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Hey guys, new on here and i just wanted to say its great to know i'm not the only one going through all this!
I was diagnosed with anxiety a few weeks ago and prescribed citalopram, and despite taking for about i week, i stopped taking them because i felt like i needed to be strong enough to cope with this myself. Since then i feel my symptoms have gotten worse, I get chest pain and tightness, swollen feeling in the throat, pain in shoulders, arms and legs. I'm always tired, i'm developing Irritable bowel syndrome, i get groin pains.. basically everything under the bloody sun. The hardest bit is accepting its not a heart disease or anything cardiac related, since the symptoms are so similar. Its ruining my life at the moment, i have no energy to do anything, i live in fear 24/7 like i'm going to die. i get mardy and can snap at people.. now i know we're all going through this i feel a little better. i guess because i'm 19 and i've never really been ill or anything, my mind is blowing symptoms out of the water, so to all my fellow health anxiety sufferers on this forum, i hear you guys. the feeling of thinking you're going to die.. Its probably just as bad as knowing you are.. so, yeah. Hopefully this will all end soon and its just some stage i'm going through.
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