Hello, I'm new here and was wondering what you guys thought about
something. I've read pages of posts here about
anxiety and panic disorder and had a few questions.
For the past few months I've been having what I think is anxiety. For a week or two, I would wake up sweating and in a panic attack. My heart would race, I felt light headed, cold & hot at the same time, legs and arms would twitch and I'd feel all around jittery and nervous. Not to mention horrible tummy pains and frequent urination. It was really weird and extremely scary. Thankfully, it has not been that bad lately. I have not had any more panic attacks but I do feel worried/anxious most of the time. Sometimes it's really bad. I can't seem to calm down, meditating doesn't even work any more. I also have a short temper now. I'm easily upset & sad. I would not say I'm depressed at all but it sure feels like it. (the symptoms, not the sadness) I'm tired all the time. Fatigue-like, mind is just slow & it's hard to concentrate on anything. What really bothers me now is that I feel out of it all the time. It's hard to explain, but I feel automatic at times. Like I'm just there, not really aware of what I'm doing. Weird. I feel crazy just talking about
it. I wish I knew of a better way to describe it. I have so many other family members who have anxiety and panic disorder (at least 7 people I know of in my mediate family) but I'm not sure if any of them is going through this "out of it" thing - I'm kind of scared to even ask. It worries me. Faces don't seem familiar to me, not even my own. (thats the scariest of them all.) I don't mean that I forget my family members, its just when I look at their faces.. I feel an overwhelming oddness, like I forget their face for a split second. Even when I look in the mirror. It's terrifying. Can anyone please tell me what is happening and if its anxiety or not.
I'm not on any meds at all & have not been diagnosed with anxiety. I'm a 23yo female who's suffered from OCD and Health Anxiety since I was four, literally. Any advice would be so appreciative.
Post Edited (Syn) : 8/9/2008 8:06:30 PM (GMT-6)