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Monday, 27 February 2017 02:54

Overwhelming Increase

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Hi all, I'm fresh to this site and in need of some advice/help. I've been dealing with anxiety since I was 11-12 years old: It all stems from my phobia of throwing up. That's the root of my problem. Whenever I get sick, it's borderline violent (I won't get into details). Anyways, I've noticed that my triggers have been food. It's not an appearence thing, but I always have to watch what I eat in terms of avoiding anything too rich in flavor, otherwise I might feel sick. Whenever I experience my panic attacks, fear of death isn't something I typically think of (for further perspective). Mentally, I've always had somewhat of a handle on whenever a panic attack comes about; by this I mean that I'm calm and find out my escape plan and get to my safe space to try and get myself down at a good level. I'm aware that my body is clearly going through something so I never try to fight it. Although lately, my anxiety has been absolutely horrible in that it comes out of nowhere and it's extreme. I've been having panic attacks every day for over a week. Today I started to hyperventilate and my hands started to get numb/tingly (which has never happened before). The first sign I know when it's going to be bad is when my heart rate is doubled and I can almost hear it. My symptoms in order: heart rate, going pale, nausea, hot flashes, issues breathing,…
Saturday, 14 January 2017 02:55

Frustrated and looking for low key treatments

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Hey, I'm new here! Been doing a little looking here and there for different solutions on and off at different times depending on my level of frustration with my anxiety. The biggest and most annoying issue is the nausea that comes along. I'll be at mom and dads for lunch after which we decide to go snowmobiling. We don't go snowmobiling every day so my stomach goes into flips, because I just ate I really feel like puking. It never happens but it really feels debilitating at times. Other times I'll be getting ready for work in the mornings, I never eat breakfast within the first couple hours of waking up unless it's mid morning, because then what happens next gets worse. I go through standard morning routine (minus the eating unless it's a nibble) sit on the couch for a while watching tv, get the text that my ride is coming, go get my shoes on and whatever else the weather indicates and as I stand at the door waiting my stomach knots up, most of the time it's negligible, but if I've eaten anything it can get pretty bad. One time I even made my ride pull over so that I could get out and "throw up". I obviously never did. I've also got my pilots license. I go for a flight which doesn't happen as often as it should so when I go I often get the stomach knot 15-30 minutes before I take off, it's all…
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…

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