posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 10:49 PM
I've had odd problems with health over the last year and a half. I've had minor anxiety problems all my life, but they were very minor. Usually
about things when I was a kid like being afraid of a storm.
A year and a half ago after I had been shoveling outside I went into the doctor with a feeling in my fingers like they had been left in the cold too
long, and a weird numbness in my neck..I got a whole bunch of odd seemingly pinched nerve related symptoms from there. I had an MRI done that showed
"nerve degeneration from age." I started going to the chiropractor, and I know that does affect the problems. For a year I had a consistent
condition where I would just get numbness if I sit with my back pressed up against something like a chair too long.
Over the last year, I've developed horrible anxiety...The slightest feelings make me immediately freak out about a heart attack or stroke. Lately
I've been freaking out about a deep vein thrombosis because of that 20 year old that died from one a few months ago..and while I do excersize a lot,
I spend more time than anyone should reading at the computer, even though I do get up atleast once an hour. Every little twinge now makes me believe
I've had a blood clot come loose and become lodged in my lungs or heart. Even though I have no real risk factors (I might be a couple pounds
overweight and im tall, though those aren't huge risk factors). I have irrational thoughts constantly about things that are wrong with me. My worst
problem is that I google every symptom I get and I see this rare disease and I match the symptoms up and I instantly believe I have this disease even
though there are a thousand more common and not so severe alternatives.
Anyway, back to my body and what seems to be non mental issues. Even though I am younger my back does have a hunch to it. (I attribute it to a heavy
backpack in school). I've developed vertigo type symptoms that I cannot figure out. I know when the nerve seems to pinch worse in my back, I will
feel groggy the whole day, then I'll get a massive dizzy spell, followed by numbness in my neck and chest. Occasionally a soreness follows in my
arms, a light or heavy feeling in the arms. Odd things. I can tell that this is affecting my entire central nervous system. I am entirely unsure of
the true cause..I dont know if it can be a pinched nerve doing all this. I've seen...Atleast 7 different doctors. All find nothing wrong. My blood
pressure is usually perfect if im not having anxiety. My pulse is usually around 60 if im not having anxiety. I had a blood test at a doctor last
year. Everything was perfect. I had an EKG at the hospital, two months ago. It was perfect. I had a chest x-ray at the hospital two months ago. It was
normal. I had blood test at the hospital. It was perfect, except my potassium was just the slightest bit low. I had an EKG at the doctors office last
week. It was perfect.
Last week I started having chest muscle pains and what felt like bad acid reflux. After 4 intense days of almost non-stop anxiety I went to the
doctor..Who did the EKG, and found nothing wrong.
Can this all be anxiety?