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Hallo guys am in flight mode everything in me is in a panic state.

I need ways to relieve the symptoms of dizziness,headaches heart palpitations and extremely overwhelmed with these symptoms and I fear dying right now

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The fact that you know you are in flight mode is good. Thats all it is - your bodys stress response. If you are in a constant state of flight mode your body is experiencing hyperstimulation. Too much stress has built up and your body has stayed in a constant state of stress. Its like getting into a fight or argument and after t your legs are weak m, your shaking, your bodys jittery, your hearts beating.. only after the fight this goes away.. when the stress hormones in our body are activated too often for too long our bodies can go into hyperstimulation and it then takes much longer for the body to heal. I experienced the same thing a few months ago when stress hit me hard and my body was in a constant state of flight mode. My legs seized up I could hardly walk for weeks, i felt off balance, i had brain fog, racing thoughts thinking I was dying and it left me depressed. If you were going to die then it would happen anyway but try just telling yourself your not - it cant hurt to tell yourself that right? Put on a breathing/meditation youtube video, sit, really listen, calm yourself and focus on your breathing and relaxing. Keep doing this. Do anything you can to relax you and your body. If you need to do it 10 times a day for a month if thats what it takes. I have just overcome the hardest 8 weeks of my life and I felt the way you have described with a few more symptoms on too. It was so difficult and with having 2 young kids I felt like I couldnt cope at all. You need to tell yourself you are ok. Watch positive thinking videos on yourube. Do sleep hypnosis to get rid of negative thoughts etc.. do everything you can do overcome this. This while situation can drain you and exhaust your body so get plenty of rest too and dont over do it. Hope you feel better soon xx

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Visit this also anxietycentre.com/anxiety/s...

Read the article and click on the Hyperstimulation part at the very bottom after you read. It was doing this research and getting a better understanding of what was happening to my body that helped me overcome it. I dont feel completely myself yet but I am better than I was. It takes time and a change in your habbits/lifestyle etc x

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Thanks Natasha. I keep worrying about the muscles in my arms and legs; and twitches that I get too. I’ve been very stressed the last couple of months due to health issues with my dad so I guess I’m hyperstimulated.

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I was having leg twitching in my calves and thies too, worse at night when they were relaxed and kept waking up with restless legs. I was convinced there was something really wrong. I had twitching in my fingers also and my feet at times or a certain toe or finger. That would then make me focus on it all day and more aware of the twitch. i became obsessed with googling - i lost days and weeks of playing with my kids - instead I sat googling every little symptom and tortured myself and worried myself sick. I had to test myself and say right its 12pm - do not google until 5pm today - keep busy - play with the kids. I cant believe this was only 8 weeks ago it felt like months had gone by because every day was so hurrendous. Im in such a better place just now - you need to just fight your mind. Dont google things. anything negative even the news - turn it off. Only do things that are good and happy for your mind. I was going walks in the park myself with ear phones in listening to my favourite songs and trying to think of happier times. Do breathing exercises a few times a day it relaxes your body even if you dont feel stressed at that moment in time. Drink plenty of water. I really did see the benefits of trying new things and if i didnt force myself to try i would have stayed in that state of fear and panic. Xx

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Thank so.much natasha cause I tend to spend my days googling coping mechanisms and after that I feel worse.

I always have pain in my arms and the back of my head always hurts daily.

I do want to try new things just to ease away the pain .

Am always in bed because whenever I move I feel.like fainting or dying

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Have you been to the doctors? How long has it all been going on for?

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I have been struggling for 2 years and 3months now.

I can't afford a private doctor and public hospitals they never helped me at all.They just said I must relax and rest after they gave me valium which helped for only that day

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Where are you from? Do you need to pay for your doctors appointments? Its times like this im really thankful for the NHS as my doctors surgery has been like my second home lately! If you have been told you are fine physically by doctors then it is all about finding ways to cope now. Check online and see if there are any free counselling groups available to you. Sometimes there are trainees or people who do this voluntry or funded organisations who can offer counselling to you for free xx

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Will definitely look for counselling.

I really need it.

Am originally from Zimbabwe but based in southafrica

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Thank you. I was doing great but this has all been since my dad was diagnosed with something bad. I guess I’m worried if I have it/will get it too. It’s really scaring me. I must try and practice some self-care/relaxation though as the stress is probably what triggered this for me. I’m hoping that what’s causing the muscle tension in my upper arms and legs. I don’t know if I’m imagining it, if I’m causing it with stress, or what?!

