Anxiety and the Fear of a Stroke

Anxiety and the Fear of a Stroke

The fear of having a stroke has to be one of the most common worries for many of us with health anxiety. We experience symptoms such as numbness, tingling, burning, weakness, fatigue, blurry vision and so many more that resemble the signs of a stroke.
Due to the high levels of stress our mind in hyperaware of everything that is happening to us. Fight or flight mode make us believe that something HAS to be wrong with us and as there is nothing around us we shift our focus inwards and most likely to the bodily sensations that are actually in place to protect us from a threat. Often we end up googling symptoms and the results almost always confirm our worries! We dig ourselves deeper and deeper into the worry pit and suddenly find ourselves jumping in and out of panic attacks on a daily basis. Sensitization and muscle tension now create symptoms that seem to be coming out of nowhere. Even in times we wouldn’t think that we are stressed…. The perfect recipe for long lasting health anxiety.

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50 Comments

  1. Anthonysaur on April 9, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    struggling with coronavirus everyday i either feel like i have corona a heart attack or a stroke and i hate it

  2. forza Ferrari on April 9, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    My symptoms are, tight temples, tight eyes feels like they wanna cross, dizziness (this is where the scary part comes in) then shortness of breath then a sensation of me want to pass out . This is fucking everyday what worst is in the middle of jogging, mh mind is telling me stop running you might get stroke or heart attack because of running then the panic attack will sets in and thats it elevated heart rate due to exercise and panic attack is a deadly combination. I wanna go back to my old self.

  3. Alan Stewart on April 9, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Been struggling with bad anxiety for the last year or so. I was the same as you thought i was having a heart attack first and always felt like i was going to pass out.Had a full blown on panic attack 1 night and went to the hospital but my heart was absolutely fine. Now that i know my heart is fine i seem to have stroke symptoms.Had another anxiety attack last week and had to keep checking the mirror to see if face was okay. Anxiety is a strange illness wouldn’t wish it upon anybody

  4. No Money productions on April 9, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    love u man i am exactly u

  5. Nathan Alexander on April 9, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    I will say about the first 1 to 3 times when you first experience it are literally the worst and scariest thing you will ever experience in your life first time I’ve ever called ambulance and they said. I thing was wrong I refuse to take medication. It gets better everyday but it hits me from time to time however it is a lot easier to deal with

  6. King Lessy! on April 9, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    I have anxiety. And i have shortness of breath and chest pain. Can you all help me please and give me some tips. Im only 18 and It’s been a year. Please

  7. Brady Carney on April 9, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Today I have been having panick attacks and thinking I’m having a brain hemorrhage because when I was younger my grandmother had one and I can’t remember most of my panicked self. But then my left part of my head was throbbing and my face felt numb but was really fine I was just overthinking.I told my parents but I get these all the time my brother has anxiety could that mean I have it too

  8. sAMA SAMA on April 9, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Im crying because this is what im going through right now, I thought I’m going mad!!!
    Since few days my right cheek is getting numb sometimes…

  9. Xbox Series S on April 9, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Age 15 I’m having headaches I’m scared of heart attacks and brain tumor but I don’t even know what’s brain tumor

  10. G on April 9, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Fear of having a stroke has dominated my thoughts now for nearly a year, and i’m only just taking the steps to get help. This video was really helpful for me, as one of my biggest things is worrying about my face  drooping, like you mentioned, and I find myself most days on multiple occasions compulsively checking I can still smile alright and lift my arms up. I’ve never come across anybody else that has experienced something so similar to me, so this was very comforting to see i’m not alone! thank you

  11. BRUNDUN on April 9, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Me : Aged 18 and been checked out multiple times and showed I’m healthy and good *I get a tension headache from all the stress*
    Anxiety : Shut up get help you’re having a stroke

    Can’t wait to get past this

  12. Unapologetic Ella on April 9, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    My left face is tingling im so scared also my mouth feels like it wants to go to one side and im having chills from fear and cold.this anxiety has me thinking about suicide because my bf and mom are both unsupportive covert narciasists.

