Anxiety Issues Are Resurfacing

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greyfox
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   Posted 9/5/2017 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,

Been away from this community for a while but remember all the great support and advice I received here.

Recently I've started to have some anxiety issues resurface. I recently resigned to take another job, but then accepted counter offer from current employer, started a new relationship, and have in general just had quite a few things going on in parallel. I haven't been sleeping regularly which I'm sure isn't helping. The past few months I've been dealing with problems with my Pelvic Floor Muscles, constant tension and spasms which isn't comfortable at best, and can be painful.

With everything going on I've started to get headaches, difficulty concentrating, neck pain, face pressure, rapid heartbeat or strong hard heartbeat, sometimes palpitations, and general nervous feeling. But what has really got me worked up the past two days is I started noticing I can feel my pulse in my stomach, sometimes strongly. I probably made the mistake of Googling it and came across abdominal aortic aneurysm. Which has me worried because seems like a rather fatal condition if it bursts. It seems rare for people under 50, I'm 30. I don't want to stress over it and let me anxiety take control, but at the same time don't want to dismiss something that could be serious.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/5/2017 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi GF and welcome back!

Although I am sorry it is due to returning anxiety.:/

So...you probably made the mistake of googling, lol? ;) Sorry, I have to rib you a little on that one!

I feel a pulse in my abdomen too at times...have for as long as I can remember. If you are naturally thin in that area, I think it is just normal.

So as far as stress management for the current changes...what can you pull for a refresher course? Do you have some therapy material to review?

...or if you've fallen off on your coping skills...then reinstating those will be a goal.

Finally, is your med regimen in need of a review...maybe it's time for a consult with your doctor?

We are always here for support...keep talking with us friend.😊

S.C.
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT

Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 9/5/2017 9:51:09 PM (GMT-6)


Hibee
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   Posted 9/6/2017 12:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi GF

Welcome back but sorry to hear you have had some returning anxiety issues.

Sounds to me like you are dealing with health anxiety which can really take over your life if you let it so it's best that you do all you can to lower your anxiety levels and stay away from Dr Google.

I would suggest that if things are really worrying you that you would be best to go and see your GP and see what they say.

Keep us posted.

Hibee
I try not to worry about the future -- so I take each day just one anxiety attack at a time.

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Diagnosed with:- Asperger's Syndrome, Dyslexia, GAD, Social Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, OCD, Depression and Scheuermann's Disease (Adult)

Medications:- 60mg Prozac, Olanzapine 10mg, Dihydrocodeine 180mg per day

greyfox
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   Posted 9/6/2017 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm about average 6' 1" 200 lbs so I'm not super thin but at healthy weight. At the time my overall heartbeat was strong too which is why it may have been more prevalent, not sure.

I don't take any medication, I cannot tolerate SSRI drugs so I choose not to take them. I haven't for quite some time and was getting by fine, recently though I have had some anxiety issues though.

At the age of 30 and in good health I image it would be rare to have an abdominal aortic aneurysm... for some reason though it is hard to convince myself otherwise...

Thanks for the feedback, my thing is I don't want to freak out over nothing, but also don't want to dismiss something that could be dangerous.
Trying to live a normal productive life with GERD and Anxiety.

Scaredy Cat
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 9/6/2017 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, okay sorry...didn't remember whether or not you took medication...

...well that leaves coping skills, and talking to us for support...so be sure to do both.😊

S.C.
Moderator:Anxiety/Panic

"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
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