This is no way to live

Every single day I feel like I'm dying. Everyday. I have good moments in the day but it's been a long time since I've had a whole entire day without symptoms. It's so discouraging. Daily I have shortness of breath, chest tightness, pains in my left side, tightness in my back, numbness and pain in my left arm, you name it I have it! I'm in therapy and have high hopes. I'm just venting I guess. I want to live my life but these symptoms are so crippling, I don't know what to do anymore. Thanks for taking time to listen.

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  • I totally understand. There's not a day goes by that my symptoms don't cripple me...you're not alone

  • I'm not happy that other people suffer with this too and I wouldn't wish it on anyone, but it is nice to know there are people who understand

  • I know can't remember when I last felt normal everyday is a battle. 😩

  • Hi Hdelmari

    What helped me and what you can do now is:

    Breathing exercises

    Use your imagination to see yourself better and not getting worse.

    Write down how you feel (like you are doing now) and then review it when you are feeling better and tell yourself it was just a feeling.

    Physical exercise, to get the stiffness out.

    And try this:

    Accepting the fear by saying - I know you fear and have had you many times and you have done nothing to me, I am not going to be afraid again,even if I get this feelings.

  • Thanks for this :) I'm working on the acceptance but it's hard. I do breathing exercises and they do help. I think I'll start a journal and I need to get back to prayer and meditation.

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