About three weeks ago, I went to the doctor because I was having trouble breathing and chest and arm pain. He, just by listening to me speak, without bothering to listen to my heart or anything, prescribed me with having anxiety. He put me on welbutrin and xanax (as needed). The chest pains have decreased, but i'm still having trouble breathing and i've gotten some new, slightly frightening symptoms as well.
The other night my whole chest area up to my face went numb and then tingly. Sometimes just one of my arms gets numb and lately, my there's been a numbness around my right eye. I've also been getting sharp pains in the back of my head that don't last very long, but they're annoying. I feel like I can't get enough air in my lungs, sometimes even yawning and taking deep breaths doesn't help. The chest pain has come back today, and for the past four days i've had to take xanax just so I could sleep.
My family keeps assuring me that it's just anxiety or that i'm crazy and they won't take me to the er or set up a doctor's appointment again because we don't have enough money for tetst. This is driving me crazy, I want to believe it's anxiety but there's a nagging feeling telling me otherwise. I can barely do anything I used to do anymore and it's really starting to make me wish I would just die so I wouldn't have to go through this !**@! anymore and stop driving myself and everyone around me crazy.
Go back to your doctor and tell them what's been going on.
Anxiety can be scary and cause many symptoms but if you're not happy about how he made the diagnosis then go back and tell him you want him to rule out any possible physical causes first.
It sounds as though your family are reluctant because of the cost (i didn't realise this when I started replying, i'm in the uk so the nhs is more of a blessing than I realised) but your health is the most important thing.
Saying that, it did take me a long time to accept that my anxiety was causing my symptoms and not something else. I think that's part and parcel of it unfortunately. Do the meds help?
I'm not sure if you're taking the wellbutrin regularly but I think that if you're suffering from sever anxiety then daily medication is the best way to actually treat it (obviously clear this with your doctor first)