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Hello Everyone,I'm Brittany and I'm 18 years old. For the past 6 or 7 months I have been suffering with severe and extreme anxiety (at least this is what everyone is trying to tell me). I started my first year of university this year and I have never been more excited for anything in my entire life, until it all started to go downhill. I began developing extreme anxiety and would constantly have panic attacks.
I then began to develop very real symptoms, like chronic headaches and constant nausea. I feel as if my eyes are completely going on me, I feel dizzy and have no energy. My memory is also completely shot. I almost feel like I could fall over and faint at any given moment. My head is always hurting. I feel like my life is in utter and complete shambles. I lost my amazing summer job that was paying me very well because some days I couldn't bring myself to get out of bed in the morning because I felt so sick, so I would just lay in bed and cry. I'm now frightened that I won't be able to make it back to university in the fall.
I've seen countless doctors and I have truly insisted that I be put through every single test imaginable. I given more blood and urine samples in these past couples then most people will give in there lives. I keep asking them to re-check and double check. I have had ultrasounds done on my entire abdominal area. I have had X-Ray's done. I have had a CT scan done of my head because my headaches have become so unbearable and frequent. I was sent for a colonoscopy because I would lay in the bathroom and cry because my nausea was so bad yet everything comes back clear.
I now have a doctor telling me going on anxiety medication is my last option and that he will "fix" me. I'm so hesitant to go on any medication because I truly believe something is wrong with me!