy as well, but dropped out after 10 sessions, because I hated my therapist :P Three months later, I started having a burning feeling in my throat when I ingested the Fluoxetine. My doctor was not really understanding. I told him that I couldn't bear it but he kept telling me to take it. So I stayed with the Benzo and changed a doctor. Little did I know, Benzodiazepines are very addictive and I had started to feel dependent on them. I went to a neurologist- acupuncturist and she lowered the Benzo to 5mg a day, plus acupuncture . I started having withdrawal symptoms ( 50 days ago) , that were even worse than the ones I had in the first place. I felt like a junkie. I started having flu symptoms, chest pains, my heart skipped beats and even the slightest trigger of anxiety made me crazy. I started having burning feelings in my esophagus when I took the Benzo, so I had to stop it too. Now I'm taking these crap herb pills, that don't really work. Anyway, I feel like no one really understands me. Everyone tells me to calm down, take it easy, but truly, I know that being in this forum and reading this, someone will understand. I feel like I'm losing my mind and I'm having nightmares every night. Any suggestions?

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    Constantly being stressed and worried will lower your imune system so you will catch colds and chest infections unfortunately. I've suffered anxiety since I was 15 (32 now). I have it under control 90% of the time. I found this site while feeling hopeless during one anxiety attack and the people on here did fix me up smile

    Have you watched any videos on youtube explaining what causes anxiety to get worse and worse? An understanding can help a lot.

    I'm on tablets too (cyprilex or estoalaprann- I don't know how its spelt or prounounced)

    Now if I try to come off them my head spins and feels like there is a rubber band round it so i'm probably stuck on them forever now.

    Investigate it online. An understanding of anxiety really does help a lot

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      Hi , I jus read about your post . I'm a 16 year old girl and I have been having terrible anxiety . It all started a few weeks ago wen I found out I had to get surgery to get my appendix removed. The surgery was fine but ever since I jus kept think something would go wrong , after I was feeling better from my surgery I kept thinking something was wrong with my heart , i then went back to the doctor they checked my heart and everything was fine. Now I've been having headaches daily and now I think I have some brain tumor I jus have been thinking and thinking and over thinking everything . My symptoms are chest pain, head is kinda foggy I don't feel like I'm in the right mind set, daily headaches , chest tightness jus a whole lot of pain everywhere and that's why I tend to think something is wrong with me . I think I'm gonna die and everything is gonna go wrong , I need help nobody understands me cuz they aren't goin thru it but I can't keep goin back to the doctor to get checked every time a new symptom comes I jus hate this feeling ! I jus want to be normal again please help!!!

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      Hey girl . I am also 16 years old and everything you've experienced, I've experienced. It all started last year April when I fainted in the kitchen and I woke up with heart palpitations and ever since I have been having anxiety attack for almost no reason . Every day of my life I constantly worry or fear something . In school assemblies i start shaking because being around people make me very anxious. Even at church I have to hide in the bathroom all service because I panic when I'm crowded by people. I'm afraid to be alone at home because I think someone bad will happen to me. Basically everyday of my life I panic for little to no reason at all and I'm quite sick of it. If you ever need a friend to talk to you can always talk to me if you want to . maybe a can help each other out when dealing with anxiety !

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      Numbness, tingling or burning are very common anxiety symptoms. It is all part of feeling scared on the inside. Just a week ago, I got an anxiety attack and my forehead felt like there were ants walking, so tingly and numb at the same time. Don't worry, I always until today, try to snap out of it. 

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    Thanks Neil. I will try to investigate it as much as I can and maybe buy some self help books and watch videos about it. It's still very new to me and I feel desperate to get my life back. What kind of relaxation methods do you use? Do you have triggers like I do?
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    Hi,

    I'm also 21 female and am suffering with anxiety and it's horrible changed my life all started about eight

    months Ago I have had several visits to the doctor thinking I'm dying! I get headache blurred vision constant

    Worrying about my health stomach cramps/abdominal, back pain, earache can't relax no matter how hard I

    try! The list goes on.It's got a lot better learning to deal with it and not worrying just sticking it out its so hard to do when it's at It's worst, I'm awaiting CBT and really hoping it will help me relax I'm on mitrizapine witch is

    A antidepressant but used for anxiety. I cried my eyes out for two week about starting these tablets they have

    Helped with my head feeling like I'm loosening my mind (if you get what I mean) but not really helped with

    physical symptoms so I am in the same situation as you just hoping to find a way to live a normal happy life. I do agree with above learning about the cause but with generalized anxiety disorder witch I also think I have

    There is no trigger it's just there all the time. I hope you find away to get rid of your anxiety. Good luck. Wish I could help more! X

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      Hi , I jus read about your post . I'm a 16 year old girl and I have been having terrible anxiety . It all started a few weeks ago wen I found out I had to get surgery to get my appendix removed. The surgery was fine but ever since I jus kept think something would go wrong , after I was feeling better from my surgery I kept thinking something was wrong with my heart , i then went back to the doctor they checked my heart and everything was fine. Now I've been having headaches daily and now I think I have some brain tumor I jus have been thinking and thinking and over thinking everything . My symptoms are chest pain, head is kinda foggy I don't feel like I'm in the right mind set, daily headaches , chest tightness jus a whole lot of pain everywhere and that's why I tend to think something is wrong with me . I think I'm gonna die and everything is gonna go wrong , I need help nobody understands me cuz they aren't goin thru it but I can't keep goin back to the doctor to get checked every time a new symptom comes I jus hate this feeling ! I jus want to be normal again please help!!!

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    There is a video on youtube if you search "anxiety attacks cure self help treatment"

    It's a good video in that it has a relaxation technique which may or may not help. Definitely worth a look.

    "just want my life back" I know that feeling when going through a prolonged anxiety episode.

    Mine used to trigger when around lots of people like at a party. I feel extreamly self aware.

    Also random pains/feelings I can't explain and start to overthink.

    You are in no real danger with anxiety.

    I hope you find a way to relax that works for you smile

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      Hi , I jus read about your post . I'm a 16 year old girl and I have been having terrible anxiety . It all started a few weeks ago wen I found out I had to get surgery to get my appendix removed. The surgery was fine but ever since I jus kept think something would go wrong , after I was feeling better from my surgery I kept thinking something was wrong with my heart , i then went back to the doctor they checked my heart and everything was fine. Now I've been having headaches daily and now I think I have some brain tumor I jus have been thinking and thinking and over thinking everything . My symptoms are chest pain, head is kinda foggy I don't feel like I'm in the right mind set, daily headaches , chest tightness jus a whole lot of pain everywhere and that's why I tend to think something is wrong with me . I think I'm gonna die and everything is gonna go wrong , I need help nobody understands me cuz they aren't goin thru it but I can't keep goin back to the doctor to get checked every time a new symptom comes I jus hate this feeling ! I jus want to be normal again please help!!!

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