Somebody Please put my mind at rest, im so afraid.

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Dazzur
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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 10/6/2009 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello, Im 18, Im generally healthy, thought i do smoke around 10 cigarettes a day (now quitting) last night i was on my laptop and  had a strange feeling rush up to my head, i recovered, but after, i was so frightened. my heart began to race, i was shaking like mad and i felt so scared and worried that i just wanted to vomit, i just thought i had experienced something completley fatal, eventually, my mum calmed me down, where i managed to finally get into bed where i had a very restless nights sleep.
This morning i woke up, decided to have a cigarette, as i know, having a cigarette increases your heart rate, being able to feel this and still be scared from the night before, didnt go down so well, i became worried, my heart began to race again and i was jsut generally scared that something was wrong with me. i did move on eventually, got ready for college (btw, i was already suffereing from a Migraine that was supposedly caused by stress, this is what the Doctor said about a week before, i also developed a tight chest for one night too) when i arrived at college, i just felt sick, i wanted to go to the hospital where i could be safe, i begged my business studies teacher to just let me go and seek help from some one, she eventually agreed, at this point i was frightened, i was shaking, felt sick, heart was racing. My girlfriend soon found me in college and had her parents take me to a Walk in Centre where i could get checked out.
I went in and she checked my blood pressure which was fine, she put the little clip finger on my finger (which im not sure what its for tongue ) and she said its fine, she then listened to my heart, everything was fine, she told me that i could be stressed. But after a long eventiful day, i just felt tired and worried, Eventually, Ive started to develop an acheing pain in my left arm and left leg, i still have it now, and its making me worried again, i just want it to go away, i cant help but think of all the worst possible things that could happen to me, my arm just feels weak and its acheing, my leg is the same, soe one please help me, i feel sik with worry.
I appreciate any replies at all. thank you.

Green Grove
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   Posted 10/6/2009 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dazzur!

Welcome to HW and our A/P Forum. It seems to me that you are having many classic anxiety symptoms that I personally have went through and many other members on here as well. I also get those strange feelings over my body if I'm anxious and smoke a cigarette, as well as caffeine, sugars, carbonated beverages, etc. Your best bet would be to consult your physician and have him/her sit down with you and come up with some treatment options. There are several good meds out there that are beneficial when dealing with anxiety and panic. Another option could be some therapy to teach you helpful tips and tricks so you can learn to cope with your issues.

For a start though, you should check out the top of our forum page and you will see a link called Anxiety - Panic Resources. Then at the bottom of the posts is a link to free CBT training called MoodGYM, and other links to various breathing/relaxation exercises :) Please also stick with us here at HW so we can all help each other with peer support. Tons of great members on here that are compassionate and caring. . . We have all been there :)

Well take care and I hope things get better. Please do keep us posted!

Dazzur
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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 10/7/2009 12:01 AM (GMT -7)   
thank you for replying green grove, ot meant alot.
I feel alot better now i went to bed nice and early.
about seeing somebody about anxiety, being only 18, i dont know how to arrange this, I could ask my parents to help me, but they would probably say im talking nonsense and im fine, And when i do go to see the doctor, i always feel unsatisfied, like i havnt got a word in or i havnt explained something well enough and the doctor didnt really give me a chance to talk.
ill have to check it out in my spare time.
My left arm and left leg feel alot better today, it put my mind at ease, and theirs no way im smoking another cigarette :)
 
thank you green grove, and i do plan on sticking around.
Take Care

badgenetics1
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   Posted 10/7/2009 4:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I know it is horrible and frightening, but know you are not alone. Maybe it will never happen again, but if it does, go see a doc, there are things you can take just once in a while that can help tremendously. Dont think it is nonsense, it is real and a true medical condition.

Boon
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   Posted 10/7/2009 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I'd like to add that there is a wonderful book called Freedom from Fear by Dr. Howard Liebgold.  This book lists all the many symptoms of anxiety and is an excellent source for those with OCD (including worry).  The tools are really helpful in getting you through an attack - helping you to realize that anxiety is certainly uncomfortable but it will not hurt you.  You can get this book through www.amazon.com or www.angelnet.com

"Life is not about comfort.  It is about living."  Dr. Howard Liebgold, Freedom from Fear


Dazzur
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   Posted 10/8/2009 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Boon that is very helpful, but being a student myself, i only get £30 a week (around $15) from my college course, and i have to spend that on college supplies. is their any e-book version avaible of it on the internet?

Boon
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   Posted 10/8/2009 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Not that I'm aware of.  The Midwest Center program is very expensive but they have a website with a forum on it that may be beneficial to you.  It is at no charge.  www.stresscenter.com  Dr. Liebgold's book is not expensive but his program is not available on-line other than ordering it from the websites I mentioned earlier.  Sometimes the Midwest Center has grants.  You could check with them through the above website. That being said, it sounds like there are many experienced people right here.  It's always good to have books to refer to when you are feeling afraid, but you can take notes from what you learn here and keep them handy to help move you through an attack.

"Life is not about comfort.  It is about living."  Dr. Howard Liebgold, Freedom from Fear

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