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My anxiety doesn’t go away😭

5 month ago I went on a plane (3rd time) and I started feeling really weak in the airport from fear of flying. I didn’t feel right at all on holiday then on the second night i hate my first panic attack and that seemed to last ages, ever since then I’ve had anxiety..

I just haven’t felt myself since then, I get horrible symptoms everyday!

I can be relaxing and watching a film and all of a sudden my heart will race or my face will tingle.

Even when I try to distract myself the anxiety never goes away :(

I try and take deep breathes, but the more I think about my breathing the more it makes me feel short of breathe.

Is this normal?

Do any of you feel anxious all of the time? :(

Sorry for the essay!

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It sounds to me like you're suffering from Panic Attacks. All of your symptoms are very much associated with anxiety. I know it's difficult, I've been a sufferer for as long as I can remember but it is survivable. First of all, know that you are not alone. You've done nothing wrong and you are fine. Your body is just stuck in a bit of a "fight or flight" mode. I've had help with my anxiety using medication and therapy. Just last April however, I (under doctor supervision) stopped taking my medication. My symptoms have been terrible but I am pushing though, trying to heal myself through therapy, diet change and exercise. The biggest thing to remember is that we all deal with this differently. Whatever helps you. :) You are not alone.

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Thank you so much for the advice.

It’s nice to know that other people feel the same even though it sucks that we have to go through this.

Yes I might look into yoga classes to see if they help.

Thank you again!x

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Yes! I have gone through periods where I felt anxiety symptoms all day every day. I still have days that are good, while others not so much. For me the more distracted I am from my symptoms the better. Coloring, meditating, walking, talking with a friend, and reading are all things that help me. Sometimes those things don’t work either and I just have to remind myself that this has happened before and that I’m ok, and that I just have to wait for it to pass. Something that has helped me with the racing heart/ palpitations is telling myself that my heart knows what to do. Who am I to tell it how to do it’s job? 😉

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Thank you so much for the reply and the advice.

Yes its 1.44am here and I’m wide awake with a racing heart! It sucks.

I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels like this even though I wouldn’t wish it on anyone!

Yeah sometimes distraction works and other times it doesn’t.

Haha that’s true! Thank you again!x

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I'm on the same boat. Wish i could give you an advise.

How are you feeling now

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True enough. It is really important to let our bodies take care of themselves sometimes. I think the best thing I try to do is give my little self permission. I sometimes say, "Okay body, I know you're scared. It's okay. I thank you for trying to keep me alive but I am safe." I then repeat, "I am safe, I am safe". It sounds pretty crazy to anyone not aware of your issues but you know what, who cares what they think?! We're just superheroes that feel an extra amount. :) Okay, more like a dorky sidekick that is forced to wear ugly tights but still...

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Haha thank you for making me laugh your personality is awesome😂

But that’s so true! If that works for you then keep doing it, people don’t understand how nasty anxiety is unless they go through it.

I will start trying your technique thank you again. X

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Thank you for making me smile. I'm just sitting here, looking like a big dork, smiling at a computer screen. Quick, pretend like we're watching baby cat videos!

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Hahahaha! You are brilliant 🙈😂

Didn’t think id be laughing anytime tonight.

Baby cats are cute though lol

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I'm actually not a cat person (which is odd as I work in a library) but kittens are pretty cute. Even I will admit that! :)

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Yeah same! 🤣 Definitely a dog person but they are cute!

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I feel what you feel. I have anxiety symptoms EVERY SINGLE day. Some last all day like today. Mines come out of no where too which makes me feel like it must be something serious and there came the health anxiety rearing it's ugly head. Now I am scared that I am terribly ill, despite all my test being good. I get Fatigue, weakness, palpitations (had them all day), sometimes headaches. I also come close to passing out when I go outside. It's just terrible. I hope you find ways to cope with yours, we are all here for you when ever you need to talk and reassurance. I know I will have to ask to see a therapist because I can no longer handle this on my own.

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Yeah I’m feeling short of breathe this morning anxiety really does suck. Sorry that you have to go through this too! Horrible thing to deal with.

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Hi

I totally understand those feelings all described above! Although most of the time I feel like my heart is having a panic mode then calming down for a while, with it comes the breathless feeling. My doctor can find nothing physically wrong and I've always suffered anxiety and depression so now it's reached doing this. I'm constantly trying to find ways to calm my stupid mind and body down nowadays but particularly bad at the moment due to stresses that have happened over the last few months, plus I have some nasty cold type viral infection which is not helping matters! Hope today is a good day for all. :)

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It really does suck! Yes the symptoms are a nightmare to deal with :(

I wouldn’t mind if i only got them now and again but its everyday.

Ohh i hope you feel better soon!

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