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LifeChange
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   Posted 7/23/2007 9:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, sorry if this is a bad idea, but I feel like it would be good to have a page where everyone can post their symptoms/fears/etc because I know that with anxiety you feel like you are the worst or that you are different or that something is really wrong with you that other anxiety sufferers don't have (and it's not true)and I personally think it gives people a lot of security and strength to know someone has felt the same thing.

mine: head tremors (I get this when I'm feeling very nervous/self conscious or I'm the center of attention in social settings or if I notice a girl I like is really close to me), tingling brain, hot feelings in the head, pressure in the bottom-back of my head/upper neck, fears of going crazy, feelings of unreality/depersonalization, tons and tons of thoughts - from weird to creepy to sick to random, watching myself very closely and getting scared when I do something weird or think something weird (I panic from my own thoughts because I am so scared of going crazy because my grandmother is schizophrenic and my childhood friend got it too and it traumatized me to see him literally become schizo), I wake up in a bad mood/anxiety sometimes if I have weird dreams/thoughts or if I hear my family arguing, I get the "zaps" (when you or one of your body parts jump for no reason sometimes), I get irritated easily, I invent new symptoms, for example: I imagine people are thinking things about me even though I know they are not or I listen very closely to everything around me and anticipate that I am going to have an auditory hallucination because I think that's schizophrenic, and I imagine that the air or rain or a sudden noise is a hallucination. I used to be self conscious and have a lot of thoughts before I had my first anxiety attack/depressive episode, but now they actually scare me when I experience them and they put me in a sad/what if thinking mood.

My thoughts are the cause of most of my problems, because I notice that when I forget I am experiencing this, I feel completely normal. How about you all?

machelle
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   Posted 7/24/2007 5:04 AM (GMT -7)   
i have some of the symptoms you have, the sad thing is like my husband he thinks anxiety is just pent up anger i need to let out , but its not, i've tried to explain it to him, its a illness that you can't always control, i too worry that i will have one, which usely triggers one, but sometimes they just happen, i seem to have bad zones places where i always have panic attacks, and some places i don't go figure, the post office is my worst and checking out in a store. my worst thing is my parents think its just in my head, they too do not understand it, and they bascially told me they don't wont to hear about it, which they always be that way to me all my life, this making me feel alone, in this, i have you guys though that make me feel better, to have people that understand and have a kind ear.

angest
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   Posted 7/24/2007 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Its agood idea tongue ,I ve tried many times to find some one sharing with me the symptoms , but there was no body mad
 
I'm GAD some time panic,taking zoloft 1,5 year, at the attack of anxiety I get headache in the left side of the bottom of my head (left occipitum)or left side tip of neck, numbness in the hands and arms , pulsation feeling in my abdomen and my stomach inflating with the gas , burping , my bowel sounds gurgling ,abdominal pain sp. in the epigastrium , getting better with burping or passing gas , burning stomach , some times burning sensation or pain in the left chest, artery pulsation in my left palm?some time nausea.
 
With panic attack which i ve got it 3 times per 2 years ,2 strong + one lighter attack.... started with an electronic current passing through my brain for a second , then dark screen for 2 sec. , dizziness, gastric inflations , abdominal pain , strong nausea , numbness in the arms and legs , frequent urination , chest pain , weakness , fear , feeling of going crazy or die , tachycardia reaching 180 -200 /min , strong pulsation or palpitation in my abdomin skull
 
 
After treatment with zoloft and cognative therapy and relaxing breathing I haven't got panic attack , some times getting anxiety attack one - two attack per a month and its lighter than before. Still having gastric problem , inflations , burping , pain , gas , taking antiacid ...may be I ve got GERD with it.

Post Edited (angest) : 7/24/2007 12:38:03 PM (GMT-6)


Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/24/2007 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I think this is a great thread idea and thanks for doing it up

I have had severe anxiety since about 8 parents always drinking and I was the (Parent) for all siblings and household was my responsibilty

I started getting worse after first hubby died leaving me with 2 boys

I get pounding heart
Cold / Hot sweats and spells
Go into my own world and will lose a day
Was really bad at one point could not leave house for about 2 mths but got thru that with docs help
Worry about everything and everyone ......
Feel like heart is pounding right outta chest
Mood swings when in high angst
I am also severe OCD and anything that throws off my routine for cleaning or ppl coming to door sends me into a tizzy..dishes in the sink .locking doors and doing things in 4's and 5's
Terrible foggy memory with many things but not with ppl or their circumstances
.....deep breathing does help me as does the CBT I have and am doing I am also on meds such as ativan and Valium PRN

I have also a condition along with Crohns that my skin is literally being eaten inside out from anxiety /stress and it is called Pyoderma Gangrenosum.......

