I'm sorry man. I've been in your shoes. A little different. I once dropped 30 pounds during my worse anxiety period. I always have trouble eating when I have anxiety. Have you talked to your doctor about the klonpoin? Are you on any ssri? Try to think positive. One thing that helped me oddly is thinking to myself......... Everybody has one thing in common and that is none of us are getting out of here alive. I don't want to be on my death bed and looking back on my time and have wasted my time living in fear. Religion also personally helped me, along with.postitve thinking.
Are you doing anything to keep busy? Hobbies? Work? School? Etc. keeping busy helps me a lot
Unfortunately no, I have other health ailments that have spiraled me into Disability... at age 25. I was a CNA and going to school for my RN. in 2009 I was in a car wreck and got a slight long lasting TBI and chronic neck pain and muscle tension... I believe in God and everytime I try to go to church I can't keep it consistent. I am so afraid of Dying and death and am feeling like everyday is literally my last but instead of living to the fullest I wallow in self pity and fear of everything. My anxiety is so bad I don't enjoy hobbies anymore , I was a singer and songwriter (Guitar and Piano), also I am a new father but I am so numb to life I don't enjoy it like I should. Hard to be there for someone when you can't even take care of yourself ya know
Anxiety *****! Sorry - I know it's rough.
Based on what I read on Cushing's, it certainly seems possible. It also sounds like it could be thyroid - some people wind up with symptoms of both under and overactive thyroid (fun, right?). Either way, I think your upcoming tests will be helpful.
I also wonder if something else could have been damaged in the car accident that is causing (or at least aggravating) your symptoms. Just a guess - I'm no expert by any means.
In the meantime, it will probably sound stupid, but have you tried counting? When I've had panic attacks, I sometimes just keep counting until it passes. Sometimes it also helps to just keep one part of my body (usually my hand) moving. It's a good distraction, and it at least gets me through the worst moments.
I hope your doctors provide you with relief and answers soon!
If you can, try to get back into singing, songwriting playing the guitar and piano. That sounds like a great hobby to help you through all of this. Try to change your thinking/thought habits. I can't stress how much doing something as thinking positive helped me. It took a long time but it's like I almost tricked my brain, I just started thinking positive a lot that it became a habit, and the worrying habit that I had slowly went away. Sounds kind of funny and unofficial but it helped me
I have had my TSH thyroid levels tested recently and they were within normal ranges. I have just recently done a catecholamine serum and cortisol test ordered by an Endocrinologist to check the Adrenal Glands. I see an ENT and Otonologist tomorrow for inner ear and middle ear testing to see if it could be secondary meneires disease (from head trauma) or untreated perilymph fistulas in the ears (from head trauma).... I am also going to have them look at my throat, uvula, and tonsils, as my mouth as significantly small for my age and gender and feels like swallowing and breathing is some what impaired.... Id like to get my tonsils removed, but than I'm scared to die of a simple surgery by going under, since I have a low bradycardia at rest in the high 40s low 50s and when I'm asleep in the low 40s (like Joan Rivers).....