Anxiety, Struggling to Cope. Please Help.

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Hi all,

So a couple of months ago i took myself to A&E with what i thought was a heart attack - chest pain and breathlessness, and sheer panic! This happened twice, i was told everything was fine - and have since been diagnosed by my doctor as suffering from anxiety.

This is all very new to me, ive never had it before - and it coming on all of a sudden has frightened me. Since I was diagnosed with anxiety i have had a major case of gastrisis, which thankfully is now on its way out.

Today i have noticed myself getting worked up, and slightly breathless again, I have taken the propanamol which my doctor prescribed (which have been working fine) but today they just dont seem to be working fully, granted im not having a full on panic attack but im frightened inside and feel slightly breathless.

I know its all in my mind, but it feels so real.

Does anyone have any coping strategies for this? Or any ideas as to why this has just started. I was having a stresssful time in my life when it started, so ive put it down to that.

I'm meant to be going abroad on holiday next weekend for a week, and i'm terrified this will happen abroad - so much so, im debating whether or not to even go!

Please someone help, i cant cope feeling like this anymore.

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    I find some of the relaxation and meditation videos on you tube help me immensely. The ones that get you focused on breathing. And distraction. I play something similar to candy crush and that helps a lot.

    Also I try to eat something to level blood sugar. Like a piece of cheese, handful of nuts, piece of fruit. Not anything that has a lot of carbs or sugar. Then I drink a big glass of water. 7 out of 10 times, eating something helps a lot. But it really can't be sugar. Eating candy or sweets make the anxiety worse because it spikes and then drops blood sugar.

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