"Oh no, this must be something bad, as Google suggested... NOT A FALSE ALARM THIS TIME!" This is what goes through my brain anytime I have weird symptoms popping out of nowhere. I have had symptoms that may cause some of you to go WHAT?! ...and I'm still alive. Pretty much. And I still haven't gotten cancer or chronic illnesses, so.
I have had these weird palpitations before. Like, ten thousand times a day, and I'm not even exeggerating. I ran to clinics. A doctor suggested I may have lupus or some accute heart infections-- well thanks. I ended up crying for days straight before my actual appointment. Guess what? The doctor did not find ANYTHING funny. She was like "well...im pretty sure you're just fine. Go home. "Now, months later, I still got palpitations here and there, perhaps hundreds a day, but I am freaking fine. Strong as a bull.
Ihave had horrible dizziness that will cause neck pain before. I would feel one side of my head is very heavy, and would have to tilt my head or lay down to balance it out. Sounds concerning, right. After several doctor trips, they could not figure out why. But then I got to this psychiatrist and I was CONVINCED my symptoms are bloody real. So real. Well... Let's say... It turns out my brain created this symptom the whole time.
I have had weird headaches out of nowhere before. For days. Medications DID NOT help. They just keep on going for days. And no... It wasn't cancer. It just passed, I don't know how, but it did.
This all happened when I suffered from GAD, without medication... Or even knowing GAD is a thing. Now I'm better, having much less health scares now. I'm not saying you should just ignore your symptoms and let nature take it's course, but I'm saying that things aremct always the way they seem like. Your brain is paranoid, accept that fact. When it is paranoid it does not function properly. So everything you think you have may not be true-- because your brain is not well. It fools you.
I hope this relieves some of your worries. I gotta go stop procrastinating now, bye!
I woke at 4:30 a.m. with a massive migraine. Probably from forgetting a medication at work and not being able to take it. Or maybe eating foods known to trigger migraine. Whatever. I took my Zomig and slept more. And finally went to work at around 12:15. Now sitting at work I'm having slight squeezing pains in my left shoulder blade and I'm TERRIFIED I'm having a heart attack.Again.Make it STOP....
I've been severely anxious for months now - the worst I've ever been. Maybe it was the nearly cold-turkey stopping of Lexapro (escitalopram) back in July. Whatever prompted this increase - it's been so bad my usual talk therapy and journaling hasn't made a dent in it. Because both usually end up focusing on my rationalizing why the anxiety is warranted. My main hang-up - heart attack.So I have...