Feel like there is no break from anxiety

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I don't know what has happened this year - there has been a lot going on this year but nothing I could class as "major" and yet this year my anxiety has increased ten fold.

It seems not a day goes by where I don't have a panic attack. Xanax makes me MORE on edge. I take a sleeping pill as a last resort but haven't taken one in months.

Eating junk food, walking alone, darkness, everything brings me back to a phobia of death and more panic.

Today I thought I was going to have a heart attack because I ate too many sweets today.

I just need a break from it but even doing my usual "go to" things like walking etc are causing me stress.

I'm only 29 - my GP has promised me I don't have heart disease, diabetes or anything wrong with my lungs: I do have acid reflux and post nasal drip so that could be attributing to feelings of breathlessness and in turn causing more anxiety attack.

Any tips!?

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    Reflux is a nasty thing and could be the cause of your signs and symptoms.

    ​Processed foods and junl foods have all sorts of additives and colourants in them detrimental to health. Try plain simple foodstuffs, fresh fruit and vegetables and take Vitamin D3 and magnesium to boost your aut immne system. The Paelo diet also boosts the immune systam and is actually known as the auto immune diet.

    ​Sugar ca trigger anxiety attacks as we.. Aspatame the artificial sweetener , sorbitol etc should be avoided as they cause many adverse reactions including panic attacks, seizures, kidney damage, also check out any food intolerances. Hope this helps.

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      Thank you ice cool - I was lactose intolerant as a child but I do drink a lot of milk now and so may be worth getting that checked again I just assumed I grew out of it.

      Definitely going to change diet now and that may even help with anxiety issues too!

      Thanks so Much for reply xx

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      No problem Sophie. My gastro enterologist advised nme about reflux a few weeks ago. If you do havee this it is important to take antacids. I am now unable to have PPIs so the gastro guy advised Gviscon one teaspoongul before meals and one before going to bed. Also sleep propped up to avoid any acid going into the lungs. Imprtant to eat small quantities of food and not to eat before bedtime for at least three hours. That is if reflux is the cause . However worth a try esp over Christmas period.

      Take care.


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