Physical symptoms of anxiety and health anxiety.

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Hi everyone I'm at a lose end with all this anxiety business can anyone relate?? 

Physical Symptoms started in January with tingling hands and feet and chronic tension headache. Since the one set I have had some many symptoms to this day, and MRIs of Brian and Neck and a full load of blood tests including some nasty ones like hepatitis and HIV, seen three opticians nero specialist and a skin specialist all apparently came back clear. 

Docters believe it's all anxiety related which has manifested in physical format which in time turned into health anxiety.   

Physical Symptoms include.. 

Chest Pain or Palpitations

Migraine - Frequent Headaches and tension headaches



Loss of Appetite

Constipation or Diarrhea

Flatulence or excessive wind.

Stomach cramps

Tremor and my hands shaking

Muscle twitching throughout my body, arms,hands,back, stomach, head, neck ect, 

Skin problems 

body aches and pains' 

Pins and needles 

Numbness occasionally 

The tremors and the twighting is consent and really getting to me at the moment. 

My mind is racing loads of thoughts and I always wake up manic and worrying' 


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    Hi Richard, I felt like I was reading about myself! I have got a lot of those symptoms along with a horrible head and ear pressure. I've got a foggy head too. Like you I am constantly worrying and wondering what all these physical symptoms are! It's ruling my life sad
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    The trouble with health anxiety is that we spend too much effort trying to deal with the symptoms- the things that we imagine are wrong. Which is understandable but 100% pointless. Our energy needs to be put to dealing with our root anxiety, once that is resolved so too will be the health anxiety
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    These are all classic symptoms of anxiety Richard.

    Also if you have started on mew medication,some of these could be start up side effects. It always boggles my brain how mess are designed to stop all these things but initially make them worse or more noticeable.

    Your anxiety probably started off with signs that you noticed but didn't really much think about...maybe like me you where to busy to give them any real attention and then 1 thing( with me it was a needle stick injury at work)triggered you to these extremities.

    I don't consider myself to have health anxiety because I know that all my symptoms are anxiety related even though the trigger for me was health related. I think when this trigger happens it's at a time when we a very mentally vulnerable and a thought or feeling that we would normally be able to shrug off,sticks and sends us spiralling.They say that the trick is to get the anxiety under control and then the rest will fall into place. Easier said than done when your mind is all over the place but we must believe the docs and other professionals because they have seen this a thousand times over xx

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    Like banging your finger with a soft platic hammer, and your mind convincing you it was a sledge hammer. Yes, the pain felt real, then by the laws of logic, my finger is swelling, then the remorse of how could this have happened!

    Like a good horror movie with great actors, they convince these scenes are real, with our anxiety, our mind scenes are real, only they're not, they're our attempt at the breeding grounds of fear.

    The stage is set, lights, action, first scene of fear, great!, second scene amplifies the first scene, third scene gets better, fear feeding on fear, then the panic attack in full bloom, all brought on by our production staff, our mind.

    Like a movies set, with props, cameras, audio equipment we give credence to imagination. We are not 20th Century Fox, or any of the other studios. We are sometimes into conditioning that takes on wild imaginary rides which through reverse conditioning can put a halt to "Hollywood", 

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