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mc88
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   Posted 4/24/2012 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I'm new to this site. I've had anxiety for over 2 years. I've had evry symptom but lately almost daily I have been experiencing a new one. Its like and itchy feeling in my neck arm chest and head. Dr said it was likely a nerve or muscular thing and will eventually go away but its still there. Its unbearable its an itch tickly feeling. Sort of like an anxious feeling but in those parts of my body. If I get my 2 year old to jump on those parts of me it temperarily goes away. Has anyone had this. Please help.

andwes
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   Posted 4/24/2012 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had anxiety on and off for most of my life (I'm 64 now) and have oftentimes had the "itchy" feeling you described.  It feels like a regular itch but deep inside your body - I used to get them mostly in my legs.  I'm still here so I assume it was either muscular or anxiety related.  Try to ignore it as much as possible....it's surely just another one of those manifestations of anxiety that can come in so many different forms to try and drive us nuts.  Good luck!

mc88
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   Posted 4/24/2012 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much for replying. Yeh its strange I had it in my legs and dr called it restless leg syndrome! It feels just like that but in my upper body. I hate it and I know its either anxiety or muscle but just wish it would bugger off. Iv got 2 beautiful children and have no reason to be anxious but always having symptoms that will not me get rid of the underlying anxiety. Thank you again for replying qiute reassuring.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 4/24/2012 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi am welcome!

We are glad that you have found us! It is very reassuring to talk with those who have similar issues and struggles.

We have a great Anxiety-Panic Resource Guide on the top of our main page. (2nd post) It is full of self-help ideas that bring down anxiety levels, and can help reduce symptoms. Give it a look and try some of the breathing and relaxation exercises, and see if they help.

Post anytime with us...we are here to listen and support!

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Em the Fae
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   Posted 1/29/2013 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I just wanted to say this made me feel so much better. I have also suffered from anxiety since I was thirteen, so that'd be five years. I recently noticed this tickly itchy feeling deep in my chest, which extends down through my torso. I was afraid I had some sort of heart problem, but it has never really caused any noticeable problems other than the itchiness. The fact that it is probably anxiety related makes me feel comforted. Though, I wish it would stop. I'm taking medicine, so I don't know why I'd still be having anxiety symptoms. Recently, I was trying to come off my medication (10 mL lexapro) so I was on 5 mL for a month. I was having terrible anxiety problems the whole time (though now I'm fairly sure it was withdrawal). Then, at the end of December, I ran out, and the office was closed! AND my psychiatrist was out of town on vacation so she couldn't authorize for me to get more, let alone go back to my normal dose. So, I was off the stuff for a week. Do you think that, even though I've been taking it normally for at least 2 weeks now, my body still needs to adjust? Thank you again!

PS, I also have this thing sometimes where my heart feels like it "leaps," for lack of a better descriptor, and I take an immediate breath, almost uncontrollably. Is my heart skipping a beat, or am I having EXTRA heartbeats? Or is it something else? Your opinions are appreciated!

Post Edited (Em the Fae) : 1/29/2013 4:25:07 PM (GMT-7)


mc88
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   Posted 1/29/2013 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
hi there, firstly i want to say i havent had this symptom since i last posted and also im no longer as anxious as i was.. i have been seeing a counceller and having talk therapy and its really helped. i never took any medication for my anxiety so i cant really help with that but i reckon ur body is probably adjusting. i think iv come to the conclusion il always have anxiety in me but i can control it its mind over matter and i believe i brought on alot of my past symptoms yet at the time i was 100% sure i had health problems eg>> heart attack, or another undioganosed deadly desease. i do still have days where i think those things but it doesnt last long enough for me to panick. i wish u all the best im sure u can overcome this as i have good luck, all i can say is time heals

mc88
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   Posted 1/29/2013 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
also with the heart beat thing i have had that since my 1st panic attack..its defonately anxiety related.. i still get this now and ive correlated it with stress. anxiety is so so horrible it is honestly like a desease. i had health anxiety for ages.. i seriously thought i was dying and had a few months to live i had so many trips to a and e emergencys and now i look back and think what a waste of time.. now i think worrying gets u nowhere.. worrying is like a rocking chair u can go back and forth all day long but ul get nothing else out of it. best of luck.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 1/29/2013 10:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Em the Fae,

I am so glad that you are receiving support here, and that you got to talk with the original poster, so that you two could compare notes!

I wish you the best on getting back on track with your Rx schedule. Yes, it can take time, so be patient as you build up to a theraputic level once again.

Keep posting with us if you find it helpful. We are here to understand and support!

Scaredy Cat
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"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

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Gainzare
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   Posted 5/12/2014 1:20 AM (GMT -7)   
It happens to me when i lose or gain weight or when i have a very bad cold and i have a lot of coghing. It usually wears off by itself after a few minutes.

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   Posted 5/12/2014 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Thank you for your supportive post.  You have posted your first post to a rather old thread.
 
We do ask that you  take the time to introduce yourself in a new thread .

This is done by clicking on the 'new topic' button which will open a new thread for you to post your introduction. This will help members see your first post.  It is best to start your own 1st thread rather than attach it to an old thread that way you will get more responses.

Once you get up and running within the forum it is always good and rewarding to respond to other post's and reach out to other members to offer support and advise when you can. It is always good to know you are not alone and speak with others who have Anxiety and Panic disorders.

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