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    Old 07-15-2006, 04:49 PM   #1
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    anxiety due to health probs

    anyone here have anxiety due to a definite physical problem that they have? i have some digestive problem which i have no definite answer what it is or why i got it. i have almost constant symptoms though they're not always that bad. i know when i think about it, it makes it worse though. there hasnt been a single day in almost a year with no physical problem. i was on a medication which i had to stop taking because of side effects, then got mono w/ a huge tonsil infection which i almost died from, and stomach problems since then. some of the symptoms are: shortness of breath, burning throat, stomach is bloated/swelled. just sick of everything and how different my life is now compared to the way it used to be a few yrs ago (im only 20). i lost 40 lbs because of the tonsil infection and i had to stop working out, and stopped drinking. anyone else have anxiety due to a health prob?

     
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    Old 07-15-2006, 05:36 PM   #2
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    Re: anxiety due to health probs

    I do!!!! I have anxiety over my heart health. I have been to many doctors and cardiologist they have given me all the test other than a cardic cath and they all show my heart is fine but i think i am one of the ones that gets a false ok and i actually have a blockage that is being missed. I suffer from palps, off and on jaw pain, off and on left arm and shoulder pain, and dizziness. They all say its anxiety. I did go to the cardio the other day and she said i could have a cath done but i dont know if its worth the risk so now i am stressed and worried about what decision to make. I run my life on how i feel when i wake up in the morning, if its a bad day then i dont want to leave my house in fear i will get somewhere and start freaking out over a pain i get. I have been this way everyday since the end of March. I just got through moving and now my body is aching but i worry if some of the pains arent from my heart, i cant get passed this worry, i want to do the cath to be able to rest easy and not worry for a day but i worry something will go wrong with the test and i will die or suffer a heart attack or stroke. So yes i definatly know how you feel, its a struggle every day for me to try to lead a normal life with my 3 kids.

     
    Old 07-17-2006, 07:00 PM   #3
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    Re: anxiety due to health probs

    I DO TOO!!!!! belive me your not alone hun and im 22 so i understand...ive lost 20lbs in 3 months my symptoms are lightheaded all day racing heart upon moving really fast drastic blood presure changes upon moving chest pains tired most of the time pee all day and having bowel movements changes loose. body pains tingling all over body off and on nausea sometimes headaches sometimes its just hell

     
    Old 07-17-2006, 07:21 PM   #4
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    Re: anxiety due to health probs

    is that the symptoms of your anxiety? do you have a definite physical prob which leads to your anxiety? that's my prob and why i have anxiety, its over a health issue gr

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    Old 07-17-2006, 07:30 PM   #5
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    Re: anxiety due to health probs

    i do have a health issue and its not anxiety they are still trying to figure it out this started happening to me the last week in april and ive been sick since when i know what horriblw thing i have ill let you know i know its not good life threating maybe,,,,REMOVED

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    Old 07-18-2006, 05:31 AM   #6
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    Re: anxiety due to health probs

    I dont know if my symptoms are over the anxiety due to the worry that im having signs of a heart problem or if they are actually due to my heart. It started out pain in the arms and back, then went to my jaw, now i feel sick to my stomache and i just dont feel right. I have thought about going back to the ER for the last 3 days but havent yet. The only relief im going to get is having a cardic cath done and it scares me to have that done so i just dont know what to do. I may seriously have a blockage in my heart but all the test so far say no, but how many times have they been wrong.

     
    Old 07-18-2006, 05:49 AM   #7
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    Re: anxiety due to health probs

    Confused you might remember me I posted about my left arm pains,shoulder,chest pains.If I were you I would just ask my doctor "what are the chances that the tests are wrong?" Have these pains gotten any worse..more frequent or the pain worse? Also I was wondering if you are getting any treatment for the anxiety....meds or therapy?

