Extremely bad health anxiety turning into derealization

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Okay so apologies in advanced for essay but basically around 7 months ago I started getting a numbness in my arm which made me paranoid of a heart attack and it left so I stopped being paranoid, but since then every week a new symptom starts adding and now my worst biggest fear is a stroke, so all of my symptoms come and go but this is them all

Facial numbness, arms and leg numbness, tingling anywhere in the body, vibration anywhere in the body, ears ring and lose hearing for short time, stabbing head pains, Visual snow, visual floaters, mouth numbness, panic attacks, loss of balance and arms and legs can feel very light I also feel like floating in mid air sometimes when I walk,

I've been to doctors over 20 times in 6 months and they keep putting it down to anxiety even after a l MRI I still don't believe it, my life is being ruined I just need reassurance I'm so fed up I've contemplated suicide, I also get muscle tightness and finger numbness sorry for this I'm just so so sick and tired of feeling close to death and I feel alone

Thank you

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    Also left out some symptoms, I get warm flashes like warm water is being poured on my arms and legs and other parts of the body also I feel as if my ears are water full sometimes
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    Not believing what is wrong is just part of health anxiety, derealization is just a side effect of anxiety in general. Ask your dr for Psychotherapy, not cbt, but actual therapy. Stop looking for tests etc - they won't help reassure you, it's just a waste of time and money. Therapy will help you much more

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    You sound exactly like I do it's as if you wrote this for me.Isnt it hard all the symptoms of Anxiety and everyday it's something new.I have all the same feelings as you and although they say oh its Anxiety and tests prove it the physical part of it doesn't allow you to believe it.The facial numbness is the worst for myself always looking in the mirror for a stroke it's never ending. Please don't feel your alone trust me your not and stay strong and truly know it's just that thing called Anxiety it won't hurt you.xxx

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      Hi Jody, I read your post. a few years back I was diagnosed with anxiety/panic attacks. a few month back I started geting numb like spots on my left leg, bottom of foot, left arm, and side of face all left side I was thinking a back or piched nerve problem. Couldnt get in to see my primary dr ao I went to a new place and saw anurse. She told me the leg & foot was probably a lower back issue and the face issue was tia's. I asked if anything else could cause it she said no. So now I am really paniced but I think if it was a tia, would I keep having it for months? Today I have it along with the leg arm and foot and while it makes me furious if its anxiety Im scared to death its astroke or something else. How are we supodsed to now when what I TRUELY feel is caused by anxiety or by a real health problem. Im so tired of all this

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    Kevin... you are gold. As someone who goes through the EXACT same thing that you're going through. It is so tough to wrap your mind around why you have this 'thing' that you didn't even ask for... trust me brother it is human and it's temporary. No matter how bleak it my seem that's the nuts and bolts of it. Trust the medical professionals and trust that you will get through it. Everyone does eventually.

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    Kevin,

    Not sure if this helps.. but on wednesday i had exactly all the same symptoms.... I ended up in A &E ... i had all the tests you can imagine .. they checked on CT scan for a bleed.... 

    I had been having the symptoms for a while but it all just got out of hand.

    Anyway the good news was... no stroke, nothing physically wrong it was all anxiety that manifested itself into the symptoms.

    Yes they are so real my face was so numb and i couldnt stand up properly with the dizzy, And my coordination and balance had gone,

    Any way just wanted to share to show you that sadly anxiety does manifest itself into all this stuff and we have to deal with the fall out.

    Guided meditation for relaxation are helpful.. 

    You will get through this.. there is light at the end of the tunnel x

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    The problems  people with Anxiety have seems to be a distrust of results of tests undertaken, this is extremely problematic as these tests generally confirms there is nothing wrong, and the need to move on is missed and the Anxiety becomes an open sore where other conditions sprout from.  When I feel same sometimes in the past I force myself to trust the tests that have been performed and generally that in my case has been a positive decision made

    If you have worried about Suicide there is an NHS Healthline on Tel 111, they will help give support ? It is also important you talk to your GP about your worrying thoughts

    BOB

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      Hi, I dont really trust the Dr's either, yet the last nurse I saw has me so frightened. She told me the only thing that can cause my facial tingly like feeling on the left is a Tia, but wouldnt a stroke have happened by now if thats true? Its been happening off and on for months. I dont know when to blame things on anxiety or real health issue, I feel so overwhelmed and so very scared when these things happen

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      Thank you for responding. I knew I had a tooth/teeth infection so I went to the dentist and was told I had a bad infection and that it could cause weird sensations in my face. I took antibiotics and had 5 teeth pulled, during that whole process I didnt have any issues but its came back and its been almost 2 weeks since all the dental work. The nurse had told me I had 2 issues a lower back problem and probably tia's. What I dont understand though is it ALL comes on together at the same time and leaves at the same time and of course during it I am so overwhelmed with I supose is fear. I also get what is hard to describe but its like a type of dizzy, its my brain that feels weird like I could become severely dizzy like its not its normal self, sorry to sound crazy its just so hard to describe, I just know I am so tired of these episodes, tired of living with extreme fear or I guess panic.

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    Hi Kevin, I get the same exact symptoms so I sympathize, same tests, etc., nothing comes up. My gynocologist of all people said it was anxiety, on meds now for 4 weeks, symptoms are starting to go away slowly.

    Are you on meds?

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      Kevin I have felt all of these same sensations and I can promise you, it's the anxiety, you are fine. I know it's hard to believe as I too spent all day yesterday at the ER worried about flank pain and bowel pain and panicking the entire time. Panic will not hurt you even though it feels terrible, it's harmless. Breathe deeply and slowly and distract yourself with a movie, a game on your phone, etc. Whatever you do, don't Google anything about your health, that's the #1 thing you can do to stop the worrisome thoughts. You will be okay my friend.

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    Not very good at this so I'm just going to say thanks to all who commented ! I'm only 18 and slowly learning, been a rough year but it will be better thanks all and wish yous all the best

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