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First time poster here. Have recently just started researching anxiety. The past 18 months of my life I have just felt not right. I feel like I have terrible sicknesses. I will look up some symptoms and find one or two and think I have those terrible diseases. The main thing I'm scared of is having a heart attack. Thats on my mind a lot, that I will just drop dead of a heart attack at some point. The last few months have been worse. St Patricks day I had a good amount of drinks, woke up the next morning puking, and the following week had 2 major panic attacks. Have only had 1 panic attack prior to that and that was on an airplane back in September. A little bit about me, I'm a 25 year old male, have been athletic my whole life, but past few years not that active. I'm 200 lbs so not obese. Feel like I'm rambling in this post but don't really know what to say. As stated above just don't feel right, feel like I'm always sick. This all started after a big failure in my life, I quit my job to try something else and that didn't end up working out. My first panic attack wasnt until after a friend of mine died at a young age. Are these all related? Is this just anxiety? Also any tips for flying, I'm not scared of flying have skydived multiple times but I'm so freaked out I'm going to have another attack while stuck on that plane that its consuming my thoughts. I fly in 2 weeks for first time since attack on plane. Thanks for reading my ramblings, hopefully this site will bring me a lot of knowledge and more research of anxiety.

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  • It does sound like you have anxiety and I'm sorry to hear what has happened to you but trust me don't have any disease, you won't have a heart attack either while going on a plane and hey if some things don't work out in life, it opens the door to greater things and im sorry about your lost, I hope you feel better and stay strong, may God bless you

  • Sounds like you are suffering from anxiety. I still remember the first time and place that I ever had an anxiety attack. for years I was terrified to go back to the place in fear of having another attack. I've suffered with anxiety for around 15 years now and I can tell you that looking up your symptoms is the worst thing you can do. I think the best thing you can do is talk to your doctor and once they diagnose you with anxiety it actually helps put your mind at ease just a little to know that nothing is wrong with you and that you're not actually going to die. there may also be something the doctor can give you to relax you so that you don't panic while on the plane .but I'm sure you will be just fine try to think positive thoughts☺

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