Hello im chris, 25 from the uk. I have suffered fairly strong anxiety, panic and what some call hypochondria for six years now, probably at least half of that in full panic mode. I have an extreme fear of my own death and have manifested many nasty horrible things over the years, lucky so far im still kicking :)
my question is related to anxiety symptoms.
Im not looking for a diagnosis, but is it normal for the anxiety symptoms to be in the same area plaguing my paranoia? Could anxiety be so sadistic. Eg: when I had nausia for two months, and convinced myself I had bowel cancer, when my anxiety built I had chronic diariah, stomach pains and gas, which my doctor told me were mostly if not all caused by stress/anxiety but because of the locality, just magnified my anxiety.(that all cleared up)
now at the moment I have a lump in my throat about 2-3cm across, about three inches above my adams apple slightly to the left deep inside, with two hard but small glands above, the deep lump feels fixed in place and im self convinced I have cancer as they have all been "up" for over two months with no pain at all, in the past week I have developed sore throat, lump in the throat sensation and an occasional croacky voice. (doc said glands were from recent coldsore infection on previos visit) now if these later symptoms are all anxiety symptoms, as I have read they can be, can your brain localise stress in relation to your thoughts or worrys ?
(sorry for the long post, talking helps me sometimes :) )
Hi chris lad,i can relate to the first half of your post,as I also think the same thoughts as you,eg fear of death,i also think alot of morbid thoughts,and I cant stop it,as for the throat thing,i suffer from the tight throat sindrome like alot of other folk on here,infact,i have got it as I speak,it started this morning,it`ll probebly last a couple of days and hopefully fade away again,if your really paranoid about your throat,you can always go to your casualty department,they would tell you within a couple of hours,that will set your mind at rest..
Hi paul, good to hear from you. Im penciled in with the doc tommorow, hes a pretty reliable guy and doesnt often fob me off a some do, I will take his advice untill the paranoia kicks in again :p
but your right about the casualty thing, been there a lot in the past, hooked up to heart monitors and all that jazz. I never once got a lollypop though! I guess they arn't healthy enough :(
having an ok day actually, better than usual anyway, hope yours go well too! Take it easy.
I noticed that you said in my thread, that you keep poking your lymph nodes. Don't. I can tell you, mine are almost gone just by not touching them. The really way to tell if your lymph nodes are swollen, is to look down, and roll them. If they feel like they're small balls moving around, they're swollen.
I know how you feel about thinking you're sick with everything. Hang in there bro...
I wish you the best of luck, and let us know what the doc says tomorrow.
Well its been a funny day actually, hit the docs at 10.30 am, throat is crappy, lump and a little sore, but it actually goes away when I eat and drink so im fairly happy thats all stress with the muscles known as cricopharyngeal spasms (im a master at web research :p)
im always happy to be in the docs, its been a month and I forgot how relaxed I feel when I go in, unfortunatly on this occasion it didnt last. I should have started talking about my glands, instead I thought it would eb wise to talk about the anxiety... Got the medication prescription again, thats all fine, but when I tried to raise the topic of the glands his brow raised and with a ten second examination in which im not even sure he felt the right area, he ushered me out of the office as fast as possible /sigh. Needless to say I felt a bit dissapointed. But, he did shwo me, that putting my tongue out moves a bone in the jaw, and doing this I now notice that the lump does actually move, it must have just been pressed against the bone, not attached to it. Things started looking up! Now the glands just need to go down :)
did soem shopping, got back and got a call, I got a job! Only temporay but after being unemployed for 5 months its great, shame im so damn tense, time for some serious relaxation tonight in preperation!
Fingers crossed for no more symptoms to arrise to screw me up more, I need this work badly.
Thanks for listening, hope you all have a great day.
Damn.. Im in exactly the same boat as you chris mate.. I convince myself I have cancer all the time. I read up on the internet about different symptoms, and what do ya know? Suddenly I develop or notice that I have these symptoms.. Its ranged from testicular cancer, male breast cancer, throat cancer, mouth cancer, and currently I find myslef worrying about prostate cancer.. And im only 16!!
I want to tell the doc that oi worry all the time but I cant find the words to tell him.. What can I say?
'hey doc, I worry about everything'?
:roll: any hints on what to say to help me? Thanks. And good luck! Youre not alone man! :wink: