Hi all. I'm having maybe the worst month of my life due to a panic which has me in its grip. It was set off I think by a hypochondria episode I had where I thought I was dying, and since then a few weeks ago every day I have been spiralling into this one thought that my life will never get going, something will happen, everything will end. I've been tense for about six hours of every day on average, to the point of shaking, my appetite has gone and I can't finish any meals right now which is obviously worrying. I'm not suicidal but this is the closest I've ever come to thinking I might want to be if it doesn't end. I've been feeling kind of detached too which hasn't helped. I can't believe the state I'm in.
I went to the doctor's and was put back on sertraline which I used to be on in 2018 and hopefully when that kicks in in four weeks I will be better. I've told my family and they are being very supportive but I just want to not feel like this anymore.
My question here is does anyone have any tips for how to relieve these physical symptoms? It's become a vicious cycle of feeling tense physically so I start thinking about what I'm fight or flight responding to.
Also if anyone has tips on how to feel more like nothing terrible is going to happen. Thanks so much.
I joined this board sons ago but rarely post. I have bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder as well as anxiety. I usually stay on the bipolar board as it is more active but of late has been rather dead. So I came back here to be supportive and maybe get support. I just finished a two and a half week nurse aide training program and battled very high anxiety but am proud to say I...
Share something you are proud of!! I am proud of the fact that I did not have a panic attack throughout my Stna course :) I managed with meds and breathing techniques. Also proud of my 99% class average