Well, I haven't been on this forum in quite a while, but almost roughly 2 years ago I unexpectedly experienced my first panic attack which led me to the hospital, which then led me to 15-month ride of hypochondria, depression, weight loss, and just overall fear. I was a walking disaster, and by the grace of God, it all just suddenly stopped. I think once I started to catch on to how the physical symptoms changed rapidly I was able to replace my fear with awareness and readiness. Soon I found myself literally ANXIETY-FREE & living quite a normal life without any help from meds (I was never a fan of them). Now, after a pretty stressful few months which involved job losses and almost losing my home on Christmas day, I have began to feel sensations in my body that remind of sensations I felt during my initial anxiety scare.
Sometimes I feel like my arms and legs are weakened, or that my fingers are numb. I'll get tension in my head, but it's not like a headache, but more so just tension around my temples that also brings pain to my ears. I really haven't regain much weight since I lost those 40 pounds in 2011, but I started to noticed my legs looking skinnier than usual. Basically things I never noticed before are now noticeable to me, whereas I begin to obsess over them which leads to a spiral of bad things, as I know.
I'm asking for someone to share their advice on returning anxiety & also what is some advice you can share that led to you successfully overcoming it the second (or third) time around.
Thank you all.