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Does anyone else wake up everyday with a racing heart,skipped beats,feeling of dread,butterflies in tummy, and generally feeling like something awful is about to happen?

This is me all day everyday.plus as soon as my feet hit the floor the all day and night lightheadedness begins.

Just really such a miserable way to live isn’t it?i didn’t realise that anxiety symptoms literally could be 24/7.

I am having cbt and am on propranolol and am determined to recover but some days(like today) I’m really struggling to even get out of bed(although even in bed I still feel terrible).

Does anyone else feel like this to this extent?

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Hi Minnie, haven t been on here for a while. Am in another community now and finally things are moving. As long as we keep asking "has anyone else... ' nothing will change. We have to be proactive and meet anxiety head on. If we Don t practice exposure to our fear nothing will change. Read the book:self help for your nerves by Claire Weekes. You can listen to her on YouTube. Her approach was the first and best. In weekes I am now able to go on a bus or train... But we cannot keep sitting being a victim of our fear and feeling sorry. We have to work on it

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Oh trust me I am.im having regular cbt and trying my best.im also going out which I never did before.i also don’t feel sorry for myself at all.

I was just asking if anyone felt the same.

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Yes i do all the time .skipped beats i really hate them and in the morning especially my heart races x

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Bless you.i know the feeling.

Sometimes it’s just nice to know that you aren’t alone x

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Hey, I get the same exact thing, along with really shallow breathing.. and feeling like it’s too heavy to breathe? Idk ;-; but dont worry youre not alone. Yes it is a miserable way to live, think about it, if we had a real heart disease, we would be dead long ago so ew it’s anxiety lol. And for the lighheadedness, I get it everytime I get up, along with this heavy, super heavy feeling in my chest, especially after I eat and while I eat, ugh.

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I feel you.its horrible isn’t it.just yearning for a moment of feeling normal and well.almost becomes a distant memory x

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Yeah same, I would do anything to bring back the old days where I could breathe like a normal person.. and exercise, just be the athletic person everyone knew. Ah well that’s gone, probably forever. Am I the only one always wondering if these random people I see around me, wherever I go, ever feel these painful stuff like we are feeling??? And every time I see someone doing a task anxiety scared me of doing or come near, like exercise, I think to myself, how can he/she do it without suffering through series of physical symptoms?? Ugh. I hope I am not the only one with this.

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Omg!!!i think that everyday!i always think” how is that person walking along and not feeling lightheaded” or “how can they stand there so calm and chilled and not be panicking?” Honestly I think this everyday!!!! X

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I really, really hope this damn anxiety won’t stick with us for the rest of our lives. If so, then ah well, that would honestly be the saddest ways for someone to live their life, especially if anxiety prevented us from activities we enjoyed so much..and turned those activities from something we love to something we are absolutely horrified of now due to physical symptoms or whatever.

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I think like that!i always wonder what will happen.because when you will feel this unwell all the time how does it just go?

I feel like I can’t control it now and it’s beyond a thought process x

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I do the same. Thank you all so much, I'm having a hard time today with feeling like everyone else is "normal" and I'm not. You all make me feel not so alone

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Me too!

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Oh I’m so glad!feeling alone is the worst and sometimes just coming on here can really help! X

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Yes!!! Been extra bad the past few weeks..,, it’s literally every morning. I dread going to sleep and waking up everyday because of this. I know exactly how you’re feeling!!! You are not alone.

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Yes!thats exactly how I feel!you end up dreading every day.its horrible x

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I understand what you mean.

I felt awful yesterday after 3 days of feeling good and being out and about. My arms are really weak and I feel weak generally all over at the moment, such a change, and I find it hard to accept after doing ok. I got myself some breakfast but I’m back in bed for a while, no energy at all and really tired still. I hate it too.

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Thank you for messaging.i think it’s so nice to know you aren’t alone sometimes.even though you would wish it on anyone x

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Dear Minnie87,

How long have you been suffering?

Your opening lines, waking up with dread, dizzy etc, I can equate with totally.

For me it all started in 2015, stressed with work, terrible headaches, muscle tension, and overreative stomach ( if you get my meaning!)

I ended up giving up work in 2017, as I started feeling sick with all this, and as you say I couldn't even stand still and be calm. I thought giving up work would be the answer, but it wasn't, I got worse as I had nothing else to think about. And I have had nearly two years of misery.

Strange you should say about wondering how people can do the things they do. I recall watching the television and seeing people in the super market or walking along a street, and I would feel terrified, shaky, dizzy... With just the shear thought of it, and think I'll never be able to do that again.

