Health Anxiety/ Anxiety

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Im new to this so please bear with me lol. Around a month ago out of no where i had this sudden urge to frequently urinate only when out and about. It changed my daily life I didnt want to go out if I had too go out I would plan the journey so I was near a toilet at all times. I went to the docto who gave me anti biotics and took a sample. The sample came back fine but the symptons stayed. Around 2 week later all of a sudden I felt very unwell I had a fast heart rate, pains in chest and back, hard to breathe so my partner rung 999. I was taken to hospital with expected sepsis but was told my heart was all fine so were my bloods iI just had some inflammation of the lung and was given more anti biotics. From that day I gave up smoking (20 days non smoker) lol. Anyway sorry to drag on about 3 days after that episode i had a headache on my left sdide was the worst headache I have ever had and woke up with a puffy, darker than normal blood shot eye. Im such a panicker so thought id book an eye test first then go doctors, opticians said its sore as I can see and go doctors to see what they can do. So today I went to the doctors who gave me anti biotic drops and basically just said its congested rolleyes and did not say nothing about the headache I have had on and off for 2 weeks. Today I went too sleep and woke up with a pain in my chest, headache and fast heart rate to the point I could feel it beating out my chest. This lasted for over an hour and I decided to come and lay down and it slowly went but now I am left with an achey pain in my chest. My partner thinks I have anxiety as im a worrier and iI panicall the time. Reading up about anxiety I came across Health anxiety and I just think it shounds like me since this urine problem wether it was an infection or wehter its anxietyu I don tknow but it has now passed. Im just wondering if Im worrying about 1 thing then I find something else too worry about the first thing I was worrying about dissapears if that make sense to anyone? Sorry to drag on.

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    I think that is your cigarrette withdrawal that is causing these effects. Stick at it and you will eventually be OK again. No smoking OK.
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    What you wrote in the end totally makes sense. It happened to me few times. I had terrible headaches because I tought I had brain tumor. I stopped worrying about it ( i had mri which showed no brain tumor) and found new symptom to worry about. The previous symptom perished and the new one came around.

    This looks like health anxiety indeed. If you happen to find new symptoms always be sure to talk about it to your doctor so you can put your mind to peace and so that he/she can see that there really isnt any health issue.

    If you are new to this be ready for possibly very creepy symptoms. Try to stay calm, go to your doctor and find something to lower your anxiety. This can be anything smile

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      Thjank you for your reply. I also fear I have a brain tumour and am constantly sayin gto my partner about it when I went to doctors today he didnt seems concerned at all. I just feel im normally healthy never been to hospital but in the last month its all gone down hill. Im always wanting a better explanation from doctors if that makes sense. I feel okay for a while after seeing a doctor then start too worry again. I will make an appointment with doctor too speak about this anxiety. Thank you so much for your reply smile

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      Yeah similar for me too. I want explanations and I always think if I told them my symptoms correctly. I even think what could cause my symptoms and ask my doctors what is possibility for this. I must be very exhausting for my doctors, but they are always ready to listen, explain and help.Definitely talk about anxiety with your doctor. He/she can really give you some good points on what you should do.

      I wish you all the bestsmile anxiety is really terrible indeed smile

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      I'm exactly the same as you mentioned glad someone can relate to me as felt like I have not got anyone who has same feelings as me sort of thing. But I will definitely speak too my doctors. Thank you again for your replies smile

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    I keep UTI tests at home at all times.  Anxiety makes me urinate more often and I always feel better after I take a home test and it comes back negative.  It's like POOF - all of a suddent I dont' have that urge anymore.  Anxiety causes so many things.  It's almost sad because sudden need to urinate masks a UTI.  Pain in the chest masks a heart attack.  Numbness down the left side masks a stroke.  Pins and needle feelings masks MS.  God, anxiety is terrible.  

    But, I can definitely tell you keeping a UTI test at home will help calm your anxiety! smile 

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      Thank you for your reply, Yes ill have too buy some and keep them handy, the urge went about 2 weeks after it started but then i had symptons which led me to go hospital as had inflammed lungs so it has been a vicious circle and i think anxiety just makes it worse than it really is. But yes I agree with what your saying anxioety makes you feel like you have all these different illnesses its horrible. 
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      I'm glad the urge went away.  Mine comes and goes.....but I always have those on hand.  Funny thing is that if I take them with me on vacation I feel fine and don't need to use them.  If I forget the UTI test strips I'm urinating more often and need to find a pharmacy to buy them just so I can take the stupid test and let it show it's negative.  Then my anxiety is better.  

      Crazy cycle!!

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      I do!!!!! Oh wow! I think mine is neuropathy caused by alcohol. I started on my thiamine and b complex vitamins and it seems a bit better. But, most definitely I get that. Alcohol neuropathy is reversible as long as you catch it in time.
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    Chelsea, we read hundreds of posts a week every week. The two most common fears (of many) from almost everyone are these two...heart attack and brain tumor. Think of it.....almost everyone. Even after loads of tests coming back clear...they just won't give it up.

    These thoughts are just thoughts. They are not real. The sooner you come to realize that, the faster you will begin taking your life back. For me, it took anti anxiety meds that brought me back to sane thinking very quickly. The I found this site where everyone has anxiety experience. You will get a lot of support here, and ideas.

    You might want to scroll through other discussions here on anxiety. You will learn a lot and breathe easier....you are not alone.

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