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Sucks 😢

Every night around this time is when I feel like this. Can't go to sleep. Afraid to drive or go outside. Feel dizzy and tired . Feeling like I can't breathe and feel weak. I stopped taking my meds because it made it worse. I cry day and night. My parents are fed up with me. My boyfriend helping me get thru this but it is hard when they don't understand the feeling. I tried watching tv or playing a game to get my mind off of it. I know it's anxiety and it's trying to take over my life. I literally feel like this everyday. Anyone I can talk to that understands? 😞

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Hi Mzemma01. I hate that you're going through this. I can 100% relate to everything you are talking about. From the symptoms to your family/boyfriend. It sucks and it's not fair, but these are the cards we've been dealt. Have you been prescribed any medication?

The best advice I can give is to breath through the symptoms. For instance, right now, I have tingling in my face. As soon as I felt it, my heart rate sped up and I had trouble breathing. Of course I think I'm having a stroke, but I know it's just anxiety. Me responding to your post has taken my mind off of my symptoms.

I hope you are able to relax and get some sleep tonight. If not, feel free to log on and post. I'm sure someone will be up to respond to you and hopefully help you take your mind off things.


Nene2016 thank you for replying. It's like I take my mind off of it for a couple of minutes and then it comes back. Feeling like I'm fighting to breathe but i have to accept the fact that it is anxiety. But I hope you feel better as well.


We will BOTH feel better. And I'm the same way. I'll take my mind off of it, and it comes right back. I wish the cycle would stop and it never come back. Do you have meds?


Yes I do but I stopped taking them today cause it seemed like it was making it worse. Are you taking meds?


What were you taking and how long have you been taking them? No, I'm not on meds. Totally need to be but I don't like taking medicine so I'm treating my anxiety with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Trying to treat it naturally.


Hi I'm 42 and a mother of 2 teenage daughters and a 6 year old son. I do know exactly how you feel, it's hard to take your mind off it while especially while you're trying to drive. I get panicky when I'm stuck in traffic or stuck at a light, especially at an intersection where I'm in the left turn lane. It's so odd, I used to love driving. Now I feel like I could pass out at any given moment while driving (I have depersonalization/derealization disorder as well) I also don't like being alone, Ive had this so long now that it's now a way of life for me. It's a little better now that I've accepted it and know what it is, but I fear it's taken a toll on my happiness and my purpose. I used to have so much ambition and looked forward to going places, meeting new people, working hard. Now I'm afraid to do anything. The drive is still inside me, but the drive I have is fighting the fear I have as well. Its been about 6 years now. Long time to be feeling this way. I still make myself go out with my husband, be around other people, attend functions at my kids' schools, grocery shop, drive, etc. But it's hard, very hard. Nobody can tell I'm feeling this way, it's surprising to people when I say I have a problem with anxiety. I guess I hide it well on the outside. But on the inside, my mind is racing, thinking scary thoughts, not even paying attention half the time, and nobody knows. And I have a hard time going to sleep too. I don't take any meds, I just try to eat healthy and take vitamins and herbs and "mind control" (mind over matter kind of thing).

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