I feel like I have what people call anxiety. My heart beats really fast when I’m stressed it feels like a freakin hummingbird is in my chest and I get shaky and have trouble breathing at an even pace. I can’t focus and I’m constantly tired. I have trouble sleeping, staying asleep, and fully waking up when I need to. I’m going to go to my doctor and find out for sure but I also want to be sure this is what I have before I bring it to her. What causes anxiety?
I have anxiety issues and they can be caused by many things. What you are experiencing sounds just like what I’ve been through. It isn’t always one thing or another that causes it but can be many things. Medication and therapy have been very helpful for me and I’m sure they would be for you too.
As for sleep issues your doctor should be able to help you with that. Everyone is different and finding ways to fall asleep at night is all about what you find most relaxing and what most helps you quiet your mind from the day.
It’s good you are realizing you have this problem now and are going to do something about it. The sooner the better. Anxiety can have affect you physically if left untreated. Besides headaches and sleep loss, I used to get sick often before getting help for my anxiety because anxiety weighs on your immune system and makes you less able to fight off sickness.
Tell your doctor exactly what you’ve told us here and I’m sure she’ll be able to help you. Good luck!
on: 18th December 09