Would really like some advice on how to cope with this overwhelming anxiety I am feeling right now.
I have never been diagnosed with anxiety but believe I do have it and certain situations set my anxiety off to the point I can no longer deal with the thoughts.
Recently, there was asbestos removal undertaken next door. I had been really concerned about this removal and on the day of the removal some how our external door (which is on the top story of our house on the same side as the asbestos removal) which I checked was locked, had blown open.
I’m not sure how long it was open for but I fear now my kids will be harmed from this as they were indoors but in the same room where the door was opened.
I feel like asbestos fibres could have blown into the house as it was a bit windy that day and feel they are still in the house.
My kind keeps playing the situation over in my mind and I feel this overwhelming guilt that I have hurt my children. In checking the door was locked I must have opened it by accident.
I feel sick to the stomach when I think about, have been waking up with panic attacks and no matter what I do I can’t feel a sense of calm. In googling conditions associated with asbestos it says they take 20-50 years to develop.
I worry I am going to feel this worry my whole life. It is disabiling and stops me from doing simple tasks in my day to day life. Whenever I pick myself up, my mind goes straight to the situation.
Please any advice, I am struggling to forget this and keep going with my life!