Hello everyone first post. 27 here and have been suffering from health anxiety for past 2 years. I never had these issues before then and now I struggle to leave the couch unless for work or special family gatherings. I’ve always been very much a sit in my room alone and do my own thing as long as I can remember. Even in kindergarten I would throw up almost everyday at lunch and was always a bit on edge until high school.
Lately any issue from calf pain to a pain in chest sends me to doctor google and then start always fearing the worst. My doctor recently prescribed me xanex and Citalopram and it dulls out the anxiety but still feels like some is still there. The strangest feeling is the fear of death and not wanting to exist at the same time. Part of me believes it’s due to isolating myself making it impossible to have true friendships and relationships. Also over the years becoming more dissatisfied with a job that pays just enough to keep me there but not really enough to move forward while also dreading doing it.
I struggle to stick to things that make me happy like music and art. It’s almost like I rotate every 3 months to something new being good at these things but never truly great at anything. All of my hero’s changed the world by my age and I can’t muster the energy to begin trying to change my own world. I’m living in a Groundhog Day nightmare of the same while progressively getting worse mentally. I’m sorry for the emotional vomit in this post but needed a place to vent it that felt safe. Thank you all for reading