I keep having difficulty breathing with dizzy spells, and they are at random. I did a bunch of blood tests and everything came out fine, so I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
I get dizzy, difficulty breathing, sometimes rapid heartbeat, aches, and pains shooting everywhere.
I really want to get through this. I'm an 18 year old mommy, and I'm too afraid to even leave the house.
What can I do? I can't afford therapy, or more doctor visits.
Hi my heart really goes out to you. Please believe me when i say you will get through this i certainly did so you can. So many people suffer at certain times of there life with this so you are not alone and we are here and ready to help you. Please go to your local libary and get a book on breathing exercises and a book on yoga., also at the libary there should be advertising for local Anxiety support groups if they have then go along and take your babay if you need. There is so much you can do without money. Apparently its costing American buisnesses 300 billion Dollars a year in Stress related illnesses Anxiety being one of them so its very common. As for your shooting pains its also your Anxiety ime sure of it. The brain is a powerful thing, a few years ago when i was going through a bit of work related annxiety i started getting terrible stomach cramps and i went to the hospital several times but they could not help me, eventualy they stopped then about one year later i started a new job in a higher position and my stomach problems came back, then a co-worker infomerd me that he had the same thing for several years. He also informed me that a Doctor told him that the brain was connected to the stomach and his anxiety was causing this. Has soon as he told me this and i beleived him my stomach problems stopped and have never bothered me since.Your stress probaly came from being a mom and other life changes you have been through. Please take a deep slow breath and stop worrying about the anxiety because this is also why it is not stopping. I hope i have done some good and godbless you and please keep me informed of how you are.
I'm not sure how a mommy of ANY age gets through it without anxiety as a part of the Standard Operating Procedure and there YOU are -all of 18- taking care of a little one. That housebound thing is a kind of allegory, perhaps, for being "life-bound." Could there be any chance that you feel you will miss some of the young adult life you otherwise would have had because of the early on-set of motherhood? Food for thought, but trust me, when you can take some "you time" later on, you will really appreciate it.
For now, what's the possibility of linking up with other young moms to give each other both practical and moral support? As you can see, I'm not addressing the problems you are experiencing directly, but rather looking at the environmental situation, emotionally and psychologically speaking, believing that if you can give yourself some "breathing room" there, your real breathing will come a bit easier. And where's Daddy, by the way? Anything he can do to help?
I hope you will complete your profile and continue to chat with us. Also, look at other forum topics, such as Maternal and Child, to see if you can make any good connections there.
What you are talking about is vitally important and there are many mothers who know whereof you speak. Perhaps you can help pull people together on this forum who walk in your shoes, put your heads together, and suggest ways to handle the situation. It is a very important area of interest within the anxiety community.
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