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I was diagnosed with anxiety and have headaches.I feel like i am going to die.

i was diagnosed with anxiety in november, and having so many physical symptoms. last year i had a blood test and 2 ecg's and also my eyes were checked because i have headaches everyday, i get dizzy,lightheaded,shaky,hot flushes, feel like im going to collapse, and now im getting chest pains and i always think i am having a heart attack and it scares me so much, its not really pain its discomfort, if i dont have chest pain i have headaches everyday and think its a brain tumor, i always think i am going to collapse down dead at some point but never do and they seem to get worse when i think about it, my doctor keeps reassuring me that i am fine, but my body just doesnt feel right no more, i want more tests doing but they wont let me coz they say ill just find something else to worry about.this is taking over my life, i am basically living in fear.please help me
Asked On : Tue, 26 Jan 2010
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  User's Response

hello there

i am in exactly the same boat as you. I was diagnosed woth anxiety in august and since then i have been hypersensitive to everything. I feel somethiing i deem to be weird and im off. i could have had every type of illness under the sun twice over by now. the doctors keep telling me i am fine but for some reason i refuse to believe them. i find it hard to believe that anxiety can cause so many physical symptoms. i had a brain mri a month ago but im still sure im developing ms so it goes to show that no matter how many tests you have you will still find something else to worry about. i have recently started cognitive behaviour therapy and taking medication but its too early to tell whether its making a difference. i hope you feel better soon sometimes its good to know that you are not alone

Answered: Tue, 26 Jan 2010
  User's Response

hi there, thanks for replying back, im starting cognitive bahvioural therapy on the 3rd of feb im also on medication, im always at the doctors hoping they will send me for more tests but they just wont, im finding it hard to believe this is my anxiety. im always typing up my symptoms on the computer which is BAD but cant help it, i really do think i have a serious illness but glad to know im not the only one but it doesnt make me feel better as im not use to it, it just came out of nowhere :(

Answered: Tue, 26 Jan 2010
  Anonymous's Response

mine came from nowhere too. i honestly thought (and still think) there is something really wrong with my heart or my head every time they rule out something i move onto something else. I have gone through so many symptoms and when they disappear new ones develop. i am so scared that at any minute something terrible is going to happen but this is part of what the anxiety does to me. im not sure i will ever accept this but i guess at some point i will have to. i cant carry on living in fear like this im starting to let it take over my whole life. i hope you feel better soon. i have found a website that has helped me a lot it might help you too.  Living Life To The Full

Answered: Wed, 27 Jan 2010
  User's Response

there is a forum on there with a lot of people who suffer with this. its reassuring and comforting if you want to talk about it.

Answered: Wed, 27 Jan 2010
  User's Response

Thankyou, its nice to talk to someone who understands :)

Answered: Thu, 28 Jan 2010
  Anonymous's Response

i feel the same thing...i mean im going thru the same thing..i always feel like im sick...i try to tell myself that im fine...but no.it doesnt last...like today i woke up thinking im ok...and then i get these weird chest pains and here i am...the day is almost over and um jst sitting all worried as to what i could be havin...you guyz are saying u were diagnozed with anxiety...how did u find out ? i mean the doctor tells u have anxiety?...my doctor tells me that im fine but i worry too much and its all in my head...is this going to stop at some point? cz im tired of it :( 

Answered: Wed, 21 Apr 2010
  User's Response
thank you very much guys, i'm glad to know that i'm not the only one out there who feels like this. everything you've described and thought, I've felt also. I am also in a very bad state because of these things, and think to myself everyday that i'm going to die and I'm tired of it.
Answered: Sun, 24 Oct 2010
  Anonymous's Response
i was diagnosed with anxiety 10 years ago so i completely understand what youre going through, if you need help or just someone to talk to you can email me strawberryfields_25@hotmail.com
Answered: Sat, 6 Nov 2010
  Anonymous's Response
Hi. Just to say that I suffered health anxiety since a child. It got VV bad about 2 years ago, and eventually I saw a psychiatrist who prescribed medication and CBT. Two years on I have never felt better!!! I really don't worry about my health any more...... don't give up, and get specialist help. Best of luck
Answered: Tue, 9 Nov 2010
  User's Response
im the same way
Answered: Fri, 10 Jun 2011
  User's Response
do you get palpitations just wondering
Answered: Fri, 10 Jun 2011
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