My Anxiety Battle

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rob1082
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 3/27/2007 4:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello all,
 
I am new to the site and it seems like everyone on here is very helpful so I would like to share my battle with anxiety. It first started about 10 years ago(I am 25 now). It started with racing heart, sweating, nausea, feeling like I was going to die basically. I went to my doctor and he told me that I had anxiety disorder but at that time I was really against using medications so I went a couple years with just trying to deal with it. It got so bad to where I stayed home all the time to avoid social situations and I finally broke down and started taking Effexor which my doctor prescribed. It was tough to get used to at first but after the initial period I felt like myself again after a long time of not feeling ok. So I was on that for 3 years without one single panic attack. I felt like a million bucks. But late last year I was getting to the point where I was tired of taking the meds every day, and thought I was strong enough to get through life without them....biggest mistake of my life. I was ok for about 3 months but out of nowhere I had a huge panic attack with the same symptoms I had before I started the meds. I tried going back on Effexor but I started having these weird pains in my head so my doctor told me to go off it again. Since then I have been back to my doctor about once a month with varying symptoms which have only gotten worse. He put me on Xanax as needed which helps for a little while, but I still don't feel ok for most of the day. It's really starting to affect my life again. Even just having a conversation that makes me a little nervous will set off an attack. Within the past few weeks though my symptoms have changed a bit and I'm wondering if it's just the anxiety or not. I have had the heart palpitations on and off for years, and the slight chest pains as well. I know that is the anxiety, but now I'm getting stinging pains in different parts of my body and head, numbness in my head and legs, joint pain, my teeth hurt for no reason, and I feel like my head is in the clouds for most of the day. Can I chalk all these up to the anxiety? Or could it possibly be something worse? I have been to the ER many times over the years and it's always nothing wrong with me. I have had the ekg's, heart monitors, and everything else. It just worries me because I was anorexic for about a 2 years and I know I did alot of damage to my body. I am healthy now but that still worries me every day. Anyone have any advice as to what's going on with me and what I could do about it? Thank you.

Karen59
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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 3/27/2007 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi!
Sorry to hear how bad you feel. I can relate and it sounds like panic to me. You must be under a LOT of STRESS!! Stress can mess you up!! Stress can make you have all those aches and pains that you are having...it can even make your teeth hurt. You need to get some relaxing music to listen to or any music that you may like. You could try yoga or walking or whatever exercise that may interest you.
You are young and can overcome this anxiety. I have heard that taking fish oil can really help with anxiety and stress. Check on Amazon.com for CD's and books that can help you overcome your anxiety. That is what I am doing for my panic attacks and it is helping me a great deal. It also helps to talk to people about it. Maybe you can see a therapist. Hang in there....Things will get better!!

rob1082
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 3/27/2007 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your response. I really am under a great deal of stress lately. I think I just need to calm down and take things easier, hopefully my home situation will get better soon. I have tried meditating and listening to relaxing music in the past so maybe I should try that again. I would try just about anything to feel better right now. Thanks again.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/27/2007 6:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HW
You have certainly come to the right place for support and understanding
The ppl here are fantastic and will help you out anyway they can

You sound like ( symptoms ) you are dealing with anxiety for sure IMO........
Heath anxiety is a big factor in many peeps with A/P
Please stay with us and hoping to see you become n active member on HW
Be well
Read the other threads and resources at the side as well ..........

LYN
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normalsnofun
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   Posted 3/27/2007 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rob and welcome to HW. I am 24 and have been dealing with A/P for about 10 years. I do not use meds and havent to date but it is a rough hard unpredictable road. I think therapy may benefit you. Sounds like you need to learn the coping skills that should have been in place before coming off the meds. Hang out here and take steps along with the rest of us. We look forward to getting to know you better.
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rob1082
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 3/27/2007 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all very much. Just talking about my anxiety is helping me already. It's something I have to deal with and talking about it is a great release. I know I will be on here alot and will contribute the best I can. Thank you again.

LondonGirl22
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   Posted 3/27/2007 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I think that being able to talk about anxiety or any other mental illness makes things much easier. Also, knowing that there are others out there who are going through similar experiences.
Rob, you can post here anytime and share your experiences and offer advice to others - we are always here.

I am so glad that you found this site helpful. Take care.

Victoria x

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Xx Sometimes we all have to go a little crazy just to stay sane xX


Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/27/2007 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so glad you WILL be coming back and giving input to the forum as well
Yes the best way to deal with many a battle we have with A/P is to talk with others that know and understand where we are coming from .........
Too many that do not suffer from this VERY REAL and sometimes very debilitating disorder do not get it at all
So glad you are aboard
Be well and see ya soon

LYN
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