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Okay so I don't really know how to explain how I feel. It's all just so odd. I'm going to try to explain it, and I'm hoping someone can verify anxiety makes them feel like this too!!
1) Tingles. All the time. In random places. I am starting to be able to reassure myself that it's anxiety related because I'm so used to it happening. I've been able to reassure myself when it does happen, because I've purposely put myself into uncomfortable situations and BOOM, it happens. It's not a numb, falling asleep feeling. It's literally just tingles. If I relax and calm myself down, it goes away. It still freaks me out though.
2) Ever since I had my c section, I've been TERRIFIED of passing out. I don't know why it started at that time, but it did. I think it's because I was in so much pain during recovery, (and I was so afraid of getting post partum preeclampsia and/or a blood clot from limited mobility) that I just honestly thought when I stood up, I was going to pass out. I was so afraid to shower and walk too far from the couch. I'm 100% over that part of it now, but that fear is still there. I'm also afraid to drive on the freeway now, just in case I pass out. If I'm on it, and there isn't an exit every mile, I will start to get really panicky and fidgety. I'll get tingly and my entire body feels really light. I have to turn the air on full blast and roll the windows down. I will have to immediately get off.
So I'm finding lately that I'm getting a very light, weird feeling when I walk around. I get an airy feeling in my chest, and sometimes I feel like I'm out of breath but I'm definitely not. It's just like an "Uhhh I feel weird want to sit back down" feeling. That's how everything is.
I should mention I have severe health anxiety. I've always been a hypochondriac, but it's gotten much worse ever since my pregnancy. I HATE IT. I've thought I've had a brain tumor, MS, Parkinson's, ovarian cancer (which I still think I have, due to this little twinge I have on my left side when I move certain ways), a tumor on my spine, a heart problem, etc. Google is not my friend.
I'm finding now if I focus on something that makes me panicky, I will get that pass out, light feeling. When I say light, I don't necessarily mean light headed. You know how when you stand up too fast and get that head rush? It's not like that. I just feel like my entire body and head is light. It's very strange and I hate it!!!! It's like a pass out feeling. I constantly check my blood pressure at home and it's always normal. I'm having a hard time understand why anxiety does this. I had a physical in October and all my blood work was fine. But then of course I read crap online about people having something wrong with them, even with good bloodwork so I get freaked out.
Weird lighting makes my eyes feel weird too. And sometimes that triggers that feeling. It just comes out of nowhere.
I also suffer from panic attacks. I get a very weird rush through my body and have to immediately go somewhere cold, or put something frozen on my face from the freezer. Listening to my calming app and laying in front of my fan usually calms me down.
I'm just so sick of thinking something is wrong with me all of the time! And I have a hard time believing this is all anxiety. I get waves of dizziness here and there too! Not spinny dizzy, just a woozy feeling. I can't stand it!!!
I just want anyone who also feels like this to let me know how it feels for them, and how they deal with it.
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