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Just a little bit about me- I am a 23 yo. female and have been dealing with some horrible anxiety the last couple of months really bad (however I have been a worrier ever since I was a child). I started to have these dizzy spells where I would feel faint, my mind would go blank, difficulty swallowing, and felt like I was going to die and I had no idea what was wrong with me. They got worse and worse until one day I couldn't calm down and it sent me to the hospital. They took my blood and ran an EKG and told me everything was fine. They prescribed me Ativan and it calmed me down.
Since then I saw my doctor where he prescribed me Citalopram. I haven't started it yet because I wanted to try therapy first. Lately I have still been getting dizzy, light headed, difficulty swallowing, pins & needle feelings in my arms and toes, frequent bowel movements, back and neck pain, fatigue, shaking and trembling too and it comes out of nowhere and I can't control the anxious feeling. I also had a weird pain under my left boob near my rib cage and my left armpit and convinced myself I had a heart problem. My doctor says it's all the anxiety causing the physical symptoms.
I guess my my point in writing this post is to really reassure myself that I am not the only one experiencing all this and that I'm not alone. Anxiety is an absolutely horrible thing and it feels like your world is going to end. I'm currently seeing a psychologist and am looking forward getting better. Maybe there are people out there who used to be like me and now they're better? Anything helps! I get super super sad thinking I'm the only one feeling this way and obsessively worrying about my health. Anything advice/comments will help. Thank you!
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