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Hello can someone please HELP ME! im 19 and have two little girls i got diagnosed with anxiety when a was 16 and depression last year...am panicing alot atm always getting weird feelings in my head and sizzling feeling going from my neck upwards. And always bad pains in my temples, also finding it really hard to sleep, as soon as a go to bed a start feeling horrible and weird like am dying, like am drifting off and cant feel my heart beat, and even when a get on to buses a start to feel light headed, is this normal??!

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  • Hello Kerry, that feeling of something bad going to happen is what most people with anxiety feel. I remember my first time dealing with these symptoms and it was the worst thing that I had experience in my life. That year, I had to go four times to the hospital. What you are experiencing is a normal reaction of your body, but if you accept the symptoms, without putting too much thought into it, they will subside. It is a day by day battle and it is not easy, but they are part of who you are right now, and you need to deal with them one day at a time. It helps to to take some deep breaths when this happens because oxygen doesn't get to our brain when we are hyperventilating, and this can make us feel lightheaded or confused. Our bodies are so sensitized that anything we feel, it makes a chemical reaction to our nervous system. But you are not alone. Don't forget to breath...

  • Its all part of anxiety, push through it by deep breathing exercise an tell yourself its only anxiety

  • Hi Kerry.

    Firstly you are on one of the best advice forums on anxiety there are. Definitely sounds like anxiety to me.

    My advice would be to talk to your GP / doctor.

    They should recognise your symptoms and give you advice / medication on how to control it.

    In the mean time THOUGH SCARY, it won't kill you.

    Being a parent of 3 I feel your pain.

    You will be fine with the correct help.

    Corny phrase but anxiety begets anxiety,

    I wish you all the best.

  • I agree with the others, keep telling yourself it's only anxiety and it will pass. I'm a daily sufferer and i know it's not easy but when you start to get the symptoms just tell yourself there's nothing wrong and you'll be fine. Deep breathing also helps.

  • I had my first attack at 15 I'm now 62 I have had panic attacks on and off my whole life they go away sometimes for a decade or more but always return but I'm still here it sucks hang in there I say I'm in remission but never cured

    One day at a time just hug your kids it will be ok👌

  • Hi, I can definitely relate to your anxiety issues. I have been struggling with the same for as long as I can remember. Recently I have tried this new grounding technique that seems to help, or at least it distracts me long enough to not think about what is causing me stress. Here it is: 5-4-3-2-1 COPING TECHNIQUE

    By: Jordan Killebrew

    5...4...3...2...1 I want relief!

    There are 5 steps to take to help create progress towards finding symptom reduction and/or relief. Taking these 5 steps might not be overnight magic but can significantly help reduce symptoms of anxiety, trauma triggers, and other unwanted emotions or thoughts. With any type of trigger, emotion, or thought that needs coping skills, it is important to always remember the breath! Like in yoga, slow, deep, long breathing can help maintain a sense of calm or help return to a calmer state. Start with deep breathing as the introduction to any coping skill. Breathe in for 5 seconds, hold the breath for 5 seconds, and breathe out for 5 seconds. Continue this pattern until you find your thoughts slowing down or until necessary. I suggest at least 5 rounds of these sets but more is of course allowed and encouraged. After you are able to find your breath, go through the numbers in order to help ground yourself in present thinking through external factors:

    5: Acknowledge FIVE things you see around you. Maybe it is a bird, maybe it is pencil, maybe it is a spot on the ceiling, however big or small, state 5 things you see.

    4: Acknowledge FOUR things you can touch around you. Maybe this is your hair, hands, ground, grass, pillow, etc, whatever it may be, list out the 4 things you can feel.

    3: Acknowledge THREE things you hear. This needs to be external, do not focus on your thoughts; maybe you can hear a clock, a car, a dog park. or maybe you hear your tummy rumbling, internal noises that make external sounds can count, what is audible in the moment is what you list.

    2: Acknowledge TWO things you can smell: This one might be hard if you are not in a stimulating environment, if you cannot automatically sniff something out, walk nearby to find a scent. Maybe you walk to your bathroom to smell soap or outside to smell anything in nature, or even could be as simple as leaning over and smelling a pillow on the couch, or a pencil. Whatever it may be, take in the smells around you.

    1. Acknowledge ONE thing you can taste. What does the inside of your mouth taste like, gum, coffee, or the sandwich from lunch? Focus on your mouth as the last step and take in what you can taste.

    These five steps are a way to ground yourself in the NOW! Take you out of your head and help stop you flooded thoughts. In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy it is believed that your thoughts are directly linked to how you feel and although we feel like we lose control of our thought processes, we have tools that can help us gain back a sense of control and lead to healthier thought patterns. In moments of anxiety or triggered trauma it is important to stay present focused to help find symptom relief. Hopefully this coping technique can help you or someone you know stay present, stay grounded, and stay healthy.

    - See more at: therapistsb.com/blog/post/5...

    I hope this helps you. Stay strong.

  • Feeling same time to time. Though it is hard try to distract your self. When I feel like this I read others experiences from this thread till I go to sleep. Don't worry. You'll be fine ☺.take care!

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