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hi im 23 and here is my story:> im going to give you guys my information and story. feel free to right back with your similar story's. i have spent around 50 thousand dollars on test and some of the best doctors with top of the line insurance in America. SO PLEASE refrain from saying its basic stuff no offense the only basic analogy i could throw out at this point its anxiety and panic attack disorder no matter how irritating and discombobulating it is and all the above. there are to many complexity's beyond what modern science can produce answers for at this point and time. unless your are a huge CEO and go stay at john hopkins for a week or Cleveland clinic or even mayo. ive had the best of the best and every type of doctor you can think of and all the best test's.

so my panic attacks all started about 5 months ago. right before i went to sleep my left arm and jaw started to have a tingly sensation and i thought i was going to have a heart attack. i would take my blood pressure and it was (perfect). come to find out it was a bad side effect to a medication i was on at the time. (if only i would have known that at the time). i felt the sensations for about 5 days every nite before i went to bed. i was at a casino with my father in law and almost got into a fight with a drunken idiot (not my fault). so afterwards my hands got sweaty and clammy and started to feel cold and then my limbs started to go numb on the left side. thought of a heart attack occurred and the numbness spread tell it consumed me as i was praying for a miracle to save me or god as i was running every red light going 90 miles per hour towards a hospital getting tunnel vision and seeing floaters feeling like i was going to pass out. so i park my car in the road stumble towards the registration counter at the ER and told them i was having a heart attack. with a 190 over 130 blood-pressure they hooked me up to an ekg and had 2 doctors around me checking me out. soooooo it turns out that i was having a panic attack the ekg was fine they even ran a stress ecg at 4 in the morning which was unheard of. was fine. my blood work was perfect and they gave me medication to settle me down and my blood pressure went back to a perfect 120 over 76. BUT I DIDNT BELIEVE THEM
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here is a list of test i have spent tons of money on!!!!!!>[/SIZE]

-CHEST-
64 slice ct with dye
16 slice ct with and without dye
7 x-rays
7 ekg's laying
stress ekg
stress ecg
72 hours worth of holter data over a 3 month period of time


-HEAD-
16 slice ct of brain with and without dye
64 slice ct with dye
MRI of brain with dye and without
2 eeg's
x-ray of head and spinal cord

-NECK-
ct with and with out dye 64 and 16
x-ray

-ABDOMEN-
ct with and without 16 slice
oscapy upper and lower
x-ray

-BLOODWORK-
im not even going to make a list because it is way to long. and i have had a d-dimmir. i have an endocrinologist from Harvard that is very thorough

and that not all people thats just the major stuff




[SIZE="2"]Now moving on shall we. My symptoms ive had over the last 5 months! getting your reading glasses ladies and gents.. here it goes.[/SIZE]

Major stomach problems,constipation and diarrhea
Dry mouth
Nightmares
Increased depression
Aggression
Distorted vision
Disturbed hearing
Headaches & feelings of having a tight band around head
Agoraphobia
Creeping or pins and needles sensations in the skin
Increased sensitivity to light, sound, touch, and smell
Hyperactivity
Nerves throughout my body are messed up.
Ribs popping
Spasms in face
In tune with body more.
Burning skin.
Chest wall pain.
Allergy problems, increase in allergies (number, sensitivity, reactions, lengthier reactions)
Back pain, stiffness, tension,
Blanching,
Blushing, turning red, flushed face, flushed skin, blushing,
Body aches, parts of or your entire body feels sore and achy, feels like your body and muscles are bruised
Body jolts, body zaps, electric jolt feeling in body, intense body tremor or “body shake”
Body temperature increase or decrease, change in body temperature
Burning skin, itchy, “crawly,” prickly or other skin sensations, skin sensitivity, numbness on the skin
Burning skin sensation on the face, neck, ears, scalp, or shoulders
Buzzing sensation in the feet, toes, hands, fingers, arms, legs
Choking sensation
Clumsiness, feeling clumsy, co-ordination problems with the limbs or body
Cold chills, feeling cold
Dizziness, feeling lightheaded
Electric shock feeling, body zaps
Excess of energy, you feel you can’t relax
Feeling cold or chilled
Feel wrong, different, foreign, odd, or strange
Flu-like symptoms, feel ill, like you are coming down with a flu
Flushed face, red face, flushed skin
Head Zaps
nervous
increased infections,
Muscle twitching or spasms.
Nausea
Neck, back, shoulder pain, tightness/stiffness
Numbness tingling,
Numbness and tingling, and other skin sensations on hands, feet, face, head, or any other places on the body
Persistent muscle tension, stiffness
Pulsing or throbbing muscles. Pulsing or throbbing sensation.
Shooting pains, stabbing pains, and odd pressures in the neck, head, or face
Shooting pains in the face
Sore or tight in the back of the neck
Startle easily
Tingling sensations, anywhere on the body, including the hands, feet, legs, arms, head, mouth, chest, groin area
Throat or mouth clicking or grating sound/noise when you move your mouth or jaw,
Trembling, shaking,
Twitching
Unsteadiness, dizziness, feeling dizzy or lightheaded
,weakness, low energy, massive fatigue episodes, lethargic
Weak legs, arms, or muscles
Weight loss,
Chest tremors, trembling in the chest, chest feels like it is vibrating
Feel like you have to force yourself to breath
Find it hard to breath, shortness of breath
Frequent yawning to try and catch your breath
Heart Palpitations – beating hard or too fast, rapid heartbeat
Heart - Irregular heart rhythms, flutters or ‘skipped’ beats,
Pounding heart, heart feels like it is beating too hard
Rib or rib cage tightness, pressure, or feeling like a tight band around the rib cage


[SIZE="2"]ok heres my theory and philosophy on the matter of the horrid anxiety.[/SIZE] anxiety will trick you. you will focus on one symptom and it will ease up then another one will occur. it will lead you in circles second guessing yourself and create udder fear and frustration. thoughts that your going to die at any second drive this condition. it manipulates fear into your mind. and the enemy isnt the anxiety its yourself. the mind is a powerful thing. evolution did all these miraculous things and were just idiots screwing it up. so have self control and relax. get on an SSRI to counter act the faulty chemicals in your brain and try to have a stress reduced life. alot of anxiety can be brought on by acute stress syndrome.

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just run the important test like a stress ecg and a 48 hour holter. brain mri with and without dye and a eeg. get a mediocre bloodwork run up done. if all is well and white blood cell count is normal thyroid and oxygen levels in your blood are fine. you will be fine. dont run anymore test after that. instead go do yoga- meditation-trivia games-puzzle games- get out into the sun and relax. take nice warm baths-see the positive in life conquer your fears dont hide from them. you have to lose all sense of control. imagine yourself as a river you cant go against the stream you just have to go with the flow.

but the only thing that gets under my skin is that now i have constant dizziness. and heavy fatigue.

take care all





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