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    Old 01-27-2017, 11:37 AM   #1
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    I may be in denial about having Anxiety

    I have had some weird health issues for about fifteen years. I will sometimes have chest pains, skipped heart beats, tingling in my hands and feet, dizziness. I am a pretty chill person unless one of these symptom manifests itself which is pretty frequently. I have had a bunch of tests done. EKG's, Stress tests, holter monitors, echocardiogram, CT Scans, Thyroid Ultrasounds, and so much blood work. Everything always comes back fine. The doctors always say I am a picture good health. Recently I moved and my new doctor said that he believes it is anxiety and that I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

    Here is where I have an issue. I am absolutely fine unless these symptoms I get start to happen. How can it be anxiety if when I am not experiencing these symptoms then I feel fine. I was always under the impression that anxiety was a battle people faced constantly. My doctor wants to try Lexapro 5mg to see if it help and I am terrified to start to taking it given some of the side effects people experience with SSRI's.

    Does anyone else experience anxiety in this way and does medication help to alleviate these symptoms?

     
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    Old 01-27-2017, 11:47 AM   #2
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    Re: I may be in denial about having Anxiety

    I've had anxiety/panic attacks so bad i wound up in emergency room.

    I was taking Ativan quite a bit leading up to it.

    After the ER visit my family doctor put me on a low dose beta-blocker that really helped me out a lot. Kept my anxiety level down w/o the drowsy effects of the Ativan.

    The right medicine can make a world of difference. Work with your doctor and try some things out. If one pill doesn't help try something else.

    Best of luck to you.

     
    Old 01-27-2017, 11:53 AM   #3
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    Re: I may be in denial about having Anxiety

    I have a low heart rate that is usually in the mid 50's. A couple years ago my doctor tried me on a Beta-Blocker and it dropped my heart rate into the 30's so I got off of it.

     
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