I have been watching here for some time and hope that you can help. I have posted once i think, cant remember.
I have been diagnosed with TMJD (jaw) and costracondritis (imflammation of ribs and breast bones) recently, they obviously bring on their own physical symptoms, however, due to many reasons, i have also been suffering with anxiety and panic attacks, (tension and stress also common with TMJD and costra) I am trying to deal with these in ways of self help books, techniques, counselling etc. But the physical symptons i suffer with are making me worse.
I am clear of the TMJD ones and some of the costra, however everytime i see a doc with a new symptom he says it's anxiety. Do these sound like anxiety to you?:
A numb creeping tightness over and in my breasts, not so much painful but itchy, annoying, cold type feeling.
A tightening, pulling, numbness in arms, elbows and across the top of the hands
A disconnection from the rest of the world
Not focusing, delayed reaction with eyes at times
And a feeling that i am waiting for something? (I know that way be one)
I am so sorry to go on, but i feel so alone, my husband is asking me to "click" out of this and everyone knows this is all i talk about. My husband really doesn't understand i am now feeling the doctors dont either, they always look annoyed when i enter the room. I am on so many drugs i cant stand it. I am looking for reasons to not go to work, my boss is noticing this.
Please can someone identify with these symptons or are they part of the other illnessess i have?