Well I went outside today but I'm so scared to do things because I don't leave my bed because of panic attacks and when I start to feel one my mind goes on the fritz and my chest will hurt my temp goes up I feel like I'm going to pass out I can't even leave my house to see the doctor but my sister talk to our doctor for me and she said bad anxiety and I get so scared of having a heart attack can that happen I'm only 24 and weight 115 pounds. Does anyone have this?
Why am I so scared : Well I went outside... - Anxiety Support
Hi apayette24, I have been agoraphobic for 6 years. During that time my internist would come out several times a year to see me. Once a month his nurse would come out to check blood pressure, temp and any blood tests needed. I even had ultrasound done in my home as well as EKGs. My therapist for my anxiety came to my home for a while and then continued therapy by phone. I believe it gave me the time I needed to accept the fact that this was truly anxiety and not a medical condition. Within the last year, I have started going out again and driving, feeling more and more comfortable each time. During the time I was stuck in the house, I did all I could to retrain myself from the fears I had as well as learning and using the coping skills I was taught by my therapist. I hope you will find the way to recovery. As you see by reading this forum, you are not alone. Everyone suffers in their own way to a different degree. I wish you well. I care xx
apayett24, your heart racing will not cause you to have a heart attack. It is racing because you are scared and it starts pumping the adrenaline throughout your body. You have developed a pattern of night time anxiety that is seems to come out of the blue. Actually it's your mind telling you it's that time again and your body responds to that thought. Try settling down somewhere that you feel comfortable and safe. Try relaxing while taking deep breaths through your nose and slowly blow out. Keep your feet planted on the grow, it will give you stability. Turn off your cell, tv an hour before bedtime. Use this time as a relaxing moment, a warm glass of milk might help you. If on medication, make sure you take that before quiet time so that you don't interrupt that calming feeling. When you do go to bed, continue your deep breathing. It's okay to listen to some soft music or meditation tape. I hope this might help you some. Peaceful thoughts xx
I when though some of this where I couldn't go out I took small steps buy just going to going out in my garden to start with then gonna just out side my garden to them to my friends house witch was just round the corner yes I panicked felt like was gonna pass out but once I got us to it again I was find but still have a lot of days where I fine it hard to go shop ect