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    Old 03-18-2005, 08:24 AM   #1
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    Anxiety??? Whats your symptoms? Anything like mine?

    Hi, im 20 and male.

    For a while now ive been feeling like crap and i think i have some kind of social anxiety but i cant figure it out.

    I was out with friends a few months ago and i wasnt feeling all that good. I felt dizzy, faint, lightheaded, nervous, really hot head and my main concern was my pulse was beating at about 140 bpm. (It was like id not eaten for a week or like i was drunk)

    Anyway i stayed like this all night and then i got these chest pains really bad and i thought i was having a heart attack. I got taken to hospital and they did a load of tests and sent me home because they said i was ok.

    It then happened again like a week later but worse and this time i was in hospital for 4 days. I have all the tests again (x-rays, bloods, ultrasound, ct scan) all were OK. My fast heart rate was the main concern but it slowed down when I got to hospital.

    They told me i had SVT which is a problem relating to the electics of the heart. Its not a big deal, it just means my heart can beat randomly fast occasionally.

    I was sent home again and told to carry on as normal. But I now get this problem EVERYTIME I do anything socially. I get really nervous, shaky, hot, lightheaded and my heart rate goes up to over 130 bpm. I basically feel like im about to pass out. (But never have)
    All the symptoms occur as soon as my thoughts turn to getting ready to go out. I then go out anyway, meet up with friends and all the time im out I have these symptoms. The thing that bothers me most is my fast pulse. It goes like the crazy even though im sat down in a pub with people ive known for years.

    When I go home my symptoms all go and I feel normal and relaxed again. Socialising has now become something I really dread and its more like a chore than fun.

    I never feel like this when im at work or shopping, etc…

    The thing is, I know that EVERY time I do anything socially I will get all these symptoms back so I dread going out and doing things and always keep putting things off. I wake up in the morning dreading the fact that ive got to meet friends for a drink after work, etc… Im not scarred of people, what im scarred of is feeling like this when im out. You cant enjoy yourself when all you can think about is the fact your pulse is beating double the speed and you feel like your about to have a heart attack!

    Does anyone else get these symptoms or feeling anything like this?

    Is this social anxiety?

    The more I cast my mind back, I think I kite have always been this way, but nowhere near this bad.

    I am currently due to have a 24 heart monitor fitted to check out what going on.


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    Old 03-18-2005, 12:14 PM   #2
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    Re: Anxiety??? Whats your symptoms? Anything like mine?

    The is most likely "health-related" anxiety. Meaning that you have a real physical health issue that is triggering your anxiety. Likewise, your anxiety is triggering your rapid heart rate. If you continue to worry about going out with friends, it will remain a vicous cycle. Perhaps you could ask your doc for some xanax to calm you down. The best advice I can give you is to try to put it out of your mind so that you don't build up anxiety beforehand.

    Old 03-19-2005, 06:02 PM   #3
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    Wow, I go through all of the same things with anxiety. Its awful, but people do get through it everyday. Its hard to believe sometimes isnt it?

    Old 03-19-2005, 10:18 PM   #4
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    Re: Anxiety??? Whats your symptoms? Anything like mine?

    When I had what I think was anxiety a few years ago (late 2003), these were the symptoms I had:

    -Constant yawning. (even after I had around eight hours of sleep)
    -Shorter breaths.
    -I could only seem to "manually breathe" while I was awake. For some reason I couldn't get my mind off breathing, since when I finally did I would just stop breathing.
    -A slight heaviness in the chest.
    -A slight overall weakness feeling.

    This lasted a little more than two days, so I talked to a friend who also had similar symptoms at one time, and he suggested to go out and take a break and do something that I like and have fun for a few days. This actually helped and I haven't had this problem ever since.

    Old 03-20-2005, 09:21 AM   #5
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    Re: Anxiety??? Whats your symptoms? Anything like mine?

    Anybody get anything like this:-

    Breathing that kinda feels like you have a lung problem? kinda hurts a little?

    Your heart gets these short dull pain occasionally when you breath in?

    Pulsating feelings all over your body, you can feel your pulse in all strange areas over your body, like your head?? Also, sometimes you feel like you feel a heartbeat in your throat? strange,.....

    Anxiety is HORRIBLE!!

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