I'm new here. I've been dealing with insanely intense symptoms for the last 5 months. Today it's my birthday and I can barely get out of my bed. My heart beats so hard that I can see it everywhere on my body. I have nightmares when I (if I do) sleep and frequently wake up 5-6 times a night. Currently I'm in CBT and I'm on a mood stabilizer twice a day. I'm feeling extremely hopeless at this point. My life changed all in one day and I'm left with this awful feeling that I won't ever get better. I try and meditate, do deep breathing, and all of that stuff but nothing seems to work. The pounding is so hard and it has caused daily panic attacks since March. How do I continue to live with this? I don't see a future feeling so sick and exhausted all the time. People keep telling me it will get better but the longer it goes on, the more depressed I get.
Before all this happened I had anxiety on occasion. Nothing too serious. Any advice or support is appreciated. Thanks for listening.