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I have been dealing with anxiety since 2011. I am a 26 year old single mother of 2. Anxiety has taken over my life. Some symptoms I have are tingling in my head face arms and legs, headaches, heart palpitations, chest pain, arm pain, back pain, pain in my legs pain in my and my knees, I get hot flashes I mean it's really crazy how anxiety can physically affect someone like that. I'm always thinking what if something bad happens I have fear of the future and not knowing gives me anxiety also. My anxiety started due to a really bad domestic violence relationship i was in, and after that my anxiety was pretty general, but now I have a really bad health anxiety. The panic and anxiety has turned me into a hypochondriac. I go to the er two to three times a month because the symptoms makes me feel like I'm dying. I'm sure I left some symptoms out but due to my anxiety I have developed acid reflux, gastritis, and ibs im always constipated. I hate taking medicine I have just started back on paxil. Before I used it about a year ago and stopped because i thought I was okay. I am also on . 5 Xanax that really calms me down. The anxiety barely allows me to function properly sometimes it is debilitating. I hate this so much I can be having an awesome day and then bam here comes the symptoms of an attack an that turns into a full fledged attack. I am also very vigilant and sensitive to every feeling in my body n everything around me. This does not run in my family and this has never happened to me until after 2011 this sucks,!!!!! I like looking at the blogs knowing I'm not alone in this and that I'm not crazy, does anyone have any advice. I also see a therapist.
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