I recently received the following question from Brandi about symptoms of anxiety, panic and a variety of other of disruptive symptoms.
Q. For the past month I have gone from being an upbeat, happy, 23 year old woman to being anxious and afraid. I experience brain fog, anxiety, panic here and there, weakness, fatigue, and lack of emotions and motivation.It takes a lot for me to even get through my days.I have gone to 3 different doctors and they wont even do a physical examination on me…I just want to have my hormones and thyroid checked and cant seem to get them to do it. It runs in my family BIG time….every female.Most have to have full hysterectomies they are 30. How can I get a doctor to check them for me?I feel like I am going crazy here…please help me!
A. Hi Brandi,
I’m sorry you’re going through such a difficult time. I have been through it myself, so I know it can be really terrifying. However, take comfort because there is hope.
The symptoms you are experiencing could be the result of a variety of different factors or even a combination of these factors, so it will take some detective work on your part to figure it out.
First of all, the symptoms you are experiencing not all in your head, so don’t allow any doctor to put this on you. The symptoms of anxiety usually have a physiological basis, not a psychological one, and could be the result of any of the following:
- Candida Overgrowth
- Neurotransmitter Imbalance
- Food Allergies or Sensitivities
- Pesticide Exposure
- Hormone Imbalance
- Thyroid Disorders
- Chemical Sensitivities
- Diet (Sugar, Refined Foods,Caffeine)
- Low Blood Sugar
- Excessive and Ongoing Stress
The fact that you tell me that your symptoms came on suddenly in the past month, indicates that you can probably track down the culprit by looking over your activities in the past month. However, it is possible that Candida has been building up for a period of time and just hit a crucial level that has bombarded you with symptoms.
Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Have you or your property owner done any pest exterminating or weed eradication in your home or on your property?
- Have you taken an antibiotic recently?
- Have you had any major changes in your living space? For example: did you recently move, get new carpet, have painting done on your house , get new furniture or any other kind of construction in your home, develop a mold problem anywhere in the house?)
- Have you recently been pregnant, stopped taking the pill or started taking the pill?
- Did you recently start taking any medications?
(If so, these are classic symptoms of pesticide exposure.)
(If so these, are classic symptoms of Candida overgrowth.)
(If so it could be the result of toxins from these products)
(Any of these could have caused an upset in your hormone levels.)
(You could be having side effects.)
Since you tell me that hormone problems run in the family, that tells us the chances are good it is related to hormones. However, here’s a couple things to keep in mind. Women who must get hysterectomies usually have an undiagnosed Candida problem. Hormone problems don’t usually occur on their own out of no where. Something upsets them. Pesticides, herbicides, poor diet high in sugar and caffeine and Candida overgrowth, excessive and continuous stress and nutritional deficiencies cause dysfunction in the hormones, neurotransmitters and the thyroid. Additionally people who experience high levels of anxiety usually have an imbalance in the neurotransmitters in the brain, but again this imbalance is caused by things like nutritional deficiencies, excessive and on going stress, pesticides, herbicides, diet high in sugar, Candida, thyroid malfunction and low blood sugar. All of these issues are intertwined and influence one another.
If you haven’t read my other pages on this blog and my site, please take a look at them, as they give more detailed information on tracking down the culprit for the symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks and all the symptoms you’re experiencing. Then be sure to read all the pages that link off those pages for more information on each of those topics. They can be found here, as well as all the words on blue on this page:
You need to find a good doctor who is knowledgeable about the issues I have discussed on this page. That is not going to be your general practitioner or any doctor in mainstream medicine. You need to get a holistic or alternative health medical doctor, which can be found at the American Academy of Environmental Medicine or the American Holistic Medical Association. You can learn more about how to go about that on this page.
Well this information, should help you get on the right track. Best of luck to you.