Hi everyone. I am new here. I am a 30-ish yo guy that is generally a happy go lucky person. Lately, i feel like i am falling apart!!!
I have a job that is very stressful. 12-15hr days. Tremendous responsibility. Demanding boss. Moreover, my wife is giving birth to our first child soon. I love my job and I am excited to have a baby. That said, I am a mess.
I do have a history of GAD/OCD, but my physical symptoms are terrible...and weird, i think. You tell me.
Edgy most of the time (alcohol helps)
Constantly in the bathroom (more bowel movements/urination than seems normal)
I sweat a lot
My face feels hot a lot
My ears feel hot...and get red at times
I want to crawl out of my skin...it feels more sensitive (like a mild sunburn - prickly)
I sleep less
I bite my nails
I snap at people
I am more forgetful
I keep buying things...spending more money than I should
Does this sound like normal symptoms of stress? Can anyone relate? The hot feeling bothers me the most.
I exercise constantly (almost every day and feel terrible if I don't). I hardly have any fat on me. My blood pressure is fine.
I am basically a happy and fit guy that suffers from anxiety and now is having these symptoms...which I am assuming related to stress. Maybe I was able to cope for awhile, but now it's just getting to be too much. Maybe?