So I have been posting here alot recently with regards to my struggle with health anxiety and just generally feeling on edge. I have tried CBT and didn't really find it useful, mainly because I think I am quite strong willed and the negative side of me is very overpowering and I am having trouble 'training' my brain to think in a positive way. Right now I am anxious re health issues i.e. headaches, heart palpitations and general lethargy and lack of 'get up and go'. I wonder if anyone can recommend any medications they feel might help me.
I feel like i'm in a bubble a lot of the time, i'm tripping over my words, i'm having tension headaches, palpitations, diziness, aching shoulders and neck, fatigue and generally no inclination to do anything!
I don't want to be on medication but after nearly a year of feeling this way, I feel now might be the time but I am terrified of the side effects I might experience with medications. I eat a healthy diet, lots of water, I generally sleep well (barring lastnight as dog sitting so had three hours sleep!!). I haven't exercised in a month now because of the fear of something bad happening, having a headache most of the time and having NO energy.
Can anyone recommend something mild that might help relax me but that doesn't have too severe side effects? I doubt anything exists but I thought it might be worth asking!!
Thanks in advance