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Can anxiety linger

Galyndra1217
Galyndra1217
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Hello all..I was just wondering. Can anxiety last for days? It seems like I wake up, I start thinking and my anxiety is back. If I’m busy throughout the day, it seems to be better. Going to bed, starts up a bit. Feel my heart beating, sometimes it hurts. Then starts the vicious cycle. Have to figure out where it’s coming from, and deal with it I think. Mine lasts sometimes for days. I’ve gone to the hospital because my heart was skipping beats. They said all is well with my heart. Any thoughts? Thanks

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ReeDiana

Hey you should hit me up. I know the feeling.

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Galyndra1217

Hi ReeDiana,

Good to know we are not alone! You have similar symptoms?

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ReeDiana

Definitely

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Galyndra1217

I feel for you! Does it last for days sometimes? I think a panic attack is different. Lasts for a few minutes.

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Kainan_li

Yeah, anxiety can for sure last for days, weeks, and even months. When the nerves are over sensitized and the mind is bombarded by thoughts left and right, physical symptoms can manifest and it's a horrible feeling. There might be nothing wrong with you physically, but you feel like there is because your mind and your body are not on the same page.

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Galyndra1217

Thanks so much for responding. That’s good to know! Also, I can’t eat when I feel like this, have to wait awhile. Thank gawd for this site. 💕

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Kainan_li

You’re welcome

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Elfje
Elfje
in reply to Kainan_li

Degree I have it now for 4 jears

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Galyndra1217
Galyndra1217
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Wow, it’s so annoying. We have to get mad at it I think lol.

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Elfje
Elfje
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Ye but every day it hard I can not somethimes cope but still I try

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Galyndra1217
Galyndra1217
in reply to Elfje

I know. It’s not easy.

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R_dR

Health anxiety is so annoying! I feel like it's a vicious cycle

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Galyndra1217
Galyndra1217
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Exactly what it is. Hard to take control of our thoughts and fears. Have to get into the habit of thinking more happy thoughts. 😊

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Charbey

Healthy anxiety is just awful. I've had anxiety last for months and then being so overly anxious panic attacks started. That's when I reached out for help.

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Galyndra1217

Wow..no way to eat up and go thru the day.

How are you doing now?

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Charbey

Well after dealing with it for almost a year by myself and not being embarrassed when I called my doctor I must say he was actually a little upset that I wasn't honest with him in the beginning. Reaching out for help was the best thing that I could do. Have good days and then I have off days and that's okay and learning is okay. I also learned who my real friends are the ones there when you need them you're not a bother to them they'll always be there. And that was big with me they have a support system

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Galyndra1217

That’s good, sounds like a good Dr. I find that people with anxiety are more sensitive. I know I am. Empathetic too. I feel like I take on other people’s feelings and problems. I worry about them. I’m learning to let go. Also, like you said, we have to stay with positive people and the ones who really care about us.

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Charbey

Absolutely! Its hard for my not too take the world on. I have such a big heart! But it's now time for us!

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Galyndra1217

Absolutely, I agree. I say that too! Keep our good energy to heal ourselves. Not in a selfish way. A healthy way.

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sweetiepye

Although all anxiety follows a form, I think much of it fits the individual who has it. Sort of a made to order condition. We have more control than we realize, but we get so distracted by fear it's hard to be objective about it. When you are doing solitary things you notice yourself more and are open to anxiety happening. You check yourself out when going to bed and when you wake up.Notice your behavior more for clues. Writing down what you are doing fwhen you start to feel anxious will in time show a pattern . You have to take an active part in your recovery.. The good news,,,it's possible to recover. Hugs. Pam

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Galyndra1217

That is so true Pam! I’m going to start to write down when I have these feelings. When I’m busy, seems ok..when I sit down or have time to think, like you said solitary things, it creeps in. Thank you for your input. ❣️

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Ironj

Yes anxiety can go and go. You’ll may have moments that your not anxious because your mind occupied on a task.

That why they say a busy mind isn’t an anxious mind. Are you on any anti anxiety meds ? If no maybe you should be or if you are you need to speak with your Dr about changing meds.

Best wishes John

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Galyndra1217
Galyndra1217
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Thanks John..I’m not on any meds. I’m doing CBD oil. I’m trying natural. It started about a year or so ago. I think we have to identify what is bringing it on and change it if we can. I know I take on the worlds problems sometimes in my head. Not good.

How do you handle it if you don’t mind me asking. Christina

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Want2BHappy3

Sorry to say, it can last for years 😖

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Vectron

I have had any anxiety for years, I went to a private psychiatrist in London who recommend Pregabalin, boy thank god for this pill, it’s stopped my Anxiety in its tracks, I only take a very very low dose 50mg twice a day, no side affects and my GP is in favour of it, I am very fit and it’s not interfered with my love of sport in any way, I take a tiny dose of Lexepro 5mg with it and it’s done the job.

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Galyndra1217

That’s fantastic! I always say, I love the way they do things in the UK! Even their comedy and other entertainment is great! Glad you found something that works!

