Constant anxiety about dying and health.

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GoingMad?
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   Posted Yesterday 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
 I am so glad I've found peoples comments about their anxiety problems!! Im 15 and have only been suffering with constant anxiety for about 4 months but it seems so much longer than that. Everyday I worry about dying, whether it be just dropping dead or finding out I have a terminal illness. It began during the summer holiday when I was sick a few times for about 3 days, since then I have never been my old self and now i've started back at school again its so hard trying to do work, especially as its my gsce year. Its completely messed up my life, its so depressing. I also have symptoms everyday; I nearly always feel 'out of it', I have aches and pains in random places, feel sick at random points and sometimes get headaches. All these symptoms also make me worry about blacking out, fainting or being sick (mainly because I feel that being sick triggered off the anxiety, therefore I eat less meaning I've gone down a stone in weight), I just cant stop the panic and thoughts.  sad  
 I do have an amazing boyfriend though who has stuck by me and helped me through so much, he suffers from OCD so he can see where I am coming from most of the time which is a great help. But even with the help from him and my friends I just feel as though i'm never going to get out of this, I have been to the hospital and they have set up an appointment with an emergency psychiatrist but its been at least 3 weeks and nothing more has been said, it makes me angry because I am hating life right now, I really need help. Finding these comments did make me realise that I am not the only one with this problem, and also that people have been suffering a lot longer than I have and they're still working through it. Feels good to just get it off my chest though :)and any tips would be really appreciated.
Thanks. :-)

shell67
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   Posted Yesterday 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi goingmad, Welcome and im glad you found us! There is great support here, and im so sorry you are going through this, what a young age to have to deal with it. When i first started panicking, i had horrible days when i thought i was gonna have a heartattack and drop dead, its really a horrible but common sypmtom of this horrible stuff. Please get yourself to a doc soon, there are many things and diff types of therapy that will make a hugedifference. I found alot of help with meditation, alot of people have mentioned accupuncture, and cbt therapy, breahting exercises, lots of diff ways to help. I wish you the best, and hope you get help and start to feel better real soon, take care and keep us posted on how it is going.
hugs shell
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Howlyncat
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   Posted Yesterday 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Sweetie Welcome glad you found us I have a daughter right round your age and it has got to be really tough with al this going on
Am glad you have a male friend B/F that tries to help and understand at least you have that
many peeps with this disorder have no one to understand and help them thru other than here and the fantastic peeps on here
Please continue to post here and you will see what this place and the peeps are all about
Most A/P sufferers have Health Anxiety and so you are surely not alone in this at all
I am sorry I have no idea what "a stone " in weight is I am canadian so we use lbs or kilos...lol
My daughter has been showing some signs of anxiety lately with the headaches fear of being in places like Walmart ect.........I feel for you hun and I hope you will remain with us here atHW to gain fantastic support and help with what you are going thru
Glad to have you aboard '

Welcome again
Lyn
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Scaredy Cat
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   Posted Yesterday 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
You are absolutely not alone in this. Reading your post was like reading about myself a couple months back! All the same symptoms and description-very normal for anxiety sufferers. Do pursue the counseling, it has made all the difference for me. That and just knowing, telling myself that my anxiety is manageable and not a health issue. Do let us know how you are doing. You can triumph over this-we are pulling for you!

Scaredey Cat
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normalsnofun
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   Posted Yesterday 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome.

Lyn 1 stone is approximately equal to 14 pounds.
--Michelle

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When everythings made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am..."
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Dillon
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   Posted Yesterday 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone I am new to this forum.
I have anxiety and panic attacks also I have had them really bad for about 4 years now. My anxiety also manifest itself in the fear of dying having a heart attack mostly. I get a pain in my chest and it is instant panic I have ended up in the hospital so many times it is not funny. They do all the test and tell me I am fine and send me home. This last time I was in the hospital for 3 days. They ran all kinds of test blood test, chest X-Ray, Ultrasound of my heart, took blood every 3 hours, was on a heart monitor for 2 days and afterwards I to go in for a stress test the one with the dye. All is fine. I know in my head that the doctors all say I am fine but the next pain I have all the panic again. I start to think "what if". and i am scared really scared. How do you start to believe that all is really well and work your self out of this place. It is really hard when you try and explain what is going on inside you the fear is so strong. I work and function everyday but there is always that nagging thought dragging at the back of my mind...Do you feel anything? What was that was that a pain? I get so tired. I wake up almost every morning with palpatations or skipped beats and can not figure out if I wake because i am having an attack or if the palpatations wake me and then I panic I fell sick to my stomach but you have to pull your self up and make it thru your day. I get so tired. Is there anyone else with these same symptoms?

MsKittie
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   Posted Yesterday 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Goingmad

Welcome to HW. Honey please don't feel like your alone because your not. I am so sorry your having to deal with this illness at such a young age. These should be the best years of your life. You will find pleanty of loving, careing support here. I am so happy your b/f is there for you.

