I'm new to here but not to anxiety. I believe I've had anxiety since I was younger but it's ramped up in the past few years.
It started with the whole 2012 scare. I found out about it the fall of 2010 and that's the start of my new era. I spent weeks with pounding heart, immense fear, shaking, nausea the whole nine yards. And I'm married with two older kids. It through me for a loop. I found a site that helped dispell all those irrational fears but still on 12/21/12 I had the shakes.
In October that same year I started in with health anxiety with cardiophobia. I realized that I was nearing the age that my father died of a heart attack(43). That is when the snowball really started rolling. Since then I've had 2 ER visits, three days on a holter monitor, a CT angiogram and blood work
. All of that showed everything is normal except for my cholesterol is high.
And even after all that and being an RN, every little twitch of pain or slightly dizzy feeling sends me overboard .
I've been on zoloft for 8 months now been on 100mg for 4 months and have Ativan .5 mg for the anxiety attacks and that helps most of the time but there's still that little demon in my ear that whispers hey what was that?
So that's my story in a nutshell