Ive been suffering with very bad panic and anxiety disorder the past month, which has taken me off work and impacted my life greatly. I am taking medication and literally had a break down- couldn’t eat or sleep or function because of fear and irrational thoughts. I am much much better than I was and seeing a counsellor for my second session tommorow.
In April I lost my mum, 3 weeks from diagnosis to death. It was very painful, but I felt at the time I was appropriately managing it all- grieving etc. I look at the past year and can understand I have had a lot of stress as well as mum passing- including my wedding on the 6th October (my break down was 2 weeks prior and I just managed the day). Work has also been incredibly stressful.
I don’t know if this is part of the grief or the bigger picture. I just know i feel so far away from my normal health right now.
The anxiety isn’t about death or mum directly. Just fearing fear and like I can’t cope.... xxx
Hello Fern001, I was drawn to your post as I have in the past had panic attacks and general anxiety. I just wanted to say that I’m thinking of you and glad that you are feeling better than you were. I hope your counsellor session went went, they can bring up a lot of emotions in my experience.
Best wishes, I hope things continue to improve for you.
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