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Hello Everyone, So for the past week I have been doing alot better at managing my reactions to my anxiey and accepting it better as my new normal , been trying to keep my mind focused and not have it wander off. However, the past couple days my anxiety has had me in tears, feeling bad and ill on the inside and I absolutely hate when it makes me feel that way. It makes me feel like its trying to steal my happiness away from the love of my life (My husband) and then it puts me in major fear of losing him even tho I never will, he makes me the happiest woman in the world amd I wouldn't trade him for anything in the world , hes my soulmate. Hes everything to me, hes my home. I just want to get control better of my anxiety, it makes me very emotional. Please any tips, or advice helps. Thank you for listening !
I have this issue every time I travel to meet up with my boyfriend in his city or mine i always get really bad anxiety I can’t eat or sleep I feel sick just a little background info I met my boyfriend while on vacation I was coming out of a divorce and stayed single for two years and met him I was so anxious and now I get like that every time I see him please help
Mostly during the day I'm fine, but I've noticed sometimes it feels a little hard to breathe and my heart feels weird, this usually happens if I'm sitting down and not doing anything. If I'm doing something or if I'm with my friends it doesn't happen. Is this general or anxiety or is it something I should get checked out? Like it's not a panic attack or anything, it's just really uncomfortable and annoying, but sometimes it leads on to a panic attack. Thank you to anyone who replies
Hi all. Just signed up to this forum for support and possibly answers. A little about myself. I'm 37, married, 2 young kids and I'm suffering from a relapse of panic and anxiety. I first started having panic attacks back in 1998 or 1999. I was living with my uncle who had raised me since I was 11. I was watching t.v. when I started to feel "funny". I was feeling short of breath and my heart started to race. I stood up and went to the door for some fresh air. When I got to the door my heart did like a weird three hard quick beats that really freaked me out more. I told my uncle something was wrong and that I didn't feel well. He drove me to the Albertsons nearby where I checked my blood pressure at the pharmacy, and it was around 165/100. That freaked me out even more being so young and not understanding what was going on. We immediately went to the ER where I was taken in right away. I was wheeled to a bed and nurses and staff started hooking me up to wires and tubes. I began to weep and wanted to yell out, "I don't want to die!", but I didn't. Minute seemed like eternity. Finally after all the hustle around me calmed down the doctor came in to talk to me. I don't remember word for word what she said but basically it was that I was having a panic attack and that there's no reason to worry. All the tests are normal. She told me to cut down on the coffee and sodas then ordered the nurse to give me a sedative. I calmed down then was released. Oddly enough my second attack was worse but basically the same scenario, except I was at work and I was sent to the hospital in an ambulance. Since then I've been able to feel every heart beat, left arm has gone numb, I feel short of breath every day, brain fog, light headedness, etc., etc. After a few doctors telling me to relax and countless panic attacks, I finally found one that prescribed me Zoloft which was very effective. I was on it for about 4 years before it started again due to a pre-op EKG that show a previous heart attack which was later debunked by my cardiologist. He switched me to paxil and a Xanax once every morning. Fast forward to about a month ago and the cycle begins again. One Friday morning I was getting ready for work when, boom! My heart starts hauling ass and feeling like its going to stop. Dizziness, shortness of breath, same old stuff. I immediately run for my meds and crunch down on an aspirin(yuk) thinking I was having a heart attack. I crunch on a Xanax(yuk as well). About 10 minutes and two kids scared to death later I thought I was coming down. But no, it ramped right back up and worse. I yelled at my wife to call 911, I crunched down on another Xanax and aspirin. I took my shirt off knowing the medics would need it off to hook me up and laid down on my couch, I called my 8 year old over an hugged her, told her I loved her and be good for her mommy. This was going to be it. The medics came, hooked me up, took blood pressure and pulse, asked the standard questions for heart attack patients and rolled me to the ambulance. Away we went sirens on. Well to cut to the chase, it was a panic attack. Since then I have had stomach discomfort with lost of appetite, anxiety constantly. Attending my brother-in-laws wedding was hell, but luckily no attacks just anxiety and upset stomach. I was at the city where the wedding was to be for a week. Came back home and the same. I had seen my GP before leaving and he told me to take some pepsid and to see a psychiatrist. I made it back home from a 7 hour drive alive. Another trip to the ER for another panic attack while I was working. All day that day I was having bad anxety. I would take a Xanax and once ir wore off the anxiety would come back. Finally I couldn't handle it. I left the job I was working on and raced home, my heart beating hard, dodging cars and freaking out. I made it home. Still panicking, still dying. Another trip to the ER, another attack. Needless to say I'm about 7 pounds lighter from not eating, I've seen a psych who upped my paxil to to 30mg from 20 about 3 days ago, and I'm taking about .75 to 1mg of Xanax a day. Every morning I get panicky, depressed and feel so much despair it hurts. I have an appointment with an endocrinologist on Thursday and a follow up with the psych. I really hope I feel better soon or get some answers. Work is going to be hell this week considering it requires lots of driving throughout the day all day.