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Hi, i'm new here and found this board by searching to find answers to some questions.
I have been having symptoms to which no one can tell me the cause. I have had EKG's done....3 to be exact....everything is normal. cholesterol is within normal range. Blood pressure is slightly elevated. Last Dr visit it was 120/73 I am on Atenolol for blood pressure. I am over weight and am trying to get it down.

Tonight is the first time this has happened in quite some time but when it happens I get scared out of my mind and don't know if I should go to the ER or just wait it out. I have no idea if it is my blood pressure spiking or what.

The symptoms are as follows:
I feel like breathing is just not doing what it is supposed to.
My body tingles like it's almost vibrating.
my arms are fatigued like I've held a 50 pound weight for 10 mins
my face tingles
tonight i raised up in the bed and saw blood vessels in my eyes
my head hurts kind of but not like a headache
my chest gets tight
i get nervous and i shake from being scared
My upper body gets HOT. Not like a burning sensation on the skin but deep within my body like heat and it radiates outward down my arms and up through my head that lasts long after everything else goes away. It's not as intense afterwards but it's still there in my arms somewhat.

This always happens when I'm in bed for some strange reason. I have to get up and sit and wait for it to go away before I can get sleep. I've been to the ER and 3 different docs and have been diagnosed with anxiety and panic disorder. I'm not on any meds for this. I don't really agree with the diagnosis. My PCP has given me several different prescriptions for depression but I'm not depressed.I don't take these meds. The last EKG was about 3 mos ago and was normal and didn't show any signs of anything whatsoever. Can someone please shed some light on this for me it's driving me crazy and I don't know what's wrong with me. This was also a DR question but I wouldn't get all of it in the question box and thought maybe someone else is experiencing the same thing and can maybe tell me something about it.
Thank you in advance
RDavis
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replied May 22nd, 2008
I have thought of something I have done differently the past few days. I've been sitting at my computer desk longer for about 3 days now. Could that have something to do with these symptoms?
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replied May 22nd, 2008
Extremely eHealthy
I don't have any ideas as to what this may be. Have you seen a neurologist? This sounds like it may be a neurological condition.
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replied May 22nd, 2008
No....my PCP keeps telling me there's nothing wrong that I am doing it to myself. The first doctor I saw told me it was anxiety and panic disorder. I think I need to find a new doctor....anyone agree?
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replied February 3rd, 2009
symptom
The symptoms that you describe are the exact things that happened to me. I was even put in the hospital for 3 days to try and figure out what was wrong. I have had every test imaginable and they have all come back normal. Eventually I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The episodes at night were panic attacks. For a little while I was on beta blockers and that seemed to help some of the symptoms. Atleast they weren't so bad. I had your symptoms for about 2 years and they haven't happend in about 3. I know you don't want to hear panic attacks, neither did I. Maybe talk with your doc about Chronic fatigue especially since all your test come back negative. Hope this helps
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replied July 16th, 2009
Body tingleing
I have had these symptons off and on for the last 20 years. I am on five medications for panic anxiety disorder which I know I have. The tingleing comes on like every 3 to 4 years and can last for weeks and months with no way to relieve the discomfort. I am so frustrated that no Doctor can figure out the cause when so many people have these symtoms. There has got to be a reason and if not, why hasn't anyone researched this?
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replied July 18th, 2009
Have a CT Scan of your neck. Impinged nerves from disc protrusions can cause this type of thing as can compression injuries.
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replied August 24th, 2011
I have these issues as well. I do believe I have a compression injury in my lower back and maybe in my neck. Going for an MRI when I get back from vacation. If you have these symptoms, try getting into a pool and see if the pain/tingling lessens. Mine does. I also sit too long at my computer as I am a video editor. I noticed these symptoms getting worse the more I sat at my desk. I also have some scoliosis in my spine. I'm also going to try a chiropractor and message therapy after getting an MRI on my back and neck and see if that helps. But the "anxiety attacks" are worse than the tingling. I haven't slept well for several months now. Until I found this website, I thought my heart was going to quit on me. VERY SCARY! If I find that my heart is fine, and can work out the tingling through massage or a chiropractor, I think I will feel much better without taking any meds. Please forgive the spellings. Don't have spell check on this thing. I'll post back if I find relief.
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