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Hi, I've been experiencing what my doctors describe as anxiety for four months now. It all started after a massive attack in the cinema which was completely out of the blue. It's the physical symptoms that are getting to me- headaches, chest pain, weakness in hands/arms, eye floaters, second guessing my vision, funny taste in my mouth from time to time, palpitations and a recurring feeling of dizziness and just feeling not really present. It got better after 3 months but never really left and now it's back. I have a lot going on in my life- clise family illness, separating from my wife and moving apart, meaning I don't see my son more than twice a week and I have come through two years of an awful lot of sustained stress and worry to do with money and property as well as a disintegrating relationship. I just can't help thinking that despite all the things I've read and my context that it is anxiety BUT any instance of the symptoms just makes me think I have something life threatening or degenerative. Life is hell. I just can't seem to get on top of it. I've tried mindfulness, cbt and am having weekly psychotherapy and taking propanol but nothing seems to get on top of it. I'm wary of the side effects associated with citalopram. Reading these threads have helped me feel better today, seeing the similarities. Is there anything else anyone can recommend, too many times I feel like my life is falling apart?
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