Hello, so I have started off with a case of social anxiety since I was 13 years old. I would be embarrased to talk in front of alot of people, embarrased to walk in front of them fearing what they may think of me, etc. I could cope with the social anxiety and all that, but one day I experienced a physical pain after exercise and was curious on the net to see what could be causing it and and I saw a bunch of replies "it's cancer". Ever since that day, I've become very aware of my health and the whole cancer thing wouldn't get off my mind for atleast a month. Finally, I got brave enough and did a test. Turns out I'm all good. Unfortunately, the whole month of being anxious about my health appears to have screwed me mentally.
Possibly a week or two after I got the good news from the doctor, while I was sitting on my computer I experienced a panic attack out of nowehere. Basically I had this awful feeling in my stomach, I felt dizzy, I went outside, walked around a bit but it just couldn't calm down and I said to myself, I'm dying!! I then puked out alot of water which caused my blood pressure to lower down which then kept me dizzy for a day or two. At that time I was not aware that such panic attacks exist and so I thought something could be wrong with me. The doctor gave me herbs that calm me down and after some time of drinking them, all of a sudden the the panic attacks started to reduce but then I started experiencing random physical symtoms such as fear of swallowing my tongue, again, dizziness, nausea, and I was constantly thinking it's all some kind of disease or brain tumor. Once I feel relaxed though, these symptoms are not present.
Now when I sit in front of my computer, I begin to become dizzy and nauseaus, feeling like I am going to pass out. When I get out of the computer and go do something for a while, the dizziness wears off.
So my question is, is it possible that something inside my brain is activating the memory when I first got my panic attack and is now making me feel anxious/experience fear?