This is totally getting out of control.

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I think my mind is out of it.  I've been having problems sice last july with dizziness, and have been to a neuroologist, GP, ENT and endocrinologist, I also am hypothryoid.  But my anxiety as some of you may know has been awful and in the past month my stress has gone up.  every time I go to the doctors my stress and anxiety go up, but my dizzienss I've been told told by the ENT is Migraine associated vertigo, and last week my GP listened very closely to myheart and the blood vessels in the neck and said it all sounds clear and he did blood test, lipid panel, metobolic panel and a cbc, he called and said they are all good, swaw my endo this week and the thyroid levels are getting back to normal.  But the anxiety is still here, I've had every symptom  possible with this, years ago it was heart worries, now its back to that, i'm feeling tighteness at times, with left arm and shoulder pain when i'm anxious , constantly checking the beats which are around 80, I keep thinking now its my heart becasue of all the stress Ive had over the past 9 months but more recently because of this dizziness.  The left arm pain is up in the shoulder and sometimes in the arm pit and when I push on the shoulder blade it hurts, I told the chiropractor about it yesterday and I notices it got bad before the chiropractor visit, I go there 3 days a week as he is working on the dizziness also, but I'm having some dizziness after I leave there so now I'm having anxiety about going.  I know it all sounds stupid, I'm trying to get well but having anxiety about it.  All the doctors says I'm not sick except for the anxiety, which I have an appt to see a psychologist next friday about.  Wouldn't you think knowing that things are looking better I would feel better?  Doesn't that make sense.  Why is it with anxiety it can't be gone when you know your doing better.  I don't feel so great, of course now with all the stress and anxiety I've had and still have Im worried it has effected my heart.  So I guess now I'm paying so much attention to it.  I've also noticed my smoking has cut way down, and I've been having a head ached for days which is a bit better and wondering if the drastic cut down is causing anxiety and the headaches.   I'm trying so hard to let the anxiety go, i'm doing meditation every day, using breathing exercises when I feel anxious, relaxing more at ight, i've taken up the coloring craze and do that.  I think anouth thing is that I'm very subjective to when someone says things like you may need meds for the anxiety and that scares me as I don't want to take them coz of the side effects.    My GP says he thinks I also have depression, which would make since with being dizziness 24/7 for 9 months.  I'm curious if anyone else has thedoctors tell them they are not sick, but yet the anxiety lingers along with the worry?  And have any of you been stressed and anxius for months and worried about your heart?

Thanks for listening and any advice.

Patty

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    Patty

    Yes I can totally relate to that. I just posted my story which does relate to my heart / chest area - but I totally get where you are coming from.

    The key is a) knowing you are healthy and that the bodypart is healthy and b) working back and reinforcing that in your mind. The next stage is how you deal with these thoughts. Anxiety and the brain is immense. It can make us think we have everything wrong -when in reality its playing with us and just trying to protect us. The irony is crazy.

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    You have to accept you have anxiety and there are no underliying problems.they are all psychosimatic

    You are stressed and this is making your anxiety worse you are dwelling on it and thinking about it. Anxiety loves attention.

    There is a switch in your brain that is broken it is telling you your in danger when your not you have to repair that switch with therapy

    Stay Strongredface

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    I think your focus to heal is wrong. Dont get me wrong doctors need to address the ailments. But you do have that well taken care of. However your mindset, your foucs it needs to be on healing. Real healing. Positive outlook. What i mean is take a walk in your backyard even. Barefoot feel the ground. Smell the air. Look at the world. See it. Feel it. Theres a bugger picture to all this.Not trying to sound corny here at all. The body is the body but you can focus on the mind too. The healing of your thoughts. I dont know how to really explain it. Sometimes i get it. I get the mind rules the body, the body is a shell its protecting you, your soul..your mind and that needs healing. I think no matter how i try to explain it it sounds weird. In a perfect world therapy would heal the mind, but too many shallow ignorant therapists walking around. We are energy every cell that makes us up is made of energy. Saying that understand somehow you have to find moments to feed those cells positive energy. There is somethung called the water experiment. Its real. Scientifically evident based. Dr. Masaro did a water experiment. Prooves emotions and true real connections with their effect on any living thing. My point is your focus needs to change. Thats how  spontanous healing, or miracles when people heal thats why even with ailments some people still function well. Does that make sense to you. Im so sorry if im not explaining it well i just know its really important to healing.the brain gets neglected a lot as does the health of the mind. Theirs a really potent connection. We arent cars with car parts. Doctors try to treat us like cars. If they can see a broken part they can try and fix it. Its the mechanic mentality. We are humans we think, we feel theirs the whole three dimensional aspects of the mind, the body and the soul. You are caught up in the body and body only. Does that make more sense? Im not proficient at all this at all. My body needs to return to its natural state and heal as yours and everyone elses need too. But i just know with all my being theres a different route to all this. We have to place our focus in a better place. I have no real answers im learning myself. Theres just noway a persons body can heal in a state of existemce where a person is focused on ailments and living in fear and negative self talk all the time. Thats all im saying. There are healing meditations, reiki, yoga, cbt, vibrational healing, tons of books, tons of podcast out there to help. Most wonderful is mindfullness. If i ever master this and im still learning i will try to explain this a lot better and clearer. I have moments i get it and can do it, then i lose it to falling backwards into symptoms and ailments so i havent mastered anything just yet.
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    Nicely said Lisa
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    My doctors say I'm fine and I'm petrified everyday of a heart attack or heart failure.. Never anything else. Its like I woke up one day and everything was different. Meds don't help me, I rely a lot on the people here to calm my anxiety levels and it seems to work.. Try the therapy visits. I'm getting into them soon and I cannot wait to see if we can figure out the root of this anxiety.
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    yes patty since last november this episode has lasted please if you can consider some medication I too am a believer in meditation and breathing exercises and oils and fought to go back on the meds but in the end I knew i needed something. initially the citalopram made me feel worse before I started feeling human again but im also booked in for hypnotherapy which i hope will help and i can come back of the meds. It is a living nightmare what we go through even just to get through each day but my bad days are starting to get better some days. try to keep strong my love 

     

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      HI Sue

      Your right, its tough to get thru some days.  I'm going to see s psychologist next friday and she works with a psychiatrist so if she thinks I need the meds then at least she has someone who can prescibe them.  I've tried them before and had awful side effects.  

      I think having gone thru this for so long my body and mind are having a hard time settling down.  I'm a bit calmer but still have times during the day when I get anxiety.  

      THank you for being so kind.

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