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Anxiety & thirst?

I suffer from anxiety and realised this weekend that I get a strange feeling which is like a thirst randomly when I am in a social setting. It can happen when I'm in an awkward situation but sometimes it just happens out of the blue. It's an overpowering feeling that only lasts a few seconds, maybe a minute at most. But whenever I get this feeling, I feel really uncomfortable and agitated. I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced this as well.

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Hi Purple Star

You say you suffer from anxiety and that you suffer strange feelings. Anxiety can and does manifest itself in strange ways so it is likely that what you are feeling is just one of the symptoms. Certainly, agitation is one symptom I used to feel and felt terrible, like an itch that no amount of scratching would satisfy. However, so long as I didn't dwell upon it and worry about it, the feeling passed. My advice is always the same and that is to accept what you are feeling, however irritable you may feel, and carry on with your day. Just observe the feelings but don't do anything about them, don't question, don't analyse. Just let it be there. If you pay no attention, your brain will get the message and stop flooding your body with chemicals that cause the anxiousness. If you keep following this approach, your mind and body will slowly heal and normality will take its place.

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That does make a lot of sense. And it does disappear quite quickly. I've suffered from anxiety for years and other symptoms that I get when I feel anxious, I can pinpoint them, I.e agitation, worrying, overthinking etc. I only realised though that this thirsty feeling (only way I can describe it) happens in a social setting and nowhere else. It is a really strange feeling but hopefully now that I've realised what it is, can overcome it. Thanks for the reply :-)


hi yes this happens to me. It scares me when I have these dry mouth feelings like I'm about to die and then its a panic attack. i've been on antidepressants since i was 19, at first feeling scared about taking them but now they are even working. I am going to try ECT therapy. I'm also fearful of that but from what I've read a lot of people have successfully treated (80%) even with the most severe mental illnesses. I hope we both get relief from this condition because its very disabiling and right now I feel the anxiety and suicidal thoughts take over. I'm constantly in pain. I will pray for you and I hope you will pray for me too.


I really hope you get the help you need and it's successful. After hearing your reply, I realise how much worse I could be with anxiety and should consider myself lucky that I am able to control it to a certain degree. Thank you for you reply.


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