I come here with questions wondering wether any of you have gone through what I have gone through. I will try to be as brief and concise as possible. Last year 2016 I had what could be described as an acute episode of anxiety. I had no clue what was wrong and did not realize the feelings I was having was anxiety. I was constantly nauseated and throwing up. Honestly thought I had some sort of stomach ailment or cancer. Eventually found out it was anxiety visited a psych doctor. Chose not to take medication and rode out the worst of it. It had actually already started subsiding by the time I saw the psych doctor. Periodically after that I would have intermittent anxiety sometimes worse then others but nothing in comparison to what I had previously experienced.
Now fast forward to a year later. I was literally thinking how awesome it was that I don’t really suffer from these issues anymore and then out of no where I have a migraine. After that migraine I started have anxiety again and maybe depression. The two often go hand in hand. Its hard for me to distinguish between the two. Now I am curious to know could this migraine have induced this state in me. Perhaps jacked up my brain chemistry. Google search showed a correlation between migraines and anxiety/depression but not in the way that I am discussing here.
So have any you had experience with this and could share your experiences. I hate living with this. But on the flip side it has made me immeasurably more empathetic to those suffering from mental health issues or any issues in general. I used to be rather callous when someone told me they were depressed.
I am concerned because when it hits me and I am in the midst of an episode it takes every fiber of my being just to be normal or appear normal. I can still work but its much more difficult. I can’t learn or study. Almost totally incapable of socializing. I can barely show affection towards my girlfriend because I am constantly wrestling with this internal turmoil and trying to beat these feelings down.
I am supposed to be going to grad school soon and I am very concerned with having to deal with this while trying to study and excel in my academics.
Anyways please share your stories, thoughts and advice. Would appreciate anything you have to offer.