Does anyone else feel as though their anxiety is a secondary symptom of disorder?
I'm not talking about your anxiety being a symptom of your fear. I'm talking about anxiety being a symptom of a physical problem causing adrenaline to be released (eg: low blood sugar).
As I sit here I seem to be having adrenaline-like symptoms that I can't really explain. I'm not feeling anxious yet I have an increased heart rate and I feel as though my airways have dilated (you know that cold, clear feeling you get in your throat?).
My doctor doesn't have a clue why my heart rate is always up (85+) and it doesn't seem to follow any recognisable pattern. The other morning I woke up and decided to check my blood pressure. I'd only been up 30 minutes; my blood pressure was 115/60 and my pulse was 67, but that was a "one off" because it never goes that low while at rest.
The next morning I woke up with a rapid heart rate, lowered blood pressure and light headedness. My heart is always over 80 and sometimes for apparently no reason at all it'll be over 100 and sometimes up to 120.
I'm having trouble remembering which came first; the anxiety or the symptoms. I'm sure it was the sympttoms because I recall being confused about having a rapid heart rate and light headedness before I was having anxiety. I am beginning to think it may be the expectation of experiencing the symptoms which brings them on in the first place. My GP said he'd order a 24 hour ECG to check for any abnormal rythms but I'm not expecting that to show anything, mind. I've had pleanty of ECGs in the past and they all show normal sinus rhythm.
I thought it was low blood sugar once, but I started checking my levels and they're always fine. I think I'm going to ask my GP to check for increased adrenaline or something. I'm at a loss and I don't know what the hell could be wrong, if anything.
I'm scared to start having too many tests, too. I know I'll become dependant on them for peace of mind lol.
Thoughts and opinions are welcomed.