Do I have anxiety?

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i'm new to all this so sorry if i say anything really basic!  Essentially over the past month or so I've been feeling pretty rubbish. I noticed i was really narky with people i usually get on well with and i felt like i was letting every little thing get to me and then show (im usually the type to bottle things up). This has built and built, I became tired and kind of unfocussed, I felt quite ill at times. 

This weekend i was trying to do some work and i felt really bad; hot and cold at the same time, slightly sick and really stressed. there was no rational reason for this so i did some googling and found anxiety symptoms; i realised i had alot of them. Backache, odd sleeping (sometimes i wake really early, sometimes i cant get t sleep till really late), lots of worrying, occasional dissiness and headaches, irritability, lack of concentration. I thought they were all unconnected, in fact some i had barley noticed but seeing them all together made me think. 

Obviously i know that when you google stuff you often manage to self-diagnose  and so i am wary, and untill last weekend i didnt know much about anxiety. So basically do i have anxiety and should i go see my doctor or am i makeing something out of nothing?

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    Hi Marguerite, I've been the same for the past month, I went to see my doctor and done three ECGs and blood tests and everything was fine. And then I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder a long with panic disorder. My advice to you will be that you should do a full check up with your doctor first and then when nothing is wrong (and I'm sure it's not) your doctor will refer you to a psychiatrist and put you on meds. 
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    you could have a mixture of anxiety and depression so yes I would go and talk about your feelings and mood with a Dr

    Richard

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    You should see a doctor if you are worried about these symptoms.  sounds like depression and/or anxiety.
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    I agree with the guys already posted. Due to my own personal experience, I would say you have gone past the anxiety on its' own stage, and could now be falling into mild depression

     

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    Hi everyone, thanks so much for all your advice smile I have been to my doctor andas he asked me what I thought I was most worried about. I talked quite a lot and they said I was pretty good at rationalizing my worries. They told me this cool website which was not only interesting but also helpful! It's called moodgym, just search it on Google smile I feel a lot better now and the pressure of a few different things has eased a bit smile honestly check out that website even thought it's kind of cheesy sometimes it can open you eyes to a few things 

    Also they said that cause I've never been amazing at sleeping I should just try a few different things. They didn't seem to be to worried and since I've been feeling a lot calmer.

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      I am so glad you are feeling calmer.  I did do the Moodgym a while back.  I am glad you are not so stressed about things.  Sounds like the doctor you saw was helpful, which is good.  I have problems with sleeping, always have, but I think we have to manage as best we can.  I think you have hit the nail on the head when you say you rationlised your worries.  Take care
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