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    Old 07-21-2019, 09:46 PM   #1
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    Can't stop worrying ... please help!

    I am new here, so I am sorry if this is in the incorrect place.

    A bit of background. I have had anxiety since I was a child. But was not diagnosed until adulthood. It was never really that bad until the past few years. I have been in and out of doctors for the past 2.5 years. I have had tons of xrays, cts, an MRI, had EKGs, wore a monitor for 48 hours, seen tons of specialists and had more blood tests than I can count. And everything always comes up pretty much fine... just low in a few vitamins.

    With aches and pains and some of my symptoms the doctors have played with the idea of Fibromyalgia, but when talking to others that have fibro, everything I complain of is VERY different! So the doctors just continue to blame anxiety and panic attacks.

    But in the last week alone, there has not been a time where part of my body was tingling. Mostly hands, feet, and face. But I get a shaking/vibration sensation in my chest/upper torso region. I have palpitations, but a lower heart rate (which makes me think not anxiety) I have no appetite, but still feel hungry, so I have a difficult time making myself eat, which has caused me to drop 5lbs in a week. I have a heavy feeling in my chest and it sometimes feels difficult to inhale. It feels almost at times if I am not concentrating on my breathing, that I won't actually breathe.

    I have noticed that I tighten and raise my shoulders without thought, but if I think about it I can relax them. But once I go back to doing anything they tense back up. I have this odd sensation, I honestly have no idea how to describe it, but it comes over my body and it steals my breath away so I have to concentrate on breathing evenly until it subsides. I have been having memory issues at times it almost seems like everyone around me is foreign to me (which is terrifying since I am only ever around my husband and children) And today, my vision has seemed to cut in and out.

    I am sorry if this is a lot to read, but I honestly have no idea what to do anymore. My first response is to always panic and run to the ER. As I have no insurance at the moment, that would be very costly. And I hate going just for them to tell me that I am fine, and its "just anxiety." I am so tired of feeling like this.

    Please, is it like this for anyone else? Is this just all in my head? Its just anxiety?

     
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    Old 07-22-2019, 07:02 AM   #2
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    Re: Can't stop worrying ... please help!

    This might seem weird but I was just reading yesterday that there is such a thing as "soft" inheritance. In other words, it's not caused by DNA which is fixed but is caused by methyl markers on genes. So if a parent had a stressful experience leading to chronic anxiety, that could create a methyl marker for anxiety and be passed down to offspring.

    The study of this comes under the heading of epigenetics.

    Of course there could be other causes for your anxiety; I don't have any way of knowing for sure. But as long as you have been to many doctors with no definite results, I thought I would just offer this idea as a possibility for you to consider.

     
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