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First time post here, so bear with me....
For a number of years now, I've had serious medical problems. It was mostly controlled by medication but the extensive medication had it's own side effects to the point I didn't know who I was anymore. About 9 months ago I came off of all the medication (with Doctor assistance) and decided I wanted to try and live a healthier lifestyle of good food, exercise and natural supplements to help my health condition. It completely worked....I had never felt better and thought things were really looking up.
In December however, I started randomly getting heart palpitations. I originally thought I just had a virus or bug, but it kept happening and I was feeling dizzy and faint when it happened then I'd panic about previous health concerns, people seeing me unwell and the embarrassment of it happening in public. I went to my doctor and she referred me to a cardiac specialist, however there isn't anything wrong but they put me on beta-blockers anyway as a pre-caution. It kept happening and I came to the conclusion that it was Anxiety and panic attacks that were happening - they were happening for no reason and only a few times a week at that point, now they happen all the time and for no good reason at all. Now they particularly in these situations: If I realise I don't have water with me at all times (strange I know), if I know there are people around me watching me (for example at work in a meeting), in my sleep, if I drink/eat something new I panic, new twinges in my body - it's like I'm worried that my old health concerns are coming back.
I've tried meditation (Headspace is a great app) and that's definitely relaxed me, I tried taking natural supplements again - Magnesium, L-Tryptopan, Theanine and although I feel more relaxed I'm still have these "episodes". Tonight was the last straw....I took my magnesium and went to bed, I felt a nerve twinge in the side of my face (absolutely no biggie at all) and automatically started panicking about whether my old health problems were coming back. I had to pace up and down with the headspace app on and drink a litre of water to prove to myself that I was OK.
Anyone else have problems with this level of anxiety? Anyone have any advice on what I can do to help it? I've been taking Propanalol alongside the natural supplements but it's not cutting the mustard.
Any help really would be appreciated.
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