I moved to DC over a year ago. Ever since my move I began having crazy symptoms that I never had before. I began consulting doctors thinking I have some kind of acid reflux problem. My symptoms were and are the following; shortness of breath, sometimes coughing, really bad nausea, stomach bloating, heart beating fast, and being tired but not being able to fall asleep. I began researching and after many doctors visits I self diagnosed myself as perhaps having some kind of anxiety disorder. I haven't seek any therapy but tried looking over some ways of calming myself which sometimes work and other times doesn't work. Most of all I just live miserably sometimes. I don't know how to stop this. Winter time it is worse, as the weather has been getting colder I feel the shortness of breath (which I didn't have when it was warmer) coming back...and the nausea! I can't point my anxiety towards one thing, it seems it is there and applies to many different situations. At first I thought it had to do with work and the fear of sitting in a meeting and panicking, etc. Now it's full blown all the time. Can anyone relate to this? It is a miserable feeling that I would never wish upon anybody else.
yes nostalgictimes i can fully relate what you are going through i wake up with a nervous stomach although i take pariet for acid reflux,and nausea upon waking , lets just put it this way i wake up nervous and anxious, and im miserable mostly all the time due to those symptoms i listed , aswell as chronic constipation due to having people above me and below me i hate it ..so i must say i can relate to you its a crippling disorder and like you said wouldnt wish it on my worst enemy , take care and best of luck
Hi, it sounds like what you have is "Generalized Anxiety Disorder". It's what I have. When you have this, it can happen at pretty much anytime, for any reason. It could be people, it can be things, it can be fear of being in danger , fear that something's seriously wrong with you even though you can't pinpoint why you feel that way.
Just wanted to let you know that you're not alone.
I have a haital hernia and have the same symptoms when it flares up. Haital hernia causes shortness of breath,and reflux desease(I have it)which in turn cause nausea. Check this out with your gastro guy. He need to perform a berrium study on you to determine that. It's no big deal. On the other hand anxiety can cause stomach problems.That happened to me. Anxiety can be only diagnosed by ellimination,there is no test for it. If you have your stomach checked and it's OK then it's anxiety disorder.Good luck!! I overcame this and so will you!!