I started experiencing anxiety and panic attacks about a month ago (I woke up in the middle of the night having a panic attack and I thought I was dying!!) and ever since then I've experienced it daily! Its the most awful thing and I'm finding it really hard to cope.
I've been to the doctors about 5 times since and they've prescribed beta blockers, which I took for 3 days and they made my panic attacks worse so I stopped taking them. Also Citalopram which I'm scared to take as side effects can be panic attacks!
I've been on and off work as had a huge attack in work last week and ever since then I've been so scared I'm going to have another one. I really can't put my finger on what has caused the anxiety and want CBT as I think this is what will really help me. I've asked my doc to refer me to a Psychiatrist as I have privare healthcare through my work. Has anyone else found it helpful?
I've been so teary and tired as I'm usually a really outgoing person. Now I find it hard to go out, especially socialising and going into shops sends me in to panic! I have panic attacks in the night and wake up covered in sweat with a feeling of dread, its just awful.
Another thing that really makes me scared is my vision goes really blurry and its worse at night. I find it really hard to concentrate. Does anyone else get these symptoms?
I really need some help and advice from other sufferers