Can this really be anxiety?

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Hello, I have not been feeling well over the past few weeks and been to see my Gp several times with blood work coming back normal.

He's pointing to anxiety but that's hard for me to grasp. I'm feeling weak and sometimes feel like I'm going to faint, also legs feel like rubber. Anyone else have these physical symptoms? I do tend to worry a lot especially about my health, googling my symptoms.

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    First of all, stop googling your symptoms. Fight the urge, you will feel better in the long run. Secondly, pretty much everything is a symptom of anxiety. Anxiety takes such a toll on your body and you can quite easily convince yourself that anything is happening to you. If it wasn't anxiety, the only other thing I would think is iron deficiency. You said your blood work was fine, but you might still be low in iron. Same thing happened to me, I got my blood work done and it came back fine. My iron levels were 37 on a range of 30 - 250, so it still came up in the normal range so they didn't mention it to me. I spoke to my GP about it and she said women with iron levels under 50 often experience iron deficiency symptoms, even though they're in the normal range. It could be something like that too? But even then, it's still probably anxiety. You're alright! Try to take yourself out of your body and distract yourself with other stuff. And eat healthy and exercise! Good luck
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    Yes anxiety can lead to very phsycal symptoms, be prepared for a long haul. Ask you're doctor about CBT. I had really bad health anxiety two years ago and wasn't myself for 6 months. CBT really helped.
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    Right, never google your symptoms or anxiety will not get any better.   You can always add iron to your diet to see if that is the problem.   Did they check your sugar level?  Are you lacking air when you feel this way?
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    Hi blair 

    I was having those symptoms but since i have been on Zoloft, Trazodone, Lamotrigine and Lorazepam i am doing better with my anxieties. I still have anxieties that i need to work on with my coping skills 

    Have you thought about being on medication or are you on any 

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    STOP GOOGLING YOUR PROBLEMS, you will start new anxieties!  Look up solutions for anxiety, deep breathing, guided meditation, CBT, mindfullness. If you have a smart phone download "MindShift" great little app.
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