Hi LaoiseD and welcome!
I am sorry to hear that you are dealing with such difficult physical symptoms! That sounds like a very frustrating issue...and one that is no doubt affecting your quality of life!
I am glad to hear that you are seeing your doctor....simply because this is a good first step in order to confirm and anxiety dx.
Also, once you rule out any physical cause...you can talk about
a management plan to help you start to feel your best again.
Most people find that medication and or therapy...or the combination of both is the way to find relief and recovery/management of the issue.
Self help is another tool that everyone should practice as well IMO. You'll find great material for helpful exercises in our Resources at the top of the main forum page here, so be sure to check it out!
Keep posting with us as well if you find it helpful. We understand, care and support is key! I will now lock this thread down due to age...so when posting back, just hit the Post New Topic icon and start your own thread.
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT