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Anxiety sucks

jacoalzy03
jacoalzy03
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I have anxiety and panic attacks out of nowhere. Literally not thinking about anything bad and they happen. I pretend nothing is going on but I feel like I’m dying inside. Especially at work because I don’t want anyone to know. My husband doesn’t really understand but he tries. I haven’t been home to see my family in over a year. The meds help but they make me feel funny and I don’t like it. I’m at a lost. I have no idea what to do.

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brokenlight

Sporadic anxiety/panic attacks are the worst.

I’m sorry for your pain & suffering.

And I’m glad you’re here.

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jacoalzy03

Thank you so much!

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Kat63

I know, anxiety and panic attacks really suck. I have them as well. Somebody here introduced me to deep breathing, so now I do that when I feel a panic attack starting.

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jacoalzy03
jacoalzy03
in reply to Kat63

I’ll try that next time. Hopefully it would help. Thank you

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Crystalsfaith

Hi Jacoalzy03. I know how you feel, I’m going through the same thing. What’s helping me is keeping a schedule, exercise, along with breathing techniques and meditation. There’s an app ( several apps actually ) that has helped me “thought diary.” Have you talked to a therapist? Also, there are books on amazon that claim to help with this. Looking forward to the reading.

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marheart

Anxiety/Panic Disorders are terribly horrible. I don't understand myself, how could anyone else understand when they haven't walked in my shoes.

Go for talk therapy from a specialist

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jacoalzy03
jacoalzy03
in reply to marheart

I think I will try therapy. Kinda nervous about it but I think it may help. Thanks

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marheart
marheart
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Being nervous about therapy is perfectly normal. Once a relationship is established it will become easier and even a welcome process.

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Rob7

I would recommend seeing a therapist and giving CBT a try - it has worked wonders for me.

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jacoalzy03
jacoalzy03
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Thank you. I think therapy will be my next step.

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