Posted 9/7/2007 2:33 PM (GMT -6)
Hello. I am new to this board, and found it because I was doing a little research on Klonopin (a med my MD prescribed to me).
about 4 months ago, I found a few "lumps" in my right breast, and had an all-out, absolute panic/anxiety attack like I have never experienced before in my life. I couldn't breathe, started thinking I was going to die---leave my children/DH, they would forget me, crying for hours. I tensed up so bad, and for about 12 hours, that the I have caused myself some pains I am not sure is because of the anxiety or other things (those 'things' being-----I started working out in Jan. 07----and may have gone overboard with the # of times I went working out, and how long I would work out). I have a TON of pain in my chest/sternum area---along with my upper GI and my back---basically haven't been able to wear my bra for 3+ months b/c of the pain!
So, after many tests (for gall bladder, B12 deficiency, xrays, PT, and an MRI), and, also TRYING to take Lexipro and Celexa-----(which didn't seem to work with me) I am now being told I gave myself an ulcer, and have been referred to a GI and BACK specialist. I have been trying for about
1 week to get appts with the two "specialists" my Primary MD has referred tme to-----and they always have machines on---or "will call me back"----
In the meantime, I am thinking that my MD is stuck on the issue of my anxiety---and thinks that everything I feel is b/c of anxiety---not that the pain I experienced (lumps) 4 months ago is causing the anxiety. (Oh, btw, my lumps are just watery cysts that are OK)---
Anyone have any words of "wisdom" for me, experienced the same things as me---or can talk some sense into me?
I guess you can say, I am a mess! Thanks for listening!