As far as chronice health problems, my doctor thought I had anxiety problems and gave me paxil for it. Haven't taken the meds in a while, but every once in a while I will have symptoms of a panic attack that will last for an hour or two.
Pain is at rest. Walking sometimes helps it, but not always.
No swelling but I did just look at my calf and i have a dime size red thing on my calf. Dont know how to explain it, never have seen it before. It feels a little warmer, not too much.
No recent surgery or long trips or injuries.
Well since I have you hear, when should I accept that I have an anxiety problem and when should I seek a second opinion? Recently it has gotten much worse if I try to drink any alcohol (not even get drunk) and at night I can only sleep when lieing on the floor, anytime I sleep on the bed I have trouble breathing. I am concerened that somehow this all could be related to my heart (poor circulation causing my leg to feel pain and all of it causing myself to have problems breathing). I also have pains in my left arm, which adds to my worry.
Even though this feeling of trouble breathing last all day? From what I have read on the internet, anxiety usually lasts for a short period of time then goes away. Mine seems to last all day with brief periods of no problem. Also how would the drinking and problems with sleeping factor into anxiety?
One last question, is there anything I can do to help the anxiety go away (other than mediciation)?