So scared

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Last night got rushed to A&E ambulance called my Gp who thought i was having a stroke... They did a ct scan no bleed all fine.. they sent me home last night and had to go back today. the specialist says all the symptoms were anxiety and nothing to do with a stroke.

I had major panic, dizzy spells, tingling in my head and face, the usual pins n needdles in my arms, my focus was rubbish and my balance was bad. any one experienced these.....


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    Anxiety is an extremely powerful and diseptive enemy. Basicly anxiety comes about when your brain is completely overstressed and is unable to cope with the pressures its encountering. It will start giving you false flags like body pians and various other problems making you think something is seriously wrong when there isn't anything wrong at all.

    Anxiety also creates an over excess of adrenaline which will send your body into overdrive. Your heart will feel like its pounding out of your chest or in your case make you feel like you're having a stroke. What you need to do is find ways to calm yourself.

    Believe it or not that is the key. Weather it be exersize or breathing exersizes or whatever you may come up with, that is the starting point. You find a way or ways to calm yourself and you'll deprive anxiety more and more of its hold on you. Its extremely hard to do but it can be done. I would suggest you contact your GP again and ask them about how to overcome anxiety and if they know anything that might help you.

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      Thanks john,

      I am doing the relaxation and breathing , but all the other symptoms was just overload.

      Unfortunatly when i had gall stones back in sept and using google (never again)It has sadly kicked off health anxiety.

      But i will do this , i am stronger than the dreaded anxiety and i am going to use every coping tool i can.

      Thank you so much for your input x

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    hey gill, when got my first panic attack i had the exact same symptoms, i was driving at the time and got to heart palptations and it set me into what you have just discribed. the doctor at my a&e had told me this is from to much oxygen entering the system causing you to hyperventilat. its easy enough fixed by breathing in for 4 secounds and breathing out for 7. doctors also told me a paper bag also helps but since then ive been told not to use that method 

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