Need some information.............
Anxiety comes in many forms, generated by many causes and circumstances, and includes many symptoms. The only common denominator for anxiety that I know of is a fixation on the future. This is consistent with both your fear of ageing and your fear of incapacitation. These fears may be both a cause of anxiety, and a symptom of something else, possibly environmental or social in nature.
Symptoms like heart pounding and tightness of chest are typical of intense anxiety, but can present in cases of mild anxiety if there are comorbid problems affecting these areas. If anxiety is left untreated, these symptoms may develop over time, and can affect heart health.
A history of panic attacks, combined with your increasing tendency to feel faint, weak, dizzy and off balance, and any other symptoms you have either failed to mention or don't know about, may indicate that you have developed a long term psychological condition which includes anxiety.
It sounds to me like the act of fearing ageing and incapacitation could result in accelerated ageing and/or incapacitation. Talk about (analogy) shooting yourself in the foot during a hike. I do this to myself all the time, and wish I had asked for help earlier. I suggest going back to your GP, and reading up on how to manage anxiety. Beyond Blue could be a good place to start.
Yes! The dizziness can be from the Anxiety. When your nervous system is" out of whack", so are you. I found that going to the Chiropractor and having a full adjustment, woke up the nervous system and I saw clearly and focussed for the first time in years. This is a treatment I use to combat the dizziness/un-balanced side of my Anxiety Disorder and it helps. Feeling dizzy increases the Anxiety as it is a frightening sensation. Get enough sleep, do a little exercise, this helps too.
And always see a Doctor if things get worse. Best of luck..
Goodluck with it- let us know how you get on with the Chiropractor. I know they work wonders for me, so I hope they do the same for you.
I can't comment on Anti-depressants, as I have chosen a lifestyle without medication. I am sure they have helped many people, but they were not for me.
Let me know if any of the other treatments are successful for you. You just have to keep trying different things, til you find what works for you.
Thanks.........I will let you know how it all goes...... I did actually start the anti depressants but now I am not sure if the light headedness is from them or from anxiety still don't really understand where the anxiety is coming from ..haven't had a lot of sleep this week so maybe that's causing the lighthead........so many maybes lol .only been on them for four days ...might stop them until I look further into other avenues.............its really the last thing I wanna do ............but I do want this to stop....
cheers and thanks
When I looked into anti-anxiety medication, I was told by my doctor that the anxiety can get to the worst its been at the beginning of the course of medication and then slowly starts alleviating the anxiety after about 3 weeks. I had 1 tablet and fainted the next morning, so threw the packet away and realised it was not for me.
I tested my PH levels this morning (level 7-7.5 is supposed to be where your body needs to be, to be at its healthiest). Mine was slightly acidic (6.5) which can cause fear, stress, anger etc. So I am currently looking at foods to add to my diet to get that level spot on. Just another natural way getting my body to his healthiest. I'm hoping it will have a positive impact.