• Welcome to the Anxiety Community Forum, a friendly space for discussion, help and support with mental health issues. Please register to post and use the extra features available to members. Click here to register.Everyone is welcome!

HELP My anxiety issues

Joined
Mar 31, 2019
Messages
1
Likes
1
#1
About 9 months ago, I got a kidney infection and it took multiple medications to get rid of it, and throughout the whole thing I was stressed and worried because it was a serious issue and I was scared and all the medications made me feel sick. Throughout all of that I developed anxiety but I always denied it. For 8 months I’ve been dealing with severe anxiety. I have a ton of physical symptoms. I suffer with lightheadedness/faint feelings 24/7, headaches or an odd pressure, fatigue, body aches, stomach pain, nausea all the time, fast heart rate, chest pains, throat feeling weird, lack of concentration, anxiety/panic attacks often... and more. I basically feel bedridden and have been for months. I Have been to the doctors many times and have had multiple tests done. Recently I went to the ER, and had cat scans, blood tests, EKG’s, ultrasounds, urine tests. Everything comes back normal or negative and a psychiatrist thinks I have disabling anxiety. I think I partly have health anxiety, but the only thing that bugs me is my physical symptoms. If I didn’t have any I believe I’d be okay. I have tried multiple anxiety mediations such as lexapro, Effexor, etc. and they all have made me feel worse physically and my body has a low tolerance of medications so I experience a lot of side effects. I recently was put on propranolol 10mg because of my fast heart rate and anxiety and I’m currently seeing if it helps. I literally feel like I can’t go anywhere because I’m constantly worried I won’t feel good or I’ll feel faint and it’s a scary feeling .I’m just wondering if anyone else has had similar issues:/ it’s frustrating and draining to be ill 24/7.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Oct 30, 2018
Messages
53
Likes
10
#2
I was have pressure in my abdomen without the urge to poo. I was so panicked two days ago that I had my husband take me to the ER. I had an x ray along with an ultrasound and I was fine. I also had labs done which were fine as well. The doctor said It sounds like acute superficial gastritis. I have no pain except pressure in tight stomach muscles. I too feel faint, lightheaded, and scared to leave the house in case something bad happens. Hope we feel better soon...
 

triceps

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 7, 2018
Messages
1,104
Likes
595
#3
About 9 months ago, I got a kidney infection and it took multiple medications to get rid of it, and throughout the whole thing I was stressed and worried because it was a serious issue and I was scared and all the medications made me feel sick. Throughout all of that I developed anxiety but I always denied it. For 8 months I’ve been dealing with severe anxiety. I have a ton of physical symptoms. I suffer with lightheadedness/faint feelings 24/7, headaches or an odd pressure, fatigue, body aches, stomach pain, nausea all the time, fast heart rate, chest pains, throat feeling weird, lack of concentration, anxiety/panic attacks often... and more. I basically feel bedridden and have been for months. I Have been to the doctors many times and have had multiple tests done. Recently I went to the ER, and had cat scans, blood tests, EKG’s, ultrasounds, urine tests. Everything comes back normal or negative and a psychiatrist thinks I have disabling anxiety. I think I partly have health anxiety, but the only thing that bugs me is my physical symptoms. If I didn’t have any I believe I’d be okay. I have tried multiple anxiety mediations such as lexapro, Effexor, etc. and they all have made me feel worse physically and my body has a low tolerance of medications so I experience a lot of side effects. I recently was put on propranolol 10mg because of my fast heart rate and anxiety and I’m currently seeing if it helps. I literally feel like I can’t go anywhere because I’m constantly worried I won’t feel good or I’ll feel faint and it’s a scary feeling .I’m just wondering if anyone else has had similar issues:/ it’s frustrating and draining to be ill 24/7.
Hi and welcome Trikay. I'm pretty homebound due to my anxiety and am on disability. I feel very fortunate that mine is generally not health related, just scared of everything else in life. You certainly aren't alone by any means as there are many, many folks on this forum going through health anxiety similar to what you're experiencing. They can't accept the medical results saying they're fine, keep googling symptoms that bring on thoughts of serious diseases that they just can't let go of. If the physical symptoms of anxiety/panic are googled, 90% are the same as the other serious diseases people with health anxiety feel they have. Anxiety is so powerful and comes out in different ways for different people. Hoarding, OCD, health anxiety, generalized anxiety are just different ways we express our reactions to the anxiety. I know how discouraging it feels to be afraid to leave the house, believe me. If both of us could take the attitude that the worst thing that could happen outside the house we would survive (might be a bit embarrassing, but so what?) and probably wouldn't happen anyway, our quality of life would be much better. Good luck finding a medication, therapy or attitude that will help your situation. We're rooting for you.
 

