Hello and Welcome to the Anxiety and Panic Forum.
I am so glad you have joined us. You will find a great deal of support and caring here in this forum re your sx and fears.
Tingling is a part of anxiety in some people (according to my doctor). I am going to post a link to a thread that was posted last spring re some of the same sx you are experiencing. Just click on the link:
Reducing anxiety in our daily lives is not hard to do once we know how. In our fast paced and stress filled world, anxiety has become a normal part of life. In small amounts, anxiety keeps us alert and out of danger, sparks us to action, and helps us to live a long and more fruitful life. When anxiety becomes so severe that it limits our functions and cripples us from living a normal life, we need to start thinking about reducing anxiety.
If you find yourself at a point where you need help in reducing anxiety then you have two options: seek professional help if you feel you cannot do it on your own or use some practical methods to help reduce your everyday stress.
I am a sufferer of chronic anxiety. In the past I sought out professional help, but now use many practical methods on my own to reduce anxiety. The main objective is remembering what you are capable of doing.
One method professional counselors use to help reduce anxiety is to get the person to limit the amount of "stressors" in their daily life. Psychologists call this avoidance learning. The main idea of avoidance learning is when you know there is something causing stress and anxiety in your life, you need to make an extra effort to avoid the situation or object.
The cause of an anxiety disorder does not have to be physical; mental images and thoughts can cause heightened anxiety. Any plan for reducing anxiety must include gaining control of damaging thoughts and mental images.
One way to change thought patterns is by limiting time spent thinking. Find a hobby or a distraction that you enjoy, preferably one that has a high degree of mental concentration. Painting and drawing are good examples. With both these activities, your mind is on the task at hand so you have very little time to picture or think about what causes you stress. The main point is to find something you enjoy that can be done for a long period of time
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.
Stop the spinning thoughts and anticipation of what tomorrow will bring. Stay in the moment. Kick the "stinkin thinkin" thoughts to the curb. You don't need them. Remember you have anxiety, anxiety doesn't have you.
Stick with us and know we are here for you.
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