My anxiety was triggered last year due to mums shock cancer diagnosis after going for mri nerve damage to back , I was going through itregular menstrual and got told I was being sent for hysteroscopy/ biopsy/ mirena and at some point that week I took the worst moment of my life .
I literally can't explain it I thought I was dying - thought I was either having a heart attack, stroke or had a brain tumour . I phone nhs 24 they had no appt until 11 iys was 9 and I took my self to bed waking up panicking this is it I wrote a note to my husband , daughter & son and left it on my dressing table as I truly believed I was going to die.
To be told it was a panic attack shocked me I had never had one and my life had changed so quickly since that . My dr put me on propanol and citalopram for 4 months I got off them as quick as I could as I hated them they made it worse.
My anxiety is health anxiety as during mums treatment for cancer we were both diagnosed with brca2 and every pain and physical symptom I think it's cancer.
The positive Thing isu his and and kids tHey keep me going and I fight it on a daily basis. I havea degree of knowledge and understanding of my disorder but its still ao difficult at times to keep under control and also to process it.
I'm so glad I found this site as a support because it's hard for people to understand unless you go through it and I think they think I'm
Going crazy.every few weeks the pains / symptoms change and o get scared . A so type this I can't stop crying my husband has walked in and had to make me lie down and calm down - I hate anxiety so much