I started having panic attacks after the death of my daughter in 2008. They were pretty well controlled and wasn't causing any physical symptoms just the worry that something bad would happen. Then June of 2017 I started having heart palpitations where my heart would pound so hard and I'd get dizzy weak and sweaty. I would swear I was having a heart attack the very first time it Happened I went to the emergency room because I thought I was dying and when I realized I wasn't dying I got embarrssed and left. My doctor put me on klonopin 1mg twice a day and it was helping but I got scared and quit taking them because I don't want to be addicted to them. Or I fear I will start them they'll continue to work and then my dr will take them away and I will withdrawl so I only take them when I get the "I'm going to die feeling." I also now have a severe phobia over something being wrong with my heart. What do any of you guys do to help calm your mind. My heart rate is always so high and it freaks me out making the panic even worse.
I had been coping well with my anxiety for the past few months, but it seems to be getting pretty bad again. We've had a few big life changes, so I can understand the anxiety. However, we are going on vacation in a few weeks, and for the past month, I've been struggling with the fact that I have to get on a plane. I've been on a plane before, but still. It is NOT one of my favorite passtimes. I'm...
for the past couple of days I’ve been nothing but overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with work and everyday things. Like I feel like the littlest things overwhelm me right now. I struggle with anixity and depression and it’s definitely an everyday battle. I’m so tired of. I want to go to therapy, but taking that first step to call is something that makes me panic.