For the past three weeks i have been dealing with anxiety. Am a 21yr old college student.
I have headaches, shortness of breath,chest pain, stomach pain, jello-legs..my body is shaking as we speak and its 24/7.
I've had 4 ecgs done within the past month all came back fine and blood works as well which was fine...But my mind is doing me wrong. it constanly feels like if am about to have a heart attack and i hate the feeling... My heart starts racing and am scared. I feel as though no one understands what i am going through.
I feel myself isolating myself from people and from my classes, am always inside in my bed trying to listen to uplifiting music. I try to watch tv but sames like everyone is have some kind of heart problem and i start freaking out.
The problem with my anxiety is that i always feel that something is wrong with my body and it only gets worst every time i leave the hospital.
Am trying not to go back because i know their tired of seeing me. and my personal doctor doesnt want to give me any medication in fear that i may become addicted.
But sames like i need it. I did a 7 day trial period of ativan and it helped alot, but all that medication is gone and now am constantly crying because my body doesnt feel like my own.
Why does anxiety make you feel this way.
I try to go out and sometimes that helps, but other times when am getting ready i find my self balling up and shutting everything out. This shortness of breath happens all the time and then i feel like a wave come over me and i know that am about to have an anixtey attack. I prevent that by taking calming breaths and walking around my house.
I hate this feeling, anyone have ways to put myself at ease?
Do you take any natural supplments that may work. Do you drink any calming drink?
What type of work out do you do?
I just need ideas and ways to get my mind focus on somethng else so that i can go back to school and stress less.