In October my anxiety hit a bad patch. It had been good over the summer then wham October i had some stress in my life and I started having panic attacks. I quickly became bed ridden with it. Everytime I tried to walk around my house I'd feel so ill. I'd feel weak, nausea, feel faint, dizzy, heart racing and I've even checked my bp after walking about and that and my pulse are high. After walking about it takes ages for me to recover, I feel my ears hissing and woozy for a while and it can trigger panic. So I quickly became too afraid to function around my house.
I was having panic that lasted up to 10 hours, one after the other, shaking constantly all day, unable to eat other than oat cakes and bananas, panic hitting doing anything like hair washing, showers, toilet trips, making a drink..... I became so overwhelmed as everything became so hard for me. This lasted all of mid October until mid December. It was HORRIFIC. I'm now left with general anxiety and terrified about every symptom. I spend all day worried. It can trigger panic. But I'm miles better than I was.
Has anyone ever experienced anxiety to make them feel so bad. I'm terrified every day I will faint and my health anxiety is running wild. I feel the worst wife and mother like this, I spend every day crying by myself. I'm so hyper sensitised to every symptom but they're hard to ignore when that bad. After walking around this morning feeling that bad I lay down feeling awful for at least an hour.
Please can anyone reassure me? My hubby and friend say it's all the stress my body has been under for months and deconditioning. Plus they think my symptoms functioning are anxiety but surely anxiety can't make you feel that bad. I feel so out of puff, weak, drained and teririfed I will faint. It's why I've become afraid to walk around. I daily feel scared, worry, think, text a friend.... I know that's causing me more stress on my body.I just cannot believe anxiety would make you this ill and I'm a terrified mess. Just going downstairs to make a drink is traumatic. I feel so poorly. Then I have to recover lying down for ages after. I feel faint and like I will die. It's awful. It seems to. Be walking around is the huge trigger for these symptoms.