so when did you start to notice you had anxiety

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machelle
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   Posted 7/25/2007 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
i have always been a worry wart to some degree but then  it was weird with mine, my nose tingled for awhile, and when i would go to the denist i would start trembling all over, and a few other places like the post office, and then it stopped, but now its all the time, i'm taking lexapro, zyprexa, and a beta blocker, i think their helping some, but sometimes they don't seem too, i try to keep positive, but its strange that your body can't be controlled sometimes, your emotions are put out for everyone to see are at least you think they can see

stkitt
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   Posted 7/25/2007 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey there,

I first remember having anxiety in grade school.  I went to a private catholic school and there was a lot of pressure.  I had "stage fright anxiety" and if I had to stand up in front of group, I would forget what I knew or was suppose to say.  I remember the adranaline rush as my hands shook and my voice quavered.

So I guess I have had it for a very long time. yeah


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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 7/25/2007 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I very first noticed I had anxiety when I was pregnant with my son around 8 years ago. I was in and out of the hospital many times with symptoms I didn't understand, and my life was seriously altered. I was pregnant number one, and number two, I was dealing with horrible anxiety and panic attacks. Ugh. It was terrible!!!
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
 
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LifeChange
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   Posted 7/25/2007 8:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I noticed I had anxiety when I had a panic attack in the car. I woke up feeling so anxious I didn't want to leave the house, but I did anyway and in the car I had a panic attack. This put me into a deep depression/anxiety feeling for days (mostly because I was so sad and afraid something was mentally wrong with me) and it got so bad I felt like going to the hospital.

I had a lot of symptoms of it before, like head tremors in large social settings or increased heart rate when I would enter classrooms, stuff like that, but I ignored it and thought it was normal and just a symptom of my self consciousness. It got much worse after I had a traumatic experience and the problems at home combined to give me depressive/anxiety episodes of non stop thinking and emotional feelings.
 
Now that I look back it seems I have had anxiety since a young age, most likely after a few traumatic experiences.

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   Posted 7/25/2007 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I have a two-part answer.

I first noticed I had anxiety when I was really, really sick. I thought it was a product of being really, really sick.
I first noticed I had a problem with anxiety when the doctor told me that I was sick because I had anxiety. They were "atypical" panic attacks.

Go figure.

But, you know, I've always felt a lot of guilt about a lot things even when I was a little kid. I never really ruminated on it, but it was there. And both anxiety and depression run in my family like crazy, so I guess it all makes sense.
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machelle
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   Posted 7/26/2007 4:15 AM (GMT -7)   
i think mine really came from when hurricane rita hit us and we made the mistake by staying home, we didn't plan on it , i will never let myself go threw something like that, 12 hours of terror, i think since that day i have notice i got agitated easier, i worried about removing any tree that was a distance that could hit our house still, i obsessed about this, i got rid of our horses, because they tied us to our house, crazy i know, but i wanted to make sure nothing would make us stay again, i guess it post traumatic stress, the sad thing is we didn't get any help, and the goverment even did a number on us, my husband filed for disater unemployment and it took a month before we got it, well a year and a half later they decided we didn't deserve it, and made us pay it back, we tried to contact someone but got a computer, we were in a mandatory evactuation area, had to have our house reroofed had 30 something trees laying our yard, couldn't leave everywhere was blocked off, if you left couldn't get back home to check animals, this is my problem i live to be or try to be ready for the wantifs.

lisag
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   Posted 7/26/2007 5:05 AM (GMT -7)   

I noticed my anxiety for the first time 11 years ago when i moved out from my parents house.  I was 21 and on my own.  The always kept me kind of shelterd with paying bills and handling things so when i had to do this on my own it overwhelmed me in such a way that i lost my job because i did not know how to deal with life it was a great job too so on top of anxiety i was depressed cuz i lost the job which only made matters worse.. I have had good times and bad sometimes the bad out weigh the good.  I spent years on paxil and when i pg with my first son i stopped taking it then one year ago i had a miscarriage and tried to get back on the paxil and it screwed me up real bad and i will never feel that way again..now i stick it out with Xanax.  I am pregnant again and am hoping that after i have this baby i will feel somewhat better.. I know i am having bad days now because of hormones but it's hard.

 

 


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   Posted 7/26/2007 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
The first time I really knew about my having anxiety was right after the birth of my daughter 17 years ago.  I came home from the hospital with her and felt like the drugs they had given me for pain just never wore off, then I became afraid of everything and fell apart from there.  Looking back over my life though, I've realized that I was always an anxious child.  When I started kindergarten, I would run away from the school and try to walk 7 miles home.  I was always anxious and very self conscious as a teen and into my early twenties.  Had a panic attack in the car one night when I was around 21, but after a few days was fine.  So, basically, I've had it to some degree my whole life, but it didn't start to really effect my life on a daily basis until I was 23 and had my daughter.

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   Posted 7/26/2007 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I started with a/p at about age 8 and have had problems since I am now 53 yrs old and I am doing so many different techniques now plus taking my meds ( benzo's) just when needed

I find I am alot stronger and getting better each day as long as too much is not thrown at me all at once

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   Posted 7/26/2007 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi.  The first time I noticed that I might have had something wrong was one day I woke up shaking like a leaf.  I had a really hard time walking (fell a few times).  I went to the hospital and they did all kinds of tests on me.  Healthy as a horse I was told even though I was shaking in my bed.  They told me it was extremly bad anxiety and they gave me Valium for 3 days and then to Clozapam. 

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noelygirl
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   Posted 7/26/2007 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I started so long ago I can't remember. Certainly as a chld.  I remember in high school having a feeling that I couldn't breath, overbreathing. Which I still have to this day. (Now 46 years old).  When I overbreathe, I feel like I'm out of reality and "spacey."  It usually comes before something that makes me anxious like having to spend day with my mother or upcoming event, or worry about going to a doctor or something like that. I  have extreme anxiety at the doctor. 

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   Posted 7/26/2007 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Can I join you? I want to share my experience too. I'm 53 year old but got Parkinson's Disease when I was 37. I'm working in a residential care facility for the elderly here in California. Im the activity coordinator. What happened to me was that my whole body was shaking. We are in the middle of our bingo session when they informed me that the licensing was there in one of our house. We have 6 homes. I don't know what happen to me. All of a sudden I can't walk, my legs were shaking and almost lost my balance. The shaking was uncontrollable, from head to toe. Instead of going to the other home where the community care licensing was having their annual visit, I just sit down, but I kept on shaking. I thought I will expire at that time. That's the first time it happened to me. But I didn't lose my mind. I remember Dr. Andrew While in one of his book that if you have panic attack, concentrate and have a deep breath. I did that and slowly I'm back to normal. My body calms down. It's effective and I hope there will no second time.

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   Posted 7/28/2007 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I was always a worrywart too, but it was during college when i started feeling like i was always "in a dream". I also started feeling anxious around my family and best childhood friend. Then I knew something was out of control. When i heard myself say "I'd rather just be dead than to have to continue living like this" was when i knew i needed help.

The good news is that I'm better now! Still a worrywart about some things, but it's who i am and i like it :)
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   Posted 7/28/2007 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I noticed about 5 yrs. ago, I thought I had heart problems but I ended up in the hospital and everything was fine, now I think about it I always had it a little but it wasn't as noticeable as it is now

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   Posted 7/29/2007 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I started to have OCD when I was about 8.  I didn't have non-OCD generalized panic attacks until I was 21-22, though.
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   Posted 7/29/2007 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
HI MM
Glad to see you posting here and yes please do post anytime you want or need too
This is a great place to share and get support from

Thanks for sharing with us

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