I'm actually pretty nervous and scared.
I've been experiencing some symptoms that make me feel as if my anxiety is actually spinning out of control again. However, based on observation and feeling, I don't think this is anxiety.
I'm experiencing a lot of light-headedness, dizziness/feeling faint, complete fatigue, exhaustion, headaches, neck aches, pounding heart, racing heart, irregular beats and therefore strange breathing sometimes with that. It is the same feeling I would get with a panic attack.
I have no reason to be nervous. I'm being treated for my anxiety now and it has worked. What is also happening however, is the last 4-5 times I've had my blood pressure taken, my systolic pressure is always elevated or high, while the diastole is normal. I did find that yes, "systolic heart failure" exists and I'm meeting quite a few of the symptoms. However, the symptoms do overlap with panic symptoms. When I got another high reading last week, I finally decided to book an appointment with my medical doctor.
I don't exactly have health anxiety, but I do have "medical procedure" anxiety. Don't even come at me with that needle for a blood test...nope nope and nope. I have a panic attack and faint. I know it's coming however. I haven't had a blood test in a long time (I hardly ever go to the doctor). I also have orders from my psychiatrist to go get my blood panel done before November, as they have to check my lithium levels and make sure it's not killing my organs.
I see the doc tomorrow after work. I am very nervous. I will deal with what comes however.
Diagnosed With: Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder
Treatment: Lithium Carbonate ER (450 mg), Sertraline (100 mg)