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I need some help.. debilitating anxiety... im new

anriviezzo
anriviezzo

Good evening,

I have a really great support system, but I feel like the minute I am not talking with my support system or around them, I immediately feel my symptoms again. I am starting to understand how my systems feel, and I know they are anxiety, but sometimes I forget or get into my own head and go down a spiral and cannot understand myself.

From wobbly legs, chest pain, headaches, arm pain, everything makes me think of catastrophe. I go to Youtube to find new videos of people talking about how "symptoms of anxiety are uncomfortable but not dangerous...'' which makes me forget about it while im watching it, but I get right back into my own head.

I need some help and advise as to how to get rid of this anxiety forever. I have friends who dont understand anxiety and call me a hypochondriac. I cannot stand when people say that, I wish I didnt have this, we all do, right? Why do we have to be judged because of a mental feeling that we cannot control.

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anriviezzo
anriviezzo
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Thank you so much for the insight - I need to start thinking like this :)

gogogirl
gogogirl
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Is there a NAMI group near you? They have some groups for people who have experienced anxiety and depression.

Hi Anriviezzo! I am like a broken record on this site! Forgive me, but I repeat things a lot because I think they r helpful. BTW, my daughter has incredibke health anxiety! I have generalized anxiety and used to have more health focused anxiety but not much anymore. And my generalized anxiety is quite well managed these days. Anyway here r the resources that have helped both my daughter and Me tremendously:

Claire Weekes- her books her audio and there r some videos out there too. The best I’ve found is here:


Paul David’s book “At last a life”

Dr David carbonell’s website

Acoachcalledlife.com- Swamy G’s website

Hugo rock’s website

One more: “nothing works”- an amazing online essay on anxiety from an ex-sufferer. Link here: web.archive.org/web/2013092...

Hang in there!!

Thank you so much - I really appreciate all of your insight, I will take a look at these now.

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Hello anriviezzo!

Your anxiety is leading you down a common path for those who suffer with anxiety. You’re not alone or different! However, that doesn’t make it any easier to cope with! I’m afraid that it’s not as simple as just getting rid of it, but you can arrest your symptoms daily. It takes work and practice.

Try when you’re not suffering, to write down what you know to be the truth about your anxiety and what you need to hear while suffering. Read it over and over when anxiety creeps in. We are judged by others and that’s why I choose to deal with it alone or only with the closest of persons. It’s important for me to cut off those negative and obsessing thoughts when they 1st surface. You have to change your thinking from negative to positive. Distraction is a great coping mechanism for me. Cooking, music, something good on TV, or getting involved in helping someone else are good ways to distract yourself. Anything, really, to take your mind off of yourself. I know that we DO have control over our thoughts, we just have to take positive action to make it happen! Wishing you the best!!

anriviezzo
anriviezzo
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Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. I have to do some of the wonderful things that are being shared with me, because I need my life back. Thanks again!

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Yes! You can do it!! 😃

I have the same, but I lose vision and hearing. My throat closes up and I choke without air.

I too Ativan which helped a lot. However, due to another medication and my Prince Charming, I seriously OD ed on it. So, no bezos. Really sucks. Plus, my psychiatrist took me off an antihistamine this week which eased anxiety.

I am trying Dr. Bach's Rescue Remedy now. Hope it helps. If it does I will attempt to let you know.

It works great for my Beasties. My Dobie was so anxious from the stress that she involuntarily urinated in my bed whilst sleeping. Rescue Remedy stopped that. I put a few drops in their water. They prance around, now, like they are the best animals in the world. No more hiding and cringing. My Doberman even barks and has, (for the first time ever,)started playing with toys!

It is over fifty years old, flower essences, and I believe, German. Germany is very controlled and careful with homeopathic treatments. I will add that most, at least here, are an expensive waste of time and money.

I do hope it works!

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