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Your symptoms are suggestive of those of Generalised Anxiety Disorder(GAD).This disorder usually has a variety of clinical symptoms which come and go with all investigations being usually found normal.The illness is very common and begins around the early twenties,having a family history of depression or anxiety may be there.The worry about various symptoms ,irritability,headaches,muscle pains,abdominal pains,sleep disturbances,dizziness,autonomic symptoms like sweating,palpitations may be secondary to GAD .You may need to visit the restroom a lot,you may also find it difficult to concentrate.It would be prudent to seek help from a mental health professional,preferably a psychiatrist who can take a detailed history , examine and investigate you.Ruling out thyroid disorders is essential.Lifestyle modification,increased physical activity and exercise,medication,counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT) are all used for treating GADS.Usually a combination of antidepressant and antianxiety medication and counselling gives the best results.Reducing stress,spending time with family and friends ,yoga/prayer/meditation usually help.A Patient normally visits many doctors before the diagnosis is made.
Hi, I've had tests for thyroid function along with my bloodwork for when my cholesterol was checked. The thyroid function was shown to be normal.I'm concerned that the vision changes, pain at fingertips and quick muscle fatigue could possibly be due to a heart or circulatory problem, would it be wise to get tests like BNP bloodwork to rule those out before getting psychiatric help?Thanks for your concern, understandably so I wouldn't want to be receiving treatment for something less threatening, even more so considering I have high cholesterol and am not very active..
Since repeated physical examination have been found normal,I suggest that you take the opinion of a Psychiatrist rather than go in for more investigations.Stress,anxiety and worry has been responsible for a whole gamut of symptoms which settle down with therapy.Increased physical activity and other life style modification and a healthy diet will help settle your elevated cholesterol values gradually.Therapy for GAD if diagnosed and treated can help settle your problems and symptoms .
I feel that the examinations done to date were very general in assumption that someone of my age group would most likely be experiencing these symptoms due to infection or something else. That conditions were ruled out based on the small proportion of individuals in my age group with heart related conditions rather than though actual testing.I'm certainly not denying that I have an anxiety problem, I do, and I've seen therapists and psychiatrists in the past and plan to revisit soon. Yet upon my repeated visits to care providers often times the attending physicians diagnosed me by word alone. Some people are asymptomatic and some are symptomatic with certain problems, maybe I'm over thinking my situation.
I was bothered by the delayed process of being referred for specialists waiting weeks in-between but ER visits proved to not be as helpful. I probably started freaking out about the cardiovascular interests when I realized that my Gastrologist prescribed me Omeprazole as a stomach acid reducer and have not taken it yet as I was concerned a potentially dodged diagnosis on a heart condition might be exacerbated on by the side effects of this course of acid reflux relief medication, assuming I have a condition as a precaution.So are you of the opinion from my symptoms and my story that anxiety is more of an interest than further debilitating myself with my concerns over what I think my symptoms could mean? Should I check out my heart health as well?