I have never posted on a forum like this before. However I'm reaching the end of my tether and not sure what to do. I guess I'm hoping for some reasurring words to let me know I'm not alone and others are going through what I am. I know there's no magic pill to fix this, however any insight into coping methods that have worked for yourselves would be great.
So, a bit of back ground. I'm 29yo male.
Please bare with me as I write. I have so much to get of my chest.
Main symptoms are constant feeling of being detached from my life. Like a constant hangover, unable to 'be in the moment'. I constantly worry that I have a life threatening illness and worry I won't be around for my wife and to see my children grow up. I struggle to maintain concentration and to relax. Constantly on edge and withdrawn information thoughts of what's wrong with me.
I have phantom symptoms that come and go. For instance the most recent one I've had for a few weeks. A pain in my pectoral muscle/armpit and a feeling of pressure and ringing in my right ear.
I was prescribed citalopram a few years back for anxiety. I was on them for about 2 years. I came off them very slowly about 1 year ago. And was free of them around six months ago. After that for about 3months I felt good. Not great but the best I have for a long time. About three months ago my symproms came flooding back. The only thing I can put this down to is stress. We recently found out we are expecting our second child which I guess subconsciously I'm worrying about that.
Anyway any response would be great.