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Old 09-17-2009, 05:47 PM   #4
mitchellk mitchellk is offline
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Hypochondria, Panic attack struck me with symptoms

i am so sorry you are going through this.
I am sad to say that I suffer all of the above symptoms plus.

I have always had general worry but in 2007 my dad suffered a heart attack out of nowhere and ever since I have a constant worry that I am going to have a heart attack. I am 5'1 and 92 pounds and eat healthy, my cholesterol is moderatly high but not enough to cause a worry. I suffer from daily indigestion and acid refulx starting very early in the morning sometimes before I even wake up. Everytime I get any sort of pain I freak out thinking I have a blood clot, going to suffer an anuerism, stroke, heart attack and brain tumor. It's sickening.

I often get a "swimming" feeling in my head, not so dizzy or lightheaded but just floaty that lasts for hours and becuase of that I get a full blown panic attack and cannot function.

you are not alone.
I started getting some books and I got an anxiety ring and some "rescue cream" and I am amazed at how effective they have been.
hang in there