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Hi,

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! sad 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?

Thankyou.

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  • Posted

    This is anxiety I too believe I have a underlining head problem which the docs are missing, I am convinced I have a brain tumour But the doctors keep saying there's nothing wrong and they not worried about sending me for a MRI. It's so annoying because I am fully convinced I have a brain tumour!! sad
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      Me too John. I had an MRI of my brain yesterday, so waiting for the results. What are your symptoms? What does your head feel like? I have pressure over left eye, into head, down behind ear, and into neck. Also, wake up daily nauseous, shaky, weak, pins and needles feeling in extremities, no appetite and have lost a lot of weight. 
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    Anxiety can and does cause pain everywhere. The stress it causes you, creates inflammation all over your body. When you are inflamed, it presses against nerves, which cause pain. I hurt all the time through my neck, back, chest arms and legs. Like you, I was "normal" not so long ago, before my anxiety started.
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    This is anxiety Alex, I did not beileve it either when I was first diagnosed.

    You have had all the test you are fine it is anxiety and you have to learn to deal with it.

    Meds and therapy are an option

    Exercising and meditation helpsbiggrin

     

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    Thankyou for replying guys.

    It's so horrible as now I'm a completely different person.its completely ruining my life. I wake up and the first thing I think is "Do I feel normal today" and 99% of the time I don't. Do you get a feeing like you're in a dream sort of state like you're sort of drunk but an unpleasant drunk?

    My doctors kee offering me tablets and I say no. Because I'm convinced I've got a problem that they've missed and it's so frustrating sad to wake up in agony on holiday with no explanation.

    The inflimation thing is very helpful thankyou.

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    Hi Alex. Amongst other mental health issues, I struggle terribly with anxiety. The med I use for this is called Pregabalin. This drug is also useful and prescribed for nerve pain. I noticed you said you didnt want to take meds, but maybe it could be something to discuss with your GP if you get deperate Hope you feel better.
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      Thankyou! I'm going this week so I will discuss. I'm on one tablet called "Gabapentin" to try and help me sleep but only 100mg? When I wake up it feels like I've spent a month straight in the gym on my pectorals and back sad so not sure if it does anything.
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    I was really sick in 2013, passed out. Very weak for most of the summer. Figured I had a virus cause my blood work show an infection. However, I am still experiencing a feeling of passing out and weakness. Had everything done, seen all the specialists to no avail. Seeing s natural path and chiropractor doctor has helped. Take vit b 12, vitamins d 2000mg during no sun light days. Just yesterday, my legs were very weak and driving today I had the feeling of passing out. I have ruled everything out besides ms. I have come to realize that perhaps all these symptoms including others experienced is related to anxiety.  It could just take one incident like your father's health problems to perhaps get anxiety. Use hot heating pad on your neck and drink lemon water. Take vitamins.  Located in Canada. 
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