Feel ill all the time!

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Anyone else with anxitey feel sick and tired just about everyday or is it just me? now and again i get a good day but not often. Starting to think theres maybe something else wrong with me.

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    If you have had the necessary tests to say otherwise, there is nothing physically wrong with you. Blood tests are the most common and haemotologists can detect a lot from looking at your blood. If you are that concerned, see a doctor and ask to have blood tests taken. If the results come back as absolutely fine, you are absolutely fine.
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    I can relate to this. I have had loads of tests done as I feel sick constantly. That goes with a load more symptoms....tiredness,weakness,inside shaking,heart pounding, lightheadedness. I do hope you see you doctor to rule out any other causes. But if you want to know if anxiety can cause you to feel this way..yes it can. Do take care of yourself.
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    Me to been ill everyday for 2 years now lots of tests all clear,crazy frog are your symptoms particularly the light headed chronic and everyday all day xx I have many many symptoms xx 
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      Hi Mango6. I've been tapering off xanax for last 2 weeks so things have been worse. Feels like I'm constantly sick, lightheaded, pounding heart,body shakes, feeling I'm going to totally breakdown. I was like this before but worse for last couple of weeks.I had to go to my gp earlier I was so wound up. He upped my meds for the weekend. I've been suffering from anxiety for 15 to 20 years,but it is only within the last year that I really began to talk about things so my anxiety is heightened because I have to deal with things from my past. They say there is a trigger for anxiety I'm still learning and trying to find mine. There are so many symptoms of anxiety and I like you have so many.
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    Can I ask, Crazyfrog and Mango, what coping mechanisms do you have in place for dealing with anxiety?
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      I'm on xanax which I want to get off but it's not easy. Lately I've been trying deep breathing. Takes time to get used to and to remember to do it. Slight distraction diverting your attention to something else like making a cup of tea or going for a walk. I wish i could say herbal remedies worked for me but they didn't I'd prefer them over meds anyday. Different things work for different people. Have you read Dr. Claire Weekes' books,I found them helpful. Take care.
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    I have had blood tests they all came back clear. Just wish this horrible sick feeling would go away sad !i am not on any medication as i feel i fight my anxitey better without it x
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      No, I don't take any medication smile

      I am, however, a survivor of medication.

      I deal with it in a few ways. I've posted this maybe 15 times on here before but any time I begin to feel anxious, I do this:

      The best thing to do first is become aware of your physiology, or the very real physical symptoms you're experiencing. They are there. It isn't necessarily a symptom of anything else but if you fear it is, you should consult your GP. If you have physical checks and they eliminate the problem (ECG for heart, etc) then you should put it down to anxiety.

      Anxiety comes because your brain is creating a 'fear' in your mind, and as with anything that creates fear, you become anxious.

      The anxiety, usually, starts in your chest, so you begin to breathe faster and your chest becomes tense (as a muscle would if it is being exercised). Your lungs need more oxygen and no greater way of getting oxygen around your body is by blood. Blood gets to your lungs faster when your heart pumps it quicker, so your heart rate increases.

      The lungs are working hard now. They are communicating with your brain asking for more help. Your brain helps by asking your heart for support. So the heart is working harder than it normally would to the point where it needs help from your brain again.

      Your brain can't cope with both having a go at it asking for support - you get symptoms such as perspiration, pains in your chest, tingling in your arms, toes and fingers. So your brain panics and makes mistakes.

      Your brain then tells you to react accordingly – panic.

      The panic says, “focus on your heart; why is it faster? Why are my arms tingling? Why does my chest hurt?”. Your brain says, through duress and under pressure, “I'm having a heart attack; I'm going to die!”

      You're not. Just stop and think before your lungs tell your brain that they need oxygen, fast. Focus on your breathing.

      How to deal with anxiety is subjective and it depends on how disciplined you are in being able to set yourself space and time to be able to perform breathing exercises rather than rely on medication being there for you to help you. 3 things I've found are the most helpful - 1. Guided Meditation, 2. Mindfulness and Awareness, 3. The '7 to 11 Breathing Technique'

      Guided meditation, first of all, is quite structured and disciplined in the sense you have somebody there guiding you through the process of meditation (obviously) and you don't want to disturb others doing it at the same time - but similarly expect others to respect you whilst you do it.

      Mindful and awareness can often come hand in hand with guided meditation. Through mindfulness and awareness, you become aware of where you are and most importantly what your body is physically experiencing. In focusing on these feelings (chest pain, shortness of breath, pins and needles) by breathing them in, in a controlled manner, by breathing them out you are effectively telling your brain and body to breathe these pains out too, and they will eventually go away.

      The 7 to 11 breathing technique is when you breathe into your lungs through your mouth, nose or both, until your lung capacity is completely full - it may even hurt; you may use parts of your lungs you've never used before - and hold your breath for 7 seconds. Following this, you purse your lips as though you were blowing out a candle and gradually exhale until your lungs are empty. You hold this for 11 seconds and don't take another breath.

      Keep doing this for as long as you want. The longer, the better. During the exercise you might experience forms of euphoria; your fingers may tingle, your head may feel slightly dizzy - this is good; this is tension unburdening itself off you; don't worry about it. Instead, focus on it and treat it as a good feeling.

      With all of this, it will not be an immediate cure. Mindfulness and awareness courses, and meditation classes take time to book and when you go to them, both take patience to master. The 7 to 11 breathing technique you can perform whenever you want.

      My advice would be to understand for the first two you won't get anywhere this week but if you take steps now to look into them and how practical it is to do them, by the end of the week you may be on the right track.

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      If you ever get on a drug, just remember it should be temporary. Which I did not know till taking anti- depressants for twenty years. Then a specialist in this medicine told me that really no one should stay on anti depressants more than 6 months. Of course, there are other dr that would not agree, maybe.

      i am on Xanax , which both together have helped. But it's like any drug, the longer your on them, the less they work. My problem has been kicking them, but my body reacts with all kinds of side effects, terrible ones. I've asked my dr., he dismisses this as nothing. It's terrible. But I'm 64, that could have some significance. 

      One day I will be free of these non human drugs.

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    I don't cope with it very well at all it's been 2 years of hell everyday.i can't take medication they all make me worse sorry this isn't very positive feeling terrible today.i am awaiting another round of cbt to see if that helps xxxx
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      Sorry to here that sad ! I have been suffering from this since the start of the year its been really hard i hit rock bottom and  it makes it worse feeling like no one understands. I have been on 2 diffrent anti depressants i thought they made things worse for me! I was on Propranolol for a few weeks they helped alot with the panic attacks but i felt they make me really tired and moody so been off them for 3 months now and all other medications. I started going out for a power walk eveyday just for half an hour and eating better and i felt so much better within a few days. I still get my good and bad days its just the constant sick feeling i get thats getting me down at the moment sad ! I also tryed hypnotherepy a few months back it helped alot to but was just to expensive for me to keep going back. I also take rescue remedy drops to take the edge of they seem to help also have no side effects.  Dont give up stay positive smile xxx
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    It's all about conditioning, believing this anxiety thing is just part of life, well it's really not, I used to think about it all of the time, talk to people about it, read about it, live it. Then I sort of reconditioned myself to live my life without that habit, that conditioned response. I found that it was a bad dream that sometimes makes itself known, twinges of the past, but it's still a dream that I gave life to. Yeah, I know it's easy to wrote about, but hard to accept, well accept it, mind farts do no harm if you accept that fact, or continue ingegesting flatulent thoughts, your choice.
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    I literally made an account just to say I have the exact same thing. I can't fully explain it but it is definitely an anxiety thing.
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