It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Anxiety Message Board


Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-04-2004, 04:18 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 37
weight39 HB User
My anxiety is at an all time high!

I'll try to make this as brief as possible. I have posted part of this story in another section. This was before my anxiety consumed me. This is a story of fear and regret.

This past Feb. I was having chest pains. Now, I have them before. And, I have severe attacks where my heart raced and became lightheaded. I've addressed this w/ my dr., a few years ago. I Had the following tests: ekg, chest x-ray, echocardigraghm and holter monitor. Everything came back negative.

So, in Feb., I had the ekg and chest x-ray. Everything was fine. He asked if I suffer from heartburn. I said "yes". However, I didn't have any. I've had atypical symptoms, which is what prompted my "yes". I should have explained this to my dr. So, he gives me nexium. I take some. But, not all.

In march, I return. He asks if the nexium is helping. I say "I don't know". Truth is, I didn't have much chest pain anymore. Occasionally, I would. He orders an upper gi series. I, reluctantly, go through w/ test. Now the upper gi series requieres you to drink barium. Sadlly, I learned that it can have a constipating affect. So, my paranoid mind thinks that I'm constipated. I return to the dr., does an x-ray or two. Guess what? Not constipated.

As the weeks go by, I seem to be struggling passing some bowels. One particular instance, I strained pretty hard. I felt a strange sensation in the chest. Soon thereafter, I would have the worst heartburn I'd ever experience. This continued for a few weeks. I went back to the dr. This is probably my 5th visit in a few months. He orders another upper gi series. Most likely to shut me up. This takes place in June.

I still have heartburn. My stomach is often upset. And I constantly worry and regret about being exposed to all this unneccessary radiation. I often break out in tears. I am seriously considering seeing a therapist. I've a few recommendations. All I know, is that my days are filled w/ constant worry.

How I wish I could go back to February. How I'd do things differently. This is the worst year of my life.

Sadly, I'm not 16. I'm a 29 y/o male. Thanks for reading.
__________________
29 year old male

Last edited by weight39; 09-04-2004 at 04:34 PM.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 09-04-2004, 07:18 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,477
ncgirl88 HB User
Unhappy Re: My anxiety is at an all time high?

Hey weight 39,

No regrets! You had the barium ct scan/gi series to rule things out. Look at it this way we are probably bombarded with so many chemicals everyday of our lives that this is just a drop in the bucket. You need to be more worried about that every day exhaust you are breathing when you go to work.

I have had the worst five months of my life. Mine started out with Gastro problems after a out of state move. I had lower left quadrant pain and so my gp prescribed Nexium...that is there rX of choice it seems these days. When in doubt prescribe the purple pill. I did not take it since I wasn't having upper gi pain at the time.

Well I had a barium ct scan to check for any abnormatlities before a colonoscopy. Well the barium was all digested at once and caused bleeding so I ended up in the er since my gastro couldn't see me and after waiting for 6 hours was told I have an internal hemmroid.

Then the colonoscopy a week later. It has been quite a few months.

My blood pressure has dropped, my temperature has dropped. I still feel horrible. I still have tons of abdominal pain. I had that same experience where my chest has now started hurting and feels like it is connected to bowel movements sometimes (weird). Went to the cardiologist and had that checked this past week...I was supposed to be on vacation for two weeks but never made it past my parent's house because I have been so weak and dizzy lately.

So needless to say I am anxiety ridden but I still think it is because of everything I have been through and because I am still not feeling well.

Anyway, I can relate. Take good care and don't beat yourself up about the barium.

-ncgirl

 
Old 09-04-2004, 07:20 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,477
ncgirl88 HB User
Lightbulb Re: My anxiety is at an all time high?

I meant to mention that I went to a homeopathic doctor who prescribed a homeopathic remedy called digesterone. It has really helped relieve my pain and regulate my bowels. Might want to try alternative medicine.

 
Old 09-05-2004, 04:14 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 37
weight39 HB User
Re: My anxiety is at an all time high?

Thanks for your replies. It's 5am. Another restless night. I'm trying to work through this. But, it's hard.

Anyway, I wish you the best of luck.
__________________
29 year old male

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
The doctor's say it's anxiety, but have you had these symptoms? mbiertennis Anxiety 3 04-24-2010 07:41 PM
Anxiety over Blood Pressure Ms_T High & Low Blood Pressure 6 01-13-2009 04:34 PM
struggling with anxiety-- some support? thisislex Anxiety 2 10-02-2008 12:03 AM
Uncertain about possible acute panic attack and anxiety -- Any input?(long) kerry4 Anxiety 4 10-13-2007 10:37 PM
Need advice quick, anxiety is messing my life up. lightblue Anxiety 5 08-29-2007 06:44 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:27 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!