Hello all, I'm Bocephus. Glad to be here. This is only my second time on to support forum, first was for young people dealing with divorce. I'm 39 and have suffered periods of severe hypochondria since I had my first panic attack when I was 18.
Since I just took a Xanax I won't be able to post a whole lot as I'm drifting off.. But I just wanted to say wow, there are a lot of us and after reading so many posts I think I've experienced so many of the scares and symptoms that everybody here has. Sure makes me feel better knowing I'm not alone, so thank you site and members.
Currently I'm unemployed, dealing with some rather nasty tinnitus and recovering from a minor case of shingles which was undoubtedly caused by stress and anxiety. I've been out of work for 9 months and am too depressed, anxious, timid and insecure to get back into the job search..
That's my story in short. Just a quick hello for tonight and thank you again site and members.