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I'm sorry for the long winded message but i just want to tell everything as I'm not sure if it's all linked.
15months ago I had my first baby and everything was well.
In January I returned to work and I put my son into nursery - everything seemed to be going fine until February/March.
We started going through a restructure at work, I was planning my sons 1st birthday and christening and the relationship with my partner started going downhill.
I started getting all weird kind of symptoms - pins and needles, pains in my tummy, problems with my vision, feeling dizzy, problems breathing.
I went to my GP and i had various tests (ECG, EMG, MRIs, X-rays) and all have come back fine (which I'm relieved about).
However, because of experiencing these problems I started to get panic attacks and was signed off work with anxiety (from May-present).
It got so bad that I wouldn't even leave the house unless someone was with me (I'm slightly better now but still afraid to go places by myself).
I was referred for counselling (but was told I'll be better having CBT therapy instead which I'm still waiting to hear back from) and prescribed fluoxetin but was hesitant to take them - partly because I don't like taking any kind of tablets and partly because I didn't want to rely on tablets to make me feel better.
Anyway I started to feel a little better and some of the symptoms seem to have gone but I'm still having the problems with my breathing - feeling sometimes it hard to exhale or I can't seem to catch my breath etc
It happens daily and a few times a day (even at the moment I'm experiencing it).
I went back to the doctors and the nurse said it's probably asthma but unfortunately they cannot do exact tests to diagnose it. I was prescribed inhalers to use.
The problem now is I'm worried to use the inhalers
Encase it's not asthma.
Please could someone advise what I should do.
I really hate feeling so scared about my health and the what ifs I.e what if it's not asthma and I've been using the steroid inhalers, what if I have a major panic attack whilst out and pass out etc).
Sorry once again for the long story.
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