My anxiety is always at a level just bubbling below the surface. It’s always there and I’m always aware of it but it’s not usually debilitating so I can go about my daily life most of the time.
Over the last week it has crept up, I can almost feel it physically moving up my body. It’s now got to the stage where I’m having extreme panic attacks that make me feel like I’m literally about to die - one time it even made me physically be sick.
I don’t know why it has been triggered recently, but I’ve noticed it started happening whenever anyone knocked on my door, and now if I even see someone just walk past my house it can set me off. I haven’t been able to leave the house most days this week as just the thought of it is enough to set me off.
I feel like I’m going crazy and I don’t know how to address it
Thanks for your post. It sounds as if you are having some difficult things to deal with. You have made a positive move telling us about things.
Could you tell us more about yourself and your situation?
You need to go to the doctor and tell them all about what is happening, they may be able to offer you more help. Do you have a friend or family member you can share things with? This can also be a good starting point.
Our members are very supportive and helpful, so they may be able to offer more support.
You may want to contact MIND at mind.org.
Take care and keep talking to us.
Thank you so much for getting back to me.
A little about myself - I’m 30, live alone with my dog, and often spend long periods of time alone for work. Part of this is through choice as I want to shut myself off, but I know it doesn’t always help because it makes me feel lonely and more paranoid.
I went through a situation where I was being stalked which ultimately resulted in an attack around this time last year.
I suffered panic attacks immediately after but haven’t had any for a long time now, and all of a sudden they have returned. Sometimes I will wake up from sleeping mid-attack which is the most frightening sensation.
I feel like if I go to the doctors it won’t be taken seriously