Anxiety getting bad

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Hi all, ive been a long term sufferer of anx and depression.  Lately the physical symptoms have been getting worse.  Generally anxiety never used to affect me physically but over the last year or so things have been getting worse.  I feel constricted in my throat quite a lot, or a lump appearing and staying for extended periods, just wondered how others deal with it

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    Hi I get sromach ache heavy chest then it moves to my throat and I feel Im being strangled, not nice!!!!!!frown
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    I had this anxiety symptom a few years ago! Nothing really helped alleviate it I had a few session of talking therapy and got a lot better from there, not its back but nothing to do with my throat it's now my heart going funny and stuff sad anxiety is awful I hope you start to feel better soon
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    Hi. I too have had this. Drinking some warm tea helps me. Also sometimes cool water. I hate all of these things that happen. Makes me feel like I'm going crazy. I hope you feel better soon.
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      thanks Judy, sometimes strangely i find drinking feels fine as does eating, but after it it feels a bit worse.  Ive been trying a steroid nasel spray from my drs which actually seems to help a little. such a horrible collection of things goes along with anxiety
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    try magnesium citrate!
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    Dehydration and lack of sleep tend to make anxiety worse. Iw ould suggest looking into juicing. The body rapidly absorbs nutrients from it. Suppliments are great but its hard to know if yiur body breaks down the tablets ormifnthentabletsbare authentic. Supergreen drinks and juicing work. Maybe that will kick start your body back to functioning better,
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    I waggle my lower jaw around (making sure no one is watching me, of course). It doesn't produce permanent results but gives me a few minutes' respite.
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    Have you tried mindful meditation with this sensation?  If so, does it worsen or get better?  If you were to deeply relax your whole body in a comfortable place and let this constriction take its course, how does it feel afterwards?  

    I have been doing this for my muscle tightness and it helps. Unfortunately, it doesn't cure my issue, possibly because I have other underlying causes. 

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    Yeah distraction helps me too but doing it on purpose all the time is a sad story, I would agree. I personally believe reinforcing the mind and meditation  is the only way through. I should speak for myself since I don't practice it enough. 
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