As you may see from my previous questions I have suffered anxiety for some time now which all started with vertigo about ten years ago. I have been having cbt therapy since April and at first it seemed to help alot.
Four weeks ago while at work i went really hot and began to panic, i also felt so weak and my legs went like jelly. I have been off work ever since. I rang my GP and explained my symptoms and he said it sounded like a viral infection and would clear in a maximum of two weeks.
Four weeks on and i am still not really much better. I suffer with my balance which is a problem especially when i am ill or run down. At the moment i just feel so ill...I can barely walk because my legs feel really heavy and my dizziness doesn't help, I ache mainly in my back and left side of my neck and chest, I also get random pains down my left arm and in my left chest..it almost feels like my heart, I feel so weak generally and am so tired. I am just concerned because i have suffered with anxiety for a few years and have never been this bad. Can anyone else relate to this? My therapist mentioned that it may be due to high cortisol levels in my blood due to my anxiety but these symptoms never go. I am terrified of doctors etc so find it really hard to do anything about it.
Also i find when i am nodding off or trying to sleep i get such a horrid feeling i cant even describe it... my left arm almost goes numb, i get random chest pains on my left side and i feel so weird like i am loosing the plot and very disorientated/spaced out. I sometimes really feel like i am going to die or something. I am much worse when i get up in a morning aswell.
Sorry for the long list but i really am fed up now especially with xmas a few days away.