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So sorry to hear that Karen. I had the same concerns, my auntie had the thing I was worried about having as well which added a lot more worry for me. When I repeatedly went to the doctors he ended up saying to me - well if you had it what could we do? Nothing. I thought that was a bit harsh but really he was right. Its a scary worrying thought and it can keep you awake at night but thats all it is right now is a thought. Your thoughts definitely can affect you physically - i studied the human body and anatomy in college and its actually amazing how the human mind works. Googling things like this rather than illnesses can be more helpful in understanding things. My partner also told me the story about the man who locked himself in a freezer - although the freezer wasnt even switched on he thought it was so he convinced himself that he was freezing to death - sounds weird and maybe irrelevant but google the story. Ive never been the sort of person to even bother about things like that - if someone was to try and tell me about the human mind or meditating bla dee bla i would have thought they were weird at one time.. i wasnt interested but now I am because understanding this stuff can help you through anxiety/depression which are things I suffer with. Good luck im sure you will be ok and let me know if you see improvements. Xx

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Thank you Natasha, will do. X

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Can I ask what your auntie has?

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She had Parkinsons but she passed away a few years ago. Her mum and dad had it too and noone else has had it since - they say it doesnt run but some people say it does. It was that and MS i was really worrying about. Because of the off balance the twitching and weekness plus the weird dreams Supposedly happen with parkinsons too for some reason. But I dont worry about that at all now. My anxiety took over for a while but I overcame it. Xx

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My dad has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease (ALS). I’m petrified, for him as well as myself. I kept getting twitches in my arms and legs for two months; which seem to have subsided but now I keep worrying that the muscles in my arms (triceps) and thighs feel achey/weak. I just keep hoping that it’s stress.

Sorry to hear about your auntie and her family x

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Oh Karen thats really sad I’m so sorry. Thats the way my thies were - some days one leg would seem worse than the other. Then sometimes it would be my calves that felt worse. Going upstairs was too much for me I thought I’d never get the power back in my legs. Its amazing how my body has just went back to normal physically but it did take about 4 weeks. Everyone is different tho I suppose if you stay stressed your body could stay that way for longer. I suppose with things like this there is no definite answers its like waiting and hoping you do feel better to ease your mind. I know how hard that is.. try and stay positive and its a lot more likely to be stress than a disease like that Xx

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That’s exactly right, you hope for changes so that you feel better but if you stay stressed it doesn’t happen and you end up in a vicious circle. I’ve always had health anxiety so if it’s not this it’ll be worrying about my heart, ringing in my ears, cancer, or something else x

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Wow I loved this because I am the same

I feel panic syntoms and I think I am sick and dying and I jut google everything and I find the worst things so I feel worst all day I suffer and the game with my kids is just in second place like you say

But you are right no more google in my phone :)

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Glad it gave you a bit of comfort 😊 I hope you feel better soon. X

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Thank natasha_1991

Let me try the techniques cause am.in so much pain.

It really helps to know am not alone and that someone has experienced it and has the answer to ease the pain

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Great advice!!!! I am happy you are feeling better!😀

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This is comforting me a lot! Thanks for the write up!

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Try beta blocker like propranolol . It reduces heart rate and reduces action of adrenaline calming the body down . I take propranolol 10 mg twice a day . It’s changed my life almost completely...

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Thank so much for the insight

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I know how overwhelming it can be !!! It’s such a relief to know that I am not alone or abnormal and there are other people out there like me .I hv suffered it last 8 yrs without any medicine! Just hv my fingers crossed that beta blockers continue to work as so promised on google , n Internet . It’s only been a week !!. And I had a fairly severe one ! It was prescribed by my psychiatrist but I googled online just in case for extra info

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Yes you not alone Noorie.

The kind of pain I experience on.a daily basis is overwhelming.

Right now am so dizzy I can't even get out of bed because I fear I will fall down or pass out.

The dizziness is starting from the back of my head

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Oh God ! For me I get functionally incapable of doing anything except lying down in bed with drapes down !

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I really wish I could feel great just for a day you know Noorie

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I know !!

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Google propranolol and beta blockers on google and on YouTube ... great info

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On jt

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Plus when fear grips during anxiety it further escalates anxiety and anxious thoughts . It’s like a vicious cycle ... atleast for me ... with this pill Anxious thoughts come but not with an overwhelming gust of fear along with it ! However, then again it’s only been a week since I am using the medicine and this blessed online support and community !

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Yes it does

I will definitely try beta blocker.

This platform has helped me a lot just to keep calm.

I have met amazing people with love and care.

They experience the same symptoms as me but they are always there to listen whenever I have a situation like right now

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