can anyone help with my health anxiety???

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Im 19, I'm a smoker but rarely drink. I've had health anxiety for the past few years from general anxiety. I'm so afraid I'll fall really ill or I'll have a heart attack that I get worried to go to social events, even now I think about it to the point my muscles hurt and I get scared I'm having one! I have acid reflux to which doesnt help with my health anxiety. Im so sick of being afraid Im going to die or something bad will happen to me all the time. My grandma passed away a few weeks ago from a heart attack also so I don't think that has helped my health anxiety..

?Does anyone have any advice for me for when I feel like this? or can anyone relate?

Thank you!

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    also my finger tips feel numb and stuff and it makes me panick sad

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      Hi Katie what are all your symptoms I have acid reflux too and up until 2 months ago I really didn't pay it no mind it all started in my stomach then I woke up one day with heart palpitations and I take medicine for tachycardia interpretations all the sin of my medicine stop working so like I can't breathe I had all the symptoms from tightness in the head throat chest dizziness feel like I'm going to pass out I still get anxious sometimes like today still feel like I can't breathe cuz my breathing seems like it changed but it's not as bad as it was I'm off the couch I'm going out more to the store I seen a lot of post on here about accepting that it's anxiety and when it comes on don't really try to fight it just let it happen also don't let anxiety make you live with it make anxiety live with you that's something I came up with it is a hard Road but the more things you try and stick to them without giving up it gets a little bit easier keep yourself busy your mind will fall back on if it just keep redirecting your mind

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    Hey Katie, I just posted today. You and me have similiar symptoms. It sucks major. I really hope it is anxiety. Had numb finger tips this morning. Freaked me out. I hope the acid reflux is from anxiety too or causes it to make you worse. The physical symptoms makes you go berserk..
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      yes I know, It makes my arm feel achey and finger tips feel numb its horrible. the health anxiety comes and goes. I know deep down I'm fine but It's like a mental blockage. My acid reflux completely depends on what I eat and drink but it doesnt help my anxiety. I've been to a&e too many times about my anxiety and each and everytime I'm fine! Its crazy how your brain can make you feel like something your really not..

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    im 19 as well and i quit smoking people its making it worse its hard to quit but im 3 months clean and it feels good one try deep breathing it helps relax your heart rate and calm down try to things that you love or play a game on your phone it helps your mind get off of anxiety all the time did you see a doctor? or are you taking any meds for this and i know the feelings i fear all day too for no reason when honestly there is nothing wrong with us its our mind. I went to the doctor friday and they said im fine its anxiety and it helped just hearing that also cut drinking out too that causes anxiety another soda just a lot of water people with anxiety are dehydrated and we need water 4 to 5 bottles a day. you are not alone we can beat this
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      Yes I rarely drink. I had a few last night for new years eve so maybe thats why I'm feeling rather anxious today. I just hate it. Even now my arms feel achy because I think about it so much. My dad has heart disease so I get scared I'm going to develop that, my sister had meninjitus when she was little so that scares me too. It's silly because I know deep down I'm fine! I just find it hard to relax and stop my muscles from feeling so tense sad

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      and no I was on medication once and it made me poorly so not on medication and haven't saw a doctor in months so maybe I'll go back and see one, need to speak to them about my acid reflux anyway.

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    25 yearold male here suffering the exact same as you two. Don't matter what sex size colour or anything health anxiety will ruin you. It's absolutely destroying me atm. sad

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      Hello! I know its terrible but we just have to battle through it, it comes and goes and the feeling is horrible but if we're worrying about dying were not even really living! It is hard but we can over come it.

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      very truee we can all battle this it comes and goes quote i like is destroy what is detroying you dont let anxiety take over you we are so worth it and better than it 
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      That is thing I wonder st the core for health anxiety. Is it the fear of dying or the disease. My guess is dying. My friends Dad has cancer stage 4 and he does his chemo treatments and doesnt seem anxious as I do.

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    Talk to your Mam and Dad regards your Grans Death they will discuss the loss and explain and help you get over the loss

    If you are concerned regards your own end all I can really say it is not unusual for people in your age group, I was the same and would well up when I looked at the sky and wondered what death would be like if I could never see the blue sky and white clouds. Eventually I understood there was nothing I could do if I was to die at nineteen on early twenties.

    When we are called we go so what the devil I would live my life as every day was my last and get on with living. I am now sixty six years old Chronically disabled for thirty years and still here, just think your the years I worried about death. When it is my time I go, No-one can stop our deaths when our times arrive we go and nothing can stop that. So enjoy your life, let our deaths control itself

    BOB

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