i've never had anxiety before in my life, until this summer. I got anxiety this summer when i left Paris (where I have been at university for a year) to go back to England where I live, in a very small town. I have always been a worrier but since being back I have had uncontrollable health and general anxiety. I constantly feel like i'm going to have a heart attack and am just generally really scared of dying. At the beginning of summer I had a seriously fast heart rate for about 2 months that came with pounding palpitations to the point where I started taking beta blockers which still did not help. At first I was so angry and upset that every time id go to a doctor or hospital they would tell me nothing was wrong and that it was just anxiety, because i really believed and still do that there is something very wrong. I am so new to anxiety that I dont really know what the symptoms are because mine are all physical, although i have become so emotional from the anxiety. I get tingling/numb hands and feet and terrible headaches, but my worry over my heart is one of the worst, but i'd say the worst is the "ugly butterflies" I get almost 24/7 (i learnt this term from extensive googling haha) I hope some of you know what i mean when i say that. The only time I feel a little better is when i'm with my boyfriend but its so hard for me and him as I know he doesn't understand even when i try to explain it. Does anyone have these symptoms of anxiety? Or should I take this more seriously and go to a doctor?
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