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Hi from South Africa
« on: January 06, 2014, 12:48:01 AM »
Hi there

I am a 41 yr old mail and have been suffering anxiety for the past 6 years. I have been rushed to the hospital twice because I thought I was a heart attack or some fatal episode. Because of those episodes I was advised to see a psychologist and psychiatrist which I did for a period of 6 months and a year respectively. I was put on various meds such as xanor and trepeline and others.
This was all 5 to 6 years ago, I then decided to stop using the meds and stop seeing my psychiatrist. I still suffer from anxiety however it was not as bad as it was  a few years back.
For the past few months I have been thinking of death more and more often to the point where it is all I am thinking of. I cannot sleep without a sleeping pill even though I suffer from sleep apnea ( a sleeping disorder which should cause me to sleep rather easily ). Every pain in my body I convince myself that now is time that I going to die. I search for Heart attack symptoms on the net if I feel a pain I start to cough because I read that continuous coughing can regulate the blood flowing to the heart. I do all the online stress tests which shows that I am highly stressed and that just increases my fear and I start feeling that I am at deaths door again.

Last night I did not have any sleep as I was clutching my chest whole night, I have pain in my upper back and chest area, my left arm, neck etc. I try breathing exercises to try and relieve the pain but my mind spins out of control  while doing this. It is just one vicious circle. I wish I did not feel like this especially because I have a wife and daughter who sees this.

I am glad I found this forum so that I have an outlet  to talk to people that have similar types of issues and understand where I am coming from.

Sorry for the long introduction, but had a very uneasy night.


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Re: Hi from South Africa
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 06:03:40 AM »
Welcome to the forum. Good to have you as a member. Here you are with like minded people. People who understand. As we all suffer from something or other. So feel free to ask any questions. Our members are always willing to help others out. Good chatroom too. 3 posts to enter the room.

Find the correct section of the forum that suits your condition and create a new topic on it. This is just a welcome section. Never really get the same amount of help in this section as you would on the other sections of the forums. So whatever one suits the questions you are asking. Get much better answers.
All users of the chatroom must be 18 years old or over. The room is off limits to anybody under the age of 18.
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