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Can anyone help me work out what's going on? (Possibly long and dull, sorry!)

(6 Posts)
LeChien Sun 02-Aug-15 22:33:43

I possibly have ASD and not sure if this is related to it or stress/anxiety or something physical I should worry about. I am going to my gp next week.
Under certain circumstances I get some weird symptoms, usually if I've been talking to someone for too long, or things have calmed down after I've been dealing with ds (ASD) having a meltdown.
My eyes feel achy and tired.
My ears feel like they're blocked.
Across my shoulders feels heavy and slightly achy.
Chest can feel tight.
I feel like I can't breathe in properly.
Rarely have palpitations, but only briefly.
Generally feel exhausted.

If I'm busy and properly distracted, this immediately goes away. If I'm not I find I need some time completely alone and silent and gradually feel better.
Because it goes away when I'm distracted is leading me to believe this is an anxiety thing.
Up to the holidays I was low carbing which seemed to limit this.
Holidays = difficult situations with the dc, I'm not coping well with it and I'm eating like a pig, and possibly this is all contributing.

Or does it sound like something physical? I have read about adrenal fatigue, which does seem to have a lot of familiar symptoms, but I don't think my gp would take me seriously.

I'm also not sleeping enough at the moment, finding it difficult to get to sleep, then wake through the night.

Does any of this ring bells for anyone?
Thank you.

LeChien Sun 02-Aug-15 22:35:53

Sorry, this has been happening to a certain extent for years.
The last year or two has been the worst, which ties in with a huge amount of stress.

Haggisfish Sun 02-Aug-15 22:36:36

It sounds anxiety related to me. Speak to gp-there are things you can take to help with physical symptoms (eg beta blockers) and loads of online stuff. I find dr Claire weekes stuff really helpful in understanding anxiety.

TheSpottedZebra Sun 02-Aug-15 22:38:58

I think it's anxiety. Adrenal fatigue isn't really a real thing, it's more the type of thing that magazines, or quack health practitioners talk about.

Sorry that you've felt this way- sounds like you've got a lot on your plate. Have you spoken to your GP about it, or abput anxiety at all?

Gunpowder Sun 02-Aug-15 22:41:49

I think those all sound like physical symptoms of stress or anxiety.

You poor thing you sound wrung out. Maybe speak to your GP? And exercise, less sugar (I get that's hard when you are stressed), maybe some yoga or mindfulness? Even just doing deep breathing for a few mins a day should help. brew

LeChien Sun 02-Aug-15 23:16:12

Thank you, quite a relief to read the replies.
I spoke to a gp last year and told him everything, but he just said to find more support, which I would if I could!
I'll write everything down this time, I forget things if I don't.

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