It's absolutely 100% anxiety. I have a situation that is basically the same thing. Ever since I was little I worried about everything, and always would panic over everything little thing that went wrong in my life and with my body, in my mind there was no bright side, I always thought of the worst, health wise. My anxiety had pretty much gone away up until my grandmother died when I was 20 and that is when it began again..and it hit hard.
I am now 21 and for the past year I have developed such intense anxiety I almost don't even know what to do, or how to handle it. Constantly I am worried about dying or people close to me dying and I can't sleep at night, due to the fact that I am worried about dying in my sleep. My chest get tight, I can't swallow, I feel as if I can choking, and it end up having to sit up or prop myself up until I literally can't hold my eyes open any longer. When I'm not asleep...
I suffer from chest pain, body aches (Insides of my arms), leg aches, headaches, irregular heartbeats, I shake, and have developed body twitches. All accompanied by irritability. Joy!
Anyways, these symptoms of anxiety have led my to believe even more is wrong with me and I am just now starting to seek anxiety help. I ran across this forum and wanted to let you know that you're not alone at all and that I am going through the exact same thing. This makes it very hard for me to even talk about death or even hear about a person dying, it instantly triggers my anxiety.View Thread
You're not alone, I feel as if I am suffering from severe panic disorder/severe anxiety and have experienced this exact same feeling. Often I question if I am even inside of my own body? I know that sounds weird or off, but it makes me feel crazy, bipolar, or as if I have a mental illness. For example: I will do something in real life such as go to work and waitress all night, and then on my home from work begin to even question if I was even ever at work, or if I was off doing something destructive. It sounds insane and crazy, but I have let my level of anxiety travel so far, it turned into crazy intense thoughts that are completely over whelming. I've felt body aches and feel them every single day, mainly in the inside area of my arms and it radiates from there, we well as chest pains and neck pain. It is almost as if I cannot get my body to relax or even calm down. My anxieties have led me to think and believe that I have many different things wrong with my body. So far, I've convinced myself that I have a brain tumor, sepsis, MS, many different forms of cancer, mental illnesses (bipolar, schizophrenia, ect.) and tons of deceases. These horrible anxieties have led me develop body twitches and so forth. You're not alone! There are other people out there dealing with the same thing, and no one outside of the anxiety world can quite understand what we're going through.View Thread