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Anxiety ? Or something else

Jl1994JJl1994 Posts: 1
edited 05/25/2015 - 7:39 PM in Matters of the Heart
Might not be the right place to post this, however past few weeks before my uni exams, I had been having these anxiety attacks it's what I'm told .. I've never suffered from stress or anything like that before! I'm 20 and healthy I'd say ! , basically butterflies on stomach , shaking all day/struggling to catch my breath and being really nervous thinking I'm about to have a heart attack . Went to docs took bloods nothing came up . So exams have been over for 2 weeks now but I'm still getting them I have my good days and then my bad days where I have this overwhelming rush ! And now I have a constant sore head on right hand side ! I'm fed up with waiting weeks on docs appointment ! I probably want some tests done on me to make me feel better about myself rather than have this underlying issue I could have.. That's why I was thinking of heading to a&e to get things actually done . Would be helpful to hear what people have up say thank you

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  • Do you also suffer with chronic pain? Anxiety & pain are linked in many, many studies.
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    edited 05/31/2015 - 5:21 AM
    I have known several people and one was a young person as yourself....and their anxiety so high they have been to emergency room several times for fear of dying and or heart attack.

    But they were diagnosed with anxiety.
    Have you told your doctor all your symptoms and received diagnosis of anxiety?

    If so, you can be referred to specialist for anxiety. If current doc not diagnose anxiety.....still can go to specialist to have it ruled out..or helped.
    They can help you with ways to talk to yourself when symptoms occur...and variety of ways to help yourself....like "tools" in your toolbox for life's stresses.

    Now you say about these headaches....you probably need to have checked out for guidance and or reassurance.
    Even with anxiety, issue with body do come up.

    I would ask for referral for anxiety to help you discern your symptoms from what you can do to help yourself and relieve symptoms, and to know when professional ..like ER..needed.

    You can receive treatment and esp at your age, to learn how to better cope. No need to grow older with worsening symptoms.
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