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hi, I'm Christian. I'm 19, All of my life I've been outgoing and extremely athletic. I've always been adventurous and never worried or anything. However, when I was 17 I started out having palpitations (like my heart skips a beat) and I have developed terrible anxiety and panic attacks. Because of this, I had to drop out of college about 2 months in to my second semester and I was on a full academic ride and trying to walk on to play soccer. I'm now to the point that I can't even leave my apartment. I constantly feel like I'm dying. I feel like because of the palps I have a heart condition. I have to keep it about 65 degrees in my apartment because if I get hot I freak out and panic. I live in the south so it's hot, and I can't go outside in the heat or I panic. I eat so much at one time that I make myself sick but then I'm still hungry. But I don't really gain weight or anything. It's been over a year since I've been able to actually live my life. I've been treated with medicine for the anxiety but it didn't work. The palpitations terrify me and make the anxiety so much worse. My sleep schedule is so off and some days I can't sleep and some days all I do is sleep. I barely ever feel like I have energy. My doctor wants to check the thyroid. Does this sound like hyperthyroidism? I'm running out of options and I don't know how much longer I can do this. I can't even live my life and I'm severely depressed. I just want to live my life and be happy again.
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