Health anxiety is ruining my life!.

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Hey guys, hope all is well. Im 34 years old. As I sit here typing im feeling the same way been feeling like this for couple of months now. Been to the ER and doctor office a few times this year with mutiple symptoms every new symptom will lead me to think certain illness like right now I'm still having chest pains ear pressure feet tingling sweaty palms shortness of breath and lack of energy just the fear of going outside and something happening keeps me from going out. I haven't been diagnosed with anxiety I haven't seen a specialist but after visiting so many doctors im assuming it is anxiety. Don't know what else to do. I really don't want to go on meds but if I have to I will as long as I can get my life back. I really don't have anyone to talk to about this since they all think I'm nuts. I don't want to bring it up to my wife again I feel like I'm getting her annoyed by it. When I first started to freak out about my health was in April when I had bad indigestion thought it was stomach cancer or pancreatic cancer went to the gastro everything clear. Then a month later chest pains thought i was having a heart attack went to the ER where they did ekg, xray, blood test no signs of a heart attack or disease. Then now it's the pressure in my ears that goes to my side of my face like if I was hanging upside thinking brain cancer i went to urgent care they said just to take some ibuprofen. it's a little better now. But the fear is still there. I'm driving myself insane.

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    i have something similar rafael,i was in er twice thinking im having a stroke,but all test were fine.

    im in panic ALL day and it hits me the worse in the evening

    i have bad physical symptoms such as headache,head pressure,heat waves,feeling of doom.

    its a horrible life and i cant get out of it and its driving me mad too.

    im just trying to ignore and hoping its gonna go away.

    hang in there.

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    You are not a nut nor you are insane. You have anxiety and it's taking over your life. I can relate. My life seems unmanageable. I know that you have seen doctors but have you seen a psychiatrist? I know you are hesitant to go on meds but if it will help get your life back, I think it's worth it because you are worth it.

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    I get a pressure/tightness in the side of my face and head, also felt in my ear. Sometimes along with it a tingling. Turns out it was from my muscles in my neck and shoulders being so tense it was causing nerve pressure. Nerve pressure can feel super weird. That's a possibility for what you are describing here. Try heating pad if you have one and an anti-inflammatory, alieve or ibuprofen. You'll feel better soon.

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