I'm having a hard time with this. I have MULTIPLE scary symptoms that are a range of anything from brain tumor to MS to fibromyalgia, etc. These symptoms could be symptoms of just about anything. And there's a pattern to them...they've been happening off and on for the past 3+ or so years now. I have gotten an MRI done 3 years ago and they say it shows up clean (other than a "change in white matter in right frontal lobe", which the doc said is really nothing). Extreme stress seems to make my symptoms worse...that's when these symptoms mostly pop up. However, sometimes even when I am not stressed, I will have bouts of the symtoms, randomly through the year. These bouts can last anywhere from a couple weeks to a couple months at a time.
My doctor is convinced that this is just stress, depression, and anxiety issues. I can't help but feel that it could be something far more serious. Could stress, depression/anxiety REALLY cause such horrible symptoms??
Here's a list of the most troublesome:
--head pain on left side of head
--tinnitus/ringing ears, mostly left side
--the entire right side of my body goes numb and tingly
--my right arm and leg feel sore/bruised and get weak/tired much quicker
--pain in left breast
--feeling like I'm not getting enough oxygen
And there are even more symptoms than just these. These are the ones I deal with every day and are the most annoying for me.
Have any of you EVER experienced things like this with extreme stress or depression or anxiety??