Hi...I've suffered with panic/anxiety disorder long before I was dx'd with fibro. I can't tell you how many diseases I thought I have had. I don't know if anxiety is a symptom of fibro but many of us with this disorder have it. Of course, it only adds to the pain. At the moment, along with a flare I have been in for weeks, I am getting the ole heart skipping a beat thing. It starts the minute I open my eyes in the morning and I go to sleep with it. If I stay occuppied during the day I don't notice it as much. But it still scares me as I think the doc has missed something even though I have been told, after many tests while it is happening, that it's just anxiety.
My suggestion is: DO NOT GOOGLE SYMPTOMS! Never, ever. You are going to zoom in on the worst case scenario immediately. If you do have a bone infection it can be treated with anti-biotics. I am sure that if they thought you were septic, they would have not let you go home and wait for results. Make sure you tell your doctor about these anxiety episodes. Maybe he could prescribe something to help you get through them.
I wish I had a better answer, but I DO know how you feel. It sucks.
Post Edited (Sherrine) : 8/29/2009 9:45:59 AM (GMT-6)
These posts are all so very good. Marlee, you are correct in saying "we can't change it but we can change how we react to it." When we accomplish that, that's when we have control over it. That's what I was trying to get across but you had far better words!