This community covers anxiety disorders and other mental health issues, Sophie.
The posters at Wellsphere's General Medicine community should be able to provide a more authoritative answer.
I don't think this is related to an anxiety disorder, though no doubt it is causing you some anxiety. Your family physician should be able to determine the cause and be able to suggest a remedy.
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