Possible Anxiety disorder?

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   Posted 3/22/2009 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Symptoms started shortly after a series of unrelated health problems (Kidney stones, Acne). I'm 23 and have been in essentially perfect health prior to this. Began as a constant "Lump in throat" sensation which was present all day, everyday. I got an ultrasound and determined it was nothing serious - "probably stress" I was told.

6 months later while at work I became suddenly dizzy and disorientated. Sat it off for 30 minutes then returned to work. However, since then i've had a slew of what appear to be stress or anxiety related problems arise.
Below are a list of symptoms that i've been experiencing for a year and a half.

-Lump in Throat sensation
-Constant dizziness
-Pressure in head sensation
-Feeling of inflamed tissue behind and around eyes. Feels as if I'm cross eyed
-Visible marks in eyes that correlate with pulse
- Eye "Floaters" - These are bad. Tiny, black debris that becomes visible when i shift my vision
-Pulse awareness in random parts of body
-Tightness in Stomach
-Involuntary clenching of fists, feet, stomach etc...
- Severe Difficulty concentrating, Focusing. Memory is shot. Huge problems expressing myself verbally. Thoughts become cluttered

I've got a MRI, CT and Sinus CT scan, All is clear. I'm thinking it has to be anxiety related but don't what else to do to solve it. I've always had a bit of social anxiety but never any serious symptoms until now. I was prescribed prozac which worsened my dizziness and disconnected feeling. I felt the mood stabilizing effect i suppose but depression has never been a problem.
I've tried exercise, controlled breathing, changing social conditions, eating healthy. Nothing has made a significant difference. I havnt felt normal in 18 months and it's having severe adverse effects on my school and career. I simply feel as if i'm walking around in a daze. Is there any medication that is more appropriate for treatment of these symptoms? Do i need to change my thought patterns?

Any advice is appreciated.

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   Posted 3/23/2009 1:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tx

Hello and welcome to the a/p forum at healingwell this is a great place to come and speak to people who can relate to what you are going through. It does sound to me like you are having symptoms of anxiety but im not a doctor so would advice you speak to your family doctor concerning this matter and tell them all your symptoms. There are various medications which can help with anxiety but some work better than others and what works well for one person may not work fo an other. I find that therapy works really well for helping me deal with my anxiety and depression and im due to have some CBT soon which is a type of therapy that has good results with people who are suffering with anxiety conditions. I hope you find the cause and im sure your doctor will be able to advice, please keep posting here and tell us how you getting on.

take care

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 3/23/2009 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW. I hope you find your experience here to be a good one.

Although some of the experiences you have listed have happened to me during periods of anxiety and panic, not all of them have. I know you said you have had some tests done but I still suggest seeing your doctor again. As for the prozac...I have found in the past that prozac is not a good thing. It works differently for everyone but for me it made me violent. It kind of sounds as if it may be having an adverse effect on you but then again, I am not a doctor. When you see your doctor again, just tell him some of the things that are happening with you still and maybe he will prescribe you something else. I hope that you come back soon and let us know how you are doing. Take care.
Dx:  Anxiety/Panic Disorder, Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, PTSD

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   Posted 3/23/2009 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi TX1122 and welcome to Healingwell. As you can see we have alot of wonderful and supportive folks here. I know you said you had tests run, but have they checked your Thyroid out. I had similar symptoms a few years back and it turned out that I was Hyperthyroid. If they check your thyroid make sure they do all the tests for the Thyroid not just checking the TSH. I am sorry I forget the name of the others but I believe there are 3 separate tests. Wishing you good luck and hope you get the answers you need soon.

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   Posted 3/23/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello TX,

Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P forum.  You have come to the right place to find kind and caring members that deal with A & P on a daily basis.
Have you ever been evaluated  for A & P disorder by a Psychiatrist or been in therapy of any kind?  If your problems are truly caused by Anxiety then you need to get a definitive Dx IMHO.  :-)
I agree with Nanners as you have some very nasty issues so please do keep advocating for you and go back to the physician or see a new physician if your not getting better.
Again a Warm welcome to you.  We love new members.

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   Posted 3/25/2009 5:29 AM (GMT -6)   
There are multiple medical problems associated with anxiety disorder including but not limited to sweating, diarrhea, shakiness, unrealistic fears, continual worry and much more. There are times when you cannot decide on which is the cause and which the effect! It is advisable to seek professional help in such cases. Talk to people who experience similar difficulties.
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Post Edited By Moderator (Nanners) : 3/25/2009 7:57:55 AM (GMT-6)

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