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I can't seem to find the balance of living with my anxiety/panic, I have been a stay at home mom for about 2yr.and it is no longer a option, but working out in the public to be frank scares the hell out of me because I havnt found the answers to controling the panicking feeling that I get.and the obsession that I have a greater illness instead of it just being anxiety related.Anyone out here have any tips on living day to day in the rally world without eigenvalues out????

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Hi there, sorry to hear that you're struggling with anxiety and panic. Are you getting any help or treatment for this? What are eigenvalues? My top tips for managing from day to day would be to take small steps and move slowly (set small goals which are realistic and achievable) and also to be kind to yourself and recognise that some days we do better than others but when we have a bad day it doesn't mean that we've failed or are a bad / useless person.


I also want to get back out in the working world. I think that being around other people on a daily basis would help me. I'm just terrified to even try for a job. I have been cooped up in a job with my husband driving truck for so long that I have developed severe social anxiety. Before driving I was able to work easily around people. I actually enjoyed communicating. I miss it so much. With this anxiety and depression I'm scared to death of people. This whole thing stinks!


I comp.understand I have been a stay at home mom for 2yrs. Leaving me out of the social loop, so starting work scares me as well.plus I have this obsession tht I have a heart issue even tho all myy test have came back normal, but whn I have chest pains or anything I go straight to worries about a heart attack or something.which make me worry what will happen if I'm at a job and this happens....


I know your pain I have my good days and my bad days a lot of my anxiety attacks I thought were heart attacks in the beginning because of the physical symptoms I was always having (heart pounding, dizzy, impending doom feeling, breathing difficulty) but after years of having them and talking to doctors and therapists I realize now when I have them they are just anxiety attacks but they can be very scary for sure if you don't know what it is in the beginning. I hate taking RX meds too so it's a double edge sword, I feel like I trade one problem for another when I take the pills the doctors give me and all the side effects that come with them. To be honest I have been using medical marijuana for the last few years and I feel it really helps me and doesn't have near as many bad side effects. I know it might sound crazy but look into it and try a sativa strain it really helps with mood, anxiety and depression. But use a low does if you never tried it before


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