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Bad anxiety

So I have been having really bad anxiety lately and sometimes it feels out of control. I hate how it feels like it controls your day. I got sick with the flu and a respiratory infection 4 weeks ago and all staring going downhill from there. It’s very overwhelming and I keep thinking negatively and so it’s taking me longer to get better and as a result that stresses me out more because I can’t return to my normal life. Has anyone ever gone through something similar?

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I am currently feeling the same way. Except I dont have the flu. I think I hurt my back exercising and instead of going to the doctor I started thinking negative. Now I'm having panic attacks, muscle spasms, chest pain and back pain. Went to the ER a week ago and EKG and lab results were good but it hasnt relieved my worries. They told me its anxiety and I see my PC today. Its hard for me to get my days started and especially to go to sleep at night. This is all new to me and I pray it is anxiety and not something else health related. You are definitely not alone and I really hope your day gets better!

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I’m sorry to hear about your back injury. It’s very frustrating because I’ve been on this boat before and it takes a long time to get out it. For me I think my fear of being sick/dying is what triggers it all and it just ends up taking over because I’m already in a weakened state of mind. I’ve been having chest pain too, I just can never distinguish between my anxiety symptoms and other symptoms that are caused by illness. I’m constantly thinking about it all day. I recently quit my job too so I have nothing to keep me busy. Anxiety is scary, it’s like a black hole of constant fear, negative thoughts, and panic.

I really hope you feel better, I’m on the same boat as you. It’s nice to talk to people who go through similar thoughts. Sometimes I just think I’m crazy!

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You pretty much described exactly how I feel. It has been 2 weeks and I feel like my life is going to end any second. In constant fear and worry! It is nice to know we are not alone.

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That is how I feel too. Like at any moment it will take over me and it’s scary. The mind is so powerful, it takes you places you don’t want to be in. But yes we are not alone!

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Hi Lillith, you just described what I have been going through exactly. I got sick about a month ago, and it caused this downward spiral. I’ve been to the ER more than once with severe chest pain, abdomen pain, headache, tremors. They found some stuff my primary is trying to figure out the cause but now I feel so much anxiety over not being able to get back to normal life, fear of dying etc. The anxiety just takes over and my throat gets tight and it’s horrible. Which makes it hard to think positive which just makes it worse as you said. It is very overwhelming. I’ve tried talking to a couple of my friends, but they can’t understand why you can’t just shake it off.

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You are not alone my friend. I know how all that feels and it is not a great place to be. It’s not easy to just wake up and shake it off, it’s very overpowering. I’m sorry that you are going through this hard time, just remember you are not alone. This is the second time I go through something like this in my life. The first time was 5 years ago and it was a different illness and I managed to pull through and it made me stronger as a person. Even though it’s happening to me again now, I’m just going to be hopeful that it won’t take me as long to get out of it. Trust me if I was able to do it then you can do it too :)

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I wish we can just shake it off, they have no clue what anxiety can do to you I hope they never go through it and I'd like to see them shake if off if there's such thing, I wish I can shake my anxiety off

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I know! I’m trying so many things to help me, but it’s just not easy and it takes time and patience. I feel like I constantly need to be doing something to occupy my mind...

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Thank you! I really needed those words of encouragement. I’ve made it thru job loss, divorce, and never had anything like this before. You will get through this again too! Thanks for sharing on this forum, it helps to know not alone. I just found this site today.

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Me too, I came across the site today and it’s nice to share my feelings/thoughts with people going through the same thing. Makes you not feel alone!

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Me as well I had today really bad day it’s anxiety symptoms.Really I wished I could kill my self and end the bad feeling and bad life that I have ,I feel I am alone cause here in saudi Arabia ,the people have no information about mental illness and they do not know what the people like us how they are suffering so I cannot till any body that I have Anxiety cause they will think I am crazy ,,,you know they are not even familiar with term Anxiety .

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Hi Jenny, you are not alone! I am actually from the Middle East as well and I relate to you a lot. It is hard to live in a society that doesn’t really understand mental illness. It’s a daily struggle for me too. It’s not a great feeling but you can do it and you will come out of as a stronger person.

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