Thanks for the reply. I just called my Psychatrist and he can get me in on Monday. Hopefully he can shed some light. I have thought about Hyperthyroidism before, but I really don't have a few of the major symptoms of it besides the anxiety symptoms.
I should have mentioned before, I have a genetic history of anxiety disorders in my family that seemed to manifest themselves in the late 20's like me. My aunt has had the "adrenaline" problem for years and takes a small dose of beta blockers to help control it. I had felt better knowing that, but was getting confused because I figured that the adreniline response would also need to be accompanied with the rapid heart beat. When I was laying in bed this morning feeling this horrible, fluttery way, my heart rate was normal. It doesn't increase until I get up. Then I have both. Then it just gets worse because I'm scared of it. This has only been really happening for about 4 days. I'm sure its anxiety but my mind wanders so far out there with other things that could be wrong with me :-(
I think I might need something more than just xanex.
Hell, this is Kitt and welcome. I am glad your going to see your Psychiatrist on Monday and even thow a lot of people prefer to go without meds you may be one that needs something even if it is short term. Also it sounds like you would benefit from regular weekly therapy.
If you feel that it may be medical and something is not right please do see your medical doctor for a medical screening exam to rule out any physical problems.
Take care and keep posting.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
You guys are so supportive and I thank you for that. It does help to know that I am not alone and that other people share my symptoms.
I haven't had a "full" check up at my general doctor, but I was just there recently and for the most part, all vitals were completely normal. I would like to have a full blood panel done though to be safe to rule out any deficiencies.
Logic tells me this is in fact anxiety disorder since it really all started when I was having some medical sinus issues that nobody could find a cause for. they put me on a month long dose of heavy antibiotics that wreaked havoc on my body, made me sick to my stomach and I lost a ton of weight. And the sinus issue didn't go away so I was left weak and scared that there was something more seriously wrong with me. The uncertainty started me on a slow path of growing anxiety and it has really just come to a head. Also, that sinus issue might have turned out to be a TMJ disorder, not technically "medical" at all.
I suppose my point is, I can't wait to get this under control once and for all, if that means constant visits to this board, weekly sessions with a therapist and medication.
Thank you all!
You can certainly experience full "flight or fight" when lying in bed. I've woken up after a bad dream and had adrenaline coursing through me. I am so sorry you are experiencing this, morning used to be the worst part of my day for anxiety, but now I don't give it a chance. Even when I feel like curling back under the covers I force myself to get up, have a glass of water, go to work or do something. It really helps me.
If you feel something is wrong then please do get that full physical to put your mind at rest. I hope you find some comfort and support here are HW, we get through the tough times, but we have a good laugh too. Take care