what symptoms do people have with anxiety?

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robertoneill
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   Posted 3/30/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I was just curious to find out what everyone is feeling?

Aries8
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   Posted 3/30/2009 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
We share symptoms and we have ones of our own. You can feel anxiety anywhere in or on your body. I hesitate to explain my symptoms because I don't want you to take on mine. People who suffer from anxiety can be very suggestionable. That is, they can take on the symptoms of others for whatever reason(s).

But I can assure you, that your feeling of dizziness and a sense of unreality is shared by many. I've suffered from both of those. Stay in the present and use positive self talk to get through those moments. It works!
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robertoneill
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   Posted 3/30/2009 1:54 PM (GMT -7)   
You really do know what i feel,And the best word to sum it up is the word you used unreality,Its made feel more positive now knowing im not the only person with this,Thank you Aries



Will the Anti-Anxiety tablets i am using help me?
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Aries8
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   Posted 3/30/2009 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Robert! You are definitely not alone. Others will post on here and tell you their stories. A sense of unreality is so common among people with anxiety disorders. It's a sign that you are suffering from stress and/or anxiety.

Look at your life and what could be going on that's bothering you. Try to take care of the problem. Follow advice from others on this forum. Begin today to do things for yourself and to take back control. Yes, the tablets the doctor prescribed will help you. Take them as he/she directed. Don't skip pills or stop taking them without the permission of the doctor.

Lastly, I love your quote at the end of your post. I'm going to write it in my journal.
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percycat
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   Posted 3/30/2009 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Robert,

As Aries says, everyone's symptoms are different. Mine all center around breathing, while someone else's might be the unreality or sense of not really being all present. Someone else's might be something totally different.

Regardless of your symptoms, you are certainly not alone in feeling anxious, and there are a lot a different medications out there that help some of us. Others succeed with different types of treatments. If I recall from your other thread, you haven't been taking the medication long, so see if giving it a little time makes you feel any better. Depending on the drug and the person, that time frame can vary too. For me, it was 3-4 weeks before I really noticed a marked difference. Others feel better sooner, or later, or maybe not at all on one med, but then do have success with a different one.

You might try searching the archives to find other threads that seem to click for you.

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Aries8
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   Posted 3/30/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
See? Keep reading. You're getting great advice already!
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   Posted 3/31/2009 5:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Robert,

Good Morning, and please do know that you are in good company here.  We all have an anxiety disorder of some sort.

Mine is a Generalized Anxiety Disorder.  I just get really anxious especially when I get caught up in the "what if" thinking.  So I try very hard to stay in the moment and not worry about yesterday as it is over and I cannot go back, tommorow will take care of itself.

The list of sx is extensive for anxiety and for me it is  feeling frightened and afraid to leave my safe place, home.

I will try to post more to you when I can.  I am away from home right now and my time on this computer is limited.

I wish you peace,

Kitt


 

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robertoneill
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   Posted 3/31/2009 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks very much everyone.It is a real confidence boost knowing im not the only one going through this.
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Georgie Girl
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   Posted 3/31/2009 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I would describe my most omnipresent symptom as extreme pressure in my chest and upper abdomen - the kind of feeling you have if you have had news of a loved one being in an accident, don't know anything about how they are, and are rushing to their side - but I have those feelings for 24 hours with no let up.  This feeling makes it impossible for me to function.  I am not having these symptoms now - I do get mild anxiety now (a 3 or 4 on a scale of 10) but when it's bad it's above a 10. 



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