Hello, I have just joined your group. I had anxiety for the first time in 2017 when I traveled with my husband and two kids to Central America. I was paralyzed for a day, no eating, no sleeping extremely uncomfortable and incapable of taking care of my kids.
And the anxiety came back 6 weeks ago after getting Gastro along with all my family members. I had to be hospitalized because I passed out twice. After that everyone kept on getting sick, I got food poisoning and throat infection. And one of my sons got two double ear infection and bronchitis. I basically started getting hyper vigilant about everything. And being hypersensitive. It’s been a week that I have anxiety every day and to leave the room and go handle it. Today I was at the restaurant with my kids and my husband and I was so uncomfortable, I had a hard time breathing, my stomach was cramping and stopped myself from bursting into tears twice. I took 2 bites of my meal. We left quickly thankfully and I went back home and was able to regain control after 2 hours. This is all very new to me.
The worst about it right now is not knowing how I’m going to feel tomorrow or in one hour. I don’t feel in control at all.
I downloaded the app Woebot a week ago and it has been very helpful...I used it in the restaurant today and helped a lot. You are basically chatting with a robot that helps people with anxiety or depression. So I thought that perhaps exchanging with people who are living the same thing as me might be helpful! And happy new year!