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Anxiety Disorders

Question:

What are your anxiety symptoms? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: KP21, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 08

I am 24 years old. Seven weeks ago I experienced an anxiety attack. I couldn't breathe properly, had fast heart rate, numbness and tingling in my arms and hands, felt like something was stuck in my throat, tightness in my chest, neck, shoulders and back muscles, fogged up brain, and dizziness. I have been seeing a counselor for the past 5 to 6 weeks who has been very helpful, but something's still hovering over me that I can’t seem to shake! So over this, just want to get back to my normal self.

Comment from: Joe, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 20

I mainly feel excessive and irrational fear and worry. I've tried so many things and nothing has really helped me.

Comment from: Sil, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 03

I am 33 years old and I have been having panic attacks for almost 6 months now. Palpitations, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, sense of choking, chest pain, nausea or other stomach upset and dizziness are my symptoms of anxiety. I am sick of it. I can’t go to work, when I start seeing people I feel like running from there.

Comment from: Ls1234, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 17

I'm new to the forum and like everyone else on here I suffer with anxiety and panic attacks. I know that physical symptoms are all different for some people, but wonder if anyone else has experienced chest symptoms, almost like the heart is stopping. It is very scary. My physical symptoms seem to be changing to other parts of my body.

Comment from: Mikhail d, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 19

I feel faint, tightness of head, pressure, nausea, dizziness, vision disturbances, and lack of balance from anxiety. All I ever want to do is lay my head down until the symptoms go away. I also feel like electric shock in my body shooting to my head, it is really scary, thought I was going through an epileptic seizure, and I don’t suffer with them.

Comment from: Kat, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 04

Mold can cause anxiety. It takes a special test to check for mold toxicity. I'm sensitive and highly allergic to mold which makes it worse for people like me.

Comment from: Niambi, 19-24 (Patient) Published: June 28

Palpitations, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, sense of choking, chest pain, nausea or other stomach upset and dizziness are my symptoms of anxiety.

Comment from: cat lover, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 21

I have had anxiety most of my life. Different forms of it. Ranging from social to not being able to ride in a car. And sit in a show. Now my anxiety is a little obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and just being anxious. My doctors gave me Lexapro and Xanax. They are helpful. All who have this condition, you are not alone.

Comment from: ally, Female (Patient) Published: February 16

I have been suffering with low self-esteem, fear, and anxiousness for over 10 years now. My worst symptom is waking up in the morning gagging, with stomach and chest pain, hanging over the toilet. I am very sensitive and do not get along with anybody. I have been hiding my disorder from family and friends.

Comment from: Earl, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 07

I have had a stroke, and I think that is the problem behind all my anxiety. I am restless, I move around to feel better. When my wife is upset with me, it seems to get worse. I can't sleep well. When I'm on my feet very long, my back hurts terribly. I'd rather be dead, but have no suicidal tendencies. I do urinate frequently, but can't see this as a problem. I have diabetes II.

Comment from: angie, Female (Patient) Published: April 02

My anxiety symptoms are, sometimes I feel like fainting, I have trouble sleeping, I have trouble concentrating, and I get a lot of headaches and worries. I get a lot of saliva in my mouth when I get heartburn. I get so sentimental. I get feelings of crying, out of nowhere. I have been thinking weird stuff, I am constantly tired, my bones hurt and sometimes I feel like doing nothing, I just want to be in bed all day sleeping. I see my life boring but it is not supposed to be like that, I have got 2 beautiful babies and I got to keep moving my life for them, I love them with all my heart. I need help.

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Comment from: Alex, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 11

For me, it just happens professionally and that too in a closed room meetings, where I need to wait for my turn to give my work status. Surprisingly, in between the meeting I am usually fine to ask and reply to others, but when the rounds are started one by one, I start panicking. I can feel and fully listen to my heart beats, running so fast. Then I feel my voice will start trembling when I speak. Usually I have lot of stuff to tell others about my hard work, but to avoid being shaky-voice guy, I skip almost everything and finish saying 'No major updates.' This is bad and I think only deep breathing and peace of mind can help me. I do not want to go for any medication.

Comment from: Charles, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: March 08

I have sweaty hands and feet and extreme nervousness. I’ve been like this since yesterday. I’m having trouble sleeping restfully. I’m very irritable and snappy. I cry for no reason and I’m very emotional all the time.

Comment from: masieee, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 19

My anxiety symptoms, feel faint, trembling, neck spasms, excess mucus and saliva. I have also had bile problems, bowel problems, dysphagia and acid reflux.

Comment from: Dollygirl, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 28

I have anxiety and I have trouble sleeping also have no concentration and get lots of headaches and worry I'll have a heart attack.

Comment from: prad, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 11

I have feelings of palpitation very frequently and mostly when I meet somebody. I have no other disorder besides this and commonly rises during official meeting and discussion also.

Comment from: Kate, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 25

Heart racing, and sweating of the hands and underarms to where I can’t shake anyone’s hands. I have had numerous doctors give me medications to cope, however the best thing that works is exercise. The medications make you sleepy and the best advice is to take a stress test by your doctor.

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Panic attacks are repeated attacks of fear that can last for several minutes. See Answer
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