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Anxiety Taking Over my Life so I plan on reading Claire Weekes book, any advice?

Hello everyone. The last 2-3 months my anxiety has really taken over my life. Once I had my breakdown I realized I've had this anxiety my whole life. Going out to eat and being in quiet crowded places always made me anxious. It's been a stressful year. I graduated college, moved far away, and was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. Suddenly, one day I went out to eat with coworkers and had what I now know was a mini panic attack while eating. Since then, everytime I eat I gag. There have been a few stretches where I began to eat again and actually my appetite was stronger than it was before. But I have fallen back into the gagging when eating the last few weeks. It then worries me I will lose weight and not be healthy. It's a constant battle thinking about it. I sometimes get a rapid heartbeat and tight chest throughout the day as well. I ordered Claire Weekes book and Paul Davids book aswell. I know they mainly preach acceptance. I've been trying to practice it the last few days but it is so hard to do when you are gagging everytime you eat! Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Mindfullness meditation - lots you tube videos on this. Exercise, diet socailising. Getting out of your head and into your life - which is what acceptance therapy is.

ACT acceptance and commitment therapy

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goldie11, This is a MUST SEE video. Thank you so much for sharing.

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