(IM NEW HERE)
I was just released from a week long hospital stay.. I was admitted due to a gastrointestinal virus which led to dehydration and led me to pass out multiple times... I'm still battling the gastro thing.. but the anxiety I have I feel is making it worse with diarrhea continuing as well as the constant need to urinate...
with that being said... I have been in and out of panic attack after panic attack- the only solace I find is when I EVENTUALLY fall asleep.. which is a daunting task in itself.
I believe I suffer from health anxiety as well as general anxiety and panic disorder.. maybe even PTSD? I am scared to death of losing consciousness again... it's a huge fear of mine..
Brain fog (I feel like there is literal buzzing and fuzziness like cotton in my head), disorientation (I feel like I'm here but I'm not here- like I'm dreaming? and then sometimes I'll get the feeling like I forget where I am), and then there is the soaking wet palms and feet, and the weakness.. just laying down I sometimes feel like I literally just ran 2 miles. I am extremely light headed and dizzy which is a huge part, I can't think straight, I can't focus, certain sounds, lights, conversations, movies, even certain textures spiral me into a panic attack.. my brain has the literal feeling of being overwhelmed and like I can't handle ANYTHING.. not even a simple conversation. and this is NOT WHO I KNOW I AM... I'm usually very good at coping under pressure of daily life situations.. I just don't understand what is happening to my body.. and how my mind is making my body feel this way? I also get extremely scared of neurological issues..
I am mostly aware that it's a panic attack, but I just can't stop it, or control it, or prevent it..
with all this being said- I have been through a similar time about 10 years ago when I was 14/15, and I was put on lexapro 10mg.. I felt as if the meds might have stopped working over a year ago.. is that possible?
does anyone else feel this way? trapped in there own body?
and if so, how do you control/stop it? how do you live your life day-to-day? and do you take any medication for it?
please... please help...thank you so much <3