I have had a bucket load of tests, to include an endoscopy and MRI of the head and neck, everything clear thankfully. I've had cbt, and it helped me a little. I have got through with the odd 2mg diazepam and the odd antisickness pill, I'm not one for taking something every day.

My year didn't start off great, but to be honest with you I am at last beginning to feel better. I have in the past forced myself to go out, sometimes I've been proud of myself and its not been too bad, other times it's been a disaster.

But recently I've been breaking my symptoms down. For example I get a really strange feeling in my tummy, I can only explain as like a lock down, I would panic instantly, couldn't breathe, felt like I needed to burp, thought I was going to faint... (But I feel when I get anxious, and I am a get it done now type of person, always in a rush) I believe I swallow a lot of air, and if I am able to burp a lot, it seems to solve the problem, ironically I am a slow eater!

I did some research about muscle tension and pain, and I was a great biscuit eater, and discovered too much sugar can give you muscle pain, I've drastically cut that out... And less muscle pain!

I'm not there yet and I still wake with dread, but instead of laying there shaking I make myself get up.

What I'm trying to say ( badly!) Is that I am slowly trying to work out why I am getting some of these symptoms, and when I can look at them from a different perspective, I can then breathe a sigh of relief. Not 100% there yet, but getting there.

So, there is nothing wrong with asking does anyone feel the same? I think when people reply that they do, it gives you comfort and reassurance, makes you a little stronger...

I do hope you begin to feel better soon, and I hope I haven’t rambled on too much!

Jen xx

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Hiya!thank you so much for such a detailed reply!i really appreciate that!

I have suffered with anxiety since I was about 4.but managed it throughout the years.then when I had my daughter almost 7 years ago it got really bad.(I’m 31 now)

Wow you sound just like me!especially the watching people and wondering and feeling ill at the sheer thought of it!

And I totally understand being a rushy person!thats me too!

I’m so so glad that you are starting to feel a little better!thats fantastic and I really hope that continues for you!

I think you are so right about looking at the sensations from a different perspective,I’m so afraid of them and I just let it take over me!

I really wish you all the best and that you continue you feel better and be back in control again xx

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I relate totally, Minnie. Sending you so much love.....❤❤❤

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Thank you so much!and to you too!💜💜💜

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I feel nervous every day and more in the morning I wake up with pain in my stomach and nauseous...... during the day I feel bad too and I don’t know why years ago I could exercise a lot and I felt so much better but now I am so scared of dying that I can’t exercise because I start to feel my heart beat and I start to panic !! I really don’t understand what’s going on with me ..... but everyday I think I am sick and I think I am about to die ...... it scares me and I don’t think god brought us to life to live scared but it is not easy to change our situation ....... you are not alone and what I have learned is that sometimes we see people walking and we think they are great and happy but we all have something inside and we don’t know what people is going through...... I am sure if you see me in the street you’ll think omg she is doing great she is so calm !!! Hahahaha inside I am so cared and afraid 😱.....

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It’s like you have taken my thoughts & wrote them down. This is exactly how I feel. I don’t know how to feel normal anymore. I’m always not feeling up to doing anything bc I’m scared of what’s going to happen. I wish I could change my situation.

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I can totally relate to everything that you have said!i feel as though it snowballs so quickly into something huge and something we very quickly can’t control!

I’m trying to think that if it can happen that quickly then surely we can get better just as fast!😂😂

I really hope you start to feel better.so nice to know we aren’t alone! X

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Hi Minnie, I'm sorry for what you are going through. I still want to assure you that it is

anxiety causing the 24/7 symptoms. Mornings can be the worst in what you are experiencing. The fact that you say it continues throughout the day means that your

mind never takes a break from inputting those dreaded feelings. Somewhere along the

way this cycle of fear begets fear needs to be broken. Now it's possible if you can't accept

these symptoms as non life threatening, the adrenaline will stay at a pretty high level

throughout the day causing you to go in and out of anxiety.

Usually people have a down side later in the day as adrenaline winds down and you get

sleepy. If something situational continues around you, it's pretty hard to wind down for the day. As it gets closer to bed time, the fear can reappear worrying about starting all over the next morning. Which then continues the cycle 24/7.

You are just at the beginning of CBT and that may help you but changes will have to be made. Nothing is going to happen quickly or easily except being strung out on high doses

of medication where you will just go from one sleep into another. At one time, I was in that position and that is no life either. Your therapist may be able to find methods that you can try that will help calm your mind and body mid day and then again before bed.

It will happen for you in it's own time but unfortunately not by itself. It will be the time when you take back control of your life and literally stop the anxiety. Minnie I can't tell

you the power I feel everyday in pushing aside anxiety by breathing my way through an

anxious moment. Anxiety is always going to test us.

