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Jats
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   Posted 1/16/2007 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello,

First off thanks to anyone who reads my post and can answer my questions.

My whole aniexy started back a few months ago. I was food poisoned but I never knew it at the time. I thought that night I was going to die of a heartattack because I thought that my feelings were heart related. As soon as that I happend I drastically changed my diet for healthier food and now I am on a way healthier diet in comparsion to before. Second off, I got my blood tested and they said it was healthy. No problems, so far.

A month later I began to suffer aniexty about diffrent diseases. I thought I had breast cancer at one point because I mistakenly thought I had a swollen lymph node in my armpit. Long story short I was wrong. I also thought I had a sinus infection I was also wrong. After a while I began to do research and came to the conclusion that I more than likely had aniexty, and paniac attacks.

Now keep in mind everything ive thought ive had I never had it.

Recently ive been really worried about heart attacks and heart failure. I usually have chest pains when I worry ( I stopped worrying for a week and was feeling better then today I started to worry again and It started to get a little worse). These pains are never anything unbarable but nonetheless still chest pains. I remember one time I became so afarid because I felt a big palipitation and I just couldnt relax for the whole night. I think my aniexty about having a heart attack and heart failure is causing me to have these pains and headaches. Sometimes I also have leg pains which makes my leg start shaking. These pains also usually only come on my left side strange enough. Can a pyschological fear of me having a heart attack or heart failure cause these symptoms to only come on the left side? Can anyone give me any advice? Isnt it like impossible that I could have a hearattack or heartfailure at this age?

Im not unhealthy, just a bit overweight (maybe by 5-7 pounds) in my opinion. I used to be really overwieght but I dropped the weight this year. These aniextys are ruining the alone time I have.

Everytime I think im fine I google something about heart symptoms then I begin to feel minor pains that last like 1-2 seconds and I begin to get really worried. I have severe paniac attacks at times which has caused me to miss school.

If anyone can help please do so. Id apreciate any replies. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Post Edited (Jats) : 3/23/2007 7:22:22 PM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 1/16/2007 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Jats,
I ran Physician offices for years and got to know a lot of doctors and spent a lot of social time together. I don't know how many times I have heard them say at a party or gathering, when they were going to Medical School everytime they started to research a new disease, they would swear they had it.

You are in a suggestive state at your age and if you read or hear about it, you are probably going to have problems with it. Especially the internet, way to much info. If you read the complete precations on asprin, you would never take another one.  I remember going through this around your age. 

If I had to quess I would say when you first got sick with the food poisoning for some reason it woke up some part within you that tells us how vulnerable we all are. Its kind of like concentrating on how dangerous a car is after we see a bad wreck.

Careful about getting to far into this or it might start to cause you real trouble. I think if you just put some effort into putting it out of your mind instead of concentrating on it, it will most likely go away. If it continues see a counseker while it is a small problem

I am now dealing with bringing on what I think are panic attacks by giving them to much thought. At least thats what I think is going on, I hope. I as you, have asked for opinions so I shall see.

Good Luck
Eric

Post Edited (Rock50) : 1/16/2007 8:42:45 PM (GMT-7)


Jats
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   Posted 1/16/2007 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Rock50 said...
Jats,
I ran Physician offices for years and got to know a lot of doctors and spent a lot of social time together. I don't know how many times I have heard them say at a party or gathering, when they were going to Medical School everytime they started to research a new disease, they would swear they had it.

For what ever reason you are in a suggestive state right now and if you read or hear about it, you are probably going to have problems with it. Especially the internet, way to much info. If you read the complete precations on asprin, you would never take another one.

If I had to quess I would say when you first got sick with the food poisoning for some reason it woke up some part within you that tells us how vulnerable we all are. Its kind of like concentrating on how dangerous a car is after we see a bad wreck.

Careful about getting to far into this or it might start to cause you real trouble. I think if you just put some effort into putting it out of your mind instead of concentrating on it, it will most likely go away. If it continues see a counseker while it is a small problem

I am now dealing with bring on what I think are panic attacks by giving them to much thought. At least thats what I think is going on, I hope. I as you, have asked for opinions so I shall see.

Good Luck
Eric


Wow thanks for the quick reply Eric. I really apreciate it. It calms my nerves to here someone with more experience than me to tell me information about whats going on with me.

