It's me again and I'm struggling again in a constant fear. Chest pains, tingling face, and just feeling crappy all the time. I hate the way I feel and what aniexty has done to me. I don't know how much more I can take.
Hi.... When I get what I call in the "zone" which is the palpitations, negative thoughts, sweating etc I just try and distract myself. I keep telling myself it's just an attack.... I can beat this. I'm sorry your going through this.... It's truly awful!! I joined this community today and I can't believe how many people suffer like I do.... Everyday a constant battle with fear. It makes me feel like I'm not alone!
It really is awful, but good to talj to others. How long have you been suffering with aniexty
About 10 years now. I go through phases of being ok.... Then phases of not! Constant cycle.... What about you?
About 7 months. I am still stuggling to accept that my symptons are down to aniexty, find it hard to believe that it could cause it. I try to accept that I have aniexty then a new sympton pops up and my mind goes into overdrive. I just don't know how to get it register in my head that what the dr are saying is true. I'm thinking maybe another trip to the dr is in order and up my meds. I'm only on 10mg of the tablets they prescribed to me. I re started taking the 10 days ago after a 3 week break because i thought i could cope without them.
It's like a cycle that u can't get out of. It's horrid! I've had a 48hr ecg and an echo because I was getting palpitations. Both came back perfect! I'm now on 80mg of propranolol and 20mg citalopram. My palpitations have stopped but my mind won't stop worrying about my health. I would go back to my doctors ask for CBT therapy ask for blood tests.... Ecg.....echo. It's eased my mind to know my heart is functioning fine. I also get tingling of my face, hands and arms.... Convinced I'm having a stroke! It's like u can't enjoy ur life due to constantly worrying about with me it's being ill and dying. But def go back to ur do doctor .....!!!
Thanks, I hope I have the mental strengh to beat this.
Yes you have and you can!!!!!
Like you Michael, I struggle to accept my multitude of weird symptoms are "just" anxiety. I say just in inverted commas because some days it's as debilitating as an illness caused by something physically wrong. I also feel I should be able to control these feelings better. I am trying to accept this is who I am at the moment and not get frustrated by it all. I know some days I'm just fine but never know which days those will be!!
Thanks for your reply. I have to say the support we give each other on here can have a real positive effect on us and help us with our fight against anxiety and maybe help us ALL see that light at the end of the tunnel. I'd like to say I have good days but they seem to be a distant memory. I just want to get my lige back on track and feel like a normal 32 year old who should be enjoying life.
Yes anxiety does suck! I have all those symptoms then some. People keep saying I'm ruining my life like I choose to have anxiety!!! I wasted an an entire day a few days ago worrying about my blood test results. Now I'm worn out but can never really rest. I would love to take a trip to the apple orchard today. It's my favorite thing to do in the Fall. I just don't know if I will be ok to do it. Don't know if I can even handle the car ride though it's only about an hour. I want to live life and sing again! You are younger but I am still only 41 and been dealing with this over 25 years!!! Sorry I'm going on and on. Like you I just want my life back. I don't know how people without anxiety go on and have fun without worrying constantly because that's my "normal". I sure hope things get better for you! Take care 😊
I know how you feel, I have been suffering badly nearly all year, hardly leave the house now as I feel so bad and getting totally fed up with it, cannot believe all the physical symptoms I get with it.
I'm also 32 had my first panic attack at 7, i know most people remember there first one but I don't my mam does , I remember all the ones after though because they were constant they were more on and off till my teens , but a few months ago the got bad I hadn't had one in such a long time I started getting tingling down my face in my arm thought it was a stroke big panic set in went to A&E blood pressure was high because i was in full panic , they said I was fine sent me home that was that... But no I couldn't except this spent a month thinking I was dying I couldn't eat sleep I was a wreck I lost a stone , but got a good book starting reading up on everything started eating well exercising no alcohol ( I know very boring) and got back on top of this fear I have you have to except this not be afraid 'hard to do I know' but it can be done . its like an alcoholic they always have to watch they don't fall off the wagon " as they say" so I'll always have to watch out for times that can set mine off and be on top if it before it gets out of hand, just like I did a few months ago , so I hope when 'cause I know it will' happen again I'll see the signs and control it before it gets bad. I hope this makes sense , and use don't think I'm mad its just learning the right way to control it, good luck to everyone
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