HELP ME: Anxiety or chronic fatigue syndrome

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I had tonsilltis this past May-August. Sometime over this period I was hit with HORRIBLE fatigue. Id wake up from 12 hours of sleep exhausted. In April before the fatigue started I had my first ever panic attack after smoking weed-I felt weird for like 2 weeks because I flipped out and didnt know what was going to happen to me (felt anxious). But then in May i got the flu/strep throat. After the fatigue started I lost it. I looked up EVERY possible illness known to man to cause fatigue. If I sneezed, I would look up illness causing sneezing. I was basically a mess and went crazy. I then got symptoms like this: fatigue, brain fog, dizziness, headaches, weird dreams, spaced out feeling, no energy. I gave up and lay in bed and stayed home basically all day for a month and a half. But, I played tennis 3 hours a day and went to NYC every day during this time. in August for 3 weeks I played tennis 3 hours a day every day while still feeling horrible. Then, my doctor told me to have surgery to remove my TONSILS bc I kept testing positive for strep. He removed them and he found an abscess (an infection) and said all my problems would subside. The surgery was over 3 weeks ago and I am back to square one. My fatigue feels different but it is still there. My headaches arent the same severity but still there. My therapist says its ALL ANXIETY because I am able to excersize unlike many CFS patients. My symptoms are: horrible fatigue, tired still, headaches, slight brain fog, dizziness, shortness of breath, mild chest pain sometimes. Im a senior in high school and applying to colleges currently and it is making me crazy. I am terribly afraid I will not be able to attend because of my issues. All my hard work gone down the drain because of this. Can anxiety cause such symptoms? I hardly feel anxious and never have panic attacks. If its CFS I dont know what I will do. Please help me 

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    Yes anxiety can cause all theses symptoms it's how your body copes with the stress and panic it's hard I have been through it but I'm getting better I was same weed caused myn then started looking up they symptoms that's the worst thing to do because the worst comes out of it I have had all then symptoms u have I have had them all I don't panic any more just odd thoughts and a little aces and pains it will go it's mad the way out brain works 
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    Anxiety symptoms can come in all sorts of form, especially the ones you mentioned> Everyone is different. 

    It sounds like you are worrying and this in turn can make anxiety symptoms worse. 

    Do you feel better when you exercise?

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      That's what I thought. How do I like deal with the symptoms? The tiredness is beyond annoying and it's every day. I just feel "out of it" and am not my old, normal self. Should I just accept it and move on?
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      That's the first step to recovery is accepting that you have anxiety u should know it won't harm you and every thing u feel is to do with the body coping right now I have shortness of breath but not to fussed about it because I know what it is it won't hurt me and it will pass it's easy said than done but once you have jumped the first hurdle you half way there to recovery 
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    The body has an amazing way of curing itself...sounds like you hit a few virus and bacterial problems that changed the way you felt for awhile....and now you might be over aware of everything going on....but it will pass. Be patient with yourself . The fatigue will go away.

    Good health to you and keep playing tennis...!!!

     

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