I am 23 and have a major examination in some days, I have been on leaves from work for 5.5 months for the same, from last 2-3 months, I have been facing severe anxiety issues, like palpitations, head pressure, lightheadedness, feeling that my nerve on head will blow etc. I have researched a log on the internet and maybe googling so much has contributed to my anxiety issues as well. I don't want medication as I don't want to have the side effects, I feel like even a slight contraction on my head makes me think worse that I am having a hemorrhage .. I am exercising regularly, eating healthy, staying hydrated and everything. But, I can't shake off the thoughts of collapsing and fear associated with it. What do you do in such a situation?
Daily feelings of something bad may ha... - Living with Anxiety
Living with Anxiety
Oh so sorry your feeling this way but i am too. The symptoms are debilitating i hAVe suffered the last two years. Have you seen a doctor or a therapist. Think you need to talk to someone.
Yes I have seen a therapist, my sessions are over now but the thoughts are still not gone
You poor thing do you feel very anxious or is it the symptoms making you feel that way. Because I'm very calm but the strange symptoms never leave.
Maybe due to the stress of exams I am like this as told by my therapist, but, the symptoms make me feel very anxious
What do you do when the symptoms arise? How do you calm yourself down?
Well i sometimes standvunder the shower just ti focusvob that Today I'm having a bad obe had to go shopping felt like i needed a hosp or i was going to die. Sometumes i have to slow my breathing down ither times i have to drink water and lie down. My legs are the worst but keep being told anxiety don't think docs know if they haven't been through these things.
I used feel like this for months I am much better now, like you I was terrified of side effects of meds but eventually went on them as I feared I was about to have a breakdown. The side effects were very minimal and only a dry mouth and tiredness the first few days, the physical symptoms used set me off into a panic attack I felt I was going to collapse or die or have a haemmorage I eventually learned to accept the symptoms and now I’m rarely bothered by them. Some days the panic does take over but it passes quickly.. I used try to keep my mind occupied by reading exercising and finding something new to focus on. If it wasn’t for the meds I never would of gotten over it I used be afraid to leave the house or be by myself Incase something happened to me..you will eventually get there it is a lot of hard work but u will get there in the end. I still have bad days but not like before.
Therapy improved my fear of going out and being alone to a great extent, it's just the thoughts that are left to fight now. Glad to know that you're better.
I understand what you’re going through I’m 21 and my anxiety started just a couple of months ago... anything I would feel I would hurry up and google it and googling makes me more anxious..I use to be on google all day checking...I also battle with negative thoughts like if I’m going to a long at ride , I would be Checking if there’s a hospital near by, or if I had palpitations I would think it’s more serious than it is like a heart attack...but one thing you have to know is it’s just anxiety it’s not going to kill you , the more you think about it the worse it’s going to get before it feeds on you being afraid...what u have to do is try your best to have fun and be around u friends more often...it’s not going to go away but it will sure gets better!!!
Hi Kb2509 I think it's great that you have the support of your parents and a good decision you've made not to allow google to fill your head with more information that adds to your anxiety. Continue to stay calm as best as you can and all the best with your exams.
I have also suffered from extreme anxiety. Your symptoms are very familiar to me. I’m sorry that you are struggling with this. It can be very discouraging when it is so very real, yet, there is no diagnosable cause. Please don’t lose hope. After 2 trips to the ER, I did agree to see my primary physician and ultimately, I followed his recommendation to begin medication. The side effects were scary for me but, I am feeling much better. I pray that you will seek wise counsel as well. You are not alone. It has really helped me to talk openly about my symptoms and fears to others who have experienced the same. So many have encouraged me as I look at how well they are doing in life now.
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