Mini stroke??

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hi guys I have had really bad anxiety and really bad headaches that come and go. excruciating at times but able to get through them. I am not experiencing some numbness in my right hand and right leg... also come and goes. Im freaking about a stroke! I did go to the a&e but said I didn't have enough neaurogical symptoms for a scan! I just feel so helpless

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    Hi Christina

    Just a thought but have you had your eyes tested at an opticians? Maybe you need glasses. You can ask for a full eye examination and they can pick up on certain illnesses if there are any obvious ones which could allay your fears about a brain bleed.

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    It's probably just anxiety. One time I was having chest pains every day, like sharp ones where it was so painful it hurt to even laugh. Then all of sudden my arm and leg felt numb also, along w the chest pains. I freaked out, thought I was having a heart attack or something. I went to urgent care and had an ECG done. Everything was completely normal, and as soon as I heard that I calmed down, and then all the symptoms disappeared lol. Haven't had them since! Gotta love anxiety...

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      lol yes Ive had that too!!! I went to the a&e but they wouldn't scan me, said there wasn't enough neaurogical symptoms to scan. its my body and money, wish they would just scan me and save my sanity

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      I just gotta keep reminding myself, that its been a few weeks, with these horrible headaches and they come on go.... and Im still able to function, besides the numbness and sometimes splurred speech, Im fully aware of everything

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      What kind of scan are u asking for? If you want an MRI or a CT scan Drs are more strict with that bc it's not good for your health. When I requested a CT scan once my Dr told me that it's not healthy to subject your body to radiation like that, so she only would do it if totally necessary. Which even though it was annoying, I did appreciate her being cautious with it. I think we forget tests like that have an effect on our bodies and are not good for us.

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    You've got to remember in the last several months, you've had a number of concerns, from memory i think some of these have been:

    • fear of insects or maggots getting into your system from your dog
    • brain bleeds / stroke
    • a nurse who didn't expel air from the needle
    • gas poisoning concerns
    • fears with contaminated foods
    • fear of animal scratches

    Now, there's nothing wrong with having concerns. It's a natural part of life. It's part of our in built nature, our fight or flight response to aid in our survival. And rightly so, you've taken logical steps to address these problems. You got gas detectors, you put clean bedding on, you sought medical advice etc.

    When this however extends to prolonged periods of worry even after taking rational steps however, this is when you have a problem. And unfortunately you're stuck in a self perpetuating cycle at the moment. You've become so dependent on seeking reassurance for example, that you've been to the a & e countless times. This may sooth you for a short while but that doubt creeps back, that nagging what if, that voice that won't go away and so you seek out more assurance but the cycle keeps on going until you make a conscious decision.

    For me, that decision for accepting. Accepting my dr's diagnosis. Accepting any treatment plans or medication i was given. Accepting CBT help. Accepting that whilst my anxiety is at its peak I'm going to feel aches and pains and will have to argue with my inner voice constantly. It took me a while too during my last bout of health anxiety but i have worked to manage it now. I've accepted that i may get an illness down the road but all evidence at present points to me being healthy and I'm trying my best to enjoy that whilst i can. I have had episodes where i genuinely did need antibiotics, and other times where the dr dvised me all was well, just my anxiety causing it. Either way, I've accepted their diagnosis and tried to let go of any additional concerns after this. After time you do pick up on what is anxiety related and when it isn't, those are the times i see and trust in my dr.

    Out of curiosity, how much have you read up on anxiety and the symptoms it can contribute to?

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      thank you so much for your reply. your words and pointing out all of my obssessions over the last few months, really visually see how crazy I am. I tried going back in my descussions that I post, so I can remind myself what I have felt but.... can't seem to find them. I definitely need help, every word you spoke, made me want to cry with sadness, because I know I have a problem. I have seen the list of anxiety symptoms... but like many of us fear, the worst case scenario and there must be a reason we feel this way.

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      Trust me, i get it and it took a while for me to realise anxiety was the reason i was feeling all these physical symptoms. After several specialists for various concerns, i just looked back and was like I've spent so much time worrying, going to appointment's, hospitals. I've been categorised by my gp as having mixed anxiety and depressive disorder now. I'm literally MADD. 😂 So trust me, you're not alone in feeling this way. x

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