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How do u tell the difference between real feelings and ache and dizziness and all of that to anxiety just causing that to happen? How do u no that it's just anxiety? What if I think it's anxiety but turns out being something serious? How do u tell the difference....I really need advice on this a bit of reassurance x

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    I think if you're feeling that way just go to the doc first if it concerns you and then everything comes back okay then it's just stress/ anxiety that's how I look at it. People who have anxiety tend to worry more than they should. I'm a prime example from since I can remember I was such a worrier like I 2nd thought everything. With anxiety you just gotta stay positive but that can get really hard casue you feel like everything is wrong and you don't know what's normal. I say just have good people around you and ppl who care about you and are willing to listen to you. It helps. And Eventually the symptoms should decrease.

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      Thanks for that it was really nice, I've got health anxiety GAD and panic disorder so nothing's to easy but I've had cbt councilling and lots of tests. But then when something happens like say I got light headed or tired eyes or cramp in my belly I straight away start panicking so how do u actually no it's nothing bad? sad

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      I know where you're coming from rolleyes it's honestly so horrible to live with. Sometimes I just cry cause I was so fine before and then this just hit me but we just need to learn to cope. No matter how bad you feel you always need to tell yourself that it's not serious or else we'd me miserable for the rest of our lives. Literally a couple of minutes ago I was trying to calm myself down and I layed and breathed in and out and it sorta decreased so I got up all of a sudden I got so dizzy and felt like my vision was closing in it was so scary and I'm still scared. It just comes out of no where but only we can help ourselves. Take care

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      Oh my goodness r u ok? Do u ever look at other ppl and wonder how they have it so easy why can't we be normal. I do cry a lot Coz it really gets me down. Really hope your ok. Camomile tea helps calm me down a bit sometimes X

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    That's such a very good question! Not sure anyone truly has the answer because it all seems so real to us in the midst of our anxiety and panic sad

    I have asked those same words... Still do...

    You just have to trust yourself and your gut instincts .... My friend always asks if she needs to call an ambulance wink

    When I say no, she says well then it's not that serious is it?? Surrounding yourself with positive people helps too and just being good to yourself ... Practice breathing , relaxation, chamomile tea, etc....

    Tell yourself " this shall pass" "my anxiety is high but it will pass"

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    Hello Numb

    People with anxiety will feel their fears are very real to them, in that case these worries can disrupt peoples lives, even if their fears are irrational.

    Many people with these concerns end up seeing their GP to put these fears to rest, What I would advise is you see your GP once more and He will decide if tests will be prescribed to put your mind at test

    You know where we are

    BOB

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    Hi Numb - haven't seen a post from you for a while.

    You've raised an important issue and I have no words of wisdom for you, except if you have a temperature and you're in increasing pain from anywhere, get it checked out.

    Hey, what happened to the dude you weren't sure about a few months ago, honey?

    Love Tess xxxx

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    yes i know what you mean, like thinking its more than just in the mind, if you want the facts see the doctor for tests, but it probaly is just anxiety, this evil complaint tricks the mind in all sorts of ways, its hard to beat it, sometimes i feel like driving my fist through a door to detract from the anxiety, its awful, i hope you get better, and i hope we all do.take care.
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    What I always tell myself is that "you never felt any of these sensations before your anxiety got bad"

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    Oh my gosh Numb, I hope you have appt with your doc,about  a antipressant. You are not doing well. I  hope you soon feel better. You have major anxiety,and probably panic
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    This just might be the million dollar question. Sometimes you dont know. I know thats not what you wanted to hear but its the truth. Even with having an ailment and knowing you have one and its symptoms there can be confusion as to go to the dr or wait it out. You have to maybe out things into perspective. If you have to been to the doctor within the last six minths for whatever ails you and had an exam then id say your good on that issue. If you have had an mri in the last year or year in a half then your good on that issue. I guess thats what it would come down too. It is interesting but a reality that because of this disorder we tend not to believe even ourselves. 
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    It's a great question! Something we all ask ourselves at some time or another. Sadly there isn't a clear cut answer. I think many of us are in a quandry sometimes because we fear humiliation if we visit the GP and yet again it is merely anxiety induced.

    Lisa's response is the best ever! She put it into context and it's a guideline we can all implement

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