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Not sure if its Anxiety or I am really sick

Hello everyone, I recently joined this website because I was told that I have anxiety. It all started in the summer about a month and half ago when I woke up withj a bad stomach. I did not really think anything of it at the time, thinking it was just a bug, but that was until it lasted for a week. I started freaking myself out that I was actually really sick. I had abdominal pain,cramps, and had no appetite at all and when I tried to force myself to eat, I felt sick. I went to the doctor and he said to eat more fiber and it should past.In fact I did start to feel better until I went to Chicago with my friends where I felt very bloated and tired. I could not eat or drink and felt "gaggy." I then came home and got some rest for the next week where I found myself being extremely tired and achy. I then thought that I may have got Lyme Disease playing golf, so I went back to the doctor where they took a blood test.Everything came back normal. So being a little of a hypochondriac, I googled how accurate the lyme disease test are where I found that they are not reliable at all. I totally convinced myself that I had Lyme disease and at around this time, I developed a stiff neck, cannot sleep,dizzy, and shakiness. At this time I was totally telling myself that I have contracted Lyme Disease and read horror stories online of people who live with it for years without getting tested positive and having this disease ruin their lives. I went to a GI doctor, where he to ran tests and everything came back normal. I then went back to my normal doctor and he said he would give me Doxy for two weeks just in case it was in fact lyme disease. It was like a weight off my shoulders and I really thought I would be feeling better in no time. After about a week, I noticed that I did not get better at all. which is where I started to think that it was all in my head. I am currently in my second year of teaching and I am still experiencing symptoms such as shakiness, insomnia, stiff neck, weakness in my legs, ringing in my ears, dizziness, and muscle soreness. Is this all in my head and due to anxiety, or do you think I am actually sick? I am fearful of not being able to hold it together and having to quit my job. I had a great first year as a teacher and I would hate to have to give into whatever this is. Thanks
Category: G.A.D 8 years ago
Asked 8 years ago

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This is exactly how I am. I was undiagnosed for 10 years. I always thought I was just really sick and pretty much just accepted the fact that I would die. Nowadays I'm a lot better, but due to the fact I waited so long, it hasn't completely gone away.
Answered 8 years ago

Yes I'm saying it's good to rule things out, but sounds like you've ruled most hings out already so it's a pretty good be that it is anxiety.
Answered 8 years ago

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