Brad66

Active Member
Joined
Mar 15, 2019
Messages
124
Likes
80
#4
About 9 months ago, I got a kidney infection and it took multiple medications to get rid of it, and throughout the whole thing I was stressed and worried because it was a serious issue and I was scared and all the medications made me feel sick. Throughout all of that I developed anxiety but I always denied it. For 8 months I’ve been dealing with severe anxiety. I have a ton of physical symptoms. I suffer with lightheadedness/faint feelings 24/7, headaches or an odd pressure, fatigue, body aches, stomach pain, nausea all the time, fast heart rate, chest pains, throat feeling weird, lack of concentration, anxiety/panic attacks often... and more. I basically feel bedridden and have been for months. I Have been to the doctors many times and have had multiple tests done. Recently I went to the ER, and had cat scans, blood tests, EKG’s, ultrasounds, urine tests. Everything comes back normal or negative and a psychiatrist thinks I have disabling anxiety. I think I partly have health anxiety, but the only thing that bugs me is my physical symptoms. If I didn’t have any I believe I’d be okay. I have tried multiple anxiety mediations such as lexapro, Effexor, etc. and they all have made me feel worse physically and my body has a low tolerance of medications so I experience a lot of side effects. I recently was put on propranolol 10mg because of my fast heart rate and anxiety and I’m currently seeing if it helps. I literally feel like I can’t go anywhere because I’m constantly worried I won’t feel good or I’ll feel faint and it’s a scary feeling .I’m just wondering if anyone else has had similar issues:/ it’s frustrating and draining to be ill 24/7.
It sounds like your health issues caused you to basically put so much stress on your nervous system that you are now over sensitized. Which is very understandable.

I would suggest ordering this book https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hope-and-H...377431&hash=item21153f4d1d:g:MbsAAOSwTmtaEeqQ

Get it on eBay, it's super expensive on Amazon for some reason.

Even if you feel so stressed that you don't think yourself capable of reading a book I promise you that this will be different. The book will describe to you everything you are going through and why and you will not be able to put it down. When I was at my worst I couldn't even watch TV let alone try and read anything, but I got through this book in an afternoon.

Basically it will take time for you to start feeling better and in the meantime you have to do your best to accept the anxiety as you would any other temporary sickness. Putting stress on yourself to get better instantly and be yourself now will add to the stress and will in turn keep you sick.

This book is basically my Bible for anxiety at this point. Over the course of a year I read it at least three times.
 
Last edited:

CC83

Member
Joined
Jul 17, 2018
Messages
86
Likes
32
#5
It sounds like your health issues caused you to basically put so much stress on your nervous system that you are now over sensitized. Which is very understandable.

I would suggest ordering this book https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hope-and-H...377431&hash=item21153f4d1d:g:MbsAAOSwTmtaEeqQ

Get it on eBay, it's super expensive on Amazon for some reason.

Even if you feel so stressed that you don't think yourself capable of reading a book I promise you that this will be different. The book will describe to you everything you are going through and why and you will not be able to put it down. When I was at my worst I couldn't even watch TV let alone try and read anything, but I got through this book in an afternoon.

Basically it will take time for you to start feeling better and in the meantime you have to do your best to accept the anxiety as you would any other temporary sickness. Putting stress on yourself to get better instantly and be yourself now will add to the stress and will in turn keep you sick.

This book is basically my Bible for anxiety at this point. Over the course of a year I read it at least three times.
Hope and Help for your nerves is my Bible too. I just finished it recently and it's so helpful. Every secenario she talks about it I felt was me! With the physical symptoms at least. I still feel anxious but I'm trying to utilize her techniques of accepting and floating!
 
Top Bottom