For one I can really understand what u said when it makes me feel how vulnerable I am. Ever since the food poisioning incident I have been a bit edgy. Like I said I changed my diet completly becuase I used to be into the junk food things, now a days I eat less than 1/4th junkfood now then I used to.

I guess in a way I feel that If I stop worrying about the heart problems it will hapen to me. I guess thats the reason why I always am on guard and always noticing things about my body that I shouldn't notice at all. Its wierd because I could care less if Im feeling pain on the right side of my body but if I ever feel any left side pain ill start to worry and paniac.

For the last week I stopped worrying and all of the pains went down. That stopped today when I had a little bit of pain and began to paniac. Then when that happend, I googled something and it came up with stuff regarding the card and i began to be worried a lot.

If my pains went down in the last week due to me not worrying a lot is it safe to say that these are not heart realated things but just aniexty related worries? I still do experience the pain but they have signifcantly gone down compared to previous weeks. Also my gas in my stomach has been begining to come out. I just got really worried today and I think my guard went back up.

Im just affraid that when I stop worrying something bad will happen? Like sort of letting your guard down in battle just before your about to be attacked.

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   Posted 1/16/2007 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Jats,

Welcome to HW. There is a great group here.

Health anxiety is common. Many here share this. Suggestion would be first to not google things. Makes our minds wander too much...At your age a heart realted problem would probably be highly unlikely...Never impossible but unlikely... As for the feeling pain and such after researching I would definately say the mind is capable of such things. The mind is quite powerful. I am sure others will be by to offer their advice aswell.

Good luck and I hope you can find the help you need...
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   Posted 1/16/2007 11:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I understand Jats but there is something I want you to remember the rest of you life concerning worrying about things:

If you worry about something and it happens then you wasted your time and emotions because it did not stop it from happening. Did absolutely nothing to prevent it.

If you worry about something and it does not happen you have definitely wasted your time because it did not happen. The energy you were using had no influence over the situation, again a definite waste of time.

At you age you feel like if you are worrying about it that you are doing your best with the situation. By worrying you actually feel as if you are working on the situation. So if you are working on it, and that the best you can do, therefore it's only justice that it should not happen. Now you feel that it you are not worrying about it, then in your mind you feel like you are doing nothing to prevent it. At your age you feel that worrying is work. So if you are not working on it, there is nothing to prevent it from happening, so its going to happen.

Jut try to relax these fellings and keep telling youself that they are false and they have no logical basis. Again, if it starts to get worse tell your parents or a school counseler.

Good Luck
Eric

Post Edited (Rock50) : 1/17/2007 7:58:49 PM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 1/17/2007 3:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome
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I will just say keep posting and getting support
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Jats
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   Posted 1/17/2007 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the help so far. Your advice has helped me. The pains have gone down today and I stopped worrying a lot. Still having minor stinging chest pains in the middle of my chest but Im pretty sure its caused by gas because when I belch it comes and goes. But the pains are really sharp.

So I think its safe to say my pains are caused by aniexty not by a heart problem. Thanks a lot for the help.

Any ideas of how to get rid of this sharp chest pain? If I stop worrying a lot will the gas go away?

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   Posted 1/17/2007 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Jats, I have a LOT of gastric issues when my anxiety level goes up. Instant heartburn, gas, and can even go as far as causing diarhea. I get chest pains too, but it takes a LOT of anxiety to get that far.

When I first started having panic attacks, every single thing I read, every time I spoke of it, every time someone tried to talk to me about it... all of those caused me to spin off into one. I would research a lot too, and always made myself worse.

I had three full cardiac work ups done. All fine. I'm fine. Somewhere, in the back of my mind, I knew that. But the panic attacks/anxiety were over-riding the rational thought at the time. That is a part of an anxiety/panic attack from what I understand... loss of being able to rationalize exactly what is happening to you, due to the fight/flight response kicking in.

I'm a highly suggestable person myself.. and I'm not young..lol. I refused ALL medications for months, b/c I would read the literature that came with them. My doctor finally told me to STOP. He said.. and this is a quote here..lol... "take the darn medication, quit reading the side effects, you are driving yourself and me crazy.. I can TREAT you, you can FEEL BETTER, just STOP obsessing".

Since it sounds like you have been seen by a doc and evaluated, I would just try to let it go. Concentrate on being a teenager and having a great life, and let the worry just slide on away from you.

