Female, 27,married with 3 kids
I have been diagnosed with anxiety since I was a teenager. Had only one attack and paxil seemed to help. Flash foward to 1 year ago when my mother in law tried to kill me infront of my kids, i never saught help..got my kids help first. 3 months later I knew i had a problem when i didn't cry when my grandfather whom was a father figure to me died. I saw a shrink....told me a part of my brain, that controls the ability to cry has "shut down" to cope and it will take awhile for it come back...still hasn't. Anxiety peaked though so I was put on Valium
Flash foward to now. Was diagnosed with ulcertive colits 3 years ago which has now been shot down and told something else, probably chrones.
Now, i am in CONSTANT anxiety mode. Heavy chest feeling, and having to take my valium like clock work. It's slowed down a bit (started monday when doc shot down the UC) I almost always have a small feeling of heavy chest but wont take valium unless it is severe. I would say I am having to take it now 2-4 times a day.
Why is this now just happening when I never had it happen before? My first panic attack was heavy breathing, light head feeling until it was over. Never have I had this feeling!
thank you in advance for any help, guidance, stories. I talk to my husband about it but no one else who has anxiety. I research but have yet to actually talk with someone who has anxiety and has these symptoms. It does make me feel alone, helpless...probably making the anxiety worse.