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Hi everyone. I am 25 years old and have always been an anxious person and prone to depression during my teenage years. I thought I was over the worst of my worries and anxiety however during a presentation in University in January I had a brief panic attack and had to leave the room. Since then my anxiety has just completely spiralled out of control and I spend the best part of everyday with this constant anxiety and intermittent panic attacks. I am beginning to obsess now about my health and I am just convinced that I will die one of these days which I know sounds absolutely ridiculous but every physical niggle I am freaking out.The last two days I have barely moved as I am so weak and have this dull chest pain constantly. Although this is silly, My family are in Ireland and I get panicked about dying here on my own which of course makes it worse but I feel so alone at the moment. The first incident of a full blown panic attack I ended up in A&E where of course everything (Heart, Bloods etc) was fine and I went home feeling like such an idiot! Since then I have been to the doctor twice, the first one pretty much handed me sertraline tablets which I stopped taking because I would prefer to get to the route of the problem and get advice about other medications which work well. Sorry for this big rant but I am at the end of my tether dreading each minute when I am going to feel woozy again. I am emotionally and physically drained from these symptoms of anxiety. I am awaiting an assessment for CBT which my doctor recommended. I'm sure most of you can relate to my problem and I would greatly appreciate some advice/reassurance that I am not losing my mind! X
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