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yorkylass

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I've suffered from anxiety attacks for several years, not sure if they're panic attacks, felt dizzy and panicky. Recently my son started high school and I stopped doing the school run and things have got much worse very quickly. I shake from head to toe when I leave the house. I drive and feel uneasy and dread traffic lights because as soon as I stop I feel the panic getting much much worse, then relieved a bit when I set off again. :scared::scared:My heart pounds like it'll come out of my chest. I know I should see my gp, but, I feel like I can't go out of the house, never mind sit in a waiting room 2 stores up. Are these panic attacks? Am I agoraphobic? Even daily in my home I feel anxious, trembly and have a resting pulse of 120. Am I going mad??? Please help me. :(
 
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Twylight

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Hello yorkylass and welcome
I'm no expert but I have a freind in a similar situation

He came in from the garden one day and almost collapsed - for no apparent reason

For a while everytime he was in a shop he had serious anxiety and thought he would collapse again and started to panick,
This was a couple of years ago.
He's Ok now because a lot of time has passed.
 
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Honey

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Have you thought about finding a hobby you would really like to do? Im the same as you, i had a job and lost it because i couldnt get myself out the house and when i did, id have panic attacks and cry at work, so they sacked me.
Ive always been intrested in drama, so recently i plucked the courage to phone up the college and enroll onto a drama course.
It was hard the first time i went but you have to push yourself, i went and loved it, i still didnt go anywhere else in the week as i was too panicky but just going to that drama group once a week really helped me, just find something thats once a week for an hour or so, you will see an improvement eventually.
It does sound as if you have panic attacks and maybe anxiety? You can get tablets for anxiety from your GP, maybe that would be helpful?
 
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Hi, yorklass,
It certainly sounds like Anxiety/panic attacks to me and with a resting heartrate of 120,it is significant.I have these too and know how debilitating it can be.You do need help with this so see your GP ASAP,if they are not supportive ask to see a specialist.You deserve help,it is not your fault that you are ill.
Take care.:welcome:
 
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I've suffered from anxiety attacks for several years, not sure if they're panic attacks, felt dizzy and panicky. Recently my son started high school and I stopped doing the school run and things have got much worse very quickly. I shake from head to toe when I leave the house. I drive and feel uneasy and dread traffic lights because as soon as I stop I feel the panic getting much much worse, then relieved a bit when I set off again. :scared::scared:My heart pounds like it'll come out of my chest. I know I should see my gp, but, I feel like I can't go out of the house, never mind sit in a waiting room 2 stores up. Are these panic attacks? Am I agoraphobic? Even daily in my home I feel anxious, trembly and have a resting pulse of 120. Am I going mad??? Please help me. :(
Hi Yorkylass!

How is it going now? Its been a long while since you posted this post!
 
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It's a horrible feeling yorkylass, i know
what you mean about traffic lights my panic
anxiety gets even worse at them. I feel everyones
scrutinizing me all the people in cars watching.When i go out
anywhere i feel i can't breathe, so i never am able to stay out
for too long.I am terrified as well that i'll be stuck inside, so it's
a nightmare i literally push myself out once a day. Even if it's
just to do something like go for the paper.
take care
supersweep.
 

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