Hi All, I'm a newbie so hope I'm doing this correctly, my apologies if I haven't.
Here's a little insight into my life - living with anxiety
I'm 29 yr old female and have always been slightly more anxious than most of the people around me. I'm not sure why my first panic attack happened, it just seemed to appear out of the blue. It was one of the scariest moments I've ever had, for me though my attacks don't get any easier. I think I was 19 the first time I felt my heart beat out of my chest, I was so dizzy and light headed I felt I could pass out. I was taken to hospital convinced I was having a heart attack.
I've been on various beta-blockers and anti-depressants although I've explained to my doctor I don't feel depressed. I feel as though every day something terrible is going to happen or I have some sort of life-threatening illness. I have now been prescribed propranolol to take, I must confess though I haven't opened them, I seem to google everything lately and the reviews put me off. Some people have said they slow your heart rate too much, others say they make you feel calmer but don't stop the thoughts in your head. I figure what's the use if they cant help with the thoughts also.
I'm really hoping there is at least one other person that has symptoms similar to mine, trying to discuss it with 'normal' people is hard, they don't seem to understand how badly it affects my day to day life.
Lets hope we can all find the relief and help we need