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Vectron

Hi Glad it helped you, we are very blessed to live in the U.K. the NHS is free and I live in East Sussex and the care is great x

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Galyndra1217

That’s awesome! 😊

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Sallyderek
Sallyderek
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Not sure about the free lol we all pay for it from our wages... Or should I say I did until anxiety stopped me working😫

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Galyndra1217

Free sounds good!

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Vectron

It’s free at the point of care, yes of course you pay national insurance but no one is asking for your credit card number like the USA

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Sap1989

I am in the exact same boat. My heart starting pounding on the 17th June to be exact and starts skipping beats and big thuds with pauses very scary and I get so dizzy and faint with it. Been to AnE dont no how many times now and they've said I'm having ectopic beats but not to worry. Well I am 🙄.... I literally do not have ONE day we're I feel OK and don't have any of these symptoms so ur not alone x

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Galyndra1217

Oh so sorry to hear. Mine are not every day but I reading up on anxiety and a lot of times we are low in potassium or magnesium. It can cause anxiety, irregular heartbeat etc. When we are low in these minerals. I got some magnesium yesterday. Just started taking it. They don’t recommend taking over the counter potassium. Can be dangerous if you get too much. Start eating some potassium rich foods and see what happens. Or have your dr check your levels first. Don’t want yo get too much. I feel for you. I went to hospital once. My heart was actually pausing in between beats. Very scary and annoying!!

Let me know how your doing. I feel better since I’ve been eating more potassium, but BP pill I’m on depletes mine so have to make sure I eat every day. Hope you get some relief.

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Sap1989

Hi thanks for the advice I'm going to ask the docs about gettin some. Do u take magnesium too. How do u find that, is that over the counter too? Yeah mine does the pauses to inbetween beats and they last for about three seconds then a thump then a pause thn a thump. This happens about 6 times then goes away for a few hours. I get that quite alot through out the day to. I'm not generally an anxious person. Tho which is why iv developed health anxiety which probably makes things worse. Hope ur feeling better too soon, mines really effecting my life x

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Galyndra1217

You’re welcome..it does affect our life.

The magnesium I got at Whole Foods don’t know if you have them where you live. You want to get a magnesium malate or glysonate. Glysonate absorbs well. Chelated is really good, time released. Prob like 400 mg is recommended. I wouldn’t fool around with potassium. I would get it from foods. Your dr can check your potassium levels.Make sure you’re not low. It makes sense though when I was reading about potassium and magnesium. Google it if you can and look at symptoms of low magnesium and potassium, but don’t take over the counter potassium on your own. Not safe. Plenty if foods with it. Let me know.

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Silverlining101

Hi I’m sorry your going through this mine anxiety has lasted for months now daily. I get up and feel fine then about 1hr into my day it starts. This has been going on for months now with a headache and pulsing in my head near my temples. I am in nursing school and only work a few hours because it’s debilitating. It has almost ruined my family and the fact that I have iron deficiency enemia does not help. Hope you feel better soon if staying busy helps then stay busy hydrated and well rested. Not having enough rest seemed to set me off in the pass.

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Galyndra1217

Thank you..I hope you get some relief, I feel for you too. It really is so annoying. Guess we have to try to figure what triggers it.its a process.

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Simpsons

Hi Galyndra1217. Sounds like you’ve had lots of good feedback, so pleased for you. I seem to get pretty much the same as you. Mine starts in the evening worrying about how i’m going to feel in the morning. I tend to wake up with nausea, tingling in my hands and feet and buzzing in my head. Like you if I keep busy I don’t notice. I know a few people on here listen to a Dr Claire Weekes. She’s great at talking about how anxiety plays tricks on you ie all the feeling are simply your mind playing tricks on you. I also listen to Calm an app with guided meditation. Interesting that Vectron mention Pregabalin, my GP is talking of putting me on it. She’s told me it can really help. Propranolol has helped me with heart palpitations. Wishing you well🌺x

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Galyndra1217

Hi..thank you for responding. So nice to talk to other people. There really are nice people in the world lol. I am going to listen to Claire Weekes. I meditate, which hells. Yoga is good too. Haven’t done medication. I’ll see how it goes, natural for now. Thank you so much for your input. It really helps. I wish you well too. I believe we have to help each other in this life. 👍😊

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Simpsons

Good for you....if you can sort your anxiety without medication I feel that’s the best root. My aim at some point is to try and get off medication. I really feel for me it’s about changing the way I react to situations in life. Life is good days and bad and taking one day at a time 😊x

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Galyndra1217

I agree, I know I’m a sensitive person and care too much sometimes. Have to learn how to let go too! Sounds like you’re on the right track. 🙂

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Simpsons

Oh boy!!! Tell me about sensitive. Someone only has to look at me the wrong way and I think it’s all about me LOL! Guess what.... it’s not, may be their just having a bad day. Get over myself 😅x

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Galyndra1217

Lol..right? 🤣

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