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Hi I'm new here and I'm hoping for some respite from my mind. My anxiety is through the roof, I'm dizzy, breathless, my heart is pounding and I think I'm going to die, I have been unwell for a long time and had so many test which come back ok. Can anxiety cause physical problems and illness. I feel so alone and isolated even though I have a loving family, but when I say I don't feel well they have heard it so many times I think they are bored with it now. Just want some one to talk to to find out how I can conquer this. Feel like I'm going mad. Thankyou in advance for taking time to read my post.

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  • Hey there, welcome to the community. Anxiety caused a lot of symptoms, know that you're not alone. Have you seen a psychiatrist? They could help you by prescribing you medication, or have you tried therapy

    When you start to feel anxious try some deep breathing, give meditation a try, know that you are ok. If you ever need someone to talk to just DM me

    I wish you the best

  • Hi nmp1, thank you for your speedy response. I haven't seen anybody yet, but have a doctors appointment on Tuesday, just knowing I'm not alone is so helpful, but I would like to tell my story but I don't know where to start. Never really had anybody willing to listern if I'm honest, my family are great but they are bored with my whining I think. I just feel so ill and fretful all the time, I just want it to stop. Don't know who I am any more, I look in the mirror and a stranger is looking back at me, scary very scary. How do I begin to fight this this???, I just so tired don't know if I can. Sorry for the downer, just how I'm feeling at the moment. Thank you again for your caring response

  • Hi Cimmy, I'm glad you found us. You are certainly not alone in what you are feeling. It can be a very scary, lonely place.. Yes, anxiety can and does cause physical symptoms and the feeling of being ill. You are fortunate to have a loving family around you but are right in that how many times can people hear you say that you are not feeling good. People around us to tend to get numb to our complaints and think of it more as whining. In this forum, you will never find that. We all understand too well what it is like to go through each day w/anxiety.

    We are a family of caring people who are always just a message away when you need someone to pick you up when you have fallen. Looking forward to hearing more from you and about you. You no longer are alone x

  • Hi agora, thank you for your speedy and caring response to my very first post. It feels good and less Lonley to have people who care and know how I'm feeling. My family are great but I think they've had enough, I just want me back, I don't know this person I've become and I can't seem to find a way forward, I'm so lost right now, I will tell my story very soon, but right now I just want to say thank you for the warm welcome to this forum, is there a light at the end of this very dark long tunnel???? I hope so.

  • Cimmy, there is not only a light at the end of this long dark tunnel, but we will be there to celebrate with you. x

  • You can definitely share your story with anyone here, everyone here is going through tough times hun we understand it's hard and are here for one another.... I get dizzy alot pretty much everyday.... You are not alone

  • Hello Cimmy and welcome. Anxiety can cause all of the symptoms that you have described. Have you seen your doctor or a psychiatrist about your anxiety? You might consider cognitive behaviour therapy and support groups for anxiety, and if you are so inclined, there are meds. that help as well. Some self-help tools are abdominal breathing, meditation, positive visualisations, and repeatedly telling yourself that it is just anxiety and it is not dangerous and it will pass. I had dizziness for a while but it's gone now. I also had a pounding heart, which does not happen very often either. The abdominal breathing should help with the breathlessness. I still have anxiety but it is improving, although some days are better than others. Exercise (even very light exercise), eating regularly and nutritiously, getting enough sleep, limiting stress, taking your time...all of these things can help. You are not alone; there are hundreds of thousands of people all over the world who have anxiety. Recovery is certainly possible, and I know many people who no longer have anxiety in any significant way. It takes time, knowledge, support, and the other things that I have mentioned. It's a condition, like many others, that can be treated and managed effectively. If you haven't already done so, reach out to a professional and get started on the road to recovery. Blessings!

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