Post # 1
I have been dealing with anxiety for a while now, but just in the last 6 months or so have I realized that’s what it actually is. For a long time I was sure I had something wrong with my heart, but after multiple tests over about 2 years (3 EKGs, 2 echocardiograms, 2 24 hr heart moniters…all with different doctors and at least a year apart) and starting to actually think about it, it’s clear that this is anxiety.
I’m just venting and frustrated tonight because I hate how much it can affect the way I feel physically. My bachelorette party is this weekend and I’ve been super excited for it, but all evening I’ve had this nauseated, empty feeling in my stomach, chest pains, and just not feeling right. I got like this the morning of my bridal shower too, and once I got there I was completely fine, all the weird feelings disappeared. I’m looking forward to this weekend and I know it’s going to be a great time, but I can’t get rid of this sick feeling. I am already worried about how I’m going to feel the day of my wedding! I used to get like this as a kid, I’d get all excited to go to a birthday party or even just to a friend’s house, then that day I’d tell my mom I had a stomach ache and didn’t want to go. Of course, I’d go and have a great time.
I’m not really looking for answers, I just needed to get it out and I am curious if anyone else gets like this. So frustrating!
Post # 3
I started getting unbearable anxiety this last year for the first time. Mine is mostly before being in public situations (class is the worst) but sometimes I will feel anxious even before “good” events. My stomach hurts, I get cold and clammy, and it’s hard to breathe. I’m really nervous about how I’m going to feel before my wedding!
Post # 4
I haven’t posted in awhile, but saw this and wanted you to know that you’re not alone! For the first time in my life, I was diagnosed with anxiety about a month ago and spent a 2 week period freaking out, with chest pains and other symptoms to boot. It totally sucks how what’s going on in your life and in your head can affect how you feel physically, but the best thing to begin with is probably to quit worrying about it! Easier said than done, of course.
I’ve been exercising more and laying off caffeine, which is also supposed to help. My doctor said that if it happens more than once every couple of months, I should think about talking to someone (like a counselor/shrink type of doctor), so I’ll pass that advice on to you as well. I work with a girl who takes medicine every day for anxiety and still has attacks sometimes; on the other hand, for me it just lasted for a short time and went away.
From what you said, it sounds like maybe social situations are a trigger for your anxiety? I’ll be praying for you and hope you start feeling better soon!