Hello green octopus!
Even though I am not a doctor, it sounds to me like you are suffering from panic attacks! Your symptoms are very familiar to me. Sorry! They usually seem to appear at times of extreme anxiety, which arises from the fear of changing circumstances and going into unfamiliar ground.
They are symptoms with psychological causes maskerating as physical illnesses. I have learnt that what seems to happen is this:
Humans have evolved to have an automatic physical reaction
to real danger, which has saved us when we were up the trees from being eaten! It is the "fight or flight syndrome". Those days when we were facing extreme danger we only had the option to stay and fight or flee
. The body is programmed to respond automatically and go through physical changes to deal with danger without
asking the brain, because if it stopped to think if it was a real or imaginary danger, it would be... eaten: The heart beats faster to pump more blood, the muscles contract, the stomach closes down so that blood flows out to all the limbs, the skin shivers and then sweats, the head feels lighter and generally the mind and body get ready to flee or fight.
These days fortunately we have no beasts but
we have beastly fears!. So, when we perceive a real or imaginary danger, our body without asking us, goes into the flree or fight mode. But of course it takes no action because it doesn't have to flee or fight. It just stays there. And HENCE you are left with all the physical symptoms of this flee and flight situation, racing heart, stomach pain, sweating and even fainting, without the relief of actually working them out of your body, as you would have done had you run for your life or fought with a beast.. And so you feel sick and think that there is actually something very wrong about you and so you fear again and then the whole process starts again.
So, once you understand that it is your mind which plays up this fear factor game,
and not a really
fearful situation, you will start being able to control the state of your mind. BUT you also need to see a doctor about this anxiety and alert him that it might be a panic attack.
I cannot tell you how many times I went to ER vomiting and thinking I had food poisoning, whereas I had a panic attack caused by really stressfull conditions at home which lasted a long time.
Do not worry, it is VERY TREATABLE with the correct diagnosis and the correct medicine. See to it as soon as possible so that it doesn't rule your life.
I hope I haven't scared you. It is something you CAN DEAL WITH VERY SUCCESSFULLY. I AM ONE OF THE MANY PEOPLE HERE WHO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CONTROL THIS SITUATION.
GOD BLESS YOU
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