It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Share Your Anxiety Story Message Board

  • Health Anxiety-ugh

  • Post New Thread   Reply Reply
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 10-02-2007, 05:48 PM   #1
    Senior Member
    mayansun's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2004
    Posts: 149
    mayansun HB User
    Health Anxiety-ugh

    I shall try to keep it short. In 2004 I began having unusually bad headaches and bouts of dizziness. After many doctors and tests I finally convinced my doctor to order an MRI of my head--I had convinced myself I had MS. Well it turned out I had an unruptured brain aneurysm.

    It was "incidental" but a bombshell to me. 2weeks later I had it successfully clipped. I was 27. I was a wreck emotionally for a while afterward. At some point I started having shoulder pain, jaw pain etc and then was convinced it was my heart.

    I've had EKGs and a stress test and my overall risk for heart disease is virtually 0. BUT I still worry about it especially anytime I get the "trifecta" of dizziness, jaw pain and shoulder pain which I have right now. All 3 can be explained by my history of migraine, osteoarthritis/instability of the shoulder, and TMJ---yet my brain leaps to heart attack.

    I finally made some calls to find a psychologist to help me.
    "the fear is now a docile beast" Run for Life-Melissa Etheridge

    Reply With Quote
    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Reply Reply

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Health Anxiety? supermom3 Anxiety 56 10-30-2008 07:42 AM
    Health anxiety tips hyper79 Anxiety Tips 0 07-19-2007 07:36 AM
    How deal with health anxiety when real health issues? MmeMulot Anxiety 8 03-09-2006 09:04 AM
    worried about health...all the time!!! delcy Anxiety 8 01-25-2006 09:51 PM
    Need Help: New GAD and Health Anxiety victim! domn8r Anxiety 11 08-08-2005 12:08 PM
    Big Time Health Anxiety jana66 Menopause 8 04-15-2005 09:50 AM
    extreme health anxiety problems? Satyre Anxiety 3 01-06-2005 09:05 AM
    Health Anxiety Anyone? twanger Menopause 51 12-03-2004 07:11 AM
    My struggle with health anxiety and lymphoma fears. Im new. Please Read! :) Chelle80 Lymphomas 12 06-17-2004 01:35 PM
    A Question - Health Anxiety (May find scary)) kezza5 Anxiety 2 12-10-2003 01:18 PM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:53 AM.

    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!