Anxiety With a New Fear
by Rob S.
Hello, I'm rob, I'm 31. I am an anxiety sufferer since I was 12 - got worse as I grew older but I was doing very good for the past 4 years and all of sudden it came back again with a new fear of mine which is the fear of having a stroke. I think this fear developed from work since I'm a caregiver and I work with alot ill, disabled, people. But this new patient of mine came in disabled from having a stroke and I guess ever since I care for him I now think I'm having a stroke. This happens on a daily basis and its killing me. I have been experiencing left arm weakness and my anxiety just goes through the roof, big time. My arm feels weak, my heart starts to race, palms get sweaty, feels like my whole face is numb and I start to make faces or talk to myself to make sure I'm not having a stroke. It sucks. I hate this. I've been through the health anxiety before, thinking I was having a heart attack, being schizophrenic. I thought I had a tumor or cancer, etc. etc. I'm just tired of it. So, I guess here to aak for help because I can't seem to shake this one off. So I wanted to know if having left arm or leg weakness can be part of anxiety. Please, anyone that can help, I really could use it right now. Thank you so much! I love this site! I thank god for it saved me before and I know it can again!