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For the past year I have had really bad anxiety, it could subside for a few weeks and it comes back with a bang.
I was unaware I had anxiety until I went to my doctor in a state and he told me he thinks I had anxiety - due to my mum being diagnosed with cancer.
Recently it has been horrendous I've been to A&E, my GP and on the phone to NHS24 in the space of 3 days.
During the day I do feel a bit better but when it comes to night it is horrendous I have panic/anxiety attacks. My main symptom is leg pain, I was convinced I had a blood clot or some sort of problem with arteries etc and then I had really bad shooting pains in my chest when I was in bed.
This got me worked up and went into a panic attack. I phoned NHS24 in a state thinking I was having a heart attack and eventually I calmed down once I spoke to nurse and she explained it could be anxiety.
I am waiting to start CBT classes but I am so sick of feeling like this I just want it to stop and I can feel normal and concentrate on my young daughter and career. It's taken over everything and I would really appreciate if someone could advise on what to do when you feel an anxiety attack coming on.
I am not on any medication as I am terrified of the side affects that can happen. Especially beta blockers - as soon as I heard they slow your heartbeat that was enough for me.
I know I sound ridiculous but I have a happy good life with no worries - obviously apart from my mum who is currently undergoing treatment for her cancer.
Please help if you can with suggestions or anything.
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