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I am 18 years old and have had feelings of being sick for the last month or so. The feeling has been predominantly located in my throat and when I begin to feel anxious I get a sick feeling in my throat and it feels like it tightens up, often making me feel like I am having trouble breathing. These feelings usually occur when I’m leaving my house. I had a very bad experience when I was on the train which forced me to turn back and go home for fear of being sick in public. This had made me fearful of going out, even just going to a friend’s house. Considering I used to be a very sociable, outgoing person, I now find myself staying at home at times where I would have otherwise been out. I thought by forcing myself to go out I could try to overcome the fear, however it has not worked and I am now in the position where I would rather just stay at home. I am unsure to how this may have started but I was ill when on holiday in July and was fearful of going on the plane in fear of being sick, so I have guessed that this feeling that I had on the plane is recurring now in similar situations. I went to my GP who prescribed me generic anti-sickness tablets, however these have not helped as I feel this ill feeling is down to anxiety and panic attacks when I’m out. I know this description may sound vague but I just needed to get it off my chest and I need to know if others have experienced what I am going through. I am going to uni in about a month so am really worried that it would restrict me while I’m there. It is making day to day life a real struggle as I'm constantly panicking about going outside. Would be great to know what other people have done about being in a similar situation or just about their anxiety at all. Thanks for reading.
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