I suffered from a diease/illness where my glands swelled up til they were huge and you could clearly see them. I had a fever all day, i would go cold and the hot, i had no energy at all and was generally sick! The doctor gave me some antibtotics and it cleared up.
Ever since then i have not been myself. I feel sick at some point during the day, i constanly have a weird feeling in my head, its not pain as such, but like a numbing feeling and irritation. I feel like im going to phaint all the time, im weak and very tired, i also get chest pains from time to time & my breathing is rubbish, its hard to breath at times, i generally feel like im dying :-(
I have had countless blood tests and all of them showed nothing!
This totally upset me because im frustrated, i just want it to be over!!
The doctor told me just to have lots of water and excercise.
I have tried this and it hasnt helped at all.
My family were convinced that i suffer from aniexty and panic attacks!
As i had a panic attack due to the fact i felt so ill i thought i was dying!
It wasnt just happening to me for no reason the attack.
so they took me to the doctor where he told me my symtoms were that of aniexty and panic attacks so he gave me some tablets to take.
But i still feel the same!!
I do not believe that i have aniexty ( sorry carnt spell it )
I am sick if people believeing that is what it is!!
I know its not!!!
It frustrating because no one listens to me anymore as they believe its all in my head.
I feel ill everyday from the moment i wake up in the morning.
I AM SICK OF IT!
i want to feel myself again!! I used to be fun, out going, full of engry and happy constantly.
Now im just a mess.
I resently got a new job, and have had to take sick days loads!
I DO NOT want to get fired or anything as i love my job and feeling the way i do, is going to make me get fired!!
I NEED SOME HELP! IF ANYONE KNOWS WHAT IT IS? OR CAN OFFER AN ADVICE PLEASE DO!!
thankyou :-) xxx
shortness on breath
and much more
u always feel like ur going to faint but you don't faint right?
yah same i hate it
im 17 and b4 i was a happy person and everything was great and this feeling everyday kills me i hate it \
i feel like im dying and now that i read all of ur posts i understand im not the only one =)))
keep ur head up
no matter what do not drink alcohol or do any drugs including weed it will make it worth down in the road...
I first had these symptoms/feelings nine months ago. At first it was the worst thing i have ever gone through in my life. I felt like i was dying and spent almost a week going into the ER everyday but they found nothing and just told me i was suffering panic attacks. I never felt like it was anxiety and i was convinced it was something else and it was going to be bad. I just had this constant feeling of doom and i have always been petrafied of dying.
I would just feel really tried and drained and achy and my arms would feel so heavy. I would get chest pains and felt as though i could not breath. I would feel constantly dizzy and i could not concentrate and i even felt as though my coordination was off.
I had all sorts of blood test done, xrays, brain scans in the following months but they didn't find anything. I went through Cognitive behavioural therapy to try to fix my ANXIETY! They put me on antidepressants and things seemed to help a bit as i didn't feel like i needed to visit the ER anymore but things are still not normal.
I want my life back the way it was before. I hate feeling like this. I am thirty years old and have three kids and work full time. It effects my whole life. I feel constantly tired and achy. My head constantly hurts and i am still dizzy and a little nautious most of the time. I have lots of time off work because of doctors appointments etc. I can't even spend long in a store before i feel like i am just too tired and sick and need to go home to sit down.
I have been to the chiropractor who said my spine was out and when he realigned me i felt better but still not right and it cost too much money to see him every week.
I wonder if it has anything to do with the mirena iud i had put in 18 months ago and another doctor told me i have TMJ syndrome but none of it really seems to fit. I still have this feeling of doom most of the time too that i just cant shake.
I just wonder how i could be in a really good spot in my life just nine months ago and then all of a sudden bang my life has been turned up side down. I am still optimistic that my life will go back to normal cause there is still so many things i need/want to do but i wish someone could tell me what is wrong with me and fix me.
I could go on and on about what has been happening with me as this is just a small part of it and i wish i could find a place that i could talk to people that are going through the same thing so maybe we could help each other out. :-D
It started in August last year (08). One sunny Saturday afternoon chatting whilst sitting on a London underground train with members of my family. Then suddenly my head feels so weird. Not a headache pain so much as a feeling of pressure and a sense that I was going to black out. Dizziness and the feeling that my mind was closing in. This triggered immense fear in me and looking back I guess it was a panic attack that followed. (what I'm not convinced about is that the whole thing was a panic attack)
I eventually ended up getting off at the next station which fortunately was my stop and lay down on the platform while my family and staff at the station tried to attend to me.
After a while of feeling that I was about to die (I remember saying 'Help Me' to everyone around me) - I started to calm down - managed to get home and felt better for about 10 days after.
Sadly for me, these feelings have gotten more and more frequent. Since september I have have daily strange feelings in my head, chest pains, arm and leg pains, dizziness and a real feeling that my days are numbered.
It's now January 09 - over four months since the first attack. I've now lost my job (which I loved) due to taking so much time off and I can barely get up in the day. I tend to stay in the flat most of the time because I either get too dizzy to go out or I am to afraid that I'll feel bad.
So far I've been to A&E (ER) 7 times and every time I've been discharged either as having Anxiety or at the most as having Gastritis (I do also get lot of gas/stomach pains that go through to my back)
I've had a Head MRI, CT, blood tests, ECGs, Chest and Abdominal Xrays and all has come up clear.
As I wrote already - I just can't believe the entirety of my problem is Anxiety alone. I do think that Anxiety and Panic disorder make up a large component of my problem but I find it hard to associate the constant feeling of being spaced out and lightheadedness with anxiety problem. Something caused the headaches in the first place and then the anxiety followed. I could be completely wrong though of course.
I have more Doctors to see in the next couple of weeks (and probably more tests).
I think for all of us we have to try to accept the possibility of anxiety being the whole problem. However, surely we can only be diagnosed with anxiety after possible physical problems have been ruled out.
Good luck everyone. I'll drop back in and update you with my story.
I was quite healthy up until last September. I took some medication which was prescribed and had a pretty severe reaction to it. Since then I've had symtoms including; chest complaints, nausea, head aches and panick attacks. Sometimes I feel like I'm dreaming, like I'm not really awake and start to panick and think very negative thoughts.
I went to the doctors straight after these symptoms began and they told me that my chest complaints were a side affect of the medication, saying that it would pass in time. It hasn't... the next thought was that it could be asthma, as I had been exposed to damp and the allergic reaction could have triggered some of these strange changes. If your body comes under this sort of shock, it can do allsorts of strange things to you.
Asthma and allergies are just two of the things that could develop. After a while, I began to think (due to some doctors incompetence) what do I do on the days when it seems to be worse. So I kept a diary of what I ate and began to notice a pattern that whenever I ate dairy, my chest and panic attacks would worsen. And usually I would get a headache and feel sick sometimes until several days later.
I don't have any answers but my suggestions would be to firstly; rule out the possibilities of asthma and allergies. A healthy diet of fruit and veg is very important and to make sure you're taking Vitamins and drinking plenty of water. Have plenty of sleep and try to avoid stress wherever possible. If none of these work then I would deffinitely reccommend seeing a councellor or physologist and maybe trying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This can help anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
I hope that helps.
Maybe the answer is in us, or maybe it's something new. We may never know