I cant think of all of the rest at this moment but I am sure I will be back

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at wit's end
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   Posted 7/25/2007 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
angest, I have been experiencing many of the same symptoms you have been experiencing. I just had a panic attack by the way. I am on Xanax .25 mg. I have tried Lexapro and it doesn't help. I am terrifed to death of colon cancer as I have ulcerative colitis and when I have an attack it usually stems from having all of these thoughts lying subconsciously in the back of my mind, every minute. I am a chronic symptom reader on the internet which is my downfall, and I know that intestinal gas and bloating can be signs of colon cancer, and that constantly looms in my mind. For the past several weeks on and off, I have had tingling in the fingers, gurgling sounds in my upper abdomen, on and off bloating type symptoms and intestinal gas, and when highly stressed, I have severe belching, noticed stinging sensations throughout my entire middle. And of course, not to mention the tension in my upper abdomen and in my side and back. And I know that is stress related. I am trying hard to fight this as I've been dealing with this since back in December. And have had several spells since then. I freak out at any little unusual sensation or symptom that used to be no big deal to me. I am beginning to wonder if I can go on like this much longer without getting therapy. So I know what you are experiencing.
angest said...
Its agood idea tongue ,I ve tried many times to find some one sharing with me the symptoms , but there was no body mad
 
I'm GAD some time panic,taking zoloft 1,5 year, at the attack of anxiety I get headache in the left side of the bottom of my head (left occipitum)or left side tip of neck, numbness in the hands and arms , pulsation feeling in my abdomen and my stomach inflating with the gas , burping , my bowel sounds gurgling ,abdominal pain sp. in the epigastrium , getting better with burping or passing gas , burning stomach , some times burning sensation or pain in the left chest, artery pulsation in my left palm?some time nausea.
 
With panic attack which i ve got it 3 times per 2 years ,2 strong + one lighter attack.... started with an electronic current passing through my brain for a second , then dark screen for 2 sec. , dizziness, gastric inflations , abdominal pain , strong nausea , numbness in the arms and legs , frequent urination , chest pain , weakness , fear , feeling of going crazy or die , tachycardia reaching 180 -200 /min , strong pulsation or palpitation in my abdomin skull
 
 
After treatment with zoloft and cognative therapy and relaxing breathing I haven't got panic attack , some times getting anxiety attack one - two attack per a month and its lighter than before. Still having gastric problem , inflations , burping , pain , gas , taking antiacid ...may be I ve got GERD with it.

angest
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   Posted 7/25/2007 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi mate!

I'm feeling sorry for you, but its like that I had the same feeling like you before but tried to forget every harmfull thinking, try to think +ve , I'm using zoloft minimum dose and helped me , I went through the same horrible thinking like you, but every symp. u have is the reflux of stress if every tests is normal, I ve done all blood tests today but there is nothing abnormal.I had some time 2 months free of GAD attack , drinking beers at the week ends which a little bit harmfull but I cann't get away from it , even though the major enemy of my gastric problem is coffee but I cann't get off, tried stopp drinking coffee 1 year and helped me so much but I went back again and getting gastric problem even eleviate my stress and GAD.by anu way hope u getting  better soon. c ya mate.... mad

at wit's end said...
angest, I have been experiencing many of the same symptoms you have been experiencing. I just had a panic attack by the way. I am on Xanax .25 mg. I have tried Lexapro and it doesn't help. I am terrifed to death of colon cancer as I have ulcerative colitis and when I have an attack it usually stems from having all of these thoughts lying subconsciously in the back of my mind, every minute. I am a chronic symptom reader on the internet which is my downfall, and I know that intestinal gas and bloating can be signs of colon cancer, and that constantly looms in my mind. For the past several weeks on and off, I have had tingling in the fingers, gurgling sounds in my upper abdomen, on and off bloating type symptoms and intestinal gas, and when highly stressed, I have severe belching, noticed stinging sensations throughout my entire middle. And of course, not to mention the tension in my upper abdomen and in my side and back. And I know that is stress related. I am trying hard to fight this as I've been dealing with this since back in December. And have had several spells since then. I freak out at any little unusual sensation or symptom that used to be no big deal to me. I am beginning to wonder if I can go on like this much longer without getting therapy. So I know what you are experiencing.
angest said...
Its agood idea tongue ,I ve tried many times to find some one sharing with me the symptoms , but there was no body mad
 
I'm GAD some time panic,taking zoloft 1,5 year, at the attack of anxiety I get headache in the left side of the bottom of my head (left occipitum)or left side tip of neck, numbness in the hands and arms , pulsation feeling in my abdomen and my stomach inflating with the gas , burping , my bowel sounds gurgling ,abdominal pain sp. in the epigastrium , getting better with burping or passing gas , burning stomach , some times burning sensation or pain in the left chest, artery pulsation in my left palm?some time nausea.
 
