Anxiety symptoms even when theres no stress

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Ugh! I got diagnosed with anxiety 4 years ago, and I remember the doctor saying 'Anxiety has its own mind, you could be having the best day of your life and then suddenly bang, your anxiety symptoms will kick in' 

Well yesterday was that day! I wasnt having the best day of my life don't get me wrong, I was at work, just a normal day. Nothing major stress/anxiety wise recently, but yesterday I felt absolutley shattered, I could barely keep my eyes open, I felt constantly sick, I had a headache, my stomach was in nots, my acid reflux was playing up, I woke up in middle of the night and my heart was racing for like 5 seconds then it'd slow down, then start again (To be honest alot of people complain about racing heartbeat but i've never really suffered with it up until last night) 

It's like somebody on the controls had a slider switch on anxiety and just pumped it fully up to 10 for no reason at all. I felt like i'd hit by a bus, but like i say I hadn't had much stress, but anxiety has it's own mind.

Just hoping I can ride this one out, i've said in previous threads that my main gripe was chest pain but now thats gone it's to do with palpitations. 

I go on holiday to Spain in two weeks so hopefully I can get out of this anxiety bubble before then. 

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    The less anxious you are the more anxiety tries to show itself.. Do not let it get to you because then it won't go away.. Are you nervous about the trip or flying or anything that maybe you don't really notice? I'm a complete disaster lately so I'm not much help on sudden anxiety attacks, but you're not alone

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      Not really, i've been on a very good diet/excervise regime the last past 6 weeks, I felt great, but then about a week ago I decided to screw the diet and the excercise, too close to my holiday to care. I've eaten like an absolutel animal, pizza after pizza, i went out drinking Friday night, with a pizza afterwards, i went out drinking all day saturday and got a pizza afterwards. I don't know if its just my body on a bit of comedown from the high of when I felt great?

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    I hear you. That has happened to me.Having a good time at bingo,and whop,total panic attack.Everything goes phychedelic,and I don't see anything  else around me for the few seconds while the attack is on. I have this great urge to jump up and run,just get away. So scary. If I was you and were going away, I  most definitely would be on a antidepressant to where it kicked in before I left on vacation. I would not want to have an attack, when I was suppose to be having fun. In fact I wouldn't want an attack even if I weren't going away. Thank god I don't any more. Hope you have a great time!!

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