Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
@Lianna42: "Hello, I am really new to these forums, and relatively new to anxiety I guess. I have always been "a worrier" and have always been paraniod about "the worst" happening in any situation, but it's never had such an affect on me as it has done since February this year, which was obviously when the anxiety actually started.
This has been the worst thing to happen to me, ever. But I can only describe it as a subconscious issue. Even when it first started I hadn't been sitting around thinking about anything bad or in the past or future, I was just me, confident, cracking on with my life and enjoying myself.
That was until my heart just started racing ridiculously fast, all day every day, for no reason that i knew of. After a few days of putting up with it, hoping it would go away, I finally went to the doctors. They tried to register my heart rate but couldn't because it was so fast. This was when he prescribed me propranolol, 40mg 3x a day. Sinec then I have been gradually reducing the dosage at my own pace, I have always hated the idea of being stuck on tabs!!
But even now, I suffer with my anxiety all day every day and still I am not sitting around worrying or consciously thinking about things, all of a sudden it will hit me and I find myself hunting for my tablets again. I blame the subconscious!
I have even given in again and have agreed to start CBT, apparently it will help me, I guess I'll soon find out.
I just wnat to be me again, I am so sick of feeling like I don't know myself anymore, I just want to enjoy spending time with my friends and family without having to dive out the front door for some fresh air when things get to much, that, is not me!
Can anyone suggest anything that might help at all? Sorry about going on so much!"
I'm not a doctor, but perhaps panic disorder?