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  • Anbody else suffer from hypochondria aka health anxiety?

  • Chest pains, tell me about yours?

    So I get really bad anxiety chest pains, most days feels like I'm having a heart attack. My chest pains can go from being like a heavy pain on my right side to feels like my heart is being pushed together and it's gonna like blow or something. So I just wanted to know what all your chest pains felt like if you have them?
  • Does anyone else have pressure in head with dizziness?

    I never truly experienced anxiety until I was about 21 years old. Most of my life I was fine, never feared anything, lived care free and never once thought about dying of a heart attack or anything else. I ran the roads, went to parties and just had fun. I had an episode when I was 11 years old and I found my mom dead, but by 16 I was back at it full swing. Then I got married at the age of 20, still no anxiety. Between 18 and 20, I began to gain weight very quickly. By the age of 21 I had went from 250lbs and a wrestler to 410lbs and could barely run 20 feet. But when it really hit me was when I was in the delivery room with my wife when my son was born. When they popped the sac to start delivery, they saw mucus which they said could be a complication with the baby (Thank God it wasn't) But at the time, I felt my first chest pain and my heart started racing and I started freaking out. After that it was down hill, I started having more and more chest pains. Everything else was fine, but my chest would hurt and sometimes it would even radiate down my arm and up my neck. So I made several trips to the ER to only be told it was GERD or something similar. Then came the panic attack that gave me heart palpitations, I thought I was truly going to die. That night at the ER is when they told me they believe I have a Panic/Anxiety disorder. So me feeling convinced I was going to die went to the cardiologist and had every test available on the market ran on me. Only to be told that my heart was perfectly healthy and that I had no blockages. So even though here and there I have a pain, I have to convince myself that I am not having a heart attack. But now, it has been 2 months since I had chest pains or feared heart attack but now it is my head. I started having some headaches with some dizziness, then it started getting worst. It started getting to where I had to take Excedrin Migraine almost everyday. I just started a new job and have a lot of stressful things going on right now, so I have been trying to convince myself it is just my anxiety. But then I started having like pressure in my neck, back of my head, sometimes radiating to the top of my head with some pain here and there, but mainly like a pressure, I can hear a rush or heart beat noise in my ear when I hold my head a certain angle and when my head gets a lot of pressure or I hold it so that I can hear the heartbeat, the heartbeat causes me to get dizzy. I really get like this when I feel stressful and the more stress I feel like I get, the dizzier and more pressure I feel? Has anyone else had this? Am I going crazy? I want to go have it looked at, but I am so tired of Doctors and others telling me to stop wasting my money and Doctors time with my anxiety. Because it does seem like every time I go to the doctor it ends up being anxiety. What should I do, has anyone had this problem with your head? It is horrible and when it gets bad it even causes me problems as far as not being able to walk or having to pull over when driving because I am dizzy. Please let me know if anyone else has had these problems. I also suffer from occasional tingling and numbness in my arms, legs, face and sometimes down my back it feels like.
  • Does anyone experience abdominal pain that moves all around?

    It goes up the back between the shoulder, sometimes to the neck and arms. Better if I am out socializing and worse when home alone.
  • Does anyone get chronic pain (jaw, neck, upper back etc) from the muscle tension anxiety causes?

  • Pain relieves my anxiety. Help!

    When my anxiety starts becoming overwhelming the only thing I find that causes instant relief is hurting myself. I can't make myself stop and it's getting to a point where I am buying plasters like people buy cigarettes. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  • Stomach issues & anxiety?

    I have problems needing the toilet excessively when i'm anxious, in fact,that is what causes my anxiety. I have stomach problems and the fear of being away from the toilet when this happens, makes them even worse. Its a vicious cycle. This has been ongoing for 4 years now.

    Is this normal? Do others get this?

    I can go to the loo up to 8 times, it's that bad. I usually have diarrhea or loose stools that are yellow in colour.

    I need advice because it is ruining my life and it's got to the stage now that everything is hard, working is hard, going to the shops, going on a bus, going to a beach...all those simple things are impossible. If i cant get rid of this i will commit suicide...a life like this is not worth living....

    Thank you.
  • Tongue Picking Problem

    I'm not sure if I have anxiety or ocd but am very skeptical that I do. I have an odd problem with picking/pulling off taste buds. Ive had this problem for as long as I can remember, i get so into it I dont even notice when I do it until my tongue is missing chunks and my fingers are bloody. Its so disgusting, unsanitary, painful, and just weird. I dont know whats wrong with me and i dont know how to stop.
  • What causes the chest pain I have in anxious or worried situations?

    I have been getting chest pains for months now. I have been to the emergency room because of it and they said that everything was fine and that my heart was healthy. This doesn't explain what causes the chest pain during anxious or stressful situations. 98% of the pain is on the left side and it seems to be all around that general area. I have suffered from anxiety for years and only started experiencing chest pain about 6 months ago. It would be a huge relief if someone could relate to this or give more information.


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We are a community of people struggling with mental health issues, you are not alone!