Hello everyone, I am new to the forum and wanted to share my story.
I have been dealing with anxiety most of my life and had enjoyed a mostly anxiety free life over a 10 yr period and it all changed in one night. I was out of town in a hotel by myself and I was awoken out of a dead sleep seemingly unable to breathe, shaking, freaking out thinking I was having a heart attack. I ran out to the front desk and asked them to call an ambulance. EKG, Stress, blood work- all came back ok- that was 3 yrs ago.
Now every time I have to stay in a hotel alone about 2 hours after falling asleep I wake up in a panic, shaking severely all over and sometimes having to get up and get a shower to calm down. Now if I am with my spouse it doesn't happen.
So I can tell myself there is nothing wrong with me because it only happens when I am alone and out of town in a hotel. However when I am in the moment logic does not go very far in avoiding it.
I've had another hospital trip in the last few months again. I have Gerd and other related issues as well. My most recent stress test did show extra beats but the Dr said "nothing to write home about"
So apparently I have a healthy heart but now I'm thinking they are missing something and I could have cancer etc.
Ugh, I started seeing a CBT but its going slow so far
Any input would be greatly appreciated.