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Hello, so I've been suffering with anxiety and panic attacks for about 4 months. It all started after I got a tattoo. The day after I had it I had my first ever panic attack, I thought I was dying so an ambulance was called. They couldn't find anything wrong with me apart from a fast heart rate so sent me home. It happened again 2 days later and I genuinely thought I was having a heart attack as the pain in my chest was so bad, so taken back to hospital. They did ECG's and chest X-ray etc but nothing came up. My doctor also ran tests but nothing. She diagnosed me with anxiety and panic disorder. For the first 6weeks I couldn't leave my bed, the anxiety had a full on hold of me, I've never experienced anything like it. My doctor started me on cognitive therapy courses and acupuncture. I tried citalopram but they made my anxiety worse so came off them. After a while I started to feel more normal, so much so I went back to work and started leading a normal life again, this lasted for about 7 weeks. I was due to go on a hen do Saturday just gone, and it must of been the thought of that that tipped me over the edge again. Because now my anxiety is back with e vengeance and impoverished had 3 panic attacks. I really felt like I was getting somewhere, but this has really set me back. Any advice would be appreciated xx
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