And by the way... you are very well literate for your age.. I have two teenagers who can't write or speak without the words "like" and "duh" in most sentences!!!!

Best Wishes
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Jats
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   Posted 1/17/2007 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the quick reply. I am a pretty good student, and I do really well in my english studies so I guess that's why I can be literate. :P. I do also have the same problem as you mentioned. I often read on the internet about heart disease, diabetes, heart failure and heart attack symptoms and begin to become very scared.

Sometimes it gets to the point where im relaxed but then its at the back of my mind which makes me begin to worry. I jus wish I could forget about it.

As for the sever worrying part I think I have done a lot of severe worrying in the past months. Because when I had my ultrasound done on my stomach It said I had no stomach problems but many many gas bubbles. I have no idea if those gas bubbles have came out. Im guessing they have but since I keep stressing out a lot I keep producing new ones.

So I guess the only advice is just stop worrying period? I wish it was that easy.

Jats
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   Posted 1/18/2007 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Doing a lot better today.

Just now I just had this shocking feeling in my upper body. My jaw is still king of trembling. I think I felt a shock in my chest. Im not sure if it was in my chest but my hand was on the chest at the time and right after it happend I began to feel my chest. Has anyone ever experienced this? Is this a big palipitation or is it something diffrent?

My hands and legs are feeling a little weaker now, I think thats due to worrying. Any ideas of what just happend to me?

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   Posted 1/18/2007 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Jats,
It appears You are experiencing some minor anxiety symptoms and I hope you can relax at times and these things clear up. From an early age to the elderly, the key to these sensations is to take control of you mind and not let your emotions run things.

You have said on a number of occasions that you know many of these things have no basis. When you start thinking of these things get up and do something that will distract you and keep your mind off them. At your age it would be a great thing for you throughout your life if you start to learn how to control these emotions.

As you have seen you are not losing it and you seem to be a very stable and intelligent person. Start taking control of these situations and either talk yourself out of them or again, distract yourself.

You are doing one of the most important things with this, you are letting someone know whats going on and secondly, you are looking for suggestions on how to cope with this. Always throughout your life, if something is starting to give you problems, get with someone you trust or something like this forum. Never simply DO NOTHING. Some things in life just go away and others do not unless we take some actions.

Again, stay in touch and let everybody know how you are doing.

Good Luck

Eric

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   Posted 1/19/2007 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Doing better again today. Thanks for the help Eric. No pains or aches today, not one. Im just worrying about the chest and chin pain I felt yesterday.

I have a question about the chest/jaw pain(s):

So these pains cant hurt my body in any real way? They just come and go? Im just worried they might come again, I didn't like that feeling.

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   Posted 1/19/2007 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
No one can give you a positive answer on this except a doctor. I can tell what I think and that is you are probably experiencing a lot of growing pains at you age. You seemed to be a little more atuned to your body than most your age.

That is waht I keep trying to tell you. You may be (and I don't know this for sure) causing some of this by concentrating on every little thing that you feel. You are spending way to mcuh time worrying at your age. Now is the time for you to enjoy life. Very soon, quicker than you can ever imagine, you are going to have to enter the world and make a living for yourself and the whole ballgame changes then. So try to relax and enjoy life more. If any of these pains get worse or additional symptoms appear you need to tell a family member or a school counseler.

Jats do you have a hard time talking with members of your family? I am glad to hear from you but I sure wish you would spend a lot more time being a 15 year old.

Please continue to write and do try to relax.

Eric

Post Edited (Rock50) : 1/22/2007 10:04:13 PM (GMT-7)


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Jats
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   Posted 1/20/2007 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Another good day. Im pretty confident the pain is being caused by stress/aniexty. The less I worry, the less the pain is.

As for talking with my family, I kind of do. I ask them some questions but I dont feel confident in the resposnes. I also think they wont take me seriously or laugh at me, and just say don't worry about it.

The only problem with me now, is that usually I get better for a few days then as soon as I feel one sudden big pain, I get worried which causes more pain.

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   Posted 1/21/2007 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried doing some counseling, Jats? When I was your age, I started suffering from anxiety problems and it really helped me over the hump.

Also do some deep breathing exercises or yoga....really helps!!

