I've suffered with GAD for years now (I'm 47) and for the most part have managed to control my symptoms through several tried and trusted techniques - self-assurance, breathing, exercise, etc...
For a while it has been at bay and I could continue with life as normal...but over the past couple of months it has come back with vengeance. Having gone through a recent divorce and selling/buying house, moving to a new area has probably had a great bearing on this.
The hardest part has been coping with the physical symptoms - which are daily high muscle tone in neck, arms and legs (feeling like I cannot fully relax them), and constipation. Coupled with this is an ever present slight vertigo...if that's what I can call it. Basically, I feel like my balance is slightly off or heavy headed.
I was diagnosed with disc degeneration in my C-spine... and at one point wondered if I could be suffering with Cervical Stenosis, as the symptoms for this are very similar to what I've been experiencing. But my GP thinks this is not the case, having checked my reflexes and strength OK.
I'm hesitant to go back to my GP as I don't want to appear like a hypochondriac, but I don't know if this is just my anxiety or not. I may just see my physiotherapist for some work on my neck maybe.
Has anybody experienced anything like this?