Now at 16 weeks I still suffer suffocation feeling 24/7. No kidding I have no relief from it other than if I take an Ativan for sleep. Sometimes I have woken up in the night and still feel the suffocation feeling but managed to get back to sleep. Add to this head in fog, chest tightening at times, sometimes pain in chest and sometimes a feeling of soreness in the throat and I'm constantly tired.
I have seen a therapist for the second time. Next week I discuss an anti depressant with a meds doctor at this psychiatric wellness centre.
Nothing is bothering me other than these symptoms. I have tried everything to turn it all around and no luck. I tell myself it's anxiety that's doing it, it can't kill me. It doesn't work, the suffocation feeling is there 24/7 day and night. I have had all physical tests done for lungs and heart, along with bloodwork. All in the clear.
So thinking that maybe I would get lucky and my symptoms would disappear by getting out of town, really having something to look forward to, I booked a room for my husband and I in another city for an overnight stay. Well that ended up being a bust. We visited a few parks and ended up having to come home because of all these symptoms. I don't feel well at all. At 4:30 pm I'm heading to bed for the night. I just don't enjoy life anymore. I force myself to get out and do things but I can't enjoy myself.
I'm 55 years old and I get hit by a huge anxiety attack for the first time ever. Please tell me there is hope for me. I was hoping not to have to go the route of meds but with this having gone on for so long, I really think my brain is really messed up and I'm going to need the assistance of a med along with therapy to get this turned around.
Thanks for reading.