Does your body get weaker the longer anxiety occurres?

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I have had anxiety for about five weeks now and I feel like my body is getting weaker by the day. Headaches I didn't have and now I have had one all day. Very dizzy etc. Was given meds but trying my best without them. Can anyone else relate to this? And I can't eat anything without gipping 

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    Dear kirsty,

    I think you have the right attitude, all the time I try to avoid taking my medicine, I worry about what it is doing to me. I know that some of these drugs change brain chemistry and can make you addicted to them. I worry that I could become worse than I am now. I prefer to try diet and exercise with the odd talk from a health care professional.

    Don't worry about headaches, nausea, feeling weak and going off your food, I often feel like this through lack of sleep which is as a result of being stressed up. I go for a few walks, relax a bit or find myself something to occupy my mind and then I sleep better.

    I think life is a bit to stressful for all of us these days. Financial demands are rediculous and we are all expected to do too much. We need to chill out more and perhaps we would get well automatically without drugs.

    All the best Kirsty


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    To a degree you are right re drugs Robert and whilst they do alter the brain chemistry it's because the chemistry is altered anyways and needs re altering to the correct levels.

    The benzo's are the addictive ones to be cautious about.


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    Dear Aspinan,

    I am bob, it was great to here your comment because I am very intrested in the subject of addiction and have spoken at great length to health care professionals about it.

    We are all different so even are brain receptors are unique which is why some of us never seem to get addicted to anything where as others become addicted after a single does of a substance.

    Addiction is described as being abnormally tolerant to and dependant on something that is psychologically or psysically habit forming.

    You are absolutely correct in stating that benzo's cause addiction in most of us. However, there are many other substances which play around with brain chemistry and give you a feeling of well being.

    Lets take a look at some surprisingly inocent substances in illustrate the point. What about tea, coffee and chocolate. I have several finds who cannot function in the morning before they have had there tea. Others get really agressive without coffee as if they need it to cope properly. I no five women who are completely addicted to chocolate and become tearful if they go without it.

    The reason I agree with Kirsty is that she seems to have some built in instinct to avoid the drug she has been prescribed, I am like this so I cannot disagree with her resistance.

    I simply don't like taking stuff.

    Please give me your thoughts Aspinan or Kirsty as I value your comments.


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    Headaches and dizziness are common symptoms to people with stress and when stress turns into anxiety.. anxiety makes stress worse, headaches can easily drain a person and it depends on the intesity of the headache and having dizziness takes a lot of strength and focus to cope with it.

    Drink a lot of water, eat light but more often and get a lot of sleep though you probably won't be getting that if you still have it before bedtime.

    Try normal headache pain reliever that can be bought over the counter "once" and see how it affects you, ofc stop taking it if it gets worse, If it relieves your pain then might take it a few hours before bedtime for a goodnight sleep.

    I wish you feel better soon.

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