I found this site yesterday, have added a few replies to posts.
Everyone seems nice and welcoming, thanks for that.
So here is my story ..... At 17 my parents went thru a nasty divorce I was diagnosed with a nervous stomach. I fainted or felt faint, no appetite list like 25 pounds, no drive, no ambition, did not want to leave the house. After about a year and a half I seem to be ok. Flash forward 30 years my mother sick and passes and I fall apart. Feel dizzy, panic attacks and off balance, no appetite, lost like 25 pounds, major tension in neck and shoulders, feel like throat closing, shaking all over, can't catch my breath.......go to doctors get melds, see a councillor, reach out to friends and family for support. Then my father passes 8 months ago. I have refused the meds (hate taking pills). Have not had a panic attack in over a year......still suffer from dizzy spells and nervous stomach, aches and pains, shaking all over and major tension in my neck and shoulders.
I hate living like this....I have good days and get so upset when I have a bad day because I remember the good day and don't know what's different.....so I'm still very much a work in progress. But I'm well on my way!
Tomorrow go for blood work - afraid of doctors - so that is a very big step!
So tonight will be a long night but once the waiting is over I will be one step closer to being myself again. Fingers crossed!
Glad I found this site hope to learn some things, share information, offer support and be supported.