Can't stop worrying

Hey guys, so latley I've had bad anxiety and panic attacks I have this feeling like I'm gonna stop breathing but now that kind of went away and now I'm worried about my heart, I feel like it's the anxiety thats doing these weird things like giving me weird feelings in my chest and I feel like somthing is gonna go wrong. When these anxiety episodes strike I always check my pulse out of fear. I can't really describe the feeling I get when i get these episodes it feels like my heart and upper chest is loose and not working properly, I don't know. Anyone else struggle with somthing similar, or have anythng they would like to share?anything will help, thanks guys I appreciate all your help

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  • I feel the same. Especially the breathing thing..almost like I forget how to breathe and I cant take deep breaths so it freaks me out. I always have the heart and chest just an uneasy feeling like things are not right but if someone asked to explain it I couldn't. I try to ignore it so that I don't get worse but sometimes I just can't ignore it. One thing I always tell myself when crap like that happens , is that if there was something wrong.. I couldn't worry myself better lol. I take deep breaths and remind myself that I have nothing to worry about and that I will be fine. I also pray and that helps. Anyway you aren't alone in this ♡♥♡♥

  • Mranxious11, hello! Sorry you're feeling this way I too have been the exact same way along with many other symptoms. I worry all day/night sometimes I get dizzy or unfocused feelings cause I'm constantly worrying. When I get panic attacks I feel like I'm gonna die from a heart attack so I place my hand right by my heart to feel it beat. I try to distract myself but nothing is helping. Hope you're feeling better! Take care

  • Hi,anxiety is a symptom that put us in alert most of the time.I was very anxious before and now I `ve learned to try to cope with these bodily sensations moving my thought to nice memories of the past,thinking about something I v`e done successfully and keeping going out without giving so much importance on what is going on in my body because I think ,It`s enough to get out of your home and you start to feel better even for taking a bit of fresh air walking to the park

  • I just feel that what you describe is exactly how I feel all the time.. I thought nobody else felt these same feelings. It is really horrible to feel like this I hate it but it makes it a bit better that I am not alone with this.

  • Hi Sorry to hear you are having these anxiety attacks. I have had these on and off for the past 20 years. However a lot better now. At the time everything doesn 't seem normal, but I bought a couple of books - Coping successfully with panic attack by Shirley Trickett and the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. Reading these seemed to get things in perspective but most of all I feel it is something that we worry about and not in control of our lives. Also try breathing into a paper bag to slow your breathing down. I know it is a horrible feeling being like this. I also went on anti-depressants (anxiety tablets) and feel fine with these. Hope all goes well.

  • I have this horrible feeling too and it's damaging my health. I know I need to take care of myself because I'm responsible for my son who relies on me and who I love the most. Meditation is the best to bring you back to where you here and now, breathing technical (book: peace is every breath), diet and exercise are very good for heart and blood circulation. If we don't have our health, we got nothing, money can't buy it. Just remember that it's all in our brain and we can control it, break the chores to pieces and finish one of the time. If something without our control, let it goes. Thinking about the good times and the love ones, who loves you and wouldn't want to see you this way. Hope this would help a little. Take care and good luck.

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    These are all classic anxiety symptoms, they come and go at will.

    My anxiety levels where way down ,in the l last. Couple of weeks but the last couple of days have been horrible.

  • Hi, hope you're ok, I learnt alot about PTSD, anxiety, depression etc from Combat Stress. It is very important to know that our physical being is interlinked with our mental being. When my anxiety hits the roofs and I get physical symptoms, I try to remember that these are just reflections of my mental state and not the sign of some illness...yes i know its easy to say...especially when you feel you're going to collapse and die.....panic attacks and anxiety tend to have an evil way to have us believe that we're on our last legs....when we clearly aren't.

    When anxiety strikes...I explain it as a log rolling down gathers speed, But instead of a log..the mind and instead of speed..worries. So the mind plays tricks and even more thoughts, worries and anxieties jump on the band wagon..until feel you can't take anymore. Sometimes you can intervene before you get that terrible feeling, it's an amazing power, skill. I think the secret is to learn how to break the cycle before it take control....its practice..mindfulness, relaxation x

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