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Feelings of doom

anxietyandcats
anxietyandcats

I get this horrible feeling sometimes. It must be anxiety. But I feel like something horrible is going to happen or has happened. I can hardly breath, I feel like I’m not real. I feel like there are horrible horrible things ahead and I can’t do anything to stop it. Anyone relate? How do you stop it? I’ve tried cleaning and being around people but I still feel this way. I’m sweating and super hot and feel like I could lose my mind any second.

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Yes I feel that way as I type this, It comes in waves. I can tell you it’s a normal reaction to the anxiety. I believe subconsciously there’s something making me feel this way. I’m a procrastinator and I think that when so much builds up I get this overwhelming feeling something bad is going to happen. That being said I take a Xanax as needed to control that helpless feeling. I hope you feel better soon.

anxietyandcats
anxietyandcats in reply to Ironj

I’m glad it hear it’s normal. I’m feeling a bit better now after going on a walk with my parents. I wish I had Xanax prescribed. Gonna try and get my psychiatrist to prescribe it soon

Ironj
Ironj in reply to anxietyandcats

How long have you had anxiety for ? Regarding Xanax it works for me and has for years. That being said there’s a lot of medication out that may work for you as well. A psychiatrist is a great idea.

anxietyandcats
anxietyandcats in reply to Ironj

I’ve had anxiety for 9 years but doctors never seem to want to give me anything for emergencies. I’ll try again though

Hidden
Hidden

Yes. I feel this too, and it’s horrible. Usually it hits me when I first wake up, and I feel paralyzed with fear. My thoughts start racing and I feel the adrenaline.

anxietyandcats
anxietyandcats in reply to Hidden

Yeah it really paralyzes you and so much adrenaline. I’m sorry you deal with this too

Ironj
Ironj in reply to Hidden

It’s the anticipatory anxiety when you wake up , your hearts beating hard and your not sure what’s coming at you for the day. I always take my anxiety medication before bed so I don’t feel that way. If I don’t take it before bed I’m a train wreck when I wake up.

It's definitely anxiety brought on by irrational, ruminating thoughts. Our minds can get lost in these so you have to counter punch each one and tell yourself something positive. You can make these unwanted thoughts stop. It just takes work.

It is a terrible feeling to experience the body's reactions to the anxious thoughts. The troubled breathing is the most frightening for me. Learning to do controlled breathing has been helpful. Are these feelings of doom something new or have you been dealing with them the whole 9 years?

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