Anxiety or something else ?

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After 3 years of heavy lifting and use of caffeine based stimulants , I start having some sort of anxiety attacks. At the time, I didn't knew what is going on. I was diagnosed with panic disorder but not convinced that it was the correct diagnostic. Managed to recover in a couple of months.

Since then, every year I start to have weird symptoms out of nowhere:

  • sudden bouts of extreme yawning
  • restlessness body/legs

    -faint feeling

    -feel offbalance

    -burning skin feeling on my upper back and neck. ( sometimes chills like I have a fever )

    Lately with trouble sleeping with nightmares every night and cold hands/feet ALL THE TIME .

    I thought is anxiety again so I took some valium to calm down but surprise...no effect: I just sleep after it and after I wake up I feel the same. I don't have classic panic attack symptoms like racing heart,sweating, trouble breathing. Blood pressure and pulse are normal even when I feel like this.

    Hormone bloodwork showed slightly elevated cortisol & dhea levels. Tried to explain to the doctor that these symptoms makes me anxious not the other way around..

    Forgot to mention I have a healthy diet and a non stressful job.

    Maybe is a serotonin imbalance or adrenal fatigue ? I'm out of options here.

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  • Posted

    Hi

    Looks to me as signs and symptoms of getting old, it happens to us all, join the club.

    Peace

    John

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    If you have high cortisol that in itself will cause anxiety and panic disorders, what have they said is the treatment they will offer you to remedy this problem.

    I suppose it also depends on whether you are male or female as well, im presuming that you are male because you said you do heavy lifting.

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    If you have high cortisol that in itself will cause anxiety and panic disorders, what have they said is the treatment they will offer you to remedy this problem.

    I suppose it also depends on whether you are male or female as well, im presuming that you are male because you said you do heavy lifting.

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    If you have high cortisol that in itself will cause anxiety and panic disorders, what have they said is the treatment they will offer you to remedy this problem.

    I suppose it also depends on whether you are male or female as well, im presuming that you are male because you said you do heavy lifting.

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