For the past 7 years, my boyfriend has been dealing with various different symptoms of anxiety after the passing of his grandad, someone he was very close to. He recalls it starting one day back in high school where he remembers being in an assembly and felt sheer panic and started screaming.
He had the constant feeling of being stuck in a dream unless his mind was fully occupied. He would get the occasional panic attack when he was out doing his hobbies, but it would go away and he was able to carry on as normal.
But as it was getting progressively longer since the passing of his grandad, these symptoms grew far worse and started taking over his daily lifestyle, it makes him extremely paranoid.
Lately, he has found it especially hard being under fluorescent lights as it makes him feel even more dream-like, almost like he isn't in his own body. It makes him get floaters in his eyes which makes him panic even more. It doesn't help that he is also in front of a computer screen all day, as his job is a web developer.
He has seeked help, but it is an 8-12 week wait until he hears anything back.
Has anyone got any advice?
He has asked me to post this, as he fears he will get caught up reading others posts making him panic even more, as he worries as it is that this will never go away.