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either i may be stressed and im making myself physically sick, and im totally going crazy, which is probably likely as lately i have super high anxiety, or something else, and its scaring me...

anyone have general anxiety disorder? or OCD? i dunno if thats causing this, but these are my symptoms i HOPE someone can relate!

ringing in my ears, stars in my eyes, pressure inside my head, terrible nightmares lately... i have headaches, and the pressure that I'm guessing i'm just thinking i feel... well my head hurts when i cough, like in a pressure bursting kinda way, same way when too much blood goes to my head (ie bending over sometimes also causes this) and the pain is on one side...

can i be MAKING myself physically ill because i'm stressing? I'm only 21 years old... im not overweight and my blood pressure is NORMAL! i'm telling u i feel like my body is crumbling, i feel like i ought to admit myself to the psych ward, because i'm not making my symptoms up and i FEEL like i'm actually sick!, but i don't have other neurological symptoms like numbness or seizures or double vision!!

PLEASE if you have a condition like this related to stress... give me some pointers, my school marks are deteriorating i'm afraid to be kicked out of university and i just wanna PULL MY SELF TOGETHER! i wanna be normal again!!!!!!!!
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replied November 16th, 2009
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You don't need to be admitted unless you are a harm to yourself or others. It sounds to me like your brain might not be getting enough oxygen so do some heavy breathing. This might sound like a lot to do but try drinking a lot of water to cleanse the blood and give your brain oxygen. Also you should be getting 7-8 servings of fruits and vegitables, 5 servings of startch/grains, 2 servings of protein and 3 servings of milk EVERY DAY. Stress can be controlled and yes, you are dealing with stress. You need to keep talking and seeking support. Give the back of your neck a rub to the top of your skull. Rub your calves. See if that helps and come back if you notice a difference.
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replied November 21st, 2009
i am in exactly the same boat. i'm 21, normal BP, healthy. but i suffer from anxiety and also have a panic disorder which i more-a-less have under control.
people seem to think im making it up but i say why would i want to make up that i think there is a big list of things wrong with me. i have been to hopsital the doctors n back all saying i haven't got any symtoms of the things i think i have. i've had ECG'S, reffered to a mental health unit to speak to a low intensity thearispist (sorry am not that good a spelling)
i hate being like this and don't want to be like this but untill the root of the problem is found it will just continue. i hope knowing that your not the only person who is suffering from the same as yourself can give u a little peace of mind like it has to me.
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replied November 21st, 2009
hey thanks for the reply, I just recently went to the psychologist where I found out I have OCD, which is also an anxiety disorder. After going to my doctor she told me to go for massages, I don't know if there is a deeper rooted problem, but I figure I'll try and get my anxiety disorder under control, and see if the symptoms persist. Aparently stress can cause some unimaginable symptoms. Just think of a panic attack? its such a scary symptom but its pure stress and anxiety.

I don't know if shes right (my doctor) about it being all stress but considering I coincidently got diagnosed with OCD and anxiety disorder, I have to try and see if treating it will make the symptoms better.

I do feel better knowing you have similar symptoms though thank you for your reply

Mental disorders can really get out of hand, and I don't want mine to I want to get better, so I'll trust its that for now and if my anxiety gets reduced and I still have symptoms then I can know for sure.
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