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Hey guys!!! I have had anxiety for about 5years now and each time it's different but now I have started having weired things happening!!! Like tonight I was fine and then out the blue I felt weird and felt like my heart stoped and I was gonna pass out!! Has anyone els experience this before!! Been laying here trying to relax and go to sleep but it's like I forget to breath and feel like I'm gonna pass out it's the best way I can describe!!

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  • Hi there! I can identify so much with what you are describing! I haven't been diagnosed with depression yet, but I am starting to feel depressed dealing with this panic every night. I know just what you mean about feeling weird and like you're going to pass out. It feels like it has to be something else, huh? What meds do you take, if you don't mind me asking? I take Xanax, a small dose, and it seems to calm my nervous system down a bit and stop the panic for a bit. I also know just what you mean about it being different every time! I'm so sorry you're struggling with this. I know how much it sucks.

  • Omg thank you for saying something!! I was taken Prozac for my anxiety but I stoped because it's not helping and I was taken clnazapam for my nerves but o had to stop it too makes me want to sleep all day and felt like a zombie all the time and with two kids I can't do that!!!

  • My doctor is trying to get me to take xanax but I don't want anything that could cause me to get addicted to it

  • I can totally understand your feelings on meds. Xanax hasn't been addicting for me. I take the smallest dosage on an emergency basis. I had one bottle of 30 pills that had lasted over 2 years. I really believe that exercise is the key, and when you're in the middle of an attack, if you have someone to talk to or distract you, it helps a lot. This is a great forum for that! :) You can message me anytime you're feeling weird. I completely identify!!! I hope you're feeling well today! :)

  • Hmm I dunno about that but maybe it's a bad spirit or demon attacking you,sounds dumb but we do not know much about this life and what's around I wear a pentacle for protection,I'm also going to use herbs to clean my energy's I dunno if it works but owt is better than feeling scrappy maybe you could try it too

  • Thank you janaa means a lot and yes it dose help

  • Here are some of my tools . These are suggestions that work for me Your results may vary

    - excercise releases your brains natural anti anxiety/ depessant chemicals. Rigorous enough to get to heavy breathing and blood flow. It can be as simple as jogging in place or climbing stairs

    - diet changes. Caffeine and sugar work against you

    - meditation , I use podcasts and YouTube videos to find guided meditations, self hypnosis and inspirational self affirmation. Use the search bar. Get a podcast app

    - stay connected, don't isolate. Find Meetup groups, forums, recovery , church, etc to express your feeling and get feedback

    -Volunteer or support or encourage others is a good practice. doing things for others gets you out of ruminating about yourself.

    - attitude of gratitude. As hard as it is, it could always be worse. I make gratitude list to remind myself of my blessings.

    - write it down. Keep a journal, dig deep. Write letters to yourself, to god, your resentments, your fears, your inner child etc. be your own therapist. It's cheap

    Avoid news, politics, and advertisements They all use fear to control your emotions

    Avoid social media. Don't fall into the trap of comparing your insides with other people's outsides

    Try Q96 brain supplements. Google it. I have not gotten dramatic results but I know people who have

    With or without medication these tips have no negative side effects Good luck

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