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I have come to this forum out of complete and utter desperation. I have suffered from anxiety/panic attacks for 3yrs and I thought I was getting better but just lately they have become worse. I mainly have health anxiety - I had my first panic attack and got taken into hospital where I was told I could have had a heart attack (I was 38 at the time) after tests, it was confirmed I had not had a heart attack and that my heart was working fine but that set the seeds of doubt and since then I have been obsessed with my heart.. I am on fluoxetine and take propranolol when needed but I feel these no longer make any difference. I have had a bad week where I have felt anxious with the usual chest pain, nausea, palpitations etc... Constantly, there has been no let up at all and I am at my wits end as to what to do now. The palpitations are the worst, I can actually feel my heart missing a beat when I check my pulse ( I know I'm not supposed to do that!) and that's what makes me think there is something wrong with my heart. I have been to a&e and my gp quite a few times and each time I'm told my heart is fine but as soon as it starts up again, I am convinced that the doctors have missed something. I'm sorry to go on but I am desperate for help, life is horrible at the moment and I dread every single day
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