I have been suffering from these HORRIFYING episodes for almost 2 years...after uncountable trips to the E.R. and various doctors/specialists, all my test have come back clean; and therefore diagnosed with anxiety... HOWEVER, i continue to be in complete denial that I owe these episodes to nothing more than anxiety. I honestly feel I have some life threatening illness thats not been detected on the tests. Ever since these episodes have began occuring, I have not been able to enjoy life and I have been in denial to the fact that I'm going through a point of depression (due to worrying about my "condition"). I live in fear of these attacks because at the moment of the attack, I simply feel as though I'm living in my last moments. My symtoms include: increased HR, chest/throat discomfort, shortness of breath, lightheadedness/dizziness, tremors, blurred vision, and tingling/burning of the arms, legs, and neck. For the life of me, I cannot accept that these horrific episodes are due to anxiety, mainly because they appear at the least expected/unstresful times....times when I feel my calmest (for example; shopping in one of my favorite stores)....Theres a possibility that my mind would be put more at ease if there was someone who has also experienced similar symptoms and knows that this sounds like nothing more than anxiety...please HELP... I anxiously await the day that my life is back to "normal" again :(
WOW....anxiety can really take a toll on your life in various ways.....thanks so much for the info!!