Other Symptoms of Anxiety

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Corrie_1
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   Posted 11/6/2008 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I've always suspect that I have problems with anxiety... I have experienced Anxiety attacks but I have never went to the doctor for it... does anybody have any of the other (less known) symptoms of anxiety. I want to know about it before I talk to my doctor - or whether I need to do anything about it (it's not that bad... what I'm worried about is other signs of anxiety that I might not be aware of because although I experience attacks... they're usually isolated to stressfull situations)
 
Thanks :)
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stkitt
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   Posted 11/6/2008 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   

Corrie,

If you have fibro and anxiety, you could have just about any sx out there and many cross over between the  two disorders.  I would go by the sx you have now and not try to find ones you feel you may be overlooking. Of course remember I am not a professional.

Keep on taking to us.

Kitt


 

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Corrie_1
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   Posted 11/6/2008 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you much for your advice.
 
I'm just so worried about getting my life back on track that I want to make sure I don't overlook anything.
 
 
Diagnosed with Fibro - October 2008


paniccu
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   Posted 11/6/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi corrie,
I want to help, but I don't really understand what you are asking. Do you want to know what symptoms we have with anxiety? Is there are particular symptom you are having that you think can be attributed to anxiety?

Corrie_1
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   Posted 11/6/2008 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm concerned that I have anxiety in the sense that in certain situations I feel geniunly unsafe or uncomfortable when there is a lot of activity going around.
 
Really what Im trying to do is peice my medical history together from when I was younger to now to help me understand what I can do to improve my current situation.
 
When I was younger... whenever I was away from home for the night I use to get debilitating migranes (since I was 6!)... my parents didn't really believe that something was wrong and often would get angry at me for making excuses for why I needed to come home. I never saw a doctor about any of this (since I really didn't start seeing a doctor until I moved out at 18)
 
I always felt that the reason I got so sick was because there was too much going on (to much stimulus and my body couldn't handle it) what I'm wondering is if that is a sign of anxiety or perhaps related to my recent diagnosis of Fibro. (My diagnosis with Fibro has made my whole life make a LOT more sense)
 
I also honestly beleive I experienced PTSD as a child too and major depression. What I'm trying to do is come up with an understanding of when my symptoms started... I've always been somehow unhealthy... and I just want to make sure I address everything to put myself in the best situation I can.
 
I'm really just looking for advice.. I'm in the process of changing doctors since my current one isn't much help.
 
Thanks.
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TeacherBetsy
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   Posted 11/6/2008 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Corrie, it sounds like you've taken a significant step towards putting together your medical history. I'm not a specialist or anything, but I can see how you'd see PTSD in your history considering how your parents reacted when you tried to tell them that you were in pain. How traumatic it can be for a child to be made to feel that his/her pain is not significant or does not exist when it is, in fact, very real.

Consider writing down your history, breaking it down like a timeline from your earliest years to the present. I did this once and was surprised by how many things I'd forgotten, yet they came back to mind when I took it year by year. Write down how old you were, what happened, and how you felt about what happened, and take it when you see your new doctor. It just may help to see it all on paper.

Best of luck to you,

Betsy (-:
Dx Crohn's Disease 1996
Have taken Prednisone, Pentasa, Rowasa, and Asacol
Currently on Asacol 2400 mg daily to manage remission
 
 


Corrie_1
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   Posted 11/6/2008 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks i'll actually do that :D
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   Posted 11/6/2008 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Corrie,

Welcome to HW, it sounds like you do have some anxiety sx, and untreated PTSD can impact significantly on your health.

Tecaher betsy is right about that timeline (great input!) I find it helps me to write down things/symptoms/illness that i have had over the years and put it on paper so I don't forget anything when I see my new doc. It also helps to know all of the meds you have been on and their effects. Good luck and let us know how you go.

Meg
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stkitt
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   Posted 11/7/2008 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Corrie,

After just reading and anwering your last post I have a feeling you have some PTSD and I am going to recommend you make an appointment to get set up with a therapist.  You really will benefit from some professional help.

Eamil me if you would like or if you have any questions I can help you with.

Kitt


 

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Corrie_1
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   Posted 11/7/2008 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I think I'll look into that :) I'm always cautious when it comes to therapy... but I am going to be seeing a therapist on the 20th about how my diagnosis with Fibro (as suggested by my employer) - so I might want to discuss this too.
Diagnosed with Fibro - October 2008


TeacherBetsy
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   Posted 11/7/2008 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hope it goes well for you, Corrie... keep us posted.
Dx Crohn's Disease 1996
Have taken Prednisone, Pentasa, Rowasa, and Asacol
Currently on Asacol 2400 mg daily to manage remission
 
 


Corrie_1
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   Posted 11/8/2008 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Awww thanks Nikki :)
Diagnosed with Fibro - October 2008
 
Gabapentin 300mg/Paroxetine 20mg/Armitriptyline 30mg
                                                                                       
                                                                                         
All taken at night to help me sleep and stop dreaming and it still doesn't help :P
 
Check out my Blog on my experiences with Fibro:) I just revamped it (I often use peices of my blog to help write posts here) http://muffinsforsale.blogspot.com/
 
 

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