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Are your feelings of anxiety constant?

cruin
cruin
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Hi everyone,

I'm wondering if everyone feels the same way I do. My chest hurts all the time. It feels so heavy like I'm holding my breath. Thoughts always racing. It's hard to concentrate. I feel stressed and afraid all the time.

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IheartDogs

Sounds like you're anxiety is there a lot, so sorry you're feeling that. Have you tried to meditate? I started recently and I found that it's very calming and I think it's responsible responsible for helping me to feel so much lighter in my chest. Have you also tried deep breathing? Going outside to walk/exercise or be in touch with nature? These can help significantly. Hope you feel better soon💕

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cruin
cruin
in reply to IheartDogs

I feel like every time I try to do something to help myself life throws me a curve ball that leaves me very depressed. Lately I dont have any coping skills to deal with life's ups and downs

I made. mistake at work last week and I can't come out from it. My emotions are all over the place.

Thank you for the kind words 😊

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IheartDogs
IheartDogs
in reply to cruin

I know it can be so hard to do things, coping skills, especially when you're feeling down. Those are the times that you really need to push yourself. I'd like you to try one of the coping skills, maybe the breathing for meditation since you can do it at home, and let me know how it went for you. Sometimes having somebody be accountable to you helps. I will wait for your response.

As for your repetitive thoughts about the mistake you made at work, that's just your mind at work focusing on it because it can. You have the ability to intervene by doing something to distract it and counteracting it with positive thought like " it's okay that I made a mistake. And I learned from it." You can help yourself, you're always in control of you. I hope this is useful.

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cruin
cruin
in reply to IheartDogs

I searched breathing mediation on Google and found some videos on youtube but it didnt help. What helped a little was crying. I have chronic stress from work and home. I guess crying helped alleviate the tension in my chest. Can you recommended a video to watch?

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Hidden
Hidden
in reply to cruin

I find 'Michael Sealey' on You Tube very good.

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cruin
cruin
in reply to Hidden

I'll check it out. thank you 😊

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Hidden
Hidden
in reply to cruin

You're very welcome :)

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IheartDogs
IheartDogs
in reply to cruin

That's really great that you tried the meditation... Really good. What matters is that you're putting forth the effort. Crying is a great way to relieve stress and tension, happy to hear you feel a little better from it. Are you seeing a therapist right now?

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cruin
cruin
in reply to IheartDogs

yes, on and off for many years.

Thank you ☺

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Juliagail

Yes. It unfortunately dictates my life. I’ve come to accept it but it’s taken a long time. Meditation helps me a lot.

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cruin
cruin
in reply to Juliagail

How long have you been like this? It's going on 10 years for me. I get so tired of being in this constant state of anxiety all the time.

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Hidden
Hidden

Mostly yes. Gets a little easier in the Night. I do use Relaxation/Meditation which is helping gradually. Hope you feel better soon x

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cruin
cruin
in reply to Hidden

thank you. I hope you feel better too 😊

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Worrywort626

I can so relate! I have two kids (6 years and 3 years) and I get overwhelmed easily. I’ve had panic disorder since I was 11 years old. Medication has put a band aid on my anxiety but I still have my fair share of racing and catastrophic thoughts. Sometimes I catch myself holding my breath and then I freak out that it’s a medical emergency. I find drinking tea helps, mints, walking, deep breathing and reminding myself I’ve been through this before and I can get through it again.

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cruin
cruin
in reply to Worrywort626

I'm sorry to hear you have been dealing with this a long time. It sounds like you learned some good coping strategies! I need to try some of them.

I remember when my kids where that age. I was a stay at home mom at the time and it wasnt easy! I have teenagers, 14 and 16. Different challenges now lol.

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Worrywort626

Crying is cathartic, too. Just releasing all those emotions and stress.

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sajax

God I feel the same way

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cruin
cruin
in reply to sajax

I'm sorry you are dealing with this too. I so happy I found this forum and have met so many supportive people. 😊

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sajax
sajax
in reply to cruin

Me too

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cruin
cruin
in reply to Hidden

Thank you. I'm sorry you are dealing with this too. Since the anxiety is constant I try very hard not to focus on it otherwise I think I would go crazy. Glad I met people who know what it's like going through this.

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cruin
cruin
in reply to Hidden

same to you ♥️

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Purplebiker

Yes I can relate. My chest and throat are tight all the time. My muscles are tense all the time. My heart races, I have diarrhea. I beat myself up too. My mom told me "do your best and then let it go" What's the worst that'll happen? I get fired? Ya it'll suck but I can't live in this constant fear. I'm always nervous about going to work, the store or leaving the house. I'm pushing myself to keep working, get my bills paid off and stop working. That's the only way I am going to get any relief from my anxiety. I'm just praying I make it to get the bills paid off. I do feel your pain and I'm glad you posted. We need each others support

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cruin
cruin
in reply to Purplebiker

I live in fear too. I get anxious driving to and from work and feel I need to constantly prove myself. It's a struggle every morning just to get out of bed. Hang in there. Things will get better!

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Hidden
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in reply to Purplebiker

I used to get the throat problems, it's so weird reading other people's anxiety symptoms, anxiety plays cruel tricks, once you suss once symptom is anxiety, it moves to somewhere else, because that's what anxiety likes to do, terrorise you with fear

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legallystressed

YES. I feel like I’m going to puke all the time

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cruin

I never felt nauseous before. Sorry to hear that.

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At this moment mines unbearable, once this passes, it will go back to milder problems ie...worrying about bills, if my daughter's ok, if my mum's ok, just regular anxious thoughts, to be honest, I forgot how bad anxiety can actually be til lately, now it's the full works, my very first memory of anxiety, I thought I was going to die, I was going into chemists in town with a pain in my shoulder, one said it was trapped wind and I went mad, I then went to another one and he said it was trapped wind as well, I'm guessing me having a new born baby in a pram was the clue, they gave me wind meds, can't remember what it was but I was literally shaking and crying my eyes out down a side street, that's my first clear memory of anxiety, it comes and goes for me, but this is the worst I've felt it in 10 years, it was triggered though, so I have to wait for it to pass and grasp my chance of cracking on with life again when it starts to ease off

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