Hiya folks, I'm Rowina
At last i think ive found a forum which is up to date. Heres a wee bit of history about me so far.
Ive suffered from depression in the past but have not recently felt the black clouds coming over me and still dont to date. The feelings i have now are very different, very physical in fact. Just want to share them with you and see what light you can throw on them and perhaps reassure me that they are "normal" feelings of anxiety.
My father died very suddenly last year and although ive coped very well, it seems now that my mothers anxiety/panic attacks have had an effect on me. A few weeks ago it started with sudden rasping in my cheeks, like my face was on fire, anytime, anywhere. Then i had an episode of frequent palpitations, which didnt worry me greatly, but then last weekend i just felt dreadful. I was away from home for the weekend, doing something which i normally would have enjoyed, but didnt at all. Felt weird all weekend, hard to describe but had small bouts of nausea, pounding heartbeat and sweating palms. Didnt sleep at all the saturday night and lost appetite alltogether. Kind of went beyond sleep and didnt manage to drop of until i was at home again late on the sunday night.
Have been off work all week now, went to doctors yesterday with concern about slight raised BP, which had came down a little. Current status is this: had ECG today(wait for results) and pounding heart almost all the time now and sweaty palms still.
Anyway, be greatful of any advice on things i can do to help myself and i hope to be visiting and posting again. Take care all, big love etc xx