Im so irritated!!!!!!!!!

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   Posted 10/5/2006 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey I hope everyone is doing ok... I am just so irritated! I have had so many tests and stuff done and they are all comming back normal which I guess is a good thing, but Im so irritated to not have answeres about all the symptoms, basically every symptom I have is a symptom of anxiety, but I just have a hard time believing that its anxiety because I dont know what is causing it or giving me these physical symptoms, I was reallty hoping I had thyroid problems or something!!!! If there were something that gave me anxiety and caused me to panic I could understand, but to have symptoms out of nowhere just really irritates me!!! it really makes me think that something is wrong that the docs cant find!!!!!!! bloodwork normal, 2ekgs normal, chest xray normal, echocardiogram normal!! I just dont get it, does anyone else suffer from anxiety but have no idea why or what causes it???

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   Posted 10/5/2006 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   

just accept the anxiety as something thats happened, possibly inherited and dont waste time with psychiatrists, etc, looking for subconscious causes

a combination of meds and CBT will help you get better

recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional

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   Posted 10/5/2006 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Agreed it is something that there is no answer for it seems .......
I have had it since young and the OCD as well
I am sorry I know it is very frustrating
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   Posted 10/5/2006 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Angela,

My first bout extreme anxiety came when I was in my early twenties. I had lost a lot of weight and had so many symptoms. At this time I didn't know it was anxiety and I was scared to death. I had to move back home and my mom had taken to me every doctor there was. I had so much blood taken, IV drips, x-rays the only thing they found was food allergies. I too was so frustrated and just hoped they would find something wrong. Finally my last stop was to see a therapist and she and the psychiatrist diagnosed me with have anxiety and panic attack along with ocd. I was relieved to finally find what was going on then I had to accept the fact that I had this disorder. I know it's tough sometimes and with this last bout of extreme anxiety I again went searching for answers although I had found my answer in my early twenties. Went to a few more doctors had more blood taken and back to another psychiatrist to remind me it was just anxiety. Are you still on Celexa? If so how is that working? Hang in there honey.


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   Posted 10/5/2006 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Angela,

I've been there too Angela. It is very frustrating. We just KNOW something else is wrong, but I've come to accept that anxiety is a disorder with physical manifestations. I know it doesn't help much to know that, but I have my regular check-ups, regular bp tests, ekg=s echo's... I have even gone into the doc's and insisted on a b/p check and a listen to my heart when I've been really bad. I hate to say it's "just" anxiety... because anxiety is one of the worst illnesses I've ever experienced! Still, that's what the doc is likely to say... I try to be thankful that it's not something more serious (physically) that would require surgery, etc. At least my doc knows what to look for, and so far I'm ok even though I don't feel like I am.

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   Posted 10/5/2006 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Anxiety isn't always about the moment you're in. For me it seems that it's a fear about something on another level. Maybe something in that moment set me off, but I wind up being concerned with things not in the "NOW". I don't know if that makes any sense, but what I'm trying to say is that anxiety can be something that you experience on a subconscious level.
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   Posted 10/5/2006 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I know it's really hard, I've been to every kind of doctor known with all negative test. Even though I was convinced something is wrong. I kept saying no way all these symptoms are anxiety related. It really is amazing what anxiety can do to our bodies. I have been suffering with this stuff for about 10 months and it's been he**. I took lexapro for a while but came off for mixed reasons, we want to have a baby, I had some unpleasant side effects and I'll admit that there is also a little part of me that thinks I should be able to beat this on my own. I am definetly trying to accept my diagnosis as anxiety but it is very hard. Sometimes things play into place, like I notice I usually don't feel as sick at home, I usually don't feel as sick when I'm busy ect...I still do think what if they missed something everyday but I'm trying really hard to have a satisfying life. If we were giving the diagnosis of cancer then surely we would believe but if your are giving the diagnosis of anxiety it makes you doubt because people think it's all in your head or if you have this people think you are weak. But it is a very real disease that plays havoc on people's lives. So I know it's hard but everyone here is so helpful and understanding and all we can do is take it one day at a time.
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