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  2. This week I set up an air quality monitor. I didn’t buy one due to anxiety, I just wanted one out of curiosity, and general environment improvement. But I had wondered if the quality of the air we breathe can contribute to mental health issues. My anxiety seems to have been high ever since moving into my current house, and it’s always seemed hotter, stuffier and more irritant. Interestingly, in the first few days, it seems our air quality is pretty terrible. Averaging around 2,500 ppm. When it should be below 800ppm and excellent is below 300. I’ll try fix the issues causing poor air and report back if there’s any change in anxiety levels.
  3. Who's had therapy? Does it help?

    Im not sure if you misinterpreted me or we are saying the same thing. But just in case what i mean by exersicing trust is not to only say i believe in God He will help me. I was saying that also that can be hard sometimes and we actually have to make a conscious effort of excercising trust. To put of our part. Of course for some the believe in that itself is enough for them to be at peace. But again and like you mentioned somestimes we ask God for help and expect something out of the ordinary and turn down the means of saving. Also didnt say if he does not believe, he is doom. I said that if he does believe trying the faith road could also be of help and like all things faith related the exercise of trust is one big part of the equation. What that is to him i really dont know thats why i didnt wrote to much about just threw it there for him to consider or discard. Which is why i also talked about being more than ok to ask for help, etc for the most part. =) To me it also comes to mind when Peter was walking on top of the waters doubted felt fear and started sinking. Exercising trust is really a huge key point when walking by faith. Also walking by faith doesnt to only sit there and wait for things to happen. Still since he also mentioned he didnt like people preaching him and going on and on i only mentioned it and leave the rest to him. Im only writing this rn because maybe its that english is not my first language or that writen words can be given different (feelings) and i cant tell if your response was aimed at what i said or not at all.
  4. Who's had therapy? Does it help?

    If you believe in God exercising trust in His plans can also help you. Yes, that's it isn't it. But supposing you don't believe. Are you out in the cold, doomed? Of course not. But God does need our active participation. It's no use saying 'I will leave it to God' and pray. God needs people as much as people need God. But God is within you. Peace lies within you. You have to be very careful in how you interpret biblical sayings. When I say peace lies within you and not 'up there' my statement is repeated by Christ himself. "The Kingdom of Heaven is within you". Meister Eickhart a 14th century monk said, " The man is a fool who says I am here and God is there. The truth is that where I am God is". The story of the drowning man comes to mind. There was a great flood and the man was struggling up to his waist in water. A boat came along and offered help. "No, it's OK", said the man. "God will help me". The water came up to his neck and a helicopter appeared offering to winch him up. " No. God will take care of me". He drowned. On reaching heaven he said to God, you let me down. I relied on you to save me". God answered, " I know, I'm puzzled, I sent a boat and a helicopter".
  5. Do bad dreams cause this?

    Nutmeg. Never dismiss dreams as 'oh well, it was just a dream'. In psychotherapy dreams can play a major role in recovery. They are messages from your unconscious mind that tell you something about your life. But when we sleep we don't shut off our emotions. Dreams can have a very powerful emotional content and can seem very real and frightening. Nightmares are like that. Some dreams can cause as much emotional trauma as waking events and cause the heart to race. If you dream you are running away from something you could wake up breathless. Dreams about falling are common. They are frightening and you can wake up in mid air, not knowing what is happening. But it's OK because there is no lasting effect unless you dwell on it. Could I have been hyperventilating and it caused an increased heart rate? Yes; that's what I'm saying. The dream has a physical effect. NOT a heart problem but an emotional one.
  6. Do bad dreams cause this?

    Heart rate may be slower or faster, or even normal, before or during a heart attack. Heart rate alone is absolutely no indication of a cardiac event, except usually in during an arrhythmia episode (and not even always then). @Iugrad91 is right. It's normal for heart rate to fluctuate even during sleep, because of dreams - good or bad. Before my Fitbit broke, I would occasionally check the heart rate graph, and it would often go up and down frequently during sleep.
  7. Do bad dreams cause this?

    Your heart rate increases for all kinds of reasons. If I get startled by an alarm clock, mine goes up. Anything that causes some anxiety/anxiousness like a bad dream could cause your heart rate to increase. Changes in breathing, position, emotion, sensation can all change heart rhythm. While it may be true that your friend had an increase in heart rate before a heart attack, there are way too many other reasons for that to happen that I would put that out of your mind. I would imagine they meant a significant increase as well, like twice what is normal, not simply beating a little faster. Standing up from a laying position will increase your heart rate as the heart has to work harder to get blood to the extremities when you're standing. Your other symptoms sound like anxiety now that you have heart attack on the mind. Try some calming breathing techniques to lower your stress level, or go out for a walk or something to burn off some of that adrenaline.
  8. Do bad dreams cause this?

    My ribs are starting to feel tight and I feel short of breath.
  9. Do bad dreams cause this?

    I woke up cause my alarm went off but I was starting to have a bad dream. The way i was laying I could hear my heart beat. And it was a little fast. Could the dream have been causing it to rise? I don’t think the alarm was the reason just because that’s how I wake up every morning and my heart rate feels normal. Could I have been hyperventilating and it caused an increased heart rate? Someone once told me that increased heart rate happened right before their heart attack so I am scared right now. But it could be Instant Morning Anxiety. Blah I dislike this very much.
  10. Do bad dreams cause this?