     
    Old 07-18-2006, 06:19 AM   #8
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    Re: anxiety due to health probs

    I went back to the cardio last week and told her about the jaw pain that i am now having and she said that it doesnt sound heart related by how i mention that it comes and goes and how long it last. They said of course there is always a possibility that the test are wrong and gave me some percentage. The arm pains are less now, i did just get through moving so my arms have been killing me but i think it is from moving. The only thing now is the off and on jaw pain but i am going to see a dentist in a few weeks to see if that is the cause. The last couple days i feel really sick to my stomache, but i was wondering if maybe the ativan is causing that. The pain just kinda comes and goes but is no worse in severity. I do go to an anxiety group thing once a week its not really much help. I refuse to take anti-depressants so the only thing i take is the ativan off and on as needed. I do remember you from other post of mine, they dont seem to think any of your stuff is heart related?

     
    Old 07-18-2006, 04:33 PM   #9
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    Re: anxiety due to health probs

    If I'm understanding your question correctly your asking the room could a physical health problem be the cause of your anxiety? It's tough to answer because it's which came first the chicken or the egg?
    I have Had mild acid reflux since I was 19 and I'm 32 now. I began to notice a while back that my anxiety is definately worse when my acid reflux is kicking in. It's my guess that you have anxiety along with some other health issues that makes your anxiety feel worse. I've also experienced weight loss of around 15 pounds because of this.
    I've been checked out by a doc who says I have mild acid reflux but other wise I"m healthy. In short I think Anxiety aggrivates any existing stomach problems you might have which in turn makes your Anxiety worse. A Vicious circle thing. Get checked out by a doc and therapist. Good luck.

     
    Old 07-18-2006, 04:43 PM   #10
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    Re: anxiety due to health probs

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    If I'm understanding your question correctly your asking the room could a physical health problem be the cause of your anxiety? It's tough to answer because it's which came first the chicken or the egg?
    I have Had mild acid reflux since I was 19 and I'm 32 now. I began to notice a while back that my anxiety is definately worse when my acid reflux is kicking in. It's my guess that you have anxiety along with some other health issues that makes your anxiety feel worse. I've also experienced weight loss of around 15 pounds because of this.
    I've been checked out by a doc who says I have mild acid reflux but other wise I"m healthy. In short I think Anxiety aggrivates any existing stomach problems you might have which in turn makes your Anxiety worse. A Vicious circle thing. Get checked out by a doc and therapist. Good luck.

    long story, but i had mono and a huge tonsil infection last dec (im 20 yrs old). didnt eat for 2 and a half wks, lost 40 lbs, had to stop working out, drinking, total 180 changed my life. body hasnt been the same since..with breathing probs stomach probs, a lot of physical changes that my body went through and my body is trying to adjust. i was doing alright at the beginning, but im just sick of having to be strong with all the physical symptoms, which leads to my anxiety. 1st its the physical part, now the mental part is just getting overwhelming. just wanna be normal again. hasnt been a day without a physical prob in 7-8 months. im seeing a therapist and all tests come back fine, except asthma just came up with everything. thats gets me anxious the worse, the breathing probs! just sick of being strong, i wanna be able to relax. the physical symptoms are 90% physical, the rest is in my head prob but its just so frustrating. i had ONE doctor, my primary, before december. now i have like 20 different specialists. gr

     
    Old 07-18-2006, 06:02 PM   #11
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    Re: anxiety due to health probs

    Being physically sick can take it's toll on you in many ways. I'm assuming your therapist is helping you deal with these things in some ways but it's not enough. I'd talk to your family doc or therapist... and see if they can prescribe you something for your anxiety. If they don't and you still find yourself anxious find a doc who will. Just don't go in there like you want to get downers or something just tell them your legitimate concerns and problems in dealing with your illnesses Just tell them you feel a bit overwealmed

     
    Old 07-18-2006, 08:25 PM   #12
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    Re: anxiety due to health probs

    yeah, im dealing with it the best i can. def not getting into antidepressants or antianxiety meds yet. dont wanna start that until im def ready to end it all lol

     
    Old 07-18-2006, 10:26 PM   #13
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    Re: anxiety due to health probs

    i'm so absolutely drained at the moment. today was one of the roughest days in a while with the health..BAD allergies flared up today. havent had them since i was a kid. drained is the only word. idk anymore, this is beyond rediculous

     
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