I've been suffering from severe anxiety for years and one of my biggest fears is being sick and because I worry I get indigestion and all these other symptoms that make me feel sick and then I worry more because I feel sick. Can anyone tell me how I can figure out whether it's anxiety or me about to be sick? Like symptoms or anything at all just to help me out?
I got to the point where I had every fear checked out by my doc and then I just decided to convince myself that from then on, it was all in my head. I think it's just about knowing yourself, your body and your mind. I knew that I was making myself have symptoms or even if there were real symptoms they were caused by my anxiety. Sorry I don't have any real advice but it's all such a guessing game. Maybe try to sit down and do some deep breathing and focus in on your aches or pains and they may subside if they're coming from your fear and worry... Hope something I said helps!
I would say its anxiety. Check with your doctor first before taking anyone's advice.I've suffered from anxiety my whole life. It started in 4th or 5th grade. I worried a lot as a child for no apparent reason. I used to throw up almost everyday at school. So much to the point I had to see a doctor and have test done. Come to find out due to my anxiety I developed spasmodic stomach. I also found out I had social anxiety. Being in school having to dress out for gym stand up in front of the class. I didn't know it was bothering me. Subconsciously I knew. I ended up having to take something to calm my stomach. Nothing for anxiety though. When I was 14 I had stomach ulcers. By the time I was 20 I was on meds for anxiety. Over the years my stomach got better but not the anxiety. I'm now on meds for depression anxiety insomnia and pain due to fibromyalgia. Everyday is a struggle. I never know how I'm going to feel when I wake up.
I can't even make plans to go anywhere. That makes it very hard for me to make any appointments. Seriously talk to your doctor. Good luck to you and keep us informed. We're here to help or just listen.
I too have had anxiety on and off my whole life. My childhood was extremely stressful, father died when I was 10, and Mother was a poor substitute. I worried from day to day whether there would be food on the table. But moving along, I grew up and moved on. I continued to over worry about every little thing. When I'd go to the doctor it would always turn out to be no big deal. I made a conscious decision that I was going to stop getting myself all worked up over every little ache and pain, or situation. I was usually able to overcome the stress involved. But, here I am in my 60s and I still have periods of stress and anxiety. I do take antidepressant and anti-anxiety meds. I have a wonderful doctor who is sharp as a tack and very willing to discuss all options with me. I hope you have a doctor like this. If not, find a new doctor. One you trust. Believe what he tells you and try to calm yourself, knowing that you're getting tood advice, and proper meds. I hope this helps.
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