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ThatsMzTaz2U
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   Posted 3/26/2009 5:59 AM (GMT -7)   
     I dont know what to do, we just moved from IL to KY I am about 800 miles from home, since we been here everyday is filled with anixety and panic, I am trying to give it a chance but I am miserable, I am dizzy, have sharp tingling pains in the head, cant breath, I would have went to ER on several occasions but I am to scared the hospital in this small town dont know what it is doing, I cant go on this way nothing feels safe, I feel like I am dying as I write this my heart is skipping beats and hard to breath, I have convensed myself I have cancer because I sound horse, I am just a mess. any advice how to get through this would be appreciated and words that I am not dyeing cause it sure does feel that way.sorry for the spelling mistakes right now my eyes are blury and I can feel a panic attack coming on.
 Hugs Anna
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ThatsMzTaz2U
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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 3/26/2009 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
sorry I forgot to ask a question I really wanted to ask, is it possible or has anyone ever held the muscles in there throat as to make the voice sound different or horse, everyone tells me I am doing it to my self cause they can hear the difference, has any one else done this, I am just so scared.
 Hugs Anna
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stkitt
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   Posted 3/26/2009 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   

Anna,

Hello, this is Kitt.  It has been a long time.  I suspect your anxiety is up as you are in a new place and anytime we make a big move it is difficult. You are not dying. You have anxiety.

If you truly think you need to be seen then do check around and find a physician so you can make an appointment and rule out any medical issues.  It is always good to get established with a new Doctor when you have moved to a new city.

I am wondering what coping skills you have used in the past that have helped you with your anxiety?

Here are some suggestions to reduce your anxiety:

Exercise. take a walk, play a game, or ride a bike. The point is to exercise because when you do, your body will release endorphins, which contribute to feeling good.

Call a friend when feelings of anxiousness or fear arise. A friend is not a replacement for professional help when needed, but a friend can be there to listen when you are having a bad day. Sometimes letting off a little steam can help relive tension and anxiety.

Reduce your caffeine intake. As you probably already know, caffeine is a stimulant. The last thing a person suffering from an anxiety disorder needs is a stimulant.

Share a laugh. Nothing breaks the tension like laughing. If you walk around feeling miserable, you will be miserable, but if you laugh life seems better. So if you are down, watch a funny movie or TV show to laugh.

Take ten minutes and relax. Do something that you find relaxing: a hot bath, a video game, a book, anything to make you forget for a few moments about your anxious feelings.

Get a massage. A good massage will take away some anxiety and tension.

Know your personal limits. One of the chief causes of anxiety is when a person takes on more than he can handle. Know your limits as to what you can do and how much you can do. It will go a long way in reducing anxiety in life. Reducing anxiety is not hard to do once a person knows how to it. The one principle to keep in mind is if you have any doubts about reducing anxiety on your own, seek professional help.

Take care

Kitt

 


 

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alwayslove
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   Posted 3/27/2009 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
when i first moved out of my parent's house to go to college i was really far from home. it was devastating and I never expected it. don't be afraid of the doctors there. all doctors have to be extremely qualified regardless of how big the town they work in is. what you're describing sounds just like the panic attacks i've had. they're a scary physical reaction to your body's natural "fight or flight" response. you're in a place you don't want to be and so your body sends adrenalin firing, this is a part of your sympathetic nervous system and it can cause your heart rate to go up, your muscles to get tight, your head to feel blurry, your eyes and ears to get extra sensitive, your skin to feel clamy and your stomach to feel nautious, you can definitely get a "lump" in your throat like you've described, your endorphins go way up and you can even feel numb like you can't move. It's like say one day you are walking through the woods and you see a bear. Your heart starts going really fast, you feel really nervous, your adrenalin starts pumping and then you decide if you can take on the bear or run like heeeck to get out of there lol...when you're having a panic attack your body goes through something really similar to that, the problem is that when you're freaking out it feels like nothing can help - like you can't fight or run - which leaves you with all this left over adrenalin, you end up focusing on the reaction you just had, the sensations start to intensify, you end up making some catastrophic misinterpretation (like that you're dying), and then you panic.

I moved out two years ago and for a while i would get those feelings. it felt like my whole life had changed and i didnt want it to. but honestly, it gets so much better. it just takes time to adjust. you're going to be okay and i promise you nobody has ever died from a panic attack alone :)

smile love!


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when you feel like you're done, and the darkness has won, babe you're not lost ...when you're worlds crashing down and you cannot bare the cross, baby you're not lost.


alwayslove
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   Posted 3/27/2009 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   
oh ya and about your voice changing....you know when you're about to cry and you feel all choked up and you start to sound like an 11 year old boy? panic can do that because it makes all your muscles so tense - including the ones in your throat
sometimes that mountain you've been climbing is just a grain of sand
<3 <3 <3
when you feel like you're done, and the darkness has won, babe you're not lost ...when you're worlds crashing down and you cannot bare the cross, baby you're not lost.


Mazfire
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   Posted 3/27/2009 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   

i think you have seperation anxiety, as in you are dealing with a HUGE move, leaving your past behind and starting fresh, which is something i would struggle to do as i am agoraphobic and dont deal well with change. i do hope things start to settle for you and that you can find a good doctor who can discuss your feelings and options with you, you dont have to live like this-

all the best, take care

Maz XX


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