Mostly I'm finding my therapy sessions very helpful, but the last one was really hard (it was my fourth session) and I struggled through it talking about things that have caused me pain in the past and fears I have for the future. Afterwards I felt like my head was spinning, almost like I had had a few drinks! This continued on into the next day, I just did not feel like I was really present - depersonalised(?) and I had to fight with myself to attend a social function (I refuse to let anxiety stop me from doing things as it has done in the past, but it's such a battle) which completely wore me out! I managed to relax over the weekend, but since Monday I've been feeling terrible again, physical symptoms of acid reflux and chest pain that are my "signature" high anxiety feelings have flooded back, which feeds the health anxiety even more and I've resisted running to the doctor / hospital and keep reminding myself that I'm not sick.. also not easy!
I have another session tomorrow, which I hope will help me move past this, it feels like I've walked into a wall or something, anyone ever experienced this with therapy too? I know its hard work, have been through it before, but this time it feels especially tough.