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Generalized anxiety disorder

For me my physical symptoms come on even if I'm not worried about anything I'll just be sitting down and then my face will start to feel a little numb and then i breathe more shallow and my chest tightens up. Just curious does anyone else have these similar symptoms?

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I have that.....even when I am not anxious at all...I start feeling a lil' lightheaded and then vicious cycle starts.....get all the physical symptoms bang on!

But that's what GAD is all about.

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Yes I get the same thing all the time. I just woke up and already have anxiety for no reason. I get a burning flushing feeling thru my body and hot flashes....so over this!

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Hi Perea517, we have different symptoms from time to time including what you are experiencing. Shallow breathing can cause your symptoms whether you think you are worried or not. Our brains are always hashing over daily events that may stir internal emotions without you realizing it. When this happens, try starting some deep breathing and relaxation techniques to reverse the hyperventilation and bring your breathing back to normal.

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I've ran the gambit of anxiety issues in my life. Panic attacks, phobias you name it but for me GAD is the worst. Panic attacks (now that I know what they are) aren't very scary at all,. They don't last too long and is like a sprint. They can be remedied by going home and sitting or what not. but GAD is so awful for me. Even laying in your my own bed not nervous about anything I'll tremble and just feel like crap. It can be hours, days, weeks , months long.

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Yes GAD is the worst of the worst...I could just sitting up and BAM there it goes or going to the store is a struggle for me.....I wish it would just all go away

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That happens to me too. I'm sorry it happens to you, but I am glad I am not alone.

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