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Craziest anxiety symptoms??

HoldingOnHope

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Just curious was your craziest anxiety symptoms have been?

I have had so many symptoms that I never thought would be “just from anxiety”
 

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CalmClinic has a rather extensive list of possible anxiety symptoms. I've personally never experienced anything extraordinary. It's mostly been palpitations, aches and pains, headache, nausea, some loss of appetite. But other folks have certainly experienced the more extreme symptoms.
 

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The one that bothers me a lot and messes with me is the lightheadedness, I hate that.
 

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My voice gets hoarse when I'm really anxious, probably from my whole body tightening up.
 

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I have tingling feelings in my feet and hands when I feel anxious.

I find myself unconsciously clenching my fists while walking around or driving.

The worst symptom for me is stomach upset. I lose my appetite and will wake up feeling like I have a stomach virus.
 

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I think it's the spiraling out of control.for me. One symptom seemingly leads to another which causes five more and it is very hard not to convince yourself you are dying. The worst was when I couldn't sleep because I was convinced I had throat cancer. No sleep led to double and blurry vision which then convinced me I had a brain tumor. And then my eyes crossed for a few seconds on there own when I was going to bed which further convinced me of a brain tumor. After all, googling the symptoms reaffirms it! A vicious cycle.
 

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I think it's the spiraling out of control.for me. One symptom seemingly leads to another which causes five more and it is very hard not to convince yourself you are dying. The worst was when I couldn't sleep because I was convinced I had throat cancer. No sleep led to double and blurry vision which then convinced me I had a brain tumor. And then my eyes crossed for a few seconds on there own when I was going to bed which further convinced me of a brain tumor. After all, googling the symptoms reaffirms it! A vicious cycle.
I’ve so been there Jen, some exact symptoms you describe. How can those with HA not assume the cause is sinister? Welcome to the group!

Bob
 

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I think it's the spiraling out of control.for me. One symptom seemingly leads to another which causes five more and it is very hard not to convince yourself you are dying. The worst was when I couldn't sleep because I was convinced I had throat cancer. No sleep led to double and blurry vision which then convinced me I had a brain tumor. And then my eyes crossed for a few seconds on there own when I was going to bed which further convinced me of a brain tumor. After all, googling the symptoms reaffirms it! A vicious cycle.
This. This is it. The symptoms that lead to other symptoms and you end up diagnosing yourself over and over.


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I've had a few low points. Actually breaking down because I thought I was dying. Getting an MRI for a tumor that didn't exist. Throwing up from anxiety. That kind of thing. My lowest in terms of what other people would thing is crazy is taking my **** out of the toiler with my bare hand to look at (colon cancer worries).
 

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I’ve had some pretty bad episodes...to the point I was actually looking up the info of the inpatient treatment center and the pysch ER at the county hospital. Really thought I was going to have to commit myself. Especially at the beginning of the Covid crisis last year...I totally lost it.
 

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Jen, Fraser and Launch only your fellow HA sufferers would truly understand the terror one goes through during an episode, and the actions or thoughts that come to us.
 

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Jen, Fraser and Launch only your fellow HA sufferers would truly understand the terror one goes through during an episode, and the actions or thoughts that come to us.
I have been thinking about this a lot the last few days. I remember, as a child, hearing family say, "Oh, you know how so and so is. They are a hypochondriac. They always think something is wrong with them, " in a snide sort of eye rolling way. Being a sufferer now myself, I would love to go back and tell them it's actually a horrible prison we live in inside our heads. That we are envious of those who lead seemingly normal lives, who don't spend all their time searching for ways they will probably die on the net, afraid to go anywhere, barely able to function at times. People who don't go through what we do really have no idea.
 

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I have been thinking about this a lot the last few days. I remember, as a child, hearing family say, "Oh, you know how so and so is. They are a hypochondriac. They always think something is wrong with them, " in a snide sort of eye rolling way. Being a sufferer now myself, I would love to go back and tell them it's actually a horrible prison we live in inside our heads. That we are envious of those who lead seemingly normal lives, who don't spend all their time searching for ways they will probably die on the net, afraid to go anywhere, barely able to function at times. People who don't go through what we do really have no idea.
We have to be careful how we classify those who don't deal with anxiety. To say the things you mentioned, yes, I feel like that gives off a negative vibe. But sometimes we may feel frustrated when someone says "I'm sorry, but you'll be fine, just stop thinking about it." We have to remember it isn't their fault, because they can't possibly understand what it's like, and they probably mean well.

That's something I've been focusing more on recently. Changing how I react to what people without anxiety say to me when I'm reaching out or venting.
 

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We have to be careful how we classify those who don't deal with anxiety. To say the things you mentioned, yes, I feel like that gives off a negative vibe. But sometimes we may feel frustrated when someone says "I'm sorry, but you'll be fine, just stop thinking about it." We have to remember it isn't their fault, because they can't possibly understand what it's like, and they probably mean well.

That's something I've been focusing more on recently. Changing how I react to what people without anxiety say to me when I'm reaching out or venting.
Yes. You are right. I really do feel sorry for people like my mother. I can see how much ot hurts her when I'm going through a rough patch.
 

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Woke up one night and my whole body head to toe felt like it was on pens
and needels. Was so weird lasted for a few minutes. That sent to the emergency room. And of course a half hour after Being given lorazepam I was fine like every other time.
 
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I think it's the spiraling out of control.for me. One symptom seemingly leads to another which causes five more and it is very hard not to convince yourself you are dying. The worst was when I couldn't sleep because I was convinced I had throat cancer. No sleep led to double and blurry vision which then convinced me I had a brain tumor. And then my eyes crossed for a few seconds on there own when I was going to bed which further convinced me of a brain tumor. After all, googling the symptoms reaffirms it! A vicious cycle.
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I’ve had some pretty bad episodes...to the point I was actually looking up the info of the inpatient treatment center and the pysch ER at the county hospital. Really thought I was going to have to commit myself. Especially at the beginning of the Covid crisis last year...I totally lost it.
Yes!!! I swear I’m going crazy! Or I’m losing control of myself!!!
 
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