- Feb 5, 2021
- New York
Hi , I thought I'd just post to this forum so I can feel less alone and feel like I'm going to be okay, and maybe make other people feel the same. My anxiety has picked up so much in the last few months. I have it every day now and it's so hard to experience and deal with. The main symptoms I experience are chest pain, heart palpitations and weird throat pressure. I also dissociate a lot, mostly derealization and this is usually paired with feeling lightheaded and faint. I have been diagnosed with hypochondriasis and generalized anxiety disorder, therefore I usually react to my symptoms by googling them and end up freaking myself out worse, usually I think I'm having an allergic reaction or heart attack and sometimes a stroke. I feel like I'm trapped in this feeling, I have a hard time leaving the house and doing things I like, I'm sleep deprived and depressed due to my anxiety. I am even up right now at 5:48 am because I am having severe chest pains, and even knowing it is anxiety is still hard to deal with because I always think about the "what if", like what if as I'm typing this it's really is a health issue that is gonna make me die. This has been so hard for me. I'm in therapy and I'm trying to make better habits, but fuck, this is so so draining.