  13. the FOOL tarot on April 9, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    i literally have a cold tingling feeling on the right side my face the last 3days! And don’t want to go to the doctors during the pandemic, also partially that i am afraid of the shame of being told that it’s anxiety once again.

    this video helped knowing i’m not the only one

  14. Improvement Path on April 9, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    I hope you found the video helpful 😊

    I don’t want to be that guy who sells online courses or coaching sessions BUT these videos take a really really long time to make. So if they have helped you in any way and you want/can support the channel I would love to see you over on my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/improvementpath That is also the place to go if you ever wanted to talk to me 1 on 1 😊

  15. Mylan Williams on April 9, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Does anybody have tigling in the head I hope I’m not wlone

  16. Travis Cutler on April 9, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Same here, I’ve transitioned to a plant based diet and low oil plus walking an hour a day.

    Just cause you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.

  17. TheDarkSkull on April 9, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    i am suffering of stress and anxiety since 2011 , each years it getting worse..this year..i felt my left side of my body numbness and it feels like it is not attached to my body….i have to admit , i tried to suicide many times and still want to die ASAP…i am suffering a lot..i can’t live like that..i am so tired…my memory is start to fade away slowly , my nerve system is weak..each time my left side of my head feels funny and weird , i went millions of time to check my blood and stuffs …everytime they say that i am okay…wtf…..anyway …i hope god will take me let me rest from this damn life…

  18. Crystal Lizett on April 9, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Finally I don’t feel so alone at this

  19. Kyle Wilvin Hernandez Yu on April 9, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    What I’m feeling now is that my heart is beating so strong. Afraid to sleep, but when I sleep, I wake up with my heart pounding.. Our family has a history of stroke and I smoked for 5years so I’m very worried though my cardiologist has told me that my heart and lungs is good, and I should just worry about my cholesterol. At first I was only experiencing costocondrhitis, yet now I’m back to this old self of panic out of nowhere. I did my best to change by overthinking and fought my depression, still here is this feeling again even when your not thinking. Haist.

  20. Tetris_ 559 on April 9, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    That’s so true I go to the mirror a lot

  21. lupe on April 9, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    I get scared because I have hight blood sugar but am taking medication for it and prevents heart attack and stroke but I still get so scared cuz my left face feel.like it stretched and am scared

  22. Rhegatta V on April 9, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    do you get headache in the lower head near neck? when you bed or get nervous or you cry it hurts

  23. Finlay Carr on April 9, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Feel like this literally… every second… of every day… all the time…

  24. Patrick Kamei on April 9, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    I have anxiety so bad that i sometime wake up frightened. And i have a chill running up my back and end at my back neck feeling like a stroke which scare me a lot. How do i deal with it ?

  25. jesse page on April 9, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    This guy just analysed what I’m passing through right now…

  26. Quix on April 9, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    Who else feels a shock in lower back or center?

  27. Purplebizness on April 9, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    This describes what I’ve been feeling to a T. Thank you for sharing.

  28. GIT GUD ENTERTAINMENT on April 9, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    I get tight temples, tight eyes and numbness in my face and down one side or the other it’s so scary I think stroke, heart attack or brain aneurysm. It’s one symptom after another I think I have a chronic case of this.

  29. G Graham on April 9, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    I’ve been having stroke and heart attack symptoms for a few hours, then I saw this and it stopped?

  30. Rakshith Shetty on April 10, 2021 at 12:00 am

    i have been fighting anxiety from last 1 year before i just had a fear of falling while having anxiety attact , bt recently my mom died due to stroke and now my anxiety is getting worse i get stress even for little things and when i get stress i feel like having a stroke that gives more stress ….i just wanna know is normal to get upset for little things during anxiety period 🙁i don’t why i became so weak after turning 18

  31. Hunk Varrier on April 10, 2021 at 12:01 am

    I came back here just to reassure myself over and over again that this is just my brain overthinking. Now I’m back to square one

  32. Maygon Moore on April 10, 2021 at 12:03 am

    Anyone have extreme feeling of internal waves, like fluid is moving… water or your blood.? I dont even want to move. Tingling more on one side of body, face, arm, leg and internal buzzing, vibration feeling, head tremors??

