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Anxiety is destroying my life

Hi. So shaky all day feeling as if I am not here but the terror is overwhelming all the time. Terrified! Fear of ocular migraine all the time. Smells are so powerful and I feel as if my body will explode with the tension. Trying to meditate but my body is shaking with fear. Help!

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Are you young or older Helen, sorry for asking just are these feeling new or have you felt like this a long time?? Just a bit more info to give back advice :-)

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I am 49. Have had anxiety for 20 odd years it comes and goes. When it comes it is overwhelmingly awful and feels as if I am going to die any moment - I want to cos the anxiety is so huge.

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Hi Helen, The fear is the worst. I can't meditate when I'm like that. I can walk though, and going for a brisk weak can just make me calm down. The other thing I do is distract myself eg with writing something even something silly like a list of words that begin with a letter or end in a letter, just something I have to concentrate on.

If you've been to the doc and been checked out OK, then remember that you are OK and that this will pass.

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I know how that feels Helen, its awful I know, but as you say you have had it this long 'like myself' it hasn't killed us yet ?? So you obviously dealt with it before and got better, so what did you do then ?? Sometimes that's what I have to say to myself if I find out what triggered it to get this bad ... And how did I help myself last time I felt this bad?? It does pass, I got like you about two months ago it was horrible lost a stone couldn't eat sleep think it was anxiety 24/7 but I just thought right I'm not going to feel like this forever , I started exercising, eating well meditation , taking each day at a time and now I'm feeling great, OK I'll still have the odd negative thought now and then and I say, so what .... If your going to kill me do it already , and it goes away.. The biggest thing it fear when you fear it its ten times worse try as much as you can to just go with it not to fear your symptoms and Dr Claire weeks has great books on amazon that helped me change the way I am , good luck Helen xx

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I have had Dr Claire Weeke books for ever. I read them when I am suffering - like now. X

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