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I've been going around in circles for nearly 7 months now and am wondering if it could be anxiety contributing largely to what I am experiencing.
I am a 20 year old male, who up until August was very fit, healthy, and enjoying life to the maximum. I once had to have my heart restated, as I developed a sudden allergy to alcohol! Rubbish when you're 20! oh wel ... Apart from that I was a fit and healthy lad. It all changed when I was on a lads clubbing holiday in Zante (Greek Island). One morning half way through the holiday I woke up with excruciating chest and back pain, I could not lie down, without being in agony and breathing was very difficult. I was rushed to the hell hole of a hospital, which only made things worse. I was thrown on a dirty bed surrounded by needles, blood, tissues and next to an old lady who was fitting in the next bed with nobody helping her. There was stray dogs everywhere, and the nurses were not nice either.
My friends were made to leave so I was stuck in this hospital where no one spoke English, and had doctors prodding me confused. I had an X-Ray and bloods and was told it was a "pulled muscle" and to return the next day, the whole experience scared me as it was like something from a horror film.
I got back to the hotel where things got worse, and so managed to get the next flight home alone, which was a very scary experience considering I felt so poorly. As I arrived in England I went to A&E where I had lots of test such as bloods, X-rays, even an MRi Scan heart scans and an ecg. Everything was clear and was told it was a virus which would clear up. However 6 months later the pain persists. My doctors are sick of seeing me, telling me I'm fine, but I know I'm not.
This past few months, I've had what I think to be "De-Realization" , arms going dead, sweating palms, panick attacks and breathing difficulties. In February I again went to A&E as I felt so poorly, where I was told I had a virus in my head? I had to take travel sickness pills and was told it was a combination of anxiety and a virus again?
My doctor now tells me that everything including my chest pain is anxiety?! I don't understand how anxiety can make me feel so many physical symptoms? I think I have anxiety from trying to constantly deal with pain. I am seeing a chiropractor who can't find anything wrong Musclular/Skeletal. So I've ran out of hope as I've had literally every test / blood test possible.
7 months later, and I'm not the same person. I'm scared to be alone incase something happens to me, can't sleep, and in fear that I am living with a chronic illness which has been missed. I'm just looking for answers which no body seems to be able to give me. Some days I feel like I'm "Drunk and Dizzy", some days I can't catch my breath, and I'm just scared... I want my life back!!
Could anxiety be doing this to my body and make me feel physical pain for 7 months? I must also mention that from 17-20 my dad was awaiting a liver transplant. It was an extremely stressful and scary time. I was the man of the house and dreaded going home every day seeing my own dad so I'll, but finally in July he finally had the operation which is why I went on holiday in August.
Can anyone just help me to understand what's happening to me etc?
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