Post # 16
I’ve been suffering from anxiety since my last year of college. Not sure what happened, really…I was always such a calm and “chill” person but my senior year I started having random, out-of-the-blue panic attacks. Like can’t breathe, heart racing, out-of-body panic attacks. It was terrifying.
Doing better these days. Fewer panic attacks, though it does still happen sometimes. Some generalized anxiety (which can manifest itself in me not being able to get anything done that I need to get done…kind of going catatonic). I find it really helps to have a constructive hobby. My SO encouraged me to start writing again, so I’ve been focusing a lot on that!
Good luck with everything!
Post # 17
Short and sweet: I hear you. I feel you. I have anxiety, depression and fibromyalgia, what came first is a chicken or egg scenario 🙁 It sucks. But we can, and we have to believe we can pull through it. Take it one day at a time. Try to focus on the positive. But I’m really not the beat recovery life coach, I still have an unhealthy relationship with my duvet 😉
That said… The most helpful thing i’ve done lately is get a new part time job where I’ve quickly become one of the seniors and I get a lot of satisfaction out of it. Makes me feel useful and a heck of a lot better about myselt. But being part time (3 shifts a week) I can deal with it in manageable chunks so it rarely gets overwhelming.
Post # 18
I have terrible anxiety and suffer from frequent panic attacks but have not been formally diagnosed. I thought I was having some kind of physical medical problem but have since figured out theyre panic attacks and not actually something thats physically wrong, even though it sure feels like there is at the time! I’m still working up the courage to see someone about them, they’ve gotten progressively worse and more frequent particularly this past year but then I get too anxious about trying to get help and have an attack and the cycle just repeats! So I definitely feel you! 🙁
Post # 19
Aqua59: im so sorry that you are going through this as well. Seeing someone is definately helpful. I go and see someone once every 3 months. I’m on a low dose medicine but it’s beginning to get worse again. I have been to the hospital thinking I was having a heart attack before and it was just a panic attack. It’s horrible! I hope you get better soon. Praying for all those who suffer from this Like I do.
Post # 20
It’s comforting seeing these posts as I suffer from anxiety and have for my entire life. It’s very stressful wedding planning when you have issues with anxiety but it can be done (at least I know it need to be done in my case)!
Post # 21
I have PTSD which is considered an anxiety disorder. I smoke marijuana which helps immensely with the flashbacks and nightmares. Keeping a journal is also helpful, as well as avoiding situations which can trigger memories. For example, I do not watch movies or read books with graphic depictions of sexual abuse. I also have a very understanding husband who helps me feel safe when I need it.
Post # 22
About 4 years ago, I went through a very stressful period and out of the blue started suffering panic attacks and anxiety. I ended up in emergency via ambulance, twice in one night. I thought I was dying. I didn’t know what the hell was going on. I had always been very active…and the next thing I knew, I could barely leave the house. I’d get dizzy. My limbs would go numb. My heart would palpitate. I could barely move. Anyway, you get the gist. I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder…me…a person who never had any disorder in her life. Well, I was determined to get “me” back. I went online and scoured for information. I came across the Linden Method…www.lindenmethod.com. It was truly a Godsend. I HIGHLY recommend You give it a shot. Please note, I am not an infomercial, just someone who got my life back. I didn’t suffer from anxiety for too long, just some months. But it was a very intense experience, one that I never want to experience again. I highly credit the practices of the Linden Method for getting me back on track. i have not suffered from that since. Good luck to you.