Hi Everyone. My name is Shelly and I'm new to this website. I've been suffering from anxiety since I was 21 years old. I'm now 34, and it still hasn't gotten much better. Most of the time, I will get my attacks for a few months and then they will stop. I even went a whole two years when I had nothing at all.
Here recently, as of October 2013, I had some severe anxiety/acid reflux. I had tried the paleo diet, and got extremely sick from doing so. First, I don't think I was eating enough and it just messed my system up pretty bad. So, I suffered with two days of a racing heart beat that just didn't go away, my joints/muscles would hurt something fierce, I had no energy and I was afraid to eat, sleep or move.
one night, while my fiancé was at work, I had an attack so bad that I called the ambulance. Needless to say, I was in ER for six hours and they ran every test on me they could and everything came back fine. They gave me medicine for my anxiety which didn't really help at all. So after a couple of weeks I still suffered from anxiety attacks and started eating again. I felt since then until about a week ago around Christmas. During the time in ER, I had cut out dairy. Well, during Christmas I started eating dairy and cheese again. I started noticing fluttering in my chest again. I thought maybe I was just being too anxious. Then last night, I woke up from a dream while having a panic attack. I calmed myself down and fell back to sleep. Later, I ate a handful of cheezits and some water.... which then lead to more heart palpitations. Now, I'm extremely afraid to eat anything. I'm guessing it's the dairy but I'm not sure. I'm so hungry, but seriously have a fear of food...... has anyone had this problem? what should I do?