Signs of anxiety include restlessness, a lot of worrying about things that probably will not happen, and not being able to pay attention or remain focused on a task. Sometimes the stress can get extreme and lead to panic attacks.
Panic attacks are short times of intense fear and anxiety, which often include quick heartbeats, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness or stomach problems.
Some things that may help lower your stress are:
• Getting enough rest (at least 8 hours a day)
• Meditation (sitting quietly with your thoughts)
• Listening to gentle music
• Taking a warm bath
• Going for walks
• Regular exercise that you are used to doing
Coming here and writing about your feelings is a good way to put your feelings down in black and white and then trust the members to support you and offer you warm hugs to help you through this rough spot.
Take care and know we support you.Kitt
So glad to hear you say you are going to make a appointment with your PCP. We are praying for you kiddo so you just keep on remembering you have anxiety, it does not have you.Hugs
Dear Yana,Hope your day is going well, just wanted to stop by to tell you I am thinking of you. Remember to do something nice just for yourself today as it is so important to take care of you.
Stick with us my friend and I believe that the members are here and supporting you. You are family, and family sticks together.
Co-Moderator Anxiety/Panic Disorders
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I am not a medical professional, any advice give is purely from personal experience.
Always seek professional advice from your doctor.
Dx: Agoraphobia, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Essential Tremors, Fibromyalgia, I.B.S., Mitral Valve Prolapse, Narcolepsy, PTSD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea
Rx: Abilify, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin LA, Rozerem, Valium
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