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    • Do you have a therapist or someone professional you can talk to? Maybe the hospital offers a support service? With this level of stress I really hope you can find time to care for yourself. Hugs.
    • This was posted on Thursday and no one has answered you. I am as much to blame as anyone, but I spend a lot of time messaging and less on the forum than I would like. Your symptoms are classic anxiety. Honest!!! I know they sound awful and disconcerting but it is all 'nerves'. Stiff legs and cramps are all anxiety symptoms. However, if they persist and it worries you get it checked out. Seizures are different to your symptoms and although I am no doctor I have not heard of any seizure symptoms like yours.  I am in full on panic mode--my legs are shaky, I feel out of it, arms shaky, almost sorta confused, Yes you are in a panic mode, or were. That's a good description of a panic attack. Try and take deep breaths and relax as much as you can if it happens again. Get checked out because you need peace of mind and reassurance. Once again, sorry for the delay in answering.
    • Well what's weird is that at the other hospital they were more positive and optomistic and at Sloan this Dr is just matter of fact and I think has a terrible bedside manner.  I'm just waiting until Tues.  I just hope it's not in her brain.  I will be so broken if it is.
    • It's difficult to realise that all effects from the body emanate from the mind. NOT the other way round. If your computer goes wrong it's the motherboard, the hard drive or the 'brain' inside that needs correction. It needs defragmenting. It's difficult to realize this when we have a physical symptom., say a swelling or a cough that needs investigation. But it's still in the mind that the effects are felt. Pain is a warning message sent to the brain telling us there's a problem. But we can also imagine such pain, as in health anxiety. It still stems from the mind but APPEARS to come from the body.  I usually try to ignore my pains and symptoms but is there a point when we should consider them to be a threat and to seek medical attention? Of course it's important to get checked out when any condition arises, but once told you are OK you have to believe them. I suggest you do just that. It's also very difficult to realise that anxiety can mimic ANY known symptom once it's in the mind. You may have read or heard of some disorder and without realizing it allowed it to register in your mind. As soon as a simple pain or some other symptom arises it 'triggers' the memory of what you read or heard and the rest follows from the anxious mind. You are CERTAIN you have 'IT'. Get checked out then, when told you are OK, trust the medics. They can't afford mistakes these days!!!
    • Hello, Here to vent again... How do we know when pain is real or just anxiety.. I feel that I am always going through cycles of pains and symptoms for them to turn out to be nothing but anxiety.. but how do we know who it is real?? lately I am suffering with abdominal pain that is mostly lower quadrant. I don't have an appendix and have ben attributing it to IBS induced from anxiety. I usually try to ignore my pains and symptoms but is there a point when we should consider them to be a threat and to seek medical attention?      
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