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I got my first anxiety symtom (sudden palpitations) about a month ago and have been experiencing tightness of chest, palpitations, shallow breathing, dizziness and just general feelings of anxiety since then. It freaked me out so much and I am only just starting to believe that it could axtually "just" be anxiety. I have had several ECG and blood tests done and all came back normal. I am still not convinced that this is enough to rule out a heart problem?
What I am worried most about now is my upcoming holiday. I've been looking forward to it for ages because my boyfriend booked it for us but now after this month of terrible symptoms I have become scared of small spaces. I don't go on the underground anymore and I am super terrified to get on a plane. Thinking that I could have a panic attack or breathing difficulties in a tiny plain mid air scares me SO MUCH.
When I don't have any symptoms I feel healthy and confident that I can do it but when my heart goes all weird or my chest goes tight or I get a panic attack I just can't imagine doing it.
I am just not sure whether to cancel the flight (or let my boyfriend go alone) or just take a diazepam (which I have been given 4 x 2 mg of for emergencies , have not tried them yet) and do it? I don't even know if the diazepam will be effective. I just don't know what to do about this immediate decision (let alone how to get over this whole anxiety thing at all). Any opinions??
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