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My struggle with generalized anxiety disorder.

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Old 12-03-2010, 12:48 AM   #1
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My struggle with generalized anxiety disorder.

Well, my problematic anxiety started at the begining of summer 2010. It started when we had constant pouring rain for about two months with no sunny breaks and my beloved grandmother just passed away. That's when I became terribly depressed because It was raining and I couldn't do any fun activities. From then on, I was quit depressed every day. Another problem I encountered was when I went to a friend's birthday party in June and I was deprived of sleep and had overdosed on coffee. That day, I was so dizzy, I could't walk far because I would lose my balance. The coffee caused my Pulse to spike to and alarming rate. My mouth was dry, I couldn' swallow and my mouth ad gone numb. I jogged for blocks to wear off that coffee.

Ever since that day, I haven't been able to easily swallow food and it has recently gotten much worse. i came down with the flu in August which I beleive was the cause of the stabbing pain in my stomach that lasted 2 months after I was ill. It was in mid October that many symptoms began to show up. At this time, I was extremely depressed and now I was dealing with blurred vision, racing heart, tingling face, excessive thirst and nearly blacking out every time I stood up. I was rushed to the E.R. after I told someone what I was experiencing. They ran countless tests on me and found that my blood pressure dropped and pulse rose when I stood up. They figured it could be dehydration, so they gave me an IV. After I became hydrated, those symptom had gone away, but that wasn't the end.

I am now suffering from strange sleep patterns, constant nausia, difficulty swallowing, vision problems, some body parts feel foreign to me, depression, derealization and many other symptoms . I always think something is horribly wrong with my health and I'm dying and I feel not like my normal self at all and I hate it! My family doctor had finally decided that I have GAD and I am booked too see a psychiatrist in March. I still can't figure out why my vision goes black upon standing, I don't think that is a symptom of GAD. Hopefully things will turn out good and I will no longer suffer from these debilitating symptoms. I hope everyone with this unfortunite disease will recover because It can take over your life if left untreated. Thanks for reading.

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