Hello everyone my name is brad and I have been living with my own personal hell for about 2 years now. I for most of my life always sort of took my health for granted because I was always healthy until the faithful day when anxiety appeared. It all started one day at church I skipped breakfast because I was late and had done it before but today was different. During the service I started to complain of chest pains which we later found out were caused by low blood sugar. The experience of feeling like I almost died seemed to awaken some sort of dormant anxiety because ever since then I have trouble going to sleep at night at least once a week. It starts with an intense shaking which makes me grab my chest and sit up, I have since learned to cope. I get some water or play games on my phone until i relax, but it got so bad that my doctor put me on xanax for about 2 weeks which was the most restful two weeks of sleep i ever had.
The big problem for me came about a few months ago in march I had skipped eating breakfast until I got into work only i never made it. on the ride to work I experienced a severe burning sensation in my chest which i tried to ignore and eventually it seemed to pass. On my way to work in sight of the building my heart starting to beat faster even though i was walking slowly, i panicked as i felt myself getting weaker i started to think this was the end until i saw a security guard a few meters in front of me. Which gave me a bit of hope and some how i made to him and he called me an ambulance, months of tests later including and echo for my heart and the doctor tells me that i am fine but i always feel so anxious every time I feel any pain in my chest which in many cases turns out to be gas. I have been trying not to panic and have changed up diet to eat healthier but every day seems to be a constant struggle just to make it to the next one.