Does your anxiety symptoms just last all day?

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Hello,

So about 6 months ago I have a really bad bout of anxiety / panic attacks. Literally every test came back fine, as horrible as it was at the time. I had to accept / understand it was Anxiety driving all the physical symptoms and have been working through my issues.

I have been a lot better lately in myself. I have gotten back into work, getting on with my days a bit better but I am starting to struggle again. 

Every morning I wake up with horrible tension headaches still, jaw pain and sore legs from shaking my legs all night in my sleep (I am not aware I am doing it but my partner keeps pointing it out). 

The only way I can describe it is that I just feel shaky all day - just not right if that makes sense. Sometimes I have very visible hand shakes (which makes me panic more - bloods / glucose levels fine). I also get occasional dizziness and disorientation, racing heart for no reason but by far the worst is the tiredness. I can sleep for 8 hours and within 30 minutes of getting up / to work, it just feels like I really need to sleep again and I can't stop yawning!. I am only 25 and otherwise pretty healthy.

This anxiety thing is horrible. Currently not medicating for it, but starting to think I need something to calm my body down.

Anyone else experiencing something similar? 

Thank you

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    Yes, even now, I experience symptoms that aren't fun. I basically call them the aftershocks of my panic induced bodily earthquake. My body is still reeling from the panic attacks I had back in April. I'm getting better though. 

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      That is perhaps the best description I could use. Thank you, fingers crossed it will get better. Do you mind me asking if you are taking any medication to help manage? The doctor has asked me to try Sertraline and I am not entirely sure..
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      I only took medication to help me stop having panic attacks. I took Insidon for about a week and that really cleared it up. Then afterwards, I haven't touched another pill since. I started taking a lot of vitamins. I started eating Bananas and drinking fruit drinks from the store that were packed with vitamins. I  ate things with Vitamin B6 and B12. I started eating things that had more Magnesium. I also stopped drinking caffeinated drinks. I drink Sprite if I want to drink a soft drink and water. I also eat and drink things with Vitamin C and Vitamin A. And to help with my Thyroid, I started to drink things with the daily value of Manganese which helps regulate the Thyroid. Also, I learned to calm myself down when I get worried or anxious. I will take slow breaths and remind myself that it's nothing to worry about. If I start feeling strange with my body, I will remind myself that my body is jjust acting up and that it's not really me feeling that way. That usually kicks the panic attack thing away from me. 

      I've been doing better since then. I think I'm just recovering. I do have Xanax and Citalopram just in case I somehow fall off my recovery wagon. Here's to hoping that never happens. I started to use my fear and worry to put it into usable energy for my body to help me become productive. 

      I also do cardio exercise. Doing cardio exercise like running, walking, or things that just make you move and use energy will help expel some of that excess Adrenaline that likes to still course through your system. At least half an hour of activity should be fine. Working out with weights and heavy lifting is very stressful on the body and can cause more panic attacks, so just letting you know that as a warning. Let your body recover before you work out again with heavy weights if you do. 

      I hope these words help you.

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      Thank you very much for taking the time to explain, it helps a lot. I will definitely try some supplements and alterning my diet a little. I love my morning coffee but it sends me into instant shakes sometimes. I agree with the exercise to, I do a lot of swimming and that helps control my breathing / lower heart rate. I did try to do some weights but I always got panic attacks after lifting, I guess that's why. 

      Thanks again smile

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    Hi Thomas,

    As soon as I wake up anxious my symtoms last all day...I am 21 yr old but like yourself I get tension headaches, eye aches, exessive leg skaking heart palputations and the list goes on.

    I am always tired like you mention...There is never a night I get less than 8/9 hours and yawn all day long. I have been tested for anemia, thyroid problems etc...but think this all stems from the anxiety.

    I do not take medication as I am really trying to combat this anxiety without pumping my body with drugs. I have started CBT which is a slow process but I don't want to rely on medication all my life, plus some of the side affects of the meds scare me too.

    Hope you feel better soon, this forum shows us that we aren't alone smile

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      Hello Kerrinclaire,

      Sorry to hear you are going through this as well. It is a horrible sensation and I can really relate. The worst is just trying to cope to get through a day, it's honestly exhausting and because it's not physically showing, no one really believes you I find rolleyes

      Similarly I have had thyroid, ekg's bloods etc and all came back fine. Even got a test for sleep apnea to explain the tiredness, it came back fine obviously.

      I have found that taking Passionflower supplements throughout the day really helps calm me, and Valarian Root helps to sleep.

      As far as medication goes, I haven't found any that worked as well as Herbal remedies. It might just be me, but I found anti anxiety meds just replaced one problem with loads more. I tried Fluoxetine and that was the worst month of my life. Never again!.

      Lets hope it's just time that is all that's needed to heal.

      CBT helped a lot, you need to work on it outside of the course though to get the most out of it. It really helped me at the time.

      Let's hope we get back to sometime of normality soon eh

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    Funny you should mention sleep apnea, I too was starting to think I have this...I also get muscle spasms alot all over my body that scares me.

    Thank you for the herbal remedy ideas I will check these out! and yes I'm sure we will x

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    Yes, I have been feeling the same way. I really like that idea of this being the aftershocks of panic. I was having bad panic attacks about a month ago and suddenly I've felt the shakiness and want to sleep all day, generally feeling weird like I'm in a cloud. I think it's definitely a byproduct of the high anxiety I had recently. There were a few days where I felt pretty good, and now this. It helps knowing I'm not alone. 

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    Hey thomas try doing the breathing techniques i am 26 and pretty healthy also when my first panic attack came i freaked out and started having all sorts of worries, now i am doing much better my dr had prescribed zoloft for me but i don't like how it makes me feel so i stopped taking them just tell yourself positive things here and there whenever you start to worry it helps

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    I was the same way but mine was mostly brain fogginess felt so dizzy but wasn't dizzy with super headaches and pressure in the back of my along with feeling like I had the flu for 2 months and I've actually used the term just don't feel right a bunch to describe how I felt lol, I had no idea that I had anxiety until the doctor took all my tests and they all came back OK and it was very hard for me to believe as well as I've never suffered from this ever so I got put on Celexa and buspar, I'm five weeks in and I am just now starting to feel a little better I still feel like I have the flu just tired and feel crappy also brain fog for a couple hours a day but I'm so glad I got medicine as I feel about 75% better than I did in the beginning so I would recommend seeing your doctor and coming up with a plan that the both of you are comfortable with

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