I have been having panic attacks since November of 2011 and I think it started off my video games and I know you might laugh at this, but I was one of those who would get mad at video games and I read anxiety can come from video game.
Anyway well I have always had this feeling that I have Deep vein thrombosis or a pulmonary embosis. I have no bluish skin on my legs, no swelling either, no heavy cramps, BUT the 3 things that FREAK me out is. With pulmonary embolism people get left chest pain which I get and mine are light ones that last a couple of seconds and comes and goes.(sometimes to the right)
Shortness of breath. I have had this since I first had my panic attack but I learned to keep it in control a bit. It still kind of freaks me out.
As I mentioned above I never gotten heavy leg cramps but get a light one from the rigt leg at the back side, or under my right thigh that barely stings which can last a couple of seconds and comes and goes. From a scale 1-10(10 being the worst) the leg pain is 1-2ish
I lay on my stomach when gaming sometimes and my back hurts after it and I get back pain(lower back). I read Leg pain can be associated with back pain.
I know doing things you like can get you to stop thinking about it but I am so paranoid when I game that I might get a blood clot in the leg and I constantly think about it.
The reason why is also because I used to sit to the computer for so many hrs(maybe 4-6 hrs a day) which I quit doing almost 5 months ago. Yet even when I stopped sitting to the computer whenever I want to play 30 mins of games on Xbox while sitting I get up and get worried I might get a clot for sitting for 30 MINUTES ONLY
Now I go outside when I can but it's cold here mostly in virginia. So I just sit to the tv still worrying about clots because I cant go outside cause its cold.
I have a neurologist appointment I march following a physiatrist or counselor something like that for my anxiety.
I want to tell my mom but I can tell she gets stressed over me telling her to take me to the doctor or hospital. I hate stressing her out because i feel bad for her and since when I first got my anxiety I have gone to A LOT to the doctor appointments. Now this time I want to tell her that I want a CT scan but don't want to stress her out because she starts to worry about me.
I have gone to a cardiologist about 3 weeks ago and it's not my heart because he said everything was fine. The echo, and eKG.
Now my questions are: if I get worried over me sitting to the computer all day which I quit months ago can a person have a blood clot for 5 months?
Can the echo test find blood clots in the heart/lung area? If so, should I still get a CT scan?
- I am a teenager, 6'1, and weigh 197lb(lost weight because of anxiety stress but I can eat now because before I had no appetite due to anxiety and I can control it a bit now)