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It’s not just my anxiety! Is it...?

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I’m in my 30’s and was diagnosed with GAD very early. I blame my mother for most of my mental problems. Mental and psychological abuse from her caused me to run away. Took 6 years to fix the relationship I had with my mother. A relationship I really didn’t want to fix.

My anxiety was always a roller coaster. I would have good and bad months. I even when a little over a year without one panic attack. I loved that year. I was free from worry and filled with life.

The past 2 years my anxiety has gotten so bad that I’ve had to go back on medication. It’s the worst it’s ever been. I have also been under the most stress I have ever been under. People think I make stuff up but I just feel something else is wrong, it’s not just my anxiety.

For a long time now I’ve been getting really sick in the shower. Doesn’t matter if the water is hot or cold or if I take a bird bath. Something about the water hitting my skin makes me feel sick to my stomach. I get dizzy sometimes and feel I need to sit down. Also doesn’t matter what time of day it is. I also need air movement in the shower to feel better. I’m talking to my doctor about it “again” because he told me I just have the water to hot, but that’s not the case.

When I go swimming for some reason I ALWAYS get the runs. :-(

I have recently been having triple the amount of heart palpitations in a day and when I exercise I get a load of pressure in my head and my heart races. I have to lay down if feels so bad. I’ve blacked out twice just going up the stairs recently. I am seeing a cardiologist next month.

Is anyone else having similar problems. Anyone know what might be going on?

Is it just my anxiety?
 
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Most likely it is “just” the anxiety, I hate when people say that as if anxiety is “just” anything. It’s not, it is a horrible and relentless companion. It is a good thing tho, that you are seeing a cartiologist to make sure there is no heart issues. I’m sorry that you are going through this, but try to rest in the fact that you have a history of anxiety and that is most likely the culprit.
 
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Thanks Jones, not what I wanted to hear. However sometimes the things we don’t want to hear are what we need to hear. Thanks for taking the time to read and respond to my post.
 

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I’m in my 30’s and was diagnosed with GAD very early. I blame my mother for most of my mental problems. Mental and psychological abuse from her caused me to run away. Took 6 years to fix the relationship I had with my mother. A relationship I really didn’t want to fix.

My anxiety was always a roller coaster. I would have good and bad months. I even when a little over a year without one panic attack. I loved that year. I was free from worry and filled with life.

The past 2 years my anxiety has gotten so bad that I’ve had to go back on medication. It’s the worst it’s ever been. I have also been under the most stress I have ever been under. People think I make stuff up but I just feel something else is wrong, it’s not just my anxiety.

For a long time now I’ve been getting really sick in the shower. Doesn’t matter if the water is hot or cold or if I take a bird bath. Something about the water hitting my skin makes me feel sick to my stomach. I get dizzy sometimes and feel I need to sit down. Also doesn’t matter what time of day it is. I also need air movement in the shower to feel better. I’m talking to my doctor about it “again” because he told me I just have the water to hot, but that’s not the case.

When I go swimming for some reason I ALWAYS get the runs. :-(

I have recently been having triple the amount of heart palpitations in a day and when I exercise I get a load of pressure in my head and my heart races. I have to lay down if feels so bad. I’ve blacked out twice just going up the stairs recently. I am seeing a cardiologist next month.

Is anyone else having similar problems. Anyone know what might be going on?

Is it just my anxiety?
The shower anxiety sucks!! I thought I was the only 1!!!
But, I conquered it! Next time you get into the shower....hum,sing you need to try not to think about it. I used to get dizzy and short of breath. But...let me ask you....have you talked to your doctor about the prickly skin ? Its probably nothing though because anxiety is a slew of symptoms. Like...I still don't travel farther than 15 minutes away from my home. I get an upset stomach also. 1 thing that's helped me though I mean a lot is to plug in a nightlite in your bathroom. Turn your light out and just use that. It truly reduces your dizziness. Try that. Let me know how it worked.
 
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