i suffer with severe health anxiety and the past weeks/ months have been a living hell in my head , i simply cant find a way out of this daily hell in my head , it only leaves me when and if i sleep then its with me again , iv been in tears in bed all morning i just cant get up or face anything in life ... no one is listening to me the doctors think im nuts i dont trust them or what there saying i just cant carry on like this ... but i dont know what to do ...the thought of leaving my 2 DC behind just terrifes me they are my world and i love them so much ....but im no good for them as i am ....they deserve better ... just cant see the way out of this ..and want some help ....any ideas where i will get some ....i want to be well again ... thanks for listening
Sorry just seen this, I know it's been a couple of days and thought I would bump it for you. I have no useful words of advice - I am starting to realise that I think I am suffering from health anxiety too. It has got much worse since the birth of my dd - I feel a real terror about leaving her behind, it often reduces me to tears.
Are you on any medication? Ive been taking citalopram for about three months and im beginning to feel normal again. I know anxiety is awful though as for months I havent been able to leave the house, even to do the school runs.
Sertraline! Sertraline. Or another SSRI. Sertraline has changed my fucking life. It is not normal to feel so anxious that you cannot get out of bed - go and see your GP, explain how you feel, and ask for a referral to a cognitive behavioural therapy and a prescription for antidepressants. I promise you, you can and will feel better.
Hi, I have been feeling like this, that I can't cope with these anxious feelings all the time. I have forgotten how to just be me. I've been so obsessed with my health over the last few months that it has become my 24/7 obsession.. Getting to the stage when I don't want to go out but having to.. and then feeling terrified. I was never like that before. I can't understand how I have got to this stage. Doctor wanted to give me anti depressants but I didn't want to take them. I have told myself it is anxiety... I am trying to just get on with life the way I was before hoping that I can overcome this on my own. I started counselling the other night too. I just feel like I have lost who I was and I can't let it get any worse.
I hope you are ok.. if you are that bad that you can't get out of bed I would take the pills.. maybe then you will start to see the wood for the trees? Get some counselling too.. hopefully then you can start to make sense of what has happened?
Hi, i have suffered with bouts of anxiety for many years but generally have handled it OK. When my son was 5 months old I had my first panic attack, it was so bad that I couldnt leave the house.
It took me the best part of a year to really sort myself out, i'm still not 100% and have accepted that I probably never will be, but it's manageable.
My doctor said to me, if you had a headache you'd take a tablet, if you had cancer and had to pump your body full of drugs to survive, you'd do it - so why wouldnt you take a tablet for this? Anxiety, depression etc is an illness, you might not be able to see it but it is very real. I went through about 4 lots of different tablets and months of counselling before we settled on Venlafaxine. I came off my medication when I found out I was pregnant with my second child and have generally been ok (no worse anyway), I am feeling a bit down at the moment but can reason with myself that it is because im pregnant and I will feel better, because I have before. You have to actively seek help for it though, it wont get better on it's own. Sorry for waffling on, anxiety is a terrible thing and I feel for all of you x