Hi, my name is Tom and I recently turned 21, about two weeks prior to my birthday, I recall obsessing greatly about a medication I put on my finger to heal a nail fungus, due to the fact that I read the back and of course like many topical ointments it said, "if ingested seek medical help or contact PC right away." that combined with an obsession with death made for quite a tag team. My first panic attack came while eating a leftover taco...I constantly feared getting my finger meds in my mouth and sure enough the taco was the culprit...I remember feeling warm all over and like my soul had been ripped out and was no longer in my own body, my heart raced and I called 911, they put me through to poison control (PC for those who didn't catch that) and naturally I was fine, the women said in no way could a fingernail size dosage do me any harm. Since then I have been in a spiral of panic and anxiety, it hit a peak where I was completely pins and needled all over and hyperventilating...more recently its more subtle, now I have pains and a general feel of some internal issue that has not been diagnosed. With a record 3 ER visits, 4 EKG's, 3 Blood tests and a chest X-ray, you would think I would be convinced my health is all well and good, seeing in early November I would have considered base jumping, now a simple cut on my hand or ache is a blood clot or something terrible. Out loud I know to say nothing is wrong with me, and in all likelihood nothing is, but I just wanted to post some symptoms and maybe hear from people who have gotten through this. I try to stay positive, I see a phych and have gotten to a good point where my confidence peaked, but just as that happened I was slammed back to where I am today...a feeling of constant worry where in the reality there is no need to worry...
The usuals suspects
underarm pain (arm pit, like a lump or something anyone else get this one?)
left arm general weakness (could be from a pinched nerve wrestling in HS?)
achyness, twitching in as weird places as the side of my left heel and forehead?
feeling out of body or lifeless
In a nut shell, I listen to basket case by Green Day and go wow, this guy may have had anxiety when he wrote this lol, I am a go getter and stay positive, I will win this fight, just wanted to vent a little with people who are familiar. Responses greatly appreciated!