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Anxiety Issues

I’m 21 years old and have been having problems with anxiety and depression since I was in my teens, then finally diagnosed when I was 18. When I was 19 I began experiencing new symptoms of anxiety and was tested for everything under the sun; the doctors could give me no answer and simply said it must be due to anxiety. They come and go or last for weeks and sometimes they’re gone for months. It’s hard to reassure myself they’ll eventually go again once they come on and that there’s nothing to be scared of.

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Hey Nikky_c33, thanks for posting on this support group. That's a big step in the right direction, and I hope that you get better soon.

I've been dealing with anxiety and panic attacks for 2 years now, so I know what you mean about being scared. But I've found that over those years there was really nothing to be scared of. The brain is an amazing tool, but sometimes we tend to overthink things or get anxious. Sometimes this can make us think that something is really wrong. When I have a panic attack, it makes me feel like I can't breathe, but I've had no actual issues so far. So try to relax and tell yourself that everything is okay, and tell yourself "I'll be looking back on this soon."

I'm saying this because that is how it happened for me, but I don't know a lot about your situation. Could you let us know what symptoms you are dealing with?

Anyways, I wish the best for you and I hope you feel better soon. :)

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I can fully relate to your feelings. I sometimes think its gone and I have it under control and then it comes back again. I really believe that you have to ACCEPT anxiety as part of who you are and understand the triggers. I dont think we are ever CURED, but we learn to manage it and deal with it everyday. The other day after over a month, it started to really bother me full on and I thought OMG here it is again. I have to remember it never really leaves, its just is managed better at times and sometimes we just need to take care of it. Try not to fear the symptoms and roll with them. Accept that you are sensitive to these sensations and feelings and there is nothing wrong with that. Although its hard, try not to overthink the anxiety and it will not control you. I wish I could tell you it would never happen again, but unfortunately I think that once our body/mind learn a way to deal with something it can kind of go back to that same reaction without much difficulty. You are not alone and I hope this helps! Try distractions, self positive talk and surrounding yourself with positive energy and exercise.

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