Weird symptoms

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I am really unsure whether what I have is Anxiety or something more serious.I would really appreciate if someone who was/is in a similar situation speaks up.

All my life I had Asthma (which has been under control and no attacks since early childhood) and IBS (stomache aches when in stressfull situations and skin becomes red on touch)

One night I experienced finger tingling and I got myself really upset thinking that I would have a heart attack because I never had tingling in my fingers before.

The next day I actually started having chest pains.

Now I have joint pain/vein pain/neck pain/muscle pain/back pain/any area on body pain/ which is tolerable but noticeable and comes and goes.

I got my heart (ECG+Heart rate+heart ultrasound ok) and lungs checked and everything is alright.

I had fatigue which seems to be going away and weight loss that could be because I changed my diet to not eating sugar.(only fruit)

The only worrysome thing is my elevated Lymphocytes and Eosinophilles (Allergy)

I can't really do any more analysis because my folks are all under the impression that I am a hypochondriac.

I can also easily feel my pulse and heartbeat.

I have a really small bump on my neck so I got scared because of that too.Also I have muscle twitching.

I have been under a lot of stress lately and just moved because of college.

Could this all be anxiety?

What disease could cause ALL of these weird symptoms?

Thanks for reading this much smile

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    You have asthma and are on meds for that. Sometimes that can add to all this. But anxiety is the drive behind it all.  Not normal anxiwty by the way its very heightened anxiety. Not a disease its a disorder..An anxiety disorder its it no joke in anyway. Have you had therapy or a counselor to speak woth about handling the anxiety? Is there any stress reduction events or classes at your college! Many have them the special ed buildings are usually very aware of these events or classes you can ask them.your parents do not seem to be aware of your anxiety level. I. Sorry for that.
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      I am aware that I do have anxiety but is it possible for anxiety to worsen for no apparent reason?

      From the unconscious or smth...

      They also noticed a heart murmour prior to the ultrasound but they didn't worry after the echo was normal.

      I also have noticed constant tinnitus which I can hear only in total silence.My ears are sometimes itchy but no pain/redness/discharge.

      I'm starting college soon but I don't think they do have a support group for that.

      I've spoken to a psych who assured me it's anxiety and she thinks I will be fine after I am used to college and living alone.

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      Anxiety can definitely get worse for no apparent reason, I was coping well with my anxiety and then for no reason it really blew up on me.

      All of your symptoms are ones I can relate to, the joint pain, muscle pain, tinnitus, absolutely all of it.

      I think you should consider therapy if that is an option for you, don't simply wait for it to get better, it might get better but it might not and therapy could really help you both with how you feel now and with preventing this from getting any worse in the future.

      You have stress in your life now but it won't be the last time you are faced with stress so it's important to learn the techniques to cope with it.

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      Yeas it all sounds very much like anxiety and it can worsen or improve..depends on whats going on. Maybe when you get to college and everything is more on your own schedule and routine you

      l feel much better. Its empowering to live on your own too and lots to do if yiu feel like walking out of your room. Always people around which is also comforting. Is your college near by to your home?

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      Good idea, talking therapies and stress management type techniques can be really useful, meds have a place for some people but they are not great for everyone and not everyone needs them either.

      I see you are not happy about taking them and really think the therapy route would be the best way forward for you, good luck smile

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    this does sound like anxiety, which can manifest in actualy physical symtoms. stay away from dr. google.  can i ask you, on your tinitus, do you take anything for your anxiety?   like xanax?   i found out the hard way that it can give temporary relief, but then give you heart pounding panic systems as it wears off.  also tingling in my fingers and arms. after i weaned off of it ( VERY SLOWLY) I do not have these particular symptoms any more.  i am just giving this information in case it relates to anyone. Can you try a yoga or meidtation group or anything to help you learn your body signs?  i also want to say that it is at this age that many of us do have symptoms start to come up. try to stay calm, keep a diary of how you are feeling, and you will be better prepared to share it with the appropriate therapist if it comes to that. i hope that when you get to University that things go smoothly for you and can get control of things and feel better. Good luck.  It is anxiety. So, don't let it go on for too long without seeking treatment.

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