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Severe anxiety

Hi, I am new here and I just wanted to share my story and maybe hopefully get some advice and confort. A few years back I had what doctors called a seizure and I as hospitalized for a few days but they never found the cause. The day I was discharged from the hospital I got this feeling as if I could not breath I got scared to leave I didn’t want to go home. I was younger and slept in my parents room for 2 months because I feared to be alone and that it would happen again. I was in and out of hospitals and I was going to different doctors trying to figure out what was wrong after much testing and months of constant doctors visits they determined I was fine and just had an anxiety disorder, my doctor recommended I start seeing a therapist and so I did. I began speaking to someone whom is now one of my very good friends. Slowly but surely my anxiety started calming down and my panic attacks began to go away. I began going out and enjoying life I met someone whom I fell in love with and we had our first child together. I had moved with my boyfriend to another state and had a very calm and anxiety free pregnancy. I had my daughter and I was still calm I was scared but it was normal as a new mom. A few months after I had my daughter I moved back into my parents house and I began to start feeling anxiety. I kept calm but it all went down hill when I was experienced an episode while I was driving. I hadn’t eaten all day and decided to drive to the bank after work as I was driving home I felt extremely dizzy and weak, my vision began to blur completely and I called 911. The feeling eventually went away and hen the paramedics gave me some crackers and juice. I went home and felt ill the rest of the day. That same day my anxiety went through the roof, I have been having pánico attacks and anxiety fearing that I will pass out while driving. I am afraid and I have been feeling weakness on my left side of my body and headaches and dizziness. I have made some appointments with neurologist but I know hey are going to say it’s my anxiety. I really don’t want to go back on medications. I want to be happy and anxiety free for my daughter I want to be able to drive her to the park and take her anywhere without having to fear that I am going to pass out and crash. I want to feel normal again for my daughter. I fear I will die and leave her alone and I don’t want that. I’m Afriad .

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I noticed that no-one had replied so thought I would give it a go. My advice would be not to rule out a physical cause for your symptoms. It could all be anxiety but it is so hard to say. Yesterday I was at the gym. I overdid it and felt really really ill (weird and pacing in my heart and in my brain ) for a good hour afterwards. Then someone came along and asked me if I had eaten ? I suddenly realised I hadn't eaten that day so I said no. They asked did i want a banana, to which I replied that yes I would try with that. I took one bite from the banana and I instantly felt better. It was unbelievable!

So what I am saying is that our bodies and minds are very closely linked and its difficult sometimes to know what is what. I felt I had psychological symptoms and yet one bite from a banana which is nourishment to my body helped and basically cured everything I was feeling.

I would go down the line of trying to get some more tests, of blood sugars, brain waves and so on before you deicde that its all down to anxiety. I think if you find a pysical cuase it will make you less scared of all of this.

Hope this helps (I've done my best),

Gemma Xxxx

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Thank you Gemma. I really needed that.

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Hi! Sounds like you’re experiencing anxiety. But it’s better to have everything checked out just in case. I also fainted because of anxiety before.

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Hi! Sounds like you’re experiencing anxiety. But it’s better to have everything checked out just in case. I also fainted because of anxiety before.

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