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I feel crazy, anyone else feel the same way?

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.
Category: Symptoms 8 years ago
Asked 8 years ago

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No i have not had this particular problem, but felt comfort in u saying that u get like this when experiencing stress, because if u read my post that was moments before yours, they have parallels. same as u, i am told its anxiety, to the.point that i now fear going to the doctor because what if they are wrong. I too only feel this when under high amounta of stress, as if empending death is surely the next struggle in a life ao hard. I pray that u are well and ahould it be anxiety are able to have peace one day.
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