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Hi everyone. It's been a good few months since I last posted, I've had some ok times and my CBT therapist advised I stayed off the Internet as googling illnesses was just making the cycle of anxiety so much worse. I hope this doesn't have the same effect but I just can't carry on like this. I've been short of breath for over a week now. It started last week when I got a random pain in my head and I convinced myself it was a brain tumour and had a full blown panic attack. I've had the breath shortness before but it eventually went away, but this time it just doesn't want to go. I can breath normal, but every few breaths I feel the urge to take a big breath and can't fill my lungs. When I really strain for a breath it only fills my chest and not my tummy and my neck is painful from tensing up struggling for breath. (Well I hope it that cos the neck pain is freaking me out now too!!!) My jaw aches on and off all day, especially after eating, the tubes from my ear to my throat hurt and I sometimes get an ache up the back of my neck to my head. I am starting to seriously terrify myself that this could be something relse and not just anxiety making me feel this way. I'm going round in circles trying not to think about it but making myself think about it so much more. Please help, do these sound like anxiety symptoms or do I need to get medical care urgently. I'm so fed up of this horrible illness ??
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