I've been dealing with anxiety for a while but only this year did it start to get serious, I've had 2 panic attacks and a 3rd one just last night which is what I'm here to talk about. Everything was normal last night until I started to go to bed and it felt like my cheek was falling asleep, I freaked out thinking that I was having a stroke or blood was being cut off to my brain (kind of ridiculous assumptions but anxiety can trick you into thinking everything). I googled my symptoms because the feeling didn't go away, even when I say up and moved around. It's afternoon now and my cheeks still feel numb, and now a little bit under my chin and on my scalp. It's not pins and needles, and I can feel it if it pinch it, but it doesn't feel normal. It feels like after you hit your face in something or accidentally whack yourself - like that numbness. If I distract myself I can almost forget that it's there. But googling my symptoms has just freaked me out even more, there are all sorts of things going through my head like diabetes (I am fit and in shape but have been overdoing the sugar for the past month due to emotional eating) and stroke and heart attack and I'm so scared. My heart is beating so fast and I'm all alone. I just want everything to go back to how it was yesterday when I didn't have any problems. It happened so suddenly and I can't stop worry about it and thinking about it. I have never seen anyone for my anxiety and I could really use some advice to calm myself down. I'm so scared! Could the feeling be due to my anxiety or do I have another condition? Do I need to go to the hospital? Any tips for controlling anxiety? Please help, I'm sorry to bother you all but this is unbearable, I feel so anxious.
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