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New to the group and the subject, so please be gentle. I think Anxiety is something I have been dealing with for many years, but only recently have been able to put a name to it. My issues are more physical than mental i think, although I am beginning to understand that the two are very connected.
I have always been a very confident person and never acknowledged that I might be Anxious or that I might suffer from Anxiety. But my partner insists that this is what I am dealing with.
My symptoms are palpitations, flushes and head sweats. It is getting worse and I even struggle with some family events. This weekend, I took the family to spend a sunday lunch with my parents and after a few standard awkward comments by my mother which started the prickley heat rising up my face , the waiter dropped a tray of drinks and I had to leave to cool down outside.
I do not have anxious thoughts, so much, just anxious reactions....
At my partners behest, I have an appointment with the GP on Monday and wanted to sound you out to see if I am on the right track.
Really do not want to take medication, not least because the side effects for most of them sound awful, but also because I am already on medication for IBS and acid reflux. I now also wonder if this is related....
It really effects my work life. When I have to go to meetings with clients, when I am waiting to be seen, the head sweats start and then I am wheeled into a small room to sit opposite a stranger and the sweats get worse. I am not nervous about seeing this person (I am usually quite excited), just very uncomfortable/claustophobic and it takes me a long while to get things under control.
Please let me know how is best to approach this.
Thanks very much in advance...
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