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20 year old Male here.
I'm having a really hard time with Health Anxiety at the moment and this is the only place I can really find any reassurance.
About a month and a half ago I had 2 really bad Panic attacks. I used to get these when I was younger but grew out of them. I've dealt with pretty heavy Anxiety all my life though.
After the 2 panick attacks I started getting spells of dizzyness and a spaced out feeling alongside some minor pressure in the back of my head.
All of my symptoms came and went and they all varied from time to time.
Sometimes I would feel dizzy with no head pressure, sometimes I'd feel both sometimes I could go a few days without feeling any pressure but still feel dizzy and spaced out etc.
My symptoms are more present than not, and the worst part is the constant worry that I have some terminal illness.
I also started having small twitches in my arms and legs. These only happen when I'm not doing anything IE sitting at my desk, laying down to sleep. I also feel myself being very tense and having to relaxe my muscles, once again this really only happens when I'm just sitting around or laying in bed. My hands have been gettig very clammy as well. (common anxiety symptom I know)
I went to the ER about 2 weeks ago and was diagnosed with Anxiety issues and Respritory Alkalosis (anxiety is causing me to breath fast which is lowering the PH levels in my blood and the carbon dioxide in my blood) The Dr. said this was the cause for my dizzyness, head pressure, tingles, and confusion/spaced out feeling and I can breath into a paper bag to get the carbon dioxide back into my blood stream. I've done this and it doesn't seem to help whatsoever.
My worry is he did NO testing to make sure this was the cause.
I have awful insurance so finding a Dr was hard to do. I finally set up an appointment for Jan 3rd.
Since my ER visit I've started having these weird "fits" when I'm trying to sleep. As I feel myself starting to fall asleep I'll get this rush from my head down my entire body almost like a current or heavy "tingles"
This FREAKS ME OUT and destroys my sleep schedule.
I was experiancing this about every night for a few days then it stopped for a few days and I felt it again last night. I'm really worried that these are mini strokes caused by bran cancer... I always check my face muscles and try talking which I can always do fine and am experiancing really no other symptoms of a stroke BUT MY HEAD TELLS ME I'M DYING! I know this is just the anxiety talking but I'm still convinced I'm having strokes when this happens...
I'm constantly looking for signs of a stroke or seizures because I'm so worried I have brain cancer or something awful but really can't find anything other than the occasional twitches and the scary feeling of dizzyness, tingles, and being spaced out. (the spaced out feeling never really affects me being able to hold a conversation or do anything, sometimes I'll have minor "brain farts" but if you didn't know me well you'd never be able to tell i was spaced out)
I've also been waking up with my ears ringing in the middle of the night and mornings and occasionally for small moments throughout the day (I make music and play shows so this could be from hearing damage) I really feel like my nervous system is just tired from the constant worry and stress and I've read all of these issues can be casued by anxiety... but it seems that almost ANY symptom can be caused by anxiety...
I'm very lost and I'm worried my Dr appointment on the 3rd is going to do nothing for me.
I really want to get an MRI done just to rule out the chance of a brain tumor or something serious but I have 0 idea how that works with my insurance (Medi-Cal) also I've heard there are LONG waiting lists for MRI's unless something is VERY wrong and I'm worried the Dr is going to blow me off as the Dr at the ER did and i'm going to get no reassurance.
Are any of these signs something to be worried about?
The thought of going back to the ER and sitting for hours is AWFUL but I'm so scared something is wrong... but if these are worrying signs I feel I should go...
I need reassurance but I also don't want to convince myself that a worrying symptom is just casued by anxiety and have time run out on something that could have been fixed if detected earlier.
Thanks for your help everyone.
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