Hello. First of all, i will say who i am. I'm Mario, 22 years old, from Caracas, Venezuela. As you might know, President Hugo Chavez is in Havana, Cuba undergoing treatment for cancer and he is probably dying of it. The current political situation of Venezuela is chaotic and one never know what will happen next. I suffer from heavy anxiety, taking medications for it daily. Still, i suffer from a lot of anxiety yet and i have panic attacks as they are up to make announcements (the famous television broadcasts "Cadenas") basically expecting to announce his death. The government keep saying he is doing better but the reputation of our politicians is among the worse. The opposition, says he is probably already dead and they don't want to announce it and that they are negociating pacts with Cuba to keep the money going to their hands. Since i trust nobody, i don't have an assured thought of it. Still, even people saying rumors make me nervous and i freak out hard when they are about to broadcast or somebody says they are broadcasting. I feel like having a heart attack, and i'm afraid of strokes. I suffer heavily from hypochondria and nothing have ever helped me but keeping my mind busy, which i cant now because i'm completely alert over what happens with Chavez. If they announce he died i dont know how i will take the news, and that's one thing im afraid too.
I suppose this is a whole new turn on anxiety since people in most places dont have to worry everyday about politics like in venezuela. You can check trending topics in 0248 to confirm. It's driving me crazy and i don't even know if my heart could take so much stress, even i have gone to the cardiologist multiple times and i dont suffer from anything besides the occasional stress related tachycardia. I hope any of your advices would be helpful. Thanks.