My name is colin and I'm 27 and only recently started having anxiety issues.
I found this site and having read through a few off the topics already here I thought this place could really help me, so here I am!
My anxiety started in around November last year when I was having some financial worries, which started with pains in my chest and numbness and pains in my left arm.
These feeling went on for a few weeks and being stupid I never went for a check up, I was scared of what the outcome would be, as I'm large set lad (fat lad) so having problems with my heart scared the hell out of me, I stopped eating, I couldn't sleep properly.
Google wasn't really a good help either lol, every symptom I had was leading to a heart attack, a lot of posts said it was caused by anxiety but i still thought there was something wrong with me,
Then one shift at work in December I broke down, the pains in my chest where back and so was the numbness in my arm, and finally decided enought was enough so I went to hospital,
After the various test, ECG, blood test and chest X-ray I was given the all clear and told it was probably down to anxiety.
But even Fter all the test coming back positive, my anxiety seemed to relish on my worry and ruined my christmas, I was scared to eat incase it caused me to have a heart attack, I haven't touched alcohol since November again incase it causes something to happen to me,
Then came my sleeping problems, being scared to sleep incase I died in my sleep, and spent most nights in the sofa.
I get very worked up when I'm left alone, worrying that no one will find me in time if something happens to me, I get very uncomfortable eating out in restaurants and going to the cinema.
I now have a habit off constantly checking my self over looking for lumps and bumps and wondering if I had cancer after having a flight cough for a week or so.
I did go to see my doctor after my hospital visit, and he prescribed my anti depressents, but (some May call me stupid) I disnt take them, I thought I would try pull through this on my own, my friend and family don't know most of what has gone on, but getting this out n here has felt good,
Another problem I have is going to hospital or to see my doctor when symptoms come back, I feel embarrassed to gave to bother then when it's most likely down to my anxiety.
My thanks to anyone who reads and look forward to talking to you all
Post Edited (Colin_1986) : 4/14/2014 7:36:42 PM (GMT-6)