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  1. It's normal - you just have to stop thinking so much about something that is involuntary.
  2. My hands look like they twitch with the heartbeat. Yeah - it's normal.
  3. Panic is the body's way of waking us up out of sleep. My heart tends to pound a bit. From what I have noticed, the heart beating actually isn't as intense as full-on-exercise. At that point, my heart beats about 160 beats or more a minute. Panic attacks aren't like that. Negative thoughts can trigger and then feed the panic. The first lesson I ever learned about anxiety was "How I think determines how I feel".
  4. Ironman

    The mountain

    The waves are trying to fuel the nerves. The thoughts are fueling the nerves. That is the cycle unfortunately. The key is to take each thought captive and find out how much it is worth worrying about or whether you can do anything about the issue.
  5. You have to assess the real likelihood of any of those things happening. Beyond that, you'd need to use patience to let some time pass. It's easy to get caught up in the latest disease trends.
  6. Welcome to Anxiety Central!
  7. I have a FitBit, so yeah I can see it. I actually don't worry about it because it's actually much much higher when I exercise. The panic attack isn't as pressing although it feels like it. The issue is that we shouldn't be worrying about it. Yeah, our heart is working, but the focus is supposed to be on getting rest. The more you worry about the heartbeat itself, the less you would be able to relax.
  8. At times, it happens more frequently than others. It jolts me awake "early". Yeah, anxiety has awakened me.
  9. Panic attacks wake us up from sleep. There might be sleep apnea, but the can only be determined with a sleep study.
  10. Hands shake using the phone all of the time anyway lol. Thinking too much causes anxiety. My dad (RIP) used to say this to me all the time .... "It's not rocket science, John.". I was like "Yes it is!". When it gets to the point when you also say "No, it's not, then your good.
  11. @angrry is right - there are a lot of interesting treatments now for Parkinson's, including treatments that help synchronize nerves.
  12. I would bet you would have heard something by now if there was something wrong with the CT scan.
  13. Were you diagnosed? I will definitely pray.
  14. You need to remember what you went through here, so that you know how you reacted. Part of overcoming this is to learn from each situation. ☺️
  15. Ironman

    The mountain

    I know the feeling. It has been starting to creep back for me as well. It takes thought training to assess what you can work on and what you can't. Break everything down.
  16. Are you picking at your skin? I am doing this. I have been out in the sun, and then I use a scrunchie thingy with Dr. Squatch soap (Bay Rum - I have to wonder if I am either scratching too hard or I am allerigic.) I have little pimples on my arms, and I pick them lol. I have even had weird dark spots on my face, they went away, and then I find a pimple. Just keep the area clean , don't pick, and then see what happens.
  17. Tight muscles can get the nerves going, too. The nerves were probably expecting the muscles to relax.
  18. I was in the ER three times in the first week of that sinus infection. People even commented that one side of my face was "not right". That would likely have put me in a higher priority. The first ER visit - I was losing vision in the lower half of my left eye it would turn to TV snow and then blackout. It would then come back. It did that twice and I went to the ER. It happened a third time in the ER and I ended up with the blood floater in my eye. The second ER visit - I was already at the hospital and had to get blood drawn. Well, I had no idea that (1) you are supposed to BREATHE.....and I passed out in a cold sweat. I made it to the ER and they ruled it "dehydration" and sent me home lol. What scared the doc about a possible hemorrhagic stroke and the CT scan (third ER visit) was that I was supposed to have had an angiogram at the eye doctor to find out blood flow my mistake, I took two decongestants (it should have been antihistamines!) and my BP shot up to 148/108 - normal for me was 120/90. That was enough to freak out the doctor. I am still on a low-dose blood pressure medication, but now I can black out if I get up too fast lol. July 2016 was interesting!!! If it is longer, it sounds like they try to retest, which isn't a bad thing. False positives can happen. That diagnosis of "permanent blindness" came up after I did a peripheral vision test. I would look at a screen and click a mouse button if I saw a squiggly line somewhere on the screen. Well, with the red space invader in the middle of my eye vision, I missed a few lol. They showed me this chart and said I had severe macular degeneration and would be blind. I knew it was suspect when they were using a Windows2000 operating system on the computer that tested me. If you have to, call them and ask for an update.
  19. This sounds a bit similar to what my stepmother has occasionally. It is related to the inner ear, which is where we get our balance from. Do you have a humidifier? If you are in Canada - the first thing that is popping into my head is - wildfires. The Land of the Maple Leaf has been sending smoke down all summer. I ended up having a week long sore throat, pre-bronchitis episode that failed a Corona and a strep throat test. The air is wreaking havoc on air quality. I stayed in the air conditioning as much as possible and used a humidifier for breathing. That and some sinus headache medication could help.
  20. With doctors, no news is good news. I was lucky to get a print out from a CAT scan. I had a sinus infection so bad, I burst a blood vessel and had a hemorrhage in my eye, It was from an electric air purifier that wasn't working right.....but it scared the heck out of two eye doctors. One said I would be blind in that eye for the rest of my life, and then sent me across town to a specialst in 90F July sunshine with dilated pupils!!!! I didn't have any sunglasses - and didn't know that I would need them! The CAT scan was because one doc thought I had a stroke. No sign of one, and they really never told me!!
  21. They are good at handling this stuff. I had a wart removed from the side of my nose. It was on the soft area where they tell you not to put Compound W or home cryo stuff. They shave cut it off and told me to use Vaseline on the spot and cover with a Band-Aid for a week or so. They also test it, but I didn't hear anything.
  22. Anxiety is nerves. Nerves twitch. Nerves make us more sensitive and jumpy. The fight or flight response at its best is going on right now. There is more to Parkinson's and Muscular Sclerosis than this.
  23. If the stool is hard, I am not sure how much fiber would help. The issue sounds more like hydration. I have a constant problem with dehydration myself and it affects stool. The pimple could be a boil or a hemorrhoid. The doctor could tell you more about that stuff. With a new doctor, it just means building a new relationship. I am sorry I am not much help, but wanted to welcome to you to the site!.
  24. From what I have heard in commercials, there is a bit of a burning sensation. I get a bit of acne and something similar happens.
  25. Hot and dry weather is nice, but not when you have to make sure you are hydrated. I have chapped lips in Ohio from exercising. I kept nearly blacking out yesterday. I mowed the lawn in humidity, tried to drink some Powerade, and then ran five miles. I sweat out too much. I have been on a bit of blood pressure medication for about seven years. If I get up too quickly, I can almost pass out. The doctor just told me "not to get up so fast" lol.