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Dealing with Physical Symptoms

Jonatham

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Hi All-

For the past several months I’ve dealt with a whirlwind of physical symptoms. As far back as August, I dealt with chest pains, lightheadedness, and heart palpitations. I was examined, and determined not to have any cardiovascular issues, thankfully. The symptoms have subsided. However, in recent weeks, I’ve felt, from time to time, muscle twitches, ticks, spasms, and pains. Again I was looked at, this time by a neurologist, and given a clean bill of health. Everyone I’ve met with medically has been of the agreement that when I’m dealing with is anxiety. Well I’m glad I have nothing, apparently, wrong with me from a neurological or cardiovascular standpoint, these symptoms I’m feeling are still unnerving. The ticks, twitches, etc. are unsettling. Anytime your body does something you do not want to do, it’s hard to just accept it. What I’m wondering is what some of you have done to help mitigate any of these symptoms, and how you also mentally calm your self and reassure yourself that this is “just” anxiety?
 

suzzeeb

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It's really hard to reassure myself when I'm in the throws of anxiety and symptoms. I started having muscle twitches this summer and that set off a huge anxiety battle for me that I am still in, which is so annoying. My doctor told me they were benign. I had convinced myself it was because I take Klonopin and hadn't taken it in a few days, so I thought I was addicted and going through withdrawal. Well, even taking it now I still have the stupid muscle twitches so apparently it wasn't that, but that hasn't stopped my anxiety. Now I feel shaky all the time and even depressed a lot now. So, I guess I'm the wrong person to answer about how to calm myself down lol. I actually had a really bad summer in general with a couple of minor health things going on. Well, minor to most people, but in my mind they were life threatening, of course. I hate that I can't stop hyper focusing on things and making them huge when they are just small annoyances to most people.

I wish I had a good answer for you. I find being distracted can help, but with this covid thing I feel like my being stuck at home I have too much time to worry and focus on everything.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I agree; distractions are everything! The busiest days are by far the best, and closest to “symptom free.”

I hope you’re holding up alright, with the anxiety and other health issues!
 

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It's really hard to reassure myself when I'm in the throws of anxiety and symptoms. I started having muscle twitches this summer and that set off a huge anxiety battle for me that I am still in, which is so annoying. My doctor told me they were benign. I had convinced myself it was because I take Klonopin and hadn't taken it in a few days, so I thought I was addicted and going through withdrawal. Well, even taking it now I still have the stupid muscle twitches so apparently it wasn't that, but that hasn't stopped my anxiety. Now I feel shaky all the time and even depressed a lot now. So, I guess I'm the wrong person to answer about how to calm myself down lol. I actually had a really bad summer in general with a couple of minor health things going on. Well, minor to most people, but in my mind they were life threatening, of course. I hate that I can't stop hyper focusing on things and making them huge when they are just small annoyances to most people.

I wish I had a good answer for you. I find being distracted can help, but with this covid thing I feel like my being stuck at home I have too much time to worry and focus on everything.
Being stuck at home due to Covid makes everything worse. I am extra extra anxious about everything!
 
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