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I don't even know where to start. I have accepted that anxiety can be the cause of my weird physical discomfort. My problem is the fact that the more I'm accepting it, the worst I feel. I literally dragged myself today. I don't mean to complain but I have tried, reading, to breathing exercises, to goals, getting out in nature, to crying during therapy. Today my limbs were numb, chest feels like it has a blockage, and I feel off balance. Idk how much stronger I can be. I put a happy face every day so my family won't worry. I'm tired now.

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I know exactly how you feel. Ive recently accepted the fact that i have anxiety, depression and derealization. For some reason i feel that it's slowly killing me as well. But i know that its my anxiety talking. As for the "dragging myself", you may be depressed from pushing yourself through so much stress. I have no idea how im coping with it nor do i know the remedy for it. All i know is if you have good people to support you and you'll be fine. Distract yourself and keep yourself busy is the main key as well. At the end of the day take a warm shower or bath to release your days tension and stress before going to bed. That helps me relieve my anxiety. Try it out see if it works for you. Best wishes. Good luck :)

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Thank You. I feel like it's killing me too. So weird but betterdays are coming.

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Hello, Tanae. You're going through a great deal, but when I tried to review your posts, the responding members seemed to get away from your issues, and had long discussion about theirs. So I really don't know much about your treatment, or medications or what has seemed to help and what hasn't. All I do know, that in spite of your troubles, you were kind enough to console me about losing my service dog Scooter. I did notice that your anxiety seems to be worse at night. Has something more happened in your life that your symptoms are worse and you needed to post? You matter, you are important and anxiety can manifest itself in so many ways. Are you receiving medical help?

If I could, I would reach through the screen of this computer and just hold you until you could sleep for awhile. Please talk to us more if you can now.

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Hi Thank You. I had so many changes in my life since last year, from medical to living arrangements and losing family/friends but I think everything was built up inside of me from past experiences and trauma that I never cared to deal with which drove me to be how I am now. I am seeing a psychologist. I saw her today. She's definitely helping me to express myself more. Thanks Again.

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Your welcome. No worries.

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Tanae,

How are you this morning (on my time zone)? Did you sleep last night? I wanted you to remember we just don't reply you and then forget you. Sorry, but I don't remember where you live, so I didn't know whether to say good morning or good afternoon. :)

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Awww Thank You, Good Morning to You. I'm in Connecticut. Eastern Standard Time. I slept pretty okay. I can't complain about the sleep. How about You?

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Good afternoon. My morning has some bumps, but was out from noon until now first at a volunteer meeting and then a friend who knew about my Scooter took me to lunch. What a difference just some time with one friend can make.

Hope you have been ok and settling down a little over yesterday. Yes?

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Very nice! It's Great to get out lol. Yes I'm better now. Thanks 😊

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Hey girl

Hang in there!!! You will have better days. Prayers your way. I know you don't like taking medication but maybe it might time for a low dosage of something. If you want. Are you still drinking tea and doing medication? Try bike ridding and the pool. That has helped me a little. We have to keep the brain distracted. Today I felt that rush of anxiety hit me and I was about to get one of my freak soul leaving body attacks so I got up and took my kids to the pool. Distraction is key.

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Hiiii

I haven't had tea or anything lately. I've been reading a lot lol. I'm trying to stay active and I'm going to try to go back to work again. My last couple of attempts didn't go so well but I'm going to give it a try again lol. Maybe that'll help. But I hope you are well and Thanks.

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Hi Tanae, I too get alot of the physical symptoms of anxiety. My family has been supportive and I try not to show them my pain as well. Meditating has really helped me and a change in my diet. I have also started seeing my therapist and in that combination I've seen improvement in myself.

I know we hear this alot but it does get better. Maybe alot slower then we want it but it does.

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It's great to have support. I used to meditate but I'm trying to get my attention span back so I can try again lol. Since I've been seeing a therapist, I see improvement... at one point I couldn't get in my car without having a panic attack let alone leaving the house.... leaving the house freaked me out and I'm no longer having derealization symptoms, only when I'm really anxious. Thank You for the encouragement! I definitely need it and you just helped me reflect on my progress.

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