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I have anxiety, for the past week my chest is very heavy, strange tight feeling around neck, stiff jaw, stomach spasmns with trapped wind, very dizzy , light headed.loss of concentration with excessive sweating.I, m frightened.only had heart monitored a few months ago so don, t want to rush to docs feeling a fool. been nauseous but still eating ok but soon feel full.Oh and feel very unreal, dreamlike , life in bubble.weakness.am I goong crazy or does anyone outhere relate to ALL theses symptoms.thanks

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    Yup all just good old anxiety im afraid, it can and does do all this and much more unfortunatly
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    Frightening though it might be these are all common anxiety symptoms. The more you dwell upon them, the more firmly entrenched they become.

    . If you trawl through the forum you will find numerous similiar posts with responses and self-help methods that Forum members implement to help them cope

    Try a common sense approach. If all these symptoms indicated a serious illness you would not be functioning at all.

    Learn as much as you can about Anxiety Disorder because knowledge is power. You are not going crazy but you will drive yourself into heightening the symptoms by imagining worst case scenarios

    You'll be okay smile The Forum members will support you through this difficult time

    Be positive!

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      I know it's hard not to be scared. But no, you are not alone. I used to tell myself if all my symptoms were the result of a serious illness I'd have been dead months agosmile

      Try not to focus on the symptoms ( not easy I know honey ) don't listen and watch your body to see what it's doing. If you have a symptom just accept it's anxiety, reassure yourself that nothing bad is going to happen to you because nothing is.

      Keep your mind occupied with other things. Keep your body moving to burn off adrenalin. Keep hydrated, that's important and get plenty of rest. Anxiety rapidly depletes energy.

      Hugs from helen

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