I have been suffering with anxiety for a long time, but it really started to get bad around June last year when I was doing my GCSEs. I stress about everything constantly, and it's really starting to get me down. I also suffer from emetophobia, which is the fear of sick and being sick. I often find myself feeling slightly iffy because I have low iron and low blood sugar, and even though I know this, my mind is already darting around like : what if I have food poisoning? what if I picked something up? What if I'm pregnant? Then obviously this stressing makes me feel more sick and everything gets worse. Sometimes it can take me hours to calm down and I also worry that the feeling is never going to stop. I haven't actually been sick for years but I have always had this irrational view about it. It's starting to stop me from doing everyday things, and makes me want to stay home or inside most of the time. I avoid a lot of foods and I'm loosing weight and I'm scared this is going to develop into some kind of eating disorder. I am having counselling but I don't know how much it's helping.
For instance, for the past 3 days I have been volunteering at a festival and havne't really been eating properly/haven't got enough sleep and I'm feeling extremely dizzy and nauseated. It's likely from being tired but I can't shake the sicky feeling, I feel so hungry but I don't know if I'm mistaking hunger for further nausea. I will be sick if I continue to work myself up about it so I need somebody to talk me down. I had some toast and peppermint tea which sometimes helps but I feel this heaviness on my chest like when I'm having an anxiety attack and I still feel so so dizzy. I just can't rationalise. Help?
Terrible anxiety and emetophobia, what can I do?