suffering from what i thought was anxiety!!

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So ive been feeling pretty bad for around a year.. pinned this down to extra stress as ive always suffered from mild anxiety ... this years been pretty bad.. tremors, body vibration, unable to focus vision , double vision and dry eyes.. also short of breath like i cant breathe .. constantly fidgeting weak muscles numb tingleing sensations all over my body real bad vertigo cold hands and feet... so yeah now that ive actually just wrote them down im realising thats alot of symptoms!! All which i thought i was causing myself because of anxiety.. you know when you get told loads of times that your fine its all in your head and ur gp just dismisses you to the point where your in a an e clinging to the fact that this cant possibly be all in my head.. how can i be so forgetfull confused and shaky when i dont feel anxious?? Well i persisted and luckily got a great dr who wrote to my gp and asked he do some bloods... today i found out im b12 deficient and that causes all my symptoms above even causes anxiety!! Finally .. my post is really just trust your gut and listen to your body.. anxiety is a crazy thing..

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    That's what scares me I believe that there is something wrong with my heart but not one doctor I have seen believes it's heart related. I've had basic test done as in full blood count cholesterol chest blood pressure ecg and chest xray and they say they can't find anything so what the he'll.do I do
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      Thing is when i first started with anxiety i thought i had a heart problem.. constantly fast even when resting. Had a heart moniter attaxhed for 24 hours they found skipped beats which is normal and normal heart rythym just faster than your standard beats. No im talking my resting beats is 90/100. When im walking or jogging. Its like 185.. for me thats normal but when it started happening it wasnt normal for me

      I thonk anxiety grows witb you as you grow.. i still have high blood pressure and im fine.. only 29 ASWELL. Not fat dont smoke rarely drink.. you see its because that was one of my first symptoms it stuck with me and for years i thought i had a dodgy ticker.. soon as i thought f*** it.. it left my head ( mot completley) still get skipped beats but ive fou.d out these can be from b12 deficiency. I think symptoms evolve with anxiety.. its more of what triggers your worry you will focus on.like if i said to you.. you have a lump on your neck and it 'might' be cancer.. you will automatically think about that lump and think the worse make the symptoms of this non existing lump happen and turn your attention off your heart.. thats what happened to me.. so personally i think you are fine.. they tend to catch the big things like bad hearts ..mines just anemia.. dont worry.im not worrying about my heart and mines prob in worse shape than yours.

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      Are they only running the same standard tests each time?  Go to an endocrinologist. And request them to check your b12, magnesium and vitamin d levels. You cant see the same doc over and over.other things can eefect the heart well. Medications, foods, vitamin deficiencies. You will unfortunately have to do all the leg work yourself them request the tets.
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    Your doctor didn't do a blood test straight away?...
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      Yes at first when i had high blood pressure he did fasting bloods around 3 years ago.. but like i said i recently this past year have been getting the neuro symptoms. But he just said stress and anxiety... like they do.. i feel gps dont take you seriously once they know you suffer with anxiety.
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    Me too. Ive been taking b12 shots for six years. Also have other health ailments but panic attacks are different. Yes a lot of symproms are a defiecency but to a point. Im saying this because it was explained to me. I do have health issues and i do have anxiety. The two are annoying and at times i have no clue which is which but im learning. I also have a mitro valve prolapse but that i learned doesnt involve the mind. Its a host of symptoms that come and go. Anxiety is different. I cant explain it but the mind starts it and i get overly worried about something and it begins. Its not like the deficency or the health ailments. Stay on top of the b12 though it caused some real health issues because there was a shortage for about nine months and it effected one of my eyes. Some of your symptoms will go away as the weeks go on and as you get regular shots but you still will get anxiety at times. Also be sure vitamin d levels are strong that really causes a lot of issues and people who get depressed really need their levels up and i dont think they realize how vital nutrients are in keeping the mind and body strong. Anyway i was ambivilant to write this because you would feel you are cured but then all of a sudden it would happen again and youd be really upset so i thought it was best to just let you know. But yes on the muscles and tingling and will absolutely help head issues and ear issues. You want those numbers easily between 400-600. And absokutely vitamin d suppliments. Have them check magnesium levels as well on your next visit. Usually more then one deficency occers and you take ppis talk to your doctor how to get off of them. I weaned off the pois as they cause b12 absorption problems and calcium issues as well. Good luck and glad at least now you will get rid of a few of the symptoms you moted. And you will feel an increased amount of energy for sure.
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      Hi my levels are at 133.. sorry i didnt understand what i should be weand off ppis??? And also you mentioned eye problems? What was they as im having trouble with my eyes .. what were your numbers of b12 when you found out you was deficient? I think im starting weekly shots for 5 weeks tomorrow. Will i feel a benefit srraight away? And what where your symptoms of b12 deficiency? Thanks for writing.
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      very low levels. Five weeks wont be enough. They sell sub lingual b12 you most likely will need it forever. Demand your levels are checked regularly. Yes my eyes got effected as they were busy dismissing some symptoms. My eye has Optic nerve pallor. No one tells me anxiety anymore but diagnoses are not comforting either. And docs cant fix a lot of stuff. They are just humans and science isnt exact and many areas do not have cures. But vitamin deficiency they can handle..some cant due to lack of education. If you can locate an integrated md that would help you out, but its expensive.my b12 deficiencies began when i was on acid reducers, or ppis.muscle stuff, burning, nuero stuff. I saw an integrated doc and at first he had me in a candida diet, then gave me a b12 shot and having no clue my brain fog felt better and thats when we both knew to check blood. And i have been getting shots since.ik when the burning sensatiins start or funny headaches i need b12. It did cause problems. Vitamin d is vital too. Doctors seriously need to stop throwing anxiety pills around and start doing bloodwork a lot more. But they have to be educated on the topic. Integrated md is the best choice on medical supervision as they work on the whole body and arent as rushed. Just expensive. You will feel better soon, a couple of weeks but five tiny weeks is no way enough. Your levels will drop again. Now they say my anxiety is from my health ailments and i need to accept them. Go figure. 
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    Hey did you experience dizzy spells as well ?
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      I am sorry your going through that. I have dizziness all day everyday and have had an MRI done and it was normal, also went to an ENT doctor and nothing wrong with my ears so anxiety is the only thing I can diagnose myself with. The last time I had blood work done was a year ago. So how often did you have dizziness ?
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      Dizziness from anxiety is usually caused by poor breathing habits, if you're overweight then it'll be worse. Teach yourself to breathe through your nose and I promise you your symptoms will lessen and lessen and eventually go. I couldn't walk from my car to the cash point without going dizzy cause I was panicking and breathing through my mouth. I'd get chest pains burp a hell of a lot so much my doctor thought I had GERD. I taught myself some breathing techniques also look at yoga. If your symptoms are anxiety related this will fix it.

      Good luck.

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