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Hi, I am a 38 year old married woman with a fab family, my husband and 2 kids. I have recently been diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder. I am struggling to accept it as my sympthoms are so real. However on reading through some of the posts, I can take great relief that these aches, pains and tinglings are in fact very real to anxiety. I have tingling in my hands, feet and soreness in my back. A brief outline of my story - I had a thumb twitch last May, unfortunately googled it and Motor Neuron filled my brain. I had an MRI and a Nerve Conduction Study both normal and my thumb doesn't twitch anymore. Whilst all this was going on, I had just moved house and had been diagnosed with Endometriosis, thus limiting our chances of baby #3. I thought at the time that I was fine with everything, just glided along - but I think maybe the initial thumb twitch was a sign of underlying stress and I didn't pay attention. Now with every tingle, pain, headache, I have serious health anxiety which drives me to tears. I do get relief from crying - but it is so hard. Please tell me I am normal!!! I have had all the tests done and all fine. My Dr's say I am healthier than he. Is this normal for anxiety as I am new to this. Currently on Lexapro 20mg and Lyrica 100mg per day, only 3 weeks into it.

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    You are completely normal im healthy and suffer all this and I still struggle to accpet its anxiety as well though I have had a really bad day with it today so hard to live with 

    Hope you are okey 

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      Thanks Joshua for replying. I found it hard to register on this website, but maybe the fact that I have is part of the acceptance process. I am doing ok, good and bad days. Really trying to stay positive and try and learn to live and deal with this illness. Hope you are ok too and that tomorrow is better for you.
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    hiya gemma,

    every one here knows exactly what ur going through weve all had it or have it youll be fine and i believe lexapro are good am on day 17 of them

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    Hey gemma,

    I know exactly how you feel. I was the same way, paralyzed with anxiety over minor aches and pains. I won't go into details, ( unless you want me too), but one thing I can almost guarantee you is that with the help from lexapro and therapy, you'll overcome this.

    You are still in the early stages with lexapro, give it time. It's a good med. 

    also, stop googling any symptoms you have, please. Google was my worst enemy!

    I've done the same tests over and over again, thus spending extra money, because they couldn't find anything wrong with me. I went to differnt doctors,because my own gp was getting sick of seeing me wink

    But because Google said I might have that, well then, Google must be right!


    If you've done your tests and everything is ok, you ARE ok. 

    It will take some time and therapy/ meds, but you WILL get there. Trust me...

    And stay away from google! wink

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    Hi Gemma,

    Yes you're completely normal,I too have had all this for the best part of 50 plus years now,still it catches me out,still I suffer,but I have a strong family also,but tell you what I'm lucky to still have them,I have not been easy to live with at times.

    Dreadful complaint to be lumbered with but now I must admit at 64 yrs old I find it easier to bear,know all the preliminary flash points and generally get by without kicking the cat from the kitchen.

    But it is hard,it's upsetting and so hard-hitting,it seems to never go away,my advice to you,accept,contain and better it(easier said than done).

    I wish you well!

    Regards Malc


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