- Nov 18, 2019
- South America
It does sound exactly like Generalised Anxiety Disorder
I have suffered for years on & off
Sometimes getting myself back to 90% “normal”!!!
But since January I’ve been awful - the worst
Finished my CBT last week (phone calls)
I have all the knowledge in my head & mostly put it into practice but today haven’t been able to
Woke up shaky ( disturbed sleep for 3 nights & vivid dreaming)
I realise I’ve been worrying for a few days and bang !!! I have an awful day
managed to go out for 2 hours but constantly felt anxious- nervous - heart was pounding - then seemed to miss a beat - just wanted to pace around - hard to sit still- burning in my body & on my skin- blurry eyes- weak legs - just wanted to run away
Got home & felt so sick - couldn’t eat - tearful then angry
Worrying this will carry on tomorrow
Just wanted to hide away & sleep but couldnt
Anyone else have similar episodes
It’s horrendous & makes me feel so ill
Hi Julie 41
My symptoms got worst with the quarantine because I was locked here without the possibility of walking and talking to people. One day I ended up in the emergency room. My chest closed I could not breath. They sent me home and told me It was anxiety. I had a second episode and the hospital basically told me I was wasting their time and that I had an emotional problem and to take my meds. It was enbarrasing.
I've suffer from anxierty and depression for more than 20 years but never had these physical symptoms. Maybe they are happenning because I' m lowering the antidepressive dose. Those antidepressants are killing me but my body cant run without them.
I have to be moving all the time otherwise I feel like big sorrow attacks and disturbances in my brain chemicals. Today I just laid in the couch for 15 minutes and had to stand up very quickly because I felt a wave of huge depression, something close to descending to the inferno.
Well, the ECG and holster and blood tests I took are all paid for. So I will see whats going on. Thanks a lot for writing and sharing your experiences. Makes me feel I'm not alone in this nightmare.