We have to get you to the point of celebrating the small steps and not focusing on the

negative ones. :) with love xx

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Will pm you agora xxxxxx

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Yes I do understand feeling like this completely

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Yes! I feel exactly like this every morning and makes me feel so much better reading that others do too. Anxiety makes you feel so alone and this is just what I needed to read. I'm sorry you feel this way but hopefully it'll help you too knowing so many of us have the same struggles. I know your post has helped me tonight😊

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Awww I’m so glad that my post has helped you!

It’s amazing to think that just by hearing someone else is in the same boat it can make you feel better for a moment! X

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I feel the EXACT same way! The pounding heart, fast heart beat, etc. I worry that something bad is going to happen & is scared to exert myself bc of it. I’m told that it’s my anxiety but it’s hard to believe bc it comes out of nowhere even if I’m not worrying or feeling anxious. I was told also that you don’t have to feel anxious to have the bodily/physical anxiety symptoms. Sometimes it’s hard to grasp my mind around that concept & believe that it’s actually anxiety. Sometimes I feel crazy for feeling & thinking the way I do.

We have to take it day by day until we fully overcome this obstacle that has been thrown in our life path. I wish you the best!

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I also have the lightheadedness as well; I hear my heart beat in my ear & have a pulsing noise going on. I was told it was associated with my migraines but I honestly feel like it’s another one of anxiety’s dreadful symptoms due to the fact it only happens when I make a sudden move.

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Wow!you sound like my anxiety twin!

I’m so sorry you are going through this too.i wouldn’t wish it on anyone!

I really hope you manage to find some relief too.

Are you having any therapy or taking any medication? X

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No. I’m scared to try anything as I think it’ll make my situation worse. I’m strongly thinking about therapy though.

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Hi Minnie hope this helps you I've had anxiety for many years and I'm having more and more anxiety free days than bad ones now.when I'm having a bit of a bad day ,I remind my self it's only anxiety all the symptoms are just overthinking and what if thoughts.i tell myself carry on these stupid thoughts only excist in my mind ,and I still go out shopping or to the bank etc,but I don't take any notice of the thoughts going around my head.belive me it wasn't easy to start with but I just plodded on ,I am now getting back to my old self and having so many good days and you will to let the thoughts come but try to carry on by doing this it breaks the dreaded cycle of what if this happens or why do I feel so anxious etc.by letting time pass and accepting it's just anxiety believe me you will get better.its not a easy road to go down but soon your symptoms will begin to ease little by little and every now and then your symptoms may come back just to remind you.but just tell yourself this is just anxiety and I can still do things don't let it control you,go about your daily activities even if your having a bad day it will pass YOU Will get better.

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Aw this is awful, I used to go through exactly the same. Seriously, exactly the same! Mine got better with time, and I take quietapine and mirtazapine and I’m sure they helped it. CBT really helped me too, just got to hang in there, as awful as it is I promise you you’ll wake up one day and it won’t be there anymore x

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I forgot to share that a friend suggested me to take magnesium at night she says helps a lot with anxiety so I’ll start tonight ...... if you want to try it

I hope it helps 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 blessings to all of you that are feeling this horrible sensations and my prayers for all of you so you can have a better life :)

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Hey...

I’m on a sleep

Med now that helps with anxiety. I finally can sleep about 6 hrs a nite. But within seconds of opening my eyes the anxiety ramps up to an almost uncontrollable measure. Filled with dread and despair, ruminating thoughts that take me down a black hole. The physical symptoms you all describe sometime feel

Like they are going to win and I will lose myself.

Never had more sorrow, grief loss in my life. Intellectually I can tell myself this will be something/be better someday. But lots of times I’m not sure the anxiety won’t kill me first.

So sorry for all who suffer from this debilitating condition. Community helps

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Consistant feeling of dizzyness,off balance,nausea,blurry vision and lots of other horrible stuff..hope you all feel better soon.x

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Hi..dont feel bad..u r not alone..dont worry..yes these symptoms which you are facing are literally the same and even manyyyyyy more which I used to have...still I am not 100% ok..but somewhat better...anxiety can cause and will cause all these thing...give time for ur nerves to regenerate...if possible read "hope and help for your nerves.." Let God be with you...dont worry..browse fear-adrenalin-fear factor...stay calm..meditate..dont think too fast..dont talk too fast...u will be ok...

