Do I have Anxiety Disorder or something?

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Hi Im Adrian im 22 years old Male. I just recently graduated in my Marketing Degree. I have a girlfriend and I am happy. Just two weeks ago, I felt a Pain in my back so I did a massage, after it I slept but feeling kind of feverish. I didn't mind though it but when I check some symptoms in the Internet I began seeing some really bad (non-related I just overlooked some of the worst case scenario). After then I have trouble breathing like I was being choked but it will ease once I burp out. I thought it was due to my Peptic Ulcer releasing Gas. After a while I decided to the Emergency Room to get checked because I got scared. I dont ECG, Chest Xray, Bone and all seems fine. The day after I felt my fingers and toes are very cold so I though it was another fever. I went again to the hospital because I thought it might be dengue since I lived in a tropical country. My CBC is okay andd I still cant explain why I'm feeling well. My doctor suggested me to the anxiety clinic but I she said I have Anxiety disorder I wasnt convinced given that the doctor I talked to seems unexperienced. He gaved me a drug prescription about some medicine I didn't take since I dont want to be dependent to it. After it I felt like many of my muscles are hurting my joint then I overthink of it as other symptoms so I went to the Xray and seems fine. 

Please help until now Im not really feeling at ease. Is this an Generalized Anxiety disorder? thanks? am I Going CRAZY? sad

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    Additional to the story, I dont feel like eating also. What I remember was the doctor said I was afraid somethings bad is gonna happen given that I lived a happy life I dont want it to be sad. Does this connect to my situation? and YES I am afraid of dying sad
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    Hi Adrian

    Your symptoms are classic anxiety and it is hard at first to accept that it is anxiety and your not dying its your fight or flight malfunction in the brain and its adrenaline thats causing the anxiety.

    You are amoung friends here because we have all been through it.

    If you dont want to go down the medication route then there is therapy.

    Keeping busy exercise and meditation also helps

    We have to try and help ourselves or else it will beat us and take over our life.

    Stay strongcool

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      Thanks Lynne! so having joint pains and muscle pain is part of Anxiety?? Im thankful to know from someone who also experienced it smile

      Additional question: how do you keep yourself calm and at ease? I find it very hard especially when I overthink and stuff, It kind of stop me from doing what I want to do.

      Thanks God Speed! smile

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      It is simply controling your breathing doing something relaxing eg music meditation etc.

      Keeping busy is key, I used to crawl into bed when an attack came on I now go for a brisk walk and that helps.

      There are some days that nothing will help,but we just have to pick ourselves up dust ourselves down and start againbiggrin

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