(Closed) Anxiety?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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4606 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I have anxiety attacks, and that’s pretty much what it feels it for me. The sudden onset of dread, stomach in knots, taking forever to calm down…

They really suck. Heh.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have them too. It at times feels like I’m having a heart attack and it’s tough to breathe.  I have had them for years. I still haven’t found a way to prevent them. My doctor suggested medication but I didn’t want to go that route so I just try to keep calm. Caffeine and cigarettes make them worse. I don’t know if you don’t any of those.

Post # 6
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1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I get heart palipitations, sweating, hot flashes, sick to my stomach, an overwhelming feeling of fear/dread/doom and the feeling that some how, everyone around me can tell that I am losing my mind (of course, they can’t).

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Sounds right to me.

 

The older I get, the more I find out how much our hormones can whip up anxiety to intolerable levels.

I have ativan on hand for when it becomes too much, usually half a tab really helps.

Also chamomile or  Rescue Remedy can help, too.

I used to think all anxiety was related to stressors in my life, now I’m finding a chemical component.  When I’m really anxious & find myself trying to find an external reason for it, I start to suspect it’s chemistry, in my case, haywire hormones.

Anxiety attacks really are wretched.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

A friend of mine has these and it can get pretty scary for her.  She can’t drive places, like the mall with out chest pains.  She’s only 27 and in good shape.  She is on medication and she sees a counselor.  she’s slowly getting better, but I think alot of it was just the validation that this wasn’t a precursor to a heart attack.  Is there anyway you can get in earlier to see your Dr., just working on the issue could help. Good Luck 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Sounds like one to me!  Taking deep breaths slowly and just calming your body down helps me a lot, sometimes just distraction or telling myself that it will be over with soon and that nothing is seriously wrong with me physically helps. 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@LindsayMaree:

Well , y’all are pretty young here, not sure if it’s hormonal in your case unless you are on bcp’s.  But, it definitely is an issue for me.  Can’t hurt to ask the doc, tho.

I definitely do think it’s wise to talk to your doctor–stress can do so much damage to your body & I personally think there is no reason to suffer when there are treatments available.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@LindsayMaree:

Well , y’all are pretty young here, not sure if it’s hormonal in your case unless you are on bcp’s.  But, it definitely is an issue for me.  Can’t hurt to ask the doc, tho.

I definitely do think it’s wise to talk to your doctor–stress can do so much damage to your body & I personally think there is no reason to suffer when there are treatments available.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

It took me a looooonnnggg time to figure out there is such a thing as “free floating anxiety.”  I was the same way, always assuming I was missing something & not seeing that something terrible was about to blind side me.

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