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Medicine can't help you. I've posted this analogy before. If your engine light goes on, you should get the engine fixed. If you go to a crooked mechanic he could simply snip the wires on the engine light and tell you he has fixed the problem. This is exactly what (crooked) modern medicine does. It suppresses symptoms while leaving the underlying disease untouched, which continues to worsen until the symptoms can no longer be suppressed. This website is all about medicine and it's promoters are connected to the drug industry. Stop using medicine and go to a holistic healer or do your own research on your symptoms and start a healing program. You must allow your body to heal, which is going to require nourishment, not medicines. Everyone in America is malnourished due to terrible farming practices. The food has little nutrition and is full of toxins. Try these simple organic superfoods. Each one provides complete nutrition. Thus they overlap...

1. Sweet potatoes, not yams

2. Broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, or squash

3. 3-4 organic eggs each day

4. Butter and other saturated fats, such as coconut oil and avocados

5. Organic berries or berry powder supplement

6. Cod liver oil, not fish oil, 2 tablespoons per day

7. Probiotics

8. Digestive enzymes such as Betaine HCL

Good luck on your nutrition approach to health....

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Thank you. I completely agree and would welcome any more information you might share

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I understand where you are coming from but to make a blanket statement like "medicine can't help you" is wrong. It helped me manage both anxiety and depression for the past 15 years. I have lived a happy, productive life and I owe it to modern medicine. There is something faulty in my brain, my sister and mother suffer from it as well. The medicine absolutely helps. Every time I have gone off of it the symptoms eventually return when stressful events occur. On the medicine I can deal with normal life stress and not completely break down. You may not make the choices I made and that's fine, but I prefer to not suffer through life and actually enjoy it.

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Maybe the Dr could check it’s not some physical cause - anxiety can be blamed for anything ‘it’s all in your head ‘ angle but there might be another reason? Or side effects from prescription drugs etc?

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I’ve had so so many checks over the years and just been signed off from the cardiologist.

So I think it’s anxiety.it feels like it is x

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Yes, I do. Feeling like that today. I hope you can get better. Wake up with doomsday feeling every day. Going to treatment facility tomorrow. Best of luck.

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Yes to much of what you said, some days worse than others. I suffered in the past but taking medication completely removed all symptoms for me ( generic Paxil). I felt normal and happy for nearly 15 years. I did stop taking it several times but the anxiety and depression would always return with a vengeance. I was lucky to find something that worked so well for me for so long because I have led a pretty happy productive life. Unfortunately it pooped out on me and this past year has been quite a roller coaster. I am currently on day 6 of a new SSRI , but I have also started seeing a therapist to help deal with the symptoms and treat the underlying trauma that causes my anxiety in the first place. I highly recommend reading The Body Keeps Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk as everything he says about trauma and the feelings of panic and dread that can get so easily triggered by such seemingly inocious things and then getting stuck in that panicked state makes so much sense. Then how to treat it all. Good luck.

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Hi Minnie, as soon as I open my eyes I feel a "ball of anxiety or fear" in my stomach. Like you I often would rather stay in bed but to be honest it would only consume me worse. Better to try to keep busy. Did you ever see a cardiologist? I too have skipped beats or PVC's at various times. They say there is nothing to worry about (unless you also have a diagnosed heart disease). This last flare up of fear/anxiety will be 4 years next month. We just have to take it one day at a time and keep on trying anything suggested

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Hey Minnie

Yes I have! Although I have not for a while and have been improving day by day. I have to say at one point I was hopeless. I am hyperthyroid which causes my heart palpating and usually the propranolol can calm that down! Although the thoughts that would go through my head scared me..I started CBT about a month ago and I think I found a great therapist cause I have improved so much. Give yourself TIME! You have to be patient because the human brain takes a while to re-write BUT if you are determined it will happen. I can say this from experience, just keep trying everyday to think better thoughts and not let those anxious thoughts fill your mind. One thing I did was kinda silly but helped: I wrote myself a notecard to read everyday that told me everything was okay and this was just a little glitch in my brain (anxiety is a lot of genetics) and that my thoughts were normal thoughts everyone had, I just had to accept them and move on, rather than worry! Hope this helps..and do not give up cause you will get better I promise :)

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Sorry I have been going to therapy for about 5 months *

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I feel lightheaded.. heavy headed... off balanced and all... I walk up the straits and feel like I ran a marathon ... I get these bursts of feeling like I am about to pass out... sometimes I’m walking and I feel like someone is pushing me ... I also feel sooo soo weak a lot... my drs day its all anxiety... had blood tests iron came out low 10.6 hemoglobin and 24 iron.... mri just showed some sinuses .... I had a complete heart test about 10 years ago.... had a ekg 2 months ago ... had a back X-ray 8 years ago

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