  33. Callum Jones on April 10, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Thanks for making this video

  34. MDB Bar on April 10, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Anybody get numbness and weakness in the face like a very minor loss of muscle control with numbness in face

  35. tech science insider on April 10, 2021 at 12:04 am

    I am 20 year old healthy boy but back 2 months I am suffering from panic disorder but today my father told me some one death story then my chest suddenly has sharp pain in only for 2 seconds then I googled but iam getting worsen symtems of pain in arm leg and head in left side
    Man was this common to have a getting sudden sharp pain chest for second only when I hear about death news during panic disorder

  36. Severus Snape on April 10, 2021 at 12:05 am

    When I was young I heard that your face goes numb on one side so I scratch it to see if it’s like that. It doesn’t do much for me it just leaves me with scars

  37. Hugo Gonzalez on April 10, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Does anyone ever get randome head aches in random parts of the head? That dont last much theyre just random aches

  38. Phoenix Perez-Smith on April 10, 2021 at 12:07 am

    I’ve been in and out of the ER for years thinking I was truly having a stroke. Every time they do CT scans, MRI’S and the doctor’s just send me home. Some doctors have told me it sounds like anxiety/panic attacks but I keep telling myself they’re wrong. My arm will tingle and get weak and numb sometimes. My heart is pounding out of my chest. My blood pressure is sky high. But after an hour or less I’m back to normal. Not sure what to think. Right now my entire right arm started tingling pins and needles sensation but it passed after a minute or two. Now I’m convinced I just had a TIA.

  39. Cindy Louis on April 10, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Hi I have this stiffness in my
    Tongue and my speech sometimes sound like childish I also have this weird sensations of crawling or burning on my tounge , this is freaking me out from 3 months it’s comes and goes. Can anyone help me is it serious?

  40. George Ayton on April 10, 2021 at 12:11 am

    I suffered this in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. At that time I was told nit to be stupid, that was the treatment. I took control and have been fine for years, then two months ago I suffered a slight stroke two months ago. Had a family problem last weekend, my symptoms have surfaced again, headaches and bodily sensations back with a vengeance. Wife at work on my own all day. Don’t know which way to turn.

  41. Cesaritoo Robles on April 10, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Do you guys also feel dizzy and loss of balance and chills and automatically think it’s a stroke? This happend after I recovered from covid. Everyday it’s the worst

  42. Love Faith on April 10, 2021 at 12:12 am

    This sounds like me

  43. Baz on April 10, 2021 at 12:14 am

    You make me feel so much better 😩🙌🏽

  44. Aliyu Kabir on April 10, 2021 at 12:15 am

    It’s obvious there are many of us struggling with these issues,I believe all these experiences will make us better people.

  45. Fujiyama Mt on April 10, 2021 at 12:15 am

    This has been happening a lot to me lately and I’m just so anxious and scared and I hate it and want it to end

  46. izzy :0 on April 10, 2021 at 12:16 am

    the top of my head feels like someone put an ice pack on it

  47. photo1 - on April 10, 2021 at 12:17 am

    we can get through this everyone! stay strong 💪

  48. Sanaiiah rodriguez on April 10, 2021 at 12:19 am

    You just described my life rn. Last month I went to the hospital Bc my anxiety got so bad to point where my palpitations wouldn’t go away and I felt so sick panicky. When I went they did a ekg and X-ray and everything came out ok and they told me it was most likely anxiety related after giving me Ativan. A few days later I went to cardiologist they did a Echocardiogram and everything was fine. After that I felt relieved and didn’t have any anxiety attacks relating to my heart anymore. Now a few days my anxiety came back and I’m feeling stuff that makes me think I’m going to have a stroke. My neck feels tight which makes my head feel off and lightheaded. It feels as if my chest feels numb sometimes. And I’ve been very nauseous, Lisa of appetite and having trouble sleeping. I’m 17 and this is very tiring.

  49. Lamar Savage on April 10, 2021 at 12:21 am

    My head is tingly

  50. Movies world on April 10, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Any one who is having all these symptoms matched and and in addition they have fear of loud sounds of music ,firecrackers or thunderstorm and feels some type of sensation among his heart or any thing pls comment bcs i’m also suffering from this but these things are not mentioned anywhere !!Pls comment if any one has too facing these along other symptomps

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