illcoolz
Hi all,

I hope everyone is doing well. I joined these forums to kind of share what I have been going through lately, and see if I can get any advice. Back in 2009, and 2010, I had 3 fainting spells throughout several months between them. Back then, I did every single required test and everything came back fine. And I was ok for a while, but then got into serious anxiety because I was continuously afraid I would faint again. I would wake up in the middle of the night and get panic attacks. Eventually the anxiety goes away when I start to drive and continuously preoccupy myself with the driving. About 9 months ago, I had a panic attack while driving, and slowly reduced how frequent I drive and now I barely drive as much as I used to. I only go to very close places, and usually when my wife is with me, all because I have a fear of fainting

Besides that issue with driving, I mostly am able to live and fine and enjoyable life, and have been quite successful with my career and no real issues. However, at the end of September, I fainted at work. On that day, I have been quite sick, had barely gotten enough sleep, so I was exhausted and it made sense why I fainted. I had gone to the ER, again done ever test, slept the night, and everything came back fine, thankfully!

After that fainting spell, during the month of October, I was still ok nothing had changed much in my life. However, in the beginning of November, I had a panic attack at work, and since then, I feel so uncomfortable going to work and I just dread being there. And this sucks, because I love my job and I cannot mess up my work. I also haven't been driving to work these past few days, and was taking an Uber, mostly because I feel terrible in the morning. When I am at work, the first 3-4 hours are difficult, but I try to keep myself busy as best as I can, and the last 4 hours get better

I would appreciate any tips, tricks, or things to do to kind of help me get out of this phase I am in, because I hate it, or if anyone has faced anything similar to this

Thank you
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