Hello there rbryant, and welcome to healingwell. I am glad you have found us, as this is an awesome place to get information and support!!!
The best advice I can give you is until your appointment, and even after that, STOP GOOGLING!!! I am happy your hours of googling lead you to us, but googling your symptoms can, and probably will lead to health anxiety...no one needs that. Your best bet is to sit here, read old posts, ask any questions you may have, and then go to your doctor appointment, and re ask him everything you need to know.
I use to google myself to death, and I diagnosed myself with everything from heart disease, and lung cancer, to throat cancer, and pretty much every kind of cancer, and terminal illness possible...none of the above was true...THANK GOD. I have major anxiety issues. THAT'S IT!
I am not saying there is nothing wrong with you, and I am not saying there is something wrong with you...I am just saying let the doctor decide!!!
Please, stick around here, and ask any questions you may have, and even feel free to help someone out if you feel you can!
Once again, welcome aboard...I do hope you stick with us...Wishing you a Happy and safe New Year!
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Diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Panic Attacks.
Clickable Link that may be of interest to some...as I find I often like to check drug interactions...Drug Interactions