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   Posted 9/26/2009 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone! As I have been dealing with health issues the past few months anxiety has decided to creep in there too! So now I am having these weird feelings I was diagonised with Vestibular Disorder which can cause a constant pain or pressure in the ear and itcauses me to be dizzy all the time so now that I describe that I am not currently taking any medications for anxiety as of yet the shrink thinks with the vestibular disorder  it can highten the sensativity to medication so we are taking it slow, but now this what I am dealing with now, seems like now I have these twinges or a crawling sensation on my left side of my head, not to mention headaches and migraines... I had a CT Scan done on my head I havent heard back from the doc so I am guessing they didn't find anything alarming but in the mean time I am scheduled to see the Nuerologist on Oct 9th.  I am hoping these feelings in my head are just from stress, has anyone else had those kinda of sensations??????? I am not sure if I am even describing it correctly it is just like a twinge on the side of my head and then it goes away..  Needless to say that anxiety has put me through the ringer, I originally dealt with the fact of inflammed chest walls, gerd, and they thought my gallbladder was bad come to find out they said it was all anixety and all the test came back normal, 3D CT scan of my heart-normal, 3 ekgs-normal, bloodwork-normal, endoscopy-normal,hidascan-normal....... Everything was normal, but still having constant pain in my shoulder blades and numbness on my left side and the dizziness , went to an ENT that is who dx me with Vestibular Disorder, went and seen a chiropractor yesterday not as dizzy today but still having the twinges only on the left side which is my ear that is affected by this disorder.......... Sorry for such a long post , Kitt I should have listen to you sooner when you referred me to anxiety-panic disorders when you were being so supportive of the gerd issue I was having!! Darn it for being stubborn, I didn't think I had anxiety this bad, boy was I wrong!!
Ronee' idea

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   Posted 9/26/2009 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   


Hello and Welcome to the Anxiety and Panic Forum. :-)

I am so glad you have joined us.  You will find a great deal of support and caring here in this forum re your sx and fears.

Tingling is a part of anxiety in some people (according to my doctor).  I am going to post a link to a thread that was posted last spring re some of the same sx you are experiencing.  Just click on the link:

Reducing anxiety in our daily lives is not hard to do once we know how. In our fast paced and stress filled world, anxiety has become a normal part of life. In small amounts, anxiety keeps us alert and out of danger, sparks us to action, and helps us to live a long and more fruitful life. When anxiety becomes so severe that it limits our functions and cripples us from living a normal life, we need to start thinking about reducing anxiety.

If you find yourself at a point where you need help in reducing anxiety then you have two options: seek professional help if you feel you cannot do it on your own or use some practical methods to help reduce your everyday stress.

I am a sufferer of chronic anxiety. In the past I sought out professional help, but now use many practical methods on my own to reduce anxiety. The main objective is remembering what you are capable of doing.

One method professional counselors use to help reduce anxiety is to get the person to limit the amount of "stressors" in their daily life. Psychologists call this avoidance learning. The main idea of avoidance learning is when you know there is something causing stress and anxiety in your life, you need to make an extra effort to avoid the situation or object.

The cause of an anxiety disorder does not have to be physical; mental images and thoughts can cause heightened anxiety. Any plan for reducing anxiety must include gaining control of damaging thoughts and mental images.

One way to change thought patterns is by limiting time spent thinking. Find a hobby or a distraction that you enjoy, preferably one that has a high degree of mental concentration. Painting and drawing are good examples. With both these activities, your mind is on the task at hand so you have very little time to picture or think about what causes you stress. The main point is to find something you enjoy that can be done for a long period of time

Exercise. Take a walk, play a game,  or ride a bike. The point is to exercise because when you do, your body will release endorphins, which contribute to feeling good.

Stop the spinning thoughts and anticipation of what tomorrow will bring.  Stay in the moment.  Kick the "stinkin thinkin" thoughts to the curb. You don't need them.  Remember you have anxiety, anxiety doesn't have you.

Stick with us and know we are here for you.

Gentle Hugs





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   Posted 9/26/2009 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Such great advice from Kitt that I can't elaborate any more, but I just wanted to welcome you to our A/P Forum and hope you stick with us. Lot's of great people and valuable advice here my friend :)
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   Posted 9/26/2009 11:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I want to say thank you!! I am half of world away from my friends and family and it makes it hard!!!!!!!! Everytime someone replies I want to cry for the simple fact there are others out there!!!!!!!!Thank you all so much!!


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   Posted 9/27/2009 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for all that information....always keep busy...I know..but sometimes I just want to chill out. Then the mind goes...How's work??

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   Posted 9/27/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   


I have 4 days under my belt so I am feeling comfortable back at work and with that the anxiety dropped so I am doing much better.

Thank you for asking.

When I chill I will read or come here and post to others which for me keeps my mind from kicking into overdrive.  :-)

Gentle Hugs


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   Posted 9/27/2009 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Ronee and welcome to the forum. I have a chronic health issue myself and developed anxiety because of it too. Mine is a gastrointestinal disease so of course my anxiety will effect my gi tract. i.e Nausea, diarrhea etc. Sounds like your anxiety has manefested in the area where your illness is. Thru therapy and the occasional use of Xanax I am now able to stop it in its tracks. Hope that helps some.

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