I'm going through bad anxiety and was wondering is their other people that going through the same and want to talk bout it cus I don't know how I'm going to keep goin on with this!!
I know how difficult it is CR. Struggling with the physical and emotional symptoms every day gets wearing to say the least. I'm dizzyheaded right now, but I know why and yet in order to bring that feeling down, I need to step away from life for a while. Whenever I've been on the phone for a long time, I get spacy and full headed. Now I'll have to find a quiet place, dim the lights and start deep breathing and think of some calming thoughts. Does the normal person have to do this whenever they talk, think about something or see something? I don't think so. Is it any wonder why anxiety prone people feel they can't keep going on like this. Wish you well. xx
Thanky you for the reply and I feel dizzy 24/7 My head feels like it weighs a ton also feels as if something is squeezing it Ive got other symptoms but I've only got to gripps that it's anxiety and I haven't spoke to anyone propaly about it what other symptoms do you get
CR2, my symptoms have really reduced in size since my getting off benzos 2 years ago. I figured out that a lot of my symptoms where coming from my body being dependent on medication for too many years, It made the meds ineffective as well as giving me symptoms because my brain's chemistry wanted more and more. So I'm left with morning anxiety at a much lower intensity. Dizzyheaded, full headed and cold chills which I turn around with belly breathing and relaxation and a hot blanket around my shoulders. I'm working in trying to move forward with the agoraphobia. I do weekly grocery shopping as well as go to the bank, post office and pharmacy. Considering 9 months ago I had not gotten out in 6 years, I feel I've made progress. I now need to start making medical and dental appointments. Slow but sure CR2...slow but sure xx
I know the feeling im bad at moment really dizziness and faint like feelings and light headed taking over my life cant even go to work as i stand on feet there and feel off balanced feel trapped n scared and alone any1 else have this all day i only had this bad for 3 weeks not nice when im out get it at home anywhere i sway n all sorts just wanna feel at peace with my self
I know how you feel. You are not alone. We need to fight it and stay focused, but also stay relaxed. It's hard but will get better. I wish you well
Omg me too, I have had EKG next is stress test, but my doctor thinks anxiety I don't like this at all.
Hi Cr, I know how it feels and I'd be happy to talk to you about what has worked for me and maybe give you some suggestions of what to try. If you'd like to talk send me a message, maybe what I've tried will help, or at least give you some ideas of things that you can try.
Take care and I look forward to hearing from you.
Yes other people do. I am one of those people who have been so messed up from anxiety that I never slept and when I did I woke up with panic attacks and bad dreams. I couldn't function. Day and night anxiety and panic attacks. I used to cry a whole lot. I'm a spiritual person so I used to ask God for relief. That was the only time I got relief. After 3 months of suffering day and night it did go away. It went away when I moved away and I changed my focus. My focus was no longer on the panic attacks day and night, it was on the beautiful new life I was living. Sometimes it really does take a change in your life and your focus. The more you think about what you're feeling and the anxiety, the longer it will stay. It will keep coming back. Change your thoughts. It isn't easy but it will work. Reject the thoughts of anxiety and other negative thoughts. Don't allow it to "pollute" your mind.
I totally agree with the change of focus.
The mind can only think of one task at a time if you think about it,so you must give it something to do.
Then you will find that if you can do that for ten minutes,you try for a half hour and so on.
As soon as i feel it come on,i get busy.
Clean something in the house,re arrange furniture,go for a drive.
Exercise is a must it releases those feel good endorphins,seratonin that in turn,lowers your adrenalin response.
That uncomfortable feeling you get is the bodies fight or flight response to your brain telling it there is a threat.
Go for a walk,trust me,it will lower that feeling.
Take vitamin b it relaxes that response and helps you think clearly.
Im 42 and ive had anxiety since i was 4.
I dont believe in meds if it can be helped.
Focus on your breathing also,in through the nose out through the mouth and it will help,
Rose, I have the cleanest closets and dresser drawers in town....
By no means are you alone! We all know what you are going through. I find when I'm getting an anxiety attack i do everything qicker, I clean the car faster,I endup nearly running home, even in the house like hoovering and cleaning for example, I certainly wouldn't drive if I was having an attack. I'm off work with depression and anxiety and I've gone from a confident teacher to a person who daren;t go in a shock. The only thing that works for me is returning to bed, even if its for 30 minutes, no idea why and I no at work you can just pop to bed, probably because I feel safe, I dont sleep much even during the night im lucky if i get 3 hours, everyones anxiety is very different as are why we get them and how we deal with them. If I'm honest I have no idea why it happens and when it dies I know I'm being stupid, but it doesnt stop them. One by one try to find ways of making it beter fir you but unlike me don't overthink things, trying to work out why its happening to you will not make it better, time is often a great healer, ive had great months ive had awful months. Just wanted you to know were all thinking of you and know exactly how you feel, I pray it at least iproves for you all the best karl
karl, you reminded me of the time when I use to get frequent and severe panic attacks. I never knew would this be the time I'd call the ambulance? So I would start moving quickly, packing a bag, straightening up the house, getting my medicines together, paying the bills because who knew how long I could be in the hospital. I got so much done in a short amount of time that by the time I finished, so was my anxiety. Hope you are well Karl.
Thank you for all the replys it really means a lot that theirs people out their who really cair and want to help and bairly know me the thing that's worrys me is am I gonna be like this for rest of my life now cis I'm only 16 and it feels like it's never goin to change I just don't want it ruining my future I really don't want to go on meds but do you guys think it's a good idea ?
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