Patient Comments: Anxiety - Symptoms

Question:What symptoms do you experience with your anxiety?

Comment from: joey, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: January 04

When I have anxiety attacks I can usually cope with it and get through it but sometimes. I'll have really severe attacks and have symptoms that I've never heard before like for instance when I have severe attacks ill start to feel a floating sensation and then a tingling feeling all over my body then I start to panic and feel disoriented and my vision blurs. I feel like I'm stuck in my body I feel hopeless and then it really hits me. I'll taste cigarettes ashes on my tongue itching on my hands and my muscles start tensing up mostly in my neck stomach are and legs my legs get so weak I feel like I can't stand anymore and when I'm coming down from my attack I start to shake and feel like I'm passing out like I have no energy I get a headache and after the attacks goes away I can't think straight or focus. It takes a lot out of me. I've had this problem for over a year and I feel it's getting worse.

Comment from: hopeless, Female (Patient) Published: December 28

I have struggled with anxiety for 40+ years. I was sexually molested as a child and repressed the event so I never knew what caused my panic attacks. I'm a nurse but have had a hard time holding down a job because when the panic hits I am terrified and just stay in bed and pray. The only thing that helps is Xanax. It has saved me so many times. I have tried 11 different antidepressants with NO success. This life has been a nightmare. I look forward to the day I get to leave this world and be in heaven.

Comment from: Autumnxxxxx, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: December 27

I'm 17 and been experiencing anxiety since summer 2010. I usually have chills, hot flashes dizziness, shortness of breath, shaky, nausea, tiredness, trouble falling asleep. I went too therapy it helped, but, I thought I was fine without it and I'm not. I'm a mess lately/been really depressed.

Comment from: Melava, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 17

I have been suffering for years. I feel a sudden rush of heat starting in my stomach then moves up to my face, feels like I'm on fire, my sight goes all black and I feel like I can't breathe. It last from a minute to hours. Some worse than others. I lay in bed almost every night thinking about everything from dying to a loved one dying, or work , money ect. I can't fall asleep for hours sometimes not at all. It's horrible going through this.

Comment from: hello, 7-12 Male (Patient) Published: September 15

Hi I am 13 years old and I am scared of ghost and criminals and then I get really scared when I hear stuff when I'm alone and it feels like I can't breathe then I start to get cramps really bad. Cramps wear I start to cry and then I get diarrhea and then the cramps stop. I don't know if this is a part of anxiety but I want to find out what it is I really want to find out what it is.

Comment from: Happy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 26

Because of anxiety I have trouble sleeping, fatigue, short of breath, dizziness, neck and shoulder pain.

Comment from: mother of four, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 11

I've suffered from anxiety since my first one at 18 years old, I'm now 45. I've tried treatment many times and the one that worked extremely well was effexor xr. I was on it for two years and just recently, by doctors help came off of same. I have to say, the anxiety is defiantly back, I just hope not bad enough to go back on meds. And why do I feel so bad about meds? I'll take it for anything else my health issues require, but once you talk about mental health, I beat myself up! I wish there was a lot more public awareness and acceptance of mental health!

Comment from: selmapark, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: November 05

I dread going to bed at night due to heart palpitations which keep me awake for hours before I finally fall asleep.

Comment from: franky, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 05

Anxiety made life so difficult, I ended up on disability. Short and sweet to the point after many trials, to no avail with other meds, the tried and true has been Lorazepam and Lithium. And lithium has its own anti-suicide chemical in it, that helps the most.

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