How did U know that your Anxiety symptoms were caused by Anxiety and not because of health problems?

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  How did you guys finally came to the conclusion that all your uncomfortable symptoms like dizziness/lightheadedness, anxiousness, breathing problems, heart palpitations, weakness and so on. were not caused by a medical health condition that you just didn't know about and maybe the Doctors have failed to diagnose??

  'Cause I've been to the ER once and the Doctor did a very simple Thyroid test (not full panel, just TSH, T3, T4) and ECG to take my heart rate. She asked me if this happened before and I said once but it went away and then she asked me if I was stressed I said, well yeah everyone is. She just immediately said it was panic attack/anxiety and sent me to a psychiatrist. rolleyes

Yes, I have constant thoughts of worry about why I feel like this but I'm still not sure if it is what they said it is. Or that I believed so fully in what the Doctor said that I convinced myself I have anxiety attacks and when I go out I constantly feel anxious and faint. 

So what did you guys do to make sure that what you had was exactly what it is and not a medical condition??

any suggestions??

 

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    Very valid point! Find the cause and you probably find the cure! One things for sure anyone suffering with anxiety will know deep down their body is out of balance, I suffer with pain due to muscle imbalances which definitely triggers my anxiety and then panics
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      Hey Mark what kind of pain do you have?periodically I get weird pains in random places, mostly my knee or leg or even a finger. My leg and finger has been hurting for days and my panic and worry are through the roof. I suffer from anxiety n depression and I'm a terrible hypochondriac. I really wanna go see a doctor but I'm also TERRIFIED of what they will findsad

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      Hi Natalie

      First of thing to say is you should go to the Dr or ER , either way you get a professional look at you and it will put your mind at rest. I get pain in my foot leg hip shoulder chest neck arm and hands, it's funny but just writing the list out makes me feel like a hyper contract. I do have a neck hernia which can bring on nerve pain in all the above mentioned areas. Get urselfchecked out it will help put up mind at rest wink let us know how it goes

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    You should maybe see another doctor or pay and go private to a clinic and have any tests that you feel you might need. I've been told my heart palpitations was anaemia but the anxiety it has caused gives me palpitations and constant anxiety, I have been to a private cardiologist and had 5 day heart monitor and an echocardiogram my results came back absolutely fine which lifted the weight but I still have this lingering anxiety which I am working towards getting sorted now. So whatever you feel is needed but if they keep saying anxiety then believe them there's so much stress in today's world x

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    Anxiety can caus health symptoms,even health issues. Also health issues can caus anxiety. Good question.
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    I relate to this by cause I have/had a feeling in my stomach area. ( twitches , aches and sharp pains) and they caused anxieties thinking had a tumor or cancer in which I was healthy. Again like I said in my past NEW posts my change in diet helped. Stop drinking soda and taking in sugar and meat with chemicals in it and minimal exercise helped enough.
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    I am sure because I never had anxiety before the mistake with stopping a medication cold turkey not knowing I should have tapered off. One day after stopping, all this started to hit me, and a few days later, it was so bad I went to the clinic. After an interview of what was going on and what I was taking, the doctor, on hearing that I had stopped the med the day before the problem started he immediately said that was the problem and changed my blood pressure med to one that included an anti anxiety med. I saw easing up same day. He upped the dose a few days later and things got even better. On checking Google and this site, I saw he was right. Acting on his other suggestions to ease even more of the anxiety until these symptoms finally go away, I changed my diet to foods that help anxiety and eliminated foods that cause or up it, added exercise and meditation, etc. In my case there is no doubt that it is anxiety. I still have some, but I am not immobilized by it anymore. It was one of the worst times of my life and I will be glad when the last of it is over. I must say that I learned a lot about anxiety and it's causes and effects. Before I went to the clinic that day I was so desperate that I did a lot of research trying to help myself. Of course not all anxiety is caused by stopping a medication, but all anxiety exhibits the same symptoms. I won't say those symptoms can't be caused by something else, but in my case I know it was anxiety. That was a good question. Hope this helps.

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     there are certain thing that you just know. You can see it sometimes, I used to use fever as a guide. Somethig is just off enough you kind of know, maybe not at first but you realize it. 
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