Test result all normal must be Anxiety

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thomasjr25
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   Posted 7/16/2009 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey its Scott
My MRI and MRA all came back normal. They have done every test possible i think. I went on a road trip to Boston (16hrs) in car and did pretty well. I felt odd at times but felt good not great at other times. I felt the worse when I was inside Fenway watching the sox. I just felt out of it and could not enjoy as much as I wanted to. I drank a lot this day and felt good until the end where I felt very dizzy. Most likely was just drunk but it freaked me out. So drinking is out till im better. Anyway i have been feeling much better but still once in a while something will make me feel very very bad. Im not sure what brings it on and I dont think im totally convinced its anxiety. Should I keep getting test done?

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   Posted 7/16/2009 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Scott

Great to hear you got the all clear from your MRI and MRA scans. Anxiety causes a lot of different symptoms and can mimic other illnesses and would recommend you speak to your doctor again and tell them how you are feeling and see what they say. I have GAD and it was not correctly diagnosed until I was sent to se a psychiatrist at my local mental health team. I hope you find an answer soon and know we are here to support you.

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   Posted 7/16/2009 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like GAD to me.
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thomasjr25
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   Posted 7/17/2009 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
GAD interesting.....I usually have such high pain tolerance and use to only go to Dr. when on my death bed. I never worried about being sick or dying. Always thought I was super immune haha. Now all of a sudden GAD? It just blows my mind. I guess I just need to accept it, because the more I deny it the more I think something serious is wrong. Im just so pissed I cant just fight this off like a cold. So would my next step be a psychiatrist? I always think what if they missed something on one the tests. I want my life back NOW. If this is anxiety I can not believe how strong it is.

scott

stkitt
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   Posted 7/17/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   

Thomas,

I am glad your doing better and agree the alocohol may be contributing to your anxiety.  I would give it up for awhile and see how you feel.

Also seeing a therapist may be your next move if all your tests have come back normal.

Therapy is a good thing as well as accepting the fact that you have anxiety it does not have you.

Take care

Kitt


 

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thomasjr25
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   Posted 7/17/2009 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks the alcohol was just a once in a moon thing........but thanks

Allestaria
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   Posted 7/18/2009 5:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Thomas,

What kind of weird feelings are you getting? It could be General anxiety Disorder (GAD). It could also be Social Anxiety. Even Panic Attacks. But you just say weird feelings. And since you mentioned the Sox game. You were in a mix of a lot of other people.

One of the reasons I quit drinking was the way it made me feel. Basically out of control. And I hate being out of control. Anyway.

Anyway shed some light on how you felt. What was going through your mind. And maybe we can help you come up with the right questions to ask your doctor. Or maybe see a pattern.

Therapy is a good idea. But you have to come to terms with what you might have. I'm not going to say you have anxiety. Or anything else as so little information is given.

Some times its not anxiety. But a thyroid problem, allergies, food, drinking, etc. Can all be factors in different situations. Sugar can also cause problems, along with caffeine.

Keep in mind as we grow older. Things that were "normal" are not so normal anymore. Example. I was raised eating eggs, and banana's . Well I can't have either anymore. They both cause some horrible tummy pain. I have allergies now. To what I have no idea. But I do. I was the only person in my family that didn't have allergies. I think this is pay back for picking on my dad for so many years.
Things change and we have to adept to them.

Sugar of all things. Sets me into a really werid feeling. Like I'm going to pass out. My brother suffers from this now also. Its really werid. But I can eat a piece of cake. 1 hour later feel like doom as hit and I'm finished. Feeling faint, light headed, shaking, and just horrible. All because of cake, pancakes, chocolate, etc.

Take care
Cary-Ann

thomasjr25
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   Posted 7/20/2009 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
For all you who dont know----3 months and counting.....

Im a 29yrs old male. At 17yrs old I had a almost passing out spell with lightheaded symptoms for two months. They only tested my heart at that time and it was normal. One day I was at home and noticed that all symptoms were gone!!! Those two months sucked but I felt better. I still thought something was wrong but I was going to enjoy life while I had it. Well about 8 years later after a break up from a long relationship and living in a strange city alone my symptoms came back. These were less intense as when I was 17 but lasted long about four months. I got a new job and started moving in with a roommate and while I was moving I noticed I felt so much better!! Again gone but I still thought dang something is wrong inside lets again start enjoying life as much as possible while I can. This second battle I was able to still run twice a day and workout with weights. I never went to doctors. Now Im 29 yrs and at the end of April this year I was got married. My parents whom are from Maine were down here as well as all my family whom I have not seen in 8 years. It was the greatest week ever. Anyway when everyone left I felt very down and depressed and all of a sudden i felt like I was going to pass out. This time I went to doctors. I have had every test I think possible. Let it be known that I can not run or workout like I use to which scares that crap out of me. I go to gym still by the intensity level changes per day. I have had my heart checked (echo and ekg) I have gone to a cardiologist whom says IM NOT A HEART patient. Through out this whole exp. my blood pressure has gone from 119/60 - 150/90. My blood pressure has always been up at the doctors and they always say its white coat but Im not sure it is. I have also had a MRI and MRA with contrast which were both normal. I have had blood test which were normal and also 24hr urinalysis which was normal. I have seen a ENT which was normal. The only thing we can think of is either GAD or hypertension? The thing is with the hypertension is that some nurses get it normal and others get it high so ***? Some days my symptoms are better other days bad. Not so much lightheaded all the time just out of it with burst of lightheaded sensations sometimes throughout day. Sometimes it feels like Im leaning to one side. July 17-20th I felt good and took a 15hr road trip. I felt pretty good with some major ear popping traveling through the mountains that made me a bit dizzy. I had to equalize a lot. I played 4 hrs of paintball and felt very tired but good. I think I was tired due to playing after driving 15hrs. I was with friends and when I was talking with them and messing around I felt good. I went to a red sox game and right when I sat down I felt odd again. I started feeling good and decided to have a few beers. I felt great but then I felt real dizzy. I think it was me getting buzzed and it made my body freak out. So after this trip I thought I was on the road to recovery but when I got home I had a bad day and felt very odd all day (lightheaded). It is mostly just spurts of 1-2 second sensations in head. But I think about it all day. I was having major fullness and pressure in head but that symptoms has mostly gone away. I still get it slightly. I also get some ringing in ear on one side that is quick but intense. At the start of all this I was having heart palpitations (skip beat followed by strong hard beat). That has totally gone away:) Thank god. I was also abusing caffeine for past year. I stopped when this started (one cup espresso a day). I was consuming sugar free energy drinks supplements with caffeine and coffee with two shots of espresso a day. I guessing around 1500-2000mg a day of caffeine. So do you think I should get treated for hypertension? Any more test I should do? GHD ? see psychiatrist? I have a two year old and want my life back NOW!

stkitt
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   Posted 7/20/2009 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning,

I suspect that your BP is up second degree to the anxiety and the worrying you are going through.  If you had a consistent high BP reading I would hope your physician would start you on a BP med but yours seems to be normal and then somewhat elevated when your in the clinic. 

I would make an appointment with a psychiatrist and/or therapist to start working on getting a good handle on your anxiety.

I believe you know you have anxiety but are still looking for the physical reason for it.  If you reread your post you will see the many stressors in your life...............missing your family, worrying about your sx even after you have been reassured that all tests are within normal range.

I would try hard to let go of your fears and stay in the moment. Keep in mind that living in the past or the future doesn't leave you with much attention for the present.

You are among friends here and we all understand this nasty disorder called anxiety.

I wish you peace,

Kitt


 

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