With panic attack which i ve got it 3 times per 2 years ,2 strong + one lighter attack.... started with an electronic current passing through my brain for a second , then dark screen for 2 sec. , dizziness, gastric inflations , abdominal pain , strong nausea , numbness in the arms and legs , frequent urination , chest pain , weakness , fear , feeling of going crazy or die , tachycardia reaching 180 -200 /min , strong pulsation or palpitation in my abdomin skull
 
 
After treatment with zoloft and cognative therapy and relaxing breathing I haven't got panic attack , some times getting anxiety attack one - two attack per a month and its lighter than before. Still having gastric problem , inflations , burping , pain , gas , taking antiacid ...may be I ve got GERD with it.


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   Posted 7/25/2007 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   

This is a great thread and we will need to remember to bump it up when newbies join. :)

My anxiety symptoms include:

Fear of the unknown

Insecurity

Crying and then right into beating myself up for being such a weak person. 

I will also back out of an appointment or social as a way of protecting myself from the possibility that I might burst into tears in public.

I do not have many of the symptoms others have.  I just feal so disappointed in myself and sad.

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kitty061203
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   Posted 7/25/2007 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I have anxiety too. I am beginning to see that the symptoms I am having are not all that uncommon, but still scary.

I think my anxiety started for a number of reasons and has gotten worse because I haven't been able to figure out how to get a hold of my fears. I have a great fear of death. Like Kitt, it's a fear of the unknown. I've read stories about the world ending.. blah blah blah and it sends me into an anxious tizzy. All these symptoms I have always make me feel like I'm going to die before I get to see my children grow up. It really started though when I heard about some girls younger than I am that I went to high school with recently passed away. So young, it's so sad. I know this happens all the time, but for some reason it really hit home. Then I've been following a story about a baby in Florida that is suffering from Shaken Baby Syndrome and is in PICU there. He is most likely going to be in a vegetative state for the rest of his life, if he survives. It makes me so sad... but thankful that my children are healthy.

The other part of the anxiety was about my dad. My sister just got married and I was feeling a lot of anxiety about that because I hadn't talked to my dad in years. He isn't a very good person. But he was going to be at the wedding. I just got through the wedding, and it seemed like the anxiety was letting up, but this week for some reason has been really bad. Who knows, maybe I'm just coming down with a flu this week or something.

The fear of death I just can't shake though. No matter what I tell myself and I think that's why I've been having troubles sleeping and having panic attacks.

loopylass
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 7/25/2007 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi
Have never posted before (but have read lots!).  Always feel that some of my symptoms are weird and that no one else could possibly do./think the same things as me when suffering from anxiety.  Nice to know Im not alone!!
Biggest symptoms are:
Sick feeling in stomach
Chest pounding
Racing thoughts
feelin that I just need to run away
sweaty/clammy hands
Wringing my hands
feeling like I'm going mad
Being very clingy with family
Neding constant reassurances......
Constantly doubting myself
Checking ie that taps are off, door is locked, no plugs left on etc
 
Could go on and on and on!...............

HorsesHealme
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   Posted 7/25/2007 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
ooo I like this thread! reading real stories from real people helps me so much, especially because it lets me see that I am not the only one with these thoughts and bodily sensations! I like to share experiences. even if I am the only one I know in real life. I have met one other person recently and one sometmies share experiences. Like alot of you guys much of my anxiety comes from my "thoughts" and ruminations. I obsess about my health and worry that I have illnesses or cancers. I think and fear about death alot and have become quite morbid and pessimistic over the past year due to alot of unexpected deaths around my farm. I usually keep it to myself but lately I have been expressing the thoughts outloud to other people and that is just no good. I tend to catastrophize events and not realize it. I fear going insane. I do not handle being alone for long periods of time well at all unless I am asleep or absorbed in something which does not happen often. I get real clingy and worry about my loved ones leaving me, avoiding me or hating me. I also have borderline personality disorder though so I think some of my excessiveness comes from it and actually causes my anxiety and derealization....physical symptoms: scrunched eyebrows, raised eyebrows, eyelid twitch, neck and shoulder spasm, sore back, high blood pressure, hot flashes, facial flushes, a shaking sensation, chest pain, fast pulse, sweats, inability to swallow, dizzy, very easily startled, nausea, muffled hearing, I hold my breath and do not realize it. I sometimes feel the need to just run. I get VERY hungry after a big startle and cannot stop munching. I live in almost a perpetual state of "I don't feel real" but I know I am so I function pretty well despite the fact I feel SO frighteningly disconnected. I am definitly going back on zoloft in August I think because when I was taking that I really felt more connected, less terrified and had fun. I had one panic attack in 4 or 5 years of taking it and now I have a panic attack or anxiety attack when I think about certain stuff (or go to the dentist or doctor) I went off of it about 2 years ago and I slowly have progressed back into the anxiety machine. 
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