I have been suffering from anxiety symptoms like a tight and heavy chest, dizziness, tingling chest and, what bothers me most, difficulty breathing meaning I feel like I am not able to take a deep breath, for about 5 weeks now, the symptoms come and go, sometimes I am totally fine. This really terrified me and I got three sets of blood tests and several ECGs done and they were all good. I'm going to get a holter monitor but not until end of the month. Every doctor I've seen has said this is anxiety and the heart monitor is only to put my mind to rest.
Thing is, I'm meant to be going on holiday next week. The flight is about 2 hours. I have flown many many times before and never had a problem with it. But since I got these symptoms I am terrified of being stuck in places I cannot run away from (when I have feelings of panic or physical anxiety symptoms I need to move around) or where nobody can help me.
I am absolutely terrified of suffocating or my heart stopping on the plane when I get a major panic attack! Or maybe something is actually wrong with me and the doctors haven't found it yet and it's my destiny to die on an airplane? Who is going to help me and what am I meant to do when I get the symptoms somewhere mid air over the ocean?? I'm going with my boyfriend but I when I get that anxiety thing I feel like nobody can help me. I could cancel the trip but I really don't want to and also that would just cause me additional anxiety because I have cancelled my valentines trip.
I have taken 2 mg diazepam before and it did nothing at all. I now got 8 x 5mg diazepam from my GP (he was very hesitant to give them to me and didnt recommend taking them). And I don't really want to take them to be honest, I would rather be all clear in the head and get over this myself but I am desperate.
Not sure what to do now..will they even work? Should I cancel the trip? Will I be fine on the plane? I'm scared I won't be able to breathe, this has been the scariest symptom for me. Even though I know I am actually breathing, my oxygen levels were always 99% when being checked, but it feels so scary together with that feeling of panic!