How do you build courage to just stop worrying about the anxiety and go out in the world??

Hi all, I just wondered if anyone can give me any tips on going out into the world. How do I get some control over my life direction? How do you stop worrying about ha probs ? Any advice welcome x I've had enough of worrying and stress and need to go build the courage to go to my doctors x I've spent most of today worrying over my heart and figure of i can get the doctor yo check it its one less worry x

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  • Hi donver, why are u worrying over your heart? Are u getting symptoms? It's a difficult one as when this all started for me I couldn't be around people xxx

  • Basically I have had anxiety all my life and really bad to the point I gave up going out since beginning of nov last year. I worry about anything and everything, the heart probs came when my grandpa died of emphysema and my son was diagnosed with type one diabetes, I had chest infection at time so assumed the worst, it went as was replaced with varied other niggles from not breathing to heart to swollen tongue you name it i've had it. Back to heart now. I just feel I'm ready to go out again, sick of being in the house. BUt i'm afraid x

  • I think u should go out and take it slowly. Maybe walk to the end of the street with ur hubby or even a few doors away. Just little things. I think u will make ur anxiety worse as I have been worse by doing things alone but in another sense I feel more myself. You will do this you just may take a few knocks but don't give up keep fighting Hun u will do it. I know what u mean my mum has angina which has caused my concern as I get palps and I feel my heart racing. I don't eat nuts as I feel I have an allergy and I don't I thought I have an annurysem as my stomach pulsed lol it's sounds mad but I get bed symptoms that make me believe it xxxx

  • I started to go out and felt crap for it x and then it got better and now tbh I have no one to go out with. The hubby always busy running around and I have no real friends as such, they all don't bother as I have anxiety.

    I have taken many a knock and always gone one but wow its hard this heart thing has really knocked me down. I cannot think of anyone in my family with heart problems either. I steered clear of wasps in the summer as I was convinced if I got stung id be buggered lol. It doesn't sound mad to me as I know how you feel xx

  • No I know it's off how we develop the anxiety around it. I completely missed the fact my mum had a heart attack but recovered and lives with her condition. Do u get palps? I didnt see a way out but I have to think I have done everything I can for doctors to check me out and I don't know why this had started and when I don't feel anxious I get the palps and weird sensations. Def try and get out Hun u can and will do just take ur time :-) xxxx

  • Its a positive that your mum doing so well x proof that not every negative has to end as a negative things can be turned around. I do get palps from time to time, but I also get the louder beating thing when im stressed, which can panic me. Ive been told a lot of the things I take as chest pain is actually pain from the boobs x sounds silly but i have always had (forget the techname) lumpy aching boobs, which have been made worse the last 6 weeks since I had the implant put in for contraception x

    Other than this the doctors have offered me no tests at all aside thyroid and iron level ones. I get the adrenalin rushes the dizzy feeling the cannot breathe and that panics me into attacks sometimes x Im on week 3 of my cbt so hopefully that will give me answers soon xx And I will try to get out x

  • Its a positive that your mum doing so well x proof that not every negative has to end as a negative things can be turned around. I do get palps from time to time, but I also get the louder beating thing when im stressed, which can panic me. Ive been told a lot of the things I take as chest pain is actually pain from the boobs x sounds silly but i have always had (forget the techname) lumpy aching boobs, which have been made worse the last 6 weeks since I had the implant put in for contraception x

    Other than this the doctors have offered me no tests at all aside thyroid and iron level ones. I get the adrenalin rushes the dizzy feeling the cannot breathe and that panics me into attacks sometimes x Im on week 3 of my cbt so hopefully that will give me answers soon xx And I will try to get out x

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