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Is anxiety holding me back from life experiences?


Lately I've been having chest pain, I don't feel overly anxious and was just recently diagnosed with asthma. I fear that this all could be from anxiety. There's an event this week be with all of my friends about 2 hours away. I was going to go but I woke up last night with chert pain and got freaked out so I decided against it. My mom was already worried sick about me going and my dad more optimistic. I don't know what to do. I can't help but wonder if it's just the anxiety or a reaction to the meds I started on... I don't want to live my life in a shell because my anxiety holds me back. I just need some advice I guess. Please, any words of wisdom you have share them with me.

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I have missed out on a lot of experiences because of my anxiety and symptoms of anxiety. Speaking from experience, forcing yourself to go no matter how bad you feel is the best thing you can do. It gets easier and easier each time you do it. And whats the worst that could happen? You have a panic attack and start to feel sick so you excuse yourself and leave. But chances are youll enjoy yourself

Thank you. I am here right now and was having slight anxiety as it seems it always gets bad for me at night. Luckily I have some great friends that help me through it. Thank you again for your advice

Anytime (:

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