This leaflet explains what causes anxiety and panic attacks, why we feel anxious, and what we can do to help ourselves. We also look at other ways you can overcome these feelings and when to consult your doctor.
“It may be that you were a little anxious before you got ME/CFS. On the other hand it is understandable that, as with any long-term illness, you may feel anxious about your symptoms and your life with ME/CFS.
“Anxiety can produce a wide range of physical and psychological symptoms. More common ones include: general restlessness or irritability, feelings of apprehension or inner tension, difficulty sleeping, increased sensitivity to physical sensations, dizziness, dry mouth, difficulty swallowing, irritable bowels, nausea, numbness and tingling, palpitations, urinary frequency…”
The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.
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