I would suggest you also have your parents take you to see your MD about your trigger points of pain for you could also have fibromialgya and that can also cause confussion and affect your concentration. Read up some in the fibro forums here too.

I hope to hear your feeling better soon and please post as often as you like and we also have the chat rooms available if you would like to talk live chat.

Hi Dillon

Welcome to HW. Are you being treated for the anxiety and panic attacks? My doc's have me on meds for it plus I see a counsler once a week and together they have helped me alot. I still have problems but am learning to live with them. I hope your feeling better soon and will be watching for you post.
 
 
(((HUGS)))
   MsKittie
 
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Dillon
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   Posted Yesterday 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I take a .05 xanax half in the morning and half at night and that seems to help. I have the self help Linden Method I bought on line and I have the book Don't Panic I am working on them. I have good days and not so good days. It is just that sometimes you just get tired of the battle. What kind of counsler are you seeing?

MsKittie
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   Posted Yesterday 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dillon
 
She is a syciatrest and she has help me with so much I wouldn't mind talking to her every week for the rest of my life. lol
 
I do hope you find the help and support you are lookiong for here and please visit the cat rooms at times to get live help, to vent, talk, cry or even get in a few laughs with other members that suffer with your same condition and other conditions.
 
 
(((HUGS)))
   MsKittie
 
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shami86
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   Posted Yesterday 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
get checked for lyme ya all, I had the same problem, and it was lyme disease.

GoingMad?
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   Posted Today 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
hey thanks for all the comments, they have all really helped me. I will take all ur great advice into action before it gets more out of hand.
thankyou guys
x

Sammysorvik
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   Posted Today 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Anxiety is treatable and so are your thoughts. Medications can help you stop thinking this way. Ask you parents about getting something for it. You don't have to live this way. There is medication that you can take to get your anxiety under control. See a DR and ask him about antidepressants(which also help with anxiety) and maybe some klonpam or even a mood stablizer. Mood stablizer really helped me with my anxiety.  I had horrible anxiety and panic attacks.  So bad I thought I could never get through it.  Now with medication everyday is good even great. Remember depression and anxiety is very common and is said to be one of the hardest things you will ever exprience. If you can get through this you can get through anything. Good luck

Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/2/2006 4:56 AM (GMT -6)   
How are you doing sweetie hoping things are looking up and you see the support you get on here
Keep posting okay
Aniety is tx yes and you have it it does not have you
FIGHT this and we are right there with you
You take care
Lyn
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anxiety veteran
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   Posted 10/2/2006 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I know how you feel. Going to school with panic and anxiety is awful. There will not be to many of your classmates that understand. I never told anyone. I just suffered. Find ways to handle the stress of school. Try to find the right meds and get counseling. Good luck and God bless!

GoingMad?
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   Posted 10/2/2006 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
hey this may sound like a silly question but i was looking up at some anxiety syptoms a little while ago and one symptom was 'abdominal pains', i was just wonderin what exactly that was as i heard it was like groin pains?? which if so then i do suffer from but also if any of you have suffered from it.
thanks x

MsKittie
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   Posted 10/2/2006 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi GoingMad
 
Good work GoingMad. My abdominal pains started before I was Dx with anxiety but thats just me. I had a few surgery's so I don't know. I'm sure some on come along soon that can shed more light then I can.
 
Hope your feeling better soon
 
(((HUGS)))
   MsKittie
 
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Twiggygal
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   Posted 10/3/2006 1:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey and welcome to HW. I've had anxiety/panic disorder on and off for 8 years. I remember being in junior high and having them in the middle of class and having to leave school. It was miserable. So Going Mad, I definately know what you're going through. It helps to talk to people. I think I told several close friends at school about my problem and they understood. My parents weren't as understanding back then and still don't believe in the disorder. Well, my dad doesn't anyway. My sister has been suffering with panic disorder for 11 or more years. But I swear we're going to get through this and beat it! I was looking for support, and have been for a long time, and I finally just came across this site about a week or so ago.

You've definately found the right place here at HW. Welcome!

I'm here for you and we all are.


Dillon- I used to think my heart was racing way to fast or I was sick with something and I thought I was dying for a while but then I realized I was just panicing and went to the doc and got some meds. And now I've found HW. I think you should definately see a doctor about getting on meds maybe? Cuz medications do help, trust me. I'm on Lexepro and Ativan and it's helping a lot more than where I was just a couple months ago.

Remember, we're here for ya! :)

Twiggygal

JKRsGirl
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   Posted 10/3/2006 1:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi GoingMad,
My abdominal pains (sort of like my stomach is in knots) come from IBS which, for me anyway, gets triggered by my anxiety and panic attacks. So, yeah, it could be related.
Life's a journey, not a destination ~Aerosmith

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