    I woke up cause my alarm went off but I was starting to have a bad dream. The way i was laying I could hear my heart beat. And it was a little fast. Could the dream have been causing it to rise? I don’t think the alarm was the reason just cause that’s how I wake up every morning and my heart rate feels normal. Could I have been hyperventilating and it caused in increased heart rate? Someone once told me that increased heart rate happened before their heart attack so I am scared right now. But it could be Instant Morning Anxiety. Blah I dislike this very much.
  11. Anyone has this happening?

    It wouldn't hurt to ask your doc, but I think I experience the same occasionally. It's most likely related to circulation and the fact that you're standing after sitting, which of course requires a lot of work from muscles momentarily, IMO.
  12. Hello. Im 28 years old and not overweight. This doesnt have me super concerned but i was wondering if i should mention it to the doctor. It only happens sometimes. It last like 30 seconds. What happens is that sometimes when i stand up (from a seated position) even if i havent been seated for long my legs would feel very heavy and ache a little. It goes away after standing up for around 30 seconds, a minute or so. It worries me at the moment like am i having a heart issue but after it passes i brush it off.
  13. Ear still painful....tumor?

    AGHHHHHHHHHH ITS BACK. I woke up around 2 this morning and wouldn’t you know....pressure in my ear and a achy head and jaw. Now its 6:30 and I still feel it. My nose is stopped up some, too. I just want this to be over and not have these thoughts about terrible things. I am so sick of doom and gloom. I am trying to think positive yet this story about someone thinking they had a sinus infection but it was really a brain tumor keep taking over. I don’t know what to do.
  14. Who's had therapy? Does it help?

    Hi. I think it depends a lot on the therapist and how the person applies what they are teached. I am one that has tried with more than one both siquiatrists and psychologist s and none have really help neither the pills they prescribed to me which i regret taking because not only it didnt worked they have caused dependancy. On the other hand i know others that have therapy that help them. I totally recommend therapy with a psychologist because even if it doesnt work it doesnt hurt either. And pills and psychiatrists only as last resort. You can also try self help and look online how to deal with anxiety and obsesive thoughts. There are videos and articles that could be useful. If you believe in God exercising trust in His plans can also help you. Also if you can afford it and tests arent really invasive you can always ask to be tested for what you believe is wrong. Usually for an anxiety diagnosis they have to make sure it is indeed a mind thing not a psysical thing. 2 of my last doctors were mad that i was given 3 pills when my blood sugar levels werent even checked and my initial complaint was sudden headrushs with lightheadedness. Im conclusion this is only my opinion base on my experience. It is more than ok to look for help. Even though it might not work for some you could totally benefit from it. Just be cautious when being prescribe things for anxiety because in my experience some doctors go crazy on the prescriptions giving unnecessary pills that could be really hard to get off. I hope you start feeling better soon.
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  17. Help me calm down

    I get stiff fingers and tight feeling feet after a long day, that feels like they are swollen but they aren’t . Especially when I haven’t had enough water. And at times it does make me think I’m having a stroke. But then I realize it’s on all my limbs. And I’ve always heard it’s just on one side. Tingling and numb neck Sounds like a pinched nerve.
  18. Help me calm down

    The "swollen" sensation sounds familiar to me. It usually happens after I've been more physically active than normal. My uncle once described it as having to do with circulation, probably because I don't exercise regularly so my body isn't used to it. Makes sense to me the way he described it, anyhow. It's usually in my arms and/or feet, too. You know when you hang your arm down for too long, and the veins sort of "stick out"? That's what mine feels like. And that, I know, I circulation, and also gravity.
  19. I can't stay home during the day without having servere anxiety. I'm a SAHM of a four year old. I know it's not fair to him that I'm constantly finding ways to justiy not spending the day at home but I just can't seem to do it. Currently I bring my husband to work in the morning around 6:30am. If I went right home I'd be back around 8:00am. Instead of going home I'll go to my mothers, shopping, driving. I'll Google things to do just far enough away that I won't have time to go home until my husband gets out of work. I have no problem being home at night/once it gets dark. Being alone doesn't seem to be the problem. I don't want to regardless of whether he's home during the day or I'm alone. I'm also fine being home alone at night. I've put blackout curtains on all of my windows so when I do have to be there during the day it's more tolerable. Even the thought of being there all day makes me anxious and my heart start to race. I'm currently pregnant and I know I'll have to start staying home more. I'm having a hard time thinking about that as well. Any suggestions on why I'm feeling this way and how to manage it?
  20. Help me calm down

    Tingling face is a classic panic attack symptom for me.
  21. Blood in spit

    Lucky
  22. @Al_Horford nah man your real good on commentary

  23. I feel AWFUL

    I’m so sorry you’re feeling this way today:(
  24. Ear still painful....tumor?

    This morning I refused to think negative about this so I avoided tugging on my ear, clenching my jaw or any of it. So I didn't. And I felt relatively normal today. My sinuses are still bothering me and my ears (both) ached off and on but nothing like earlier this week. I enjoyed my day. Hoping this keeps up and I don't post tomorrow about something else. ::fingers crossed::
  25. Results. Fat replaced lymph node

    Sounds like you have all the answers you need, but whether it warrants further investigation is best left to your doc.
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