Hey folks, I'm very new to anxiety symptoms having only had my first of 2 panic attacks 6 weeks ago, and first diagnosis of severe anxiety 5. I've experienced all the classics, physical lump in throat, racing heart, massive adrenaline surges, but had ecg's, blood tests and xrays to no avail. I'm really struggling, because I strongly feel that other than the first experience which was links to a soon-remedied benign health worry, I am not stressed or worried or indeed knowingly anxious AT ALL. I have heartburn and chest discomfort throughout the day, and without affecting my breathing my chest really tightens as if the bottom of my ribcage is being pulled to the ground. Since 6 weeks ago my heart rate no longer raises and I don't get adrenaline rushes, but it often pounds so forcefully it makes my t-shirt move. I'm not overweight, never drink, don't smoke, low caffine intake too, plus I run 2 miles 3 times a week and swim, skip and weight train every other day, each of which does not produce any adverse affects on my physiology. My ears ring like hell in the late evenings, and its all worse at night. What the HELL is going on? Of course there seems to be little more they can test for, and i'd love for someone to really go over it and say "yep, its definitely psycological" then i could work on working through it, whereas all that ive tried to now is a combo of beta blockers (which REALLY messed me up, made it worse in fact, I guess as my body isn't used to ever taking ANY meds it reacted badly), and ignoring the symptoms until they pass, which they do, but then return in force unexpectedly.
Jesus Christ this is awful, I can't emphasise how hard i'm finding this, any advice is hugely welcomed, I really feel let down by my GP as an instant massive precription of meds was surely not apporopriate, nor a two-month wait for a session of cbt when I'm sure I don't worry. I mean, I went comfortably to watch the olympics amongst a crowd of 35,000 yesterday. Anyways, everyone on this site is a hero for what you battle through and the support given to others, chuck some my way and i'll be your best bud x