I am 24 year old female, newlywed who is trying to get a handle on things again. I was diagnosed with GAD and Separation Anxiety Disorder yesterday. I have been having panic attacks, anxiety issues for almost 2 years. I have lost jobs due to illness from anxiety. I have been suffering from stomach problems since Feb of this year. Had tests done, many appointments, put on pills, nothing seems to help. I now believe it is due to anxiety issues. I started a new job last month but I have missed a good 3 weeks already due to illness and now anxiety (again) having panic attacks. I was taught a breathing exercise with imagrey yesterday at my appointment with my psychiatrist. I tried it again today before work, but I just kept having the problem of relaxing and then once work came up in my mind I'd get tightness in my chest, my throat felt constricted (new symptom for me) and a tingling in my hands (also new), my heart pounded. It was horrible. So I got ready for work and tried to go (I live by work) and made it to the side of the building but had to return back home. It is really stressful and hard to deal with. I have other things htat play into it but I won't go into that now. Sorry to ramble!
I joined this forum basically because I want to have people to talk to who know and understand what it is like. I joined another one yesterday but nobody responded to my post and it seemed quite inactive. This one seems like people care and everything so that is good. :)
So hi :)