Am I another sufferer of Anxiety attacks/panic disorder?

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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 3/25/2005 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, for the past month i have been a wreck. I am 15 and a male, almost 16. I have vertigo, but its not that bad (in the way that i am not getting drop-attacks frequently anymore). I am a hypocondriac (sp?), i now constantly worry about what people think of me, worry if i have any diseases, i have fears of dying, needles, passing out, vomiting. Sometimes my swallowing and breathign become something i have to conciously perform. sometimes i see starts when i sit up from chairs or bed. once in a while my right ear weill ring (same side i got hit in the head with a basketball in 6th grade, which caused Vertigo) I am always sweating, always nervous and jumpy (school bells, people talking really loud, sharp noises).

The worst part about this is that sometimes i feel a giant wave of lethargy. I felt great these past two days, no symptoms of any of the above. All of a sudden today when i was about to leave for wal-mart, a wave of day-dreaming hit me and i would stare off into the distance. people whould say things and its like i would hear them a half a second too late, so it would sound really loud. I get oversensitive to light and sound and even touch, like the clothes on my own back bother me. i cant focus on one thing because i am worrying if i will pass out or what is happening. its like im not even in my body. I cant describe the feeling and its making me feel so bad.

also my hair comes out (little strand every where, from every part of my body like down there and eyebrows), and i am so moody because i am afraid!

Besides seeing a doctor (afraid of needles) what can i do? I know that if i see a doctor things may get better, but they will want blood work and i will pass out from the sight of the needle. What is wrong with me?


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   Posted 3/25/2005 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Go see the dr and get your blood pressure checked (no needles!) it may be low blood pressure causing the faintness and the seeing of stars when you rise. Also can cause you to feel spaced out and 'foggy' . It is normal to shed hair from all over your body, I have long hair and I molt more than my dog! You could also ask the dr to teach you the right breathing technique, this will help with your nerves and you shouldn't be so jumpy.(should help with sweats too-I get that when I am nervous) If you go to the dr just explain everything exactly like you have here and you will probably find he can help you without needles. I hope my advice helps ,keep in touch and let us know what happens.

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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 3/25/2005 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, i will keep in contact. Im just glad all visits dont include needles :-)

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   Posted 3/29/2005 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I second exactly what worrywort has said..............the bp needs to be checked it sounds more like that is your problem................Will be thinking of you ......God Bless
    I cannot keep your feet from stumbling..........I can only offer my hand that you might grasp it and not fall...........Lyn

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   Posted 3/29/2005 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Since you are only 15, going on 16, have you discussed this with your parents?  I hope they know what is going on and can be a support to you.  I agree that low blood pressure could be the cause.  Good luck and stay in touch. 

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   Posted 4/2/2005 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
when you say "its like im not even in my body", do you mean it feels as if what you are seeing is a dream? Because if so i have the exact same thing and i feel it all day basically especially when i start to really think about it. I also have anxiety, but i brought this symptom up because to me its the worst symptom because i feel like that all the time  even when im not having a panic attack.

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 9/29/2006 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes that dreamy stare sound like anxiety to me and the stress could be whats causing your hair to fall out.Are you watching your diet seeing as you are a growing young man nutrition is very important.
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