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Mystery Sickness??

My name is Alice and I'm 16.
Weird things have been happening to me lately. It’s hard to explain, although I’ve tried. I’ve been having like these “episodes” or something and it feels like my heart is either speeding up or slowing down. I can’t tell. It feels like I’m going to pass out. I get freaked out really easily, and little things seriously bother me. When I drive, I’m freaked out to drive fast, and everyone else around me is going crazy I’m afraid they’ll run me over and then I start having like a panic attack and it’s not good. I get tried and dizzy, but I can’t sleep. It’s like I have absence seizures, but I’m aware of everything that is going n around me. It’s like I freeze up for a few seconds. I’ll have like cold chills but I won’t be cold. Like my body jerks randomly. I think I’m falling apart, my back hurts and now there’s this sharp pain that running up and down my leg when I do anything, and I can’t convince my mom that it’s serious enough to take me to the doctor. There’s chest pain sometimes, like I got punched real hard. I can’t do anything when I’m like that, and no one understands.
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sounds like anxiety to me...not to be trite, this can be serious...if you fret about all things normal, you will succumb to all sorts of real problems.  I would tackle it one thing at a time, and simply concentrate on one issue that seems to bother you.. figure out why it bothers you, and work on fixing it.  After that, tackle the next issue the same way.  We can all get trapped in such cycles of doubt...just step back and deal with it one thing at a time.  good luck  -arthur
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Alice, I so agree with arthur but I also think that I would try to convince your mom to have it ck'ed out..that way you will get piece of mind. Stay in touch with us b/c we are here for you!!! So many of us have experienced what you are going through.

Take care and I hope you feel better!!! Thanks for your post to us.
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Bless you!  I'm a long-time panic disorder sufferer.  But there is help!  Seeking counseling and doing cognitive behavioral therapy was my cure.  That was 13 years ago.  I'm overdue for a "tune-up"!  But first, do have a thorough medical exam to rule out any crazy stuff- I doubt there's anything medically wrong, really.  Anxiety can wreck your life!  But the good news is that it is SO REVERSIBLE!!!  I also benefitted greatly from the "Attacking Anxiety" program through the Midwest Center for Anxiety and Depression by Lucinda Bassett.  Check it out.  You have a wonderful life ahead of you!
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I found the post.  Congrats! I hope I can overcome this as well.  Did you suffer tremondously from PVCS and PACS.  They are ruining my life!!!
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Did you read my post to you under your "Fear Factor" post?  I'm not doing this posting thing to well, am I???  

I have, in the past, suffered frequently with PVCs/PACs- upwards of all day long, two weeks in duration.  Visits to the ER would be depressing and uneventful, but expensive!

I definatly understand your saying that they are ruining your life, and I am so sorry.  At one point, I became agoraphobic ("housebound") because of these darn things getting me in such a panic state.  Funny - once I was diagnosed with Afib, the med that I take (Sotalol) has gotten most all of my cardiac abnormalities under control.  I'm one of those people that feel EVERY heart beat!  I analyze every beat!  Heck, I own a stethoscope!  
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For the past sevral months now I've been getting these intense and sharp pains in my head. They're short but they nearly paralyze me for a moment. It's like I'm getting stabbed. It hadn't happened for a few days when I posted that, so I forgot too.

     ---Alice
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I'm glad that you taken your time to care about someone you didn't know, and very possibly never will.
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You're worth it, and you're welcome!
Amy
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Last night I was having spasm-like jerks in my back when I was trying to watch TV. They didn't hurt but I couldn't help myself when they happened. I honestly thought I was having come kind of seizure because it wouls shoot up my back and into my head and like throw me back. I was paralyzed for about half a second. It's gets werid when this morning during first hour I looked at my homework that I did the night before and I couldn't remember doing any of it. It was like I blackout or something. I did it but I didn't remember doing it or hardly anything that night until about noon. I was walking back from lunch with a friend and it all came back to me and I was like "OMG!" and it was just werid.
  The headaches in my head have gotten seemingly worse. They haven't been happening as often but they hurt really bad. It comes on so fast that I don't have a warning before I feel like there's a rock in my head and it's pulsing through my brain in this one spot. They last nearly thrity seconds and they come and go during the duration. If this has every happened to anyone, please tell me how it all come out. I don't want to wake up dead one morning.
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