I'm a 22yr female. Stay home to care for my 2 yr son. His father works takes good care of us and I have a good home and good life. I say this because my gp said he believes it's just stress and depression and that is causing anxiety. I know that this is not true. I love my life and family. I started feeling this way out of the blue about 8 months ago and it has not let up since. I have been having these "episodes" practically daily. Some times a couple times a day. I almost feel like I'm constantly fighting out down in the back of my mind but it bothers me ALL thetime. It starts with heart palpitations, then I get very intense feelings of needing to escape or peel my skin off and run. So unsettled and start pacing in circles. My ears ring I feel dizzy and extreamly disoriented. I start having intrusive thoughts and think I'm literally going crazy! All this with a grass of "terror" that I have described to the drs. At the er (I have been twice in the past eight months because I believed I was going to die) ekg and labs came back perfect both tunes. I saw gp and he perscribed me sertraline and told me Come back in a month. Pills terrifyrme however add I don't want any foreign substance in my body. I truly believe it's something more than just an emotion problem of Adobe type. After these episodes that can last for hours I have very blurred vision, difficulty concentrating and the strangest feeling of disorientation or like I'm in a dream for days.. I can't seem to get a grip on myself.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
Thank you, desperate sufferer.