I wasn't really sure where to post this, but I've decided since my anxiety makes my symptoms worse, I will talk about it here. After going to the hospital about 5 times and having two blood tests done along with an x ray, my primary doctor is now guessing that she knows what the problem is. Although I should be relieved now, during an entire month of not knowing what I had, I spent all of my time looking up what could be wrong. I kept having chest pain and breathing issues, and so I was starting to think that I was going to have a heart attack at any moment. That, or a stroke. By the time my doctor had guessed my issue, I was accustomed to looking things up anytime I felt a strange sensation in my body. The doctor's final opinion was that I have an ulcer. For those unfamiliar, an ulcer is a sore in your stomach that causes chest pain, abdominal pain, and stomach pain - it also makes you lose your appetite and causes sleeping issues. After hearing this, I became obsessed with the thought of the ulcer rupturing, and figured that, at any second, I would internally bleed to death - so I was not eating and I was miserable. The breathing issues I had developed are due to my anxiety. I never believed something like this could affect me so much, and for the longest time, I did not want to accept it because it made me feel so weak; knowing that I was hurting my own body, and making everyone worry about me for something I was creating. Anyway, I'm hoping the ulcer is healing, but my anxiety is keeping me terrified. I am still having physical symptoms from my anxiety alone, such as numbness in my arms and legs, internal leg and hand spasms, pressure on my chest which is what affects my breathing, neck and back pain. There is always another issue going on in my body and it keeps me freaked out and panicking. It is at the point where I am convinced that I am going to die very soon. There are mornings where I wake up so confused because I was certain the night before that it was my last day being alive. I am struggling to find happiness and excitement for the future because I do not believe I will have one, and I am only 20 years old. I don't really know what to do - I am hoping there are people who can relate to my physical symtoms and tell me that there isn't something else wrong with me. All of my blood tests came back healthy, same with the x ray - I also had two EKGS done and they came back perfect as well. Can anyone relate or let me know if you have had similar experiences with numbness in your limbs that can last days, and occasional spasms/tremors in the body due to anxiety? Do you have any tips on what to do when your body goes into panic due to chest pain and numbness? Thank you and my apologies for making this post so long.
Has anyone ever experienced blacking out from anxiety. yesterday I had a disociative attack and I dont know how to deal with it. I keep spiriling thinking about it and I just feel so embarrassed about how I looked and the episode. All I want to do is be invisable right now and I cant stop focusing on it. Sorry if im just rambling I just dont know if anyone has experienced that too.
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