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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 01:45

Out of the blue Anxiety?

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Hello all, new to the site. For the last couple of months I've been experiencing some health issues that seem completely foreign to me. I say foreign because these issues have hit me out of the blue leaving me to think I've got other health issues going on rather than anxiety attacks or what not. I've been having these symptoms so to say, so bad that I'm left thinking something serious with my health might be going on. I've recently went to my doctor to discuss these symptoms which have had me doing lab tests, seeing specialists as well as trying to self-diagnosis myself due to curiosity. I know that they say to stay off of Google as it can put thousands of thoughts inside of your head, but like I mentioned, these symptoms have hit me out of the blue. My doctor did an EKG and breathing tests which to him seemed abnormal and thought possibly a virus might be attacking MY heart. I've seen a pulmonoligist, cardiologist and have done dozens of panels/lab tests as the results have all came back negative. I've been to the ER as episodes have hit hard during night time. Heart palpations, shortness of breath, fatigue, confusion, stuffynose, poor eyesight, night sweats, tons of weird vivid dreams and even shakes/tremors are what I have encountered. I'm winded when doing small excerises and I'm a healthy individual. Keep in mind, I'm 30 years old, 5'6", clean diet, and exercise quite often. I'm either at…
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 15:44

Increased Anxiety

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Maybe it is just me but i have ben having panic attacks alot more lately. I dont know why. I am generally fine. There are not stressors. Atleast none that i have noticed. I can be watching tv, playing a game, reading, talking to people and BOOM!! OUT OF NOWHERE!! Extreme anxiety hits for no reason. It's like a fear of dread. Like watching a scary movie and waiting for the killer to pop out of somewhere. I dont understand? My mom also has Anxiety and she said hers has been terrible lately as well. Even my Bestfriend. i don't know whats going on. But i am so scared. I feel like i wont make it. Like my depression and anxiety are going to combine and i will do something.. I haven't self-harmd in Years. But during the panic i just feel like i am going to die. Sometimes it feels like My anxiety is going to kill me. Sometimes it feels like my deoression will win and i will try again. I know my parents and friends will miss me. but sometimes i just don't care. Sometimes i think. They would be fine... I don't know maybe it's just me?
Sunday, 17 July 2016 22:37

Food Allergies and Panic Attacks

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I had my first panic attack episodes after experiencing anaphylaxis for the first time  from eating a mango on the fourth of July (wherein I also accidentally took too much benedryl  and the entire day was like a really bad paranoid trip). The week after I would get these fake anaphylaxis symptoms before I would eat fruit - my throat would tighten and go dry (I could not swallow unless I was drinking or eating), I had the "sense of doom", and I could just feel myself turn white and I would get a cold sweat. When this happened, I would just take a sip of water, breathe deeply a couple of times, and get back to work. On the weekend, I sat down and choked down all the food that had given me an episode - I could eat strawberries again! It took about an hour and a half to eat all the fruit and nuts I normally eat. So that stopped for a while. However, everytime I would think about a mango, I would get the fake allergic reaction symptoms. I practice martial arts, and on this past monday we were working on grappling, specifically arm bars which involves pressing down all of your weight on your partners chest, using that to lift your leg over. My partner was having a hard time making it fluid, so we worked on it for a while. The day after, I started having chest pain, and had my first episode not…
Monday, 20 June 2016 14:13

New Panic Attacks

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I recently just started having panic attacks, and these are multiple per day. All through college I had high stress and anxiety, but had never had a full blown panic attack. Now I'm working in an actual job where I'm trying to move up to a different role & there's a lot of things going on at once. Used to the job has stress but I could find ways of coping, but recently I haven't been able to find coping things that prevent the attacked. I know find myself panicking about everything and it's even waking me up at night and impacting my work. I don't know what to do or if I should see someone. Any suggestions or foods for thought?
Monday, 20 June 2016 14:13

New Panic Attacks

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I recently just started having panic attacks, and these are multiple per day. All through college I had high stress and anxiety, but had never had a full blown panic attacked. Now I'm working in an actual job where I'm trying to move up to a different role & there's a lot of things going on at once. Used to the job has stress but I could find ways of coping, but recently I haven't been able to find coping things that prevent the attacked. I know find myself panicking about everything and it's even waking me up at night and impacting my work. I don't know what to do or if I should see someone. Any suggestions or foods for thought?
Thursday, 16 June 2016 22:40

Wondering

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I have always been incredibly hard on myself, but I think now more than ever at this point in my life. I will be 27 this fall, and I feel like the walls are closing  in on me. I feel that my depression and anxiety are spinning out of control--and worst of all, it is hurting my SO because I have so much trouble controlling it. He tries to do much for me, and we have been in a frustrating living situation--and he is working to move us into an apartment by the winter. I got really upset with him because he wants to finish his minor which is going to probably take another six months--and I got so upset because I want to go back to college as soon as possible to pursue an associate's in creative writing with a minor in art. I just feel like there is always something preventing me from going back to school and that it keeps taking longer and longer and I just want to get out of this dead end jobs that I have been in for almost ten years. And I feel so frustrated with myself--so angry--because I feel like I am a selfish prick for thinking of myself. But--depression/anxiety is so hard in retail--it can really be a nightmare. Luckily, I think I have found a good for now job. But I want more--I want to go to college as soon as possible to get a degree in something that…
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 22:13

My story

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I have had anxiety in varying degrees since the sixth grade.   I can recall my first panic attack as clear as day.   I was in pre algebra and had no idea what to do so I just raised my hand.   I recall not even really being there but everyone starting at me.   My teacher asked if I felt sick because I was so pale.   I just nodded yes and went to the bathroom.   I later confided in what I deemed to be a good friend about it, now mind you i had no idea what "it" was at the time, so she spread it all over the school and it became a point of ridicule.  Beyond that I didbt years struggling with what I didn't know.   I had a harrowing childhood to say the very least,  I've endured every kind of abuse possible at the hands of basically every adult in my life.  Eventually I spoke to my mom about what was going on,  3 or 4 years after it started,  and age explained it sounded like anxiety.  Just knowing what it could be was the most freeing thing.   I was inevitably started on Zoloft.  I had adverse reactions,  became suicidal and was put in a program for troubled kids.   Well I once again confided it what I consisted to be another very good friend.   She spread it around that I went crazy, and once again my mental health was…
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 21:06

Simple Truths

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I learned the more things I decide not to do because of the social anxiety, the bigger and more pronounced my anxiety becomes. All too often, I would decide not to do something because the anxiety and depression made things that were supposed to be fun to feel very uncomfortable instead. I had no idea I was feeding the anxiety to where it could consume my whole life. Being happy is still a hard thing to do. I realize now though that I have to do things that are a little and a lot uncomfortable just to keep the anxiety in check. The reward is not in conquering the anxiety, but in what we can build for ourselves inspite of the anxiety or because of the steps taken to surpass the feelings of fear and anxiety.   

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