GEORGE

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   Posted 1/21/2007 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
While in general looking up medical info on the internet is a bad idea (as the others have said!), I do think you should try to read a little about "psychosomatic pain". Thats what the pain us anxiety sufferers get is referred to by physiciand and pscyhiatrists. The mind is absolutely a powerful thing, and can certainly create pain when there is no true organic cause.

Have you thought about seeing a counselor or a psychiatrist? That might be a good option for you if you can't seem to get past this on your own :) Many of us have had great success with it!
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   Posted 1/21/2007 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
great advice hopeful...thanks for stopping by and sharing it...
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   Posted 1/22/2007 2:44 AM (GMT -7)   
As akways great input
Rock and Hopeful are spot on I think couselling might help and look up the " psycosomatic pain "
Thanks Ali and rck as well as all the others which posted and supported
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Jats
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   Posted 1/23/2007 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Feeling way better lately. Barley any pains. Stop thinking about it.

Last question

about two weeks ago I had this twitch on my left nipple area/chest/side of ches. It didnt hurt but I do remember feeling it. Is this anything to worry about?

I think after this question is answered I should be ok tongue

SPECIAL THANKYOU: TO everyone who has replied. You men and women have given me a peace of mind. I can goto sleep now knowing that I wont be dieing in my sleep of heart failure. I can also enjoy the day without thinking of death.

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   Posted 1/23/2007 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Muscle twitches are common in anxiety sufferers. They drive me nutso.

Eric... I'm trying to hunt you down.. you're logged into chat, but not "responding".
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   Posted 1/23/2007 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Jats,

Again, no one here can tell you if any pain is serious or not. We are not Doctors and we probably still could not if we were. Thats called an examination. If you were my son and said "just give me your best guess" I would say that is nothing and quit worrying about it UNLESS it does not go away in a short period or it gets worse. Jats thats only a guess.

You sound like you are starting to let up on the pains and the worry. I also think you like this site and want somebody to chat with and guess what - we enjoy you also, so you just keep posting as long as yu want. This is a anxiety forum so you don't need a pain you can just say I need or just want someone to talk to.

You are going to be fine and I think you are probably well ahead of people your age and have a lot of questions and that to is OK. Jats you just hang in there and I still want you to put effort in controlling your thoughts of dieing. The quicker in life that we start to control negative feelings the better off we are. So you get a jump on everybody and start now and by the time you are in your mid twenty's you'll be brillant.

Jats, I really believe you are going to be fine so get some rest and we look forward to your next post.

God Bless

Eric

Post Edited (Rock50) : 1/23/2007 7:28:55 PM (GMT-7)


Jats
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   Posted 1/23/2007 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks. I will keep posting. Lots of helpful people on this board.

I do think it was a mental thing. Because the only time I ever feel these pains is when im worrying. When im at school they rarely occur only if im really stressed during a test or thinking a lot about those things that cause me to have anxiety related pain (I think its anxiety related pain.)

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   Posted 1/23/2007 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey I'm 16 and have also been having panic attacks.

Uncontrollable shaking, awful headaches, difficulty swallowing, tinging on left side...blah blah...chest pains definately. went to the ER and it was nothing. but it scared the crap out of me (am i allowed to say crap on here? o well...) so i understand exactly how you feel. and it was so aggravating because no one took me seriously and i honestly thought i was having a heart attack. "CANT U SEE IM DYING?"

apparently its SUPER SUPER rare to have a heart attack at our age. usually, they'd be the result of a structural defect... and you'd be having cardiac problems all your life if that was the case. and, as my dad (a doctor) assured me one night my chest hurt really bad and i had tingling/numbness: "well you're taking an awful long time to die arent you?" chances are, since youre still living and breathing right now your heart is fine. but i know it can take alot more to convince someone with serious anxiety -- since im like that myself.

err now that ive shared my life story i guess ill go haha
just know that ur not alone!!

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also: dont google symptoms!! that made me go crazy(literally). ive stopped now, and its made me feel loads better!


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Post Edited (Paranoid Girl) : 1/23/2007 8:44:00 PM (GMT-7)


Jats
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   Posted 1/27/2007 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Doin ok. No problems again. Today when I used the washroom I noticed some red stuff in my waste. Anyone know whats up with that? Someone told me before that people who worry a lot, there stomach bleeds (an Ulcer?) and that can be shown when they take a number 2, blood can be in it. Is that true? Im not worryed about it, just curious.
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