Feeling confused!

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Hi all, 

I am 23 years old and have suffered from anxiety for nearly 2 years. I was first diagnosed with panic disorder, i had all anxiety related to heatlh problems (mainly my heart) and attending 6 counselling sessions before moving. I felt much better but after a year I am once again struggling. 

I am now worrying constantly and working myself up over the smallest things. I seem to be able to control it to a certain extend, for example not have any full blown panic attacks. Until the other day I was in a restaurant and felt really hot and sweaty and thought I was going to be sick, which has never happened to me before. I am begingin to feel really low, self concious and worrying all the time. Along with having heart palpatations! Some days its not so bad and then i will have a really bad few days. 

I feel like I should go to counselling again but scared people will tell me I am being silly and I'm not that bad? When is it when i should get help? Or should i ask to go on medications? I feel so confused! 

Any help would be greatly apprieciated.

 

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    Have you had any tests done at the docs, ive also had months of a fast heart beat and flutters. It seems to come on rapidly and you feel awful while its happening but ive had multiple ecgs, an xray, blood tests and an echo test up to now and im starting to think it may be an anxiety issue. I find distraction the best remedy as hard as it is you will be suprised how your symptoms vanish until you think about it again, Im 28 and felt awful the last 6 months but im trying to win myself through no medication. I also worry about anything my body does, any slight movement sets me off and it can be exhausting i find walking really helps, i figured that i can walk as its better for my heart than not doing! It may help to know i can relate to you.
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    You say councilling helped you before, then thats the way to go, if it helped before it will again, dont worry what others will say, this is your health, just make that appt, dont try struggling alone, nip it in the bud sooner tha

    n later.

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      Thank you to all of you who replied, its so nice to hear from others who are experiencing similar things! Its nice to talk to people that understand first hand, as I find it hard to get through to people who haven't experienced any anxiety. I am going away for a break for the next few days, but afterwards I think i will look into counselling again. 

      Thank you x

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    hiya i have had the exact same thing for years... i suffered in silence thinking that i could self help and it would go away but mine went away for years and came back with a bang! i think everyone who suffers from it feels the way you do that people will think your a hypercondriac (if thats how you spell it) or you feel weak minded embarrassed etc. you shouldnt feel that way as it is a condition and a scary and unpleasant one. I went to the doctors for the first time last week and said all of what i have been feeling as my anxiety has hit the roof and they prescibed me antidepressants (havent yet taken) and counselling which im really looking forward to going to as i believe it will always be there until you get to the route of whats causing it. Its a choice of suffer in silence and constantly worrying or go and get help and understanding. your not alone this site is proof your not and lots of people suffer from the exact same thing. you should go right away for help and just be completly honest with your doc the more honest you are the more they can understand and help smile hope it helps x

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      Thank you to all of you who replied, its so nice to hear from others who are experiencing similar things! Its nice to talk to people that understand first hand, as I find it hard to get through to people who haven't experienced any anxiety. I am going away for a break for the next few days, but afterwards I think i will look into counselling again. 

      Thank you x

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    Moving is a big change for anyone and stressful. Understandable how your experiencing panic. Some people are more prone to anxiety than others. No shame it is just how we all have different make ups. Some are tall, some short, some gay, some straight etc.  Your certainly not being silly.  Don't listen to others who have their own Issues and psychological agenda. You said "I feel like I should go to counseling again". Trust your gut feelings. You have nothing to lose and only to gain in confidence and self esteem. 

     

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      Thank you to all of you who replied, its so nice to hear from others who are experiencing similar things! Its nice to talk to people that understand first hand, as I find it hard to get through to people who haven't experienced any anxiety. I am going away for a break for the next few days, but afterwards I think i will look into counselling again. 

      Thank you x

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    Thank you to all of you who replied, its so nice to hear from others who are experiencing similar things! Its nice to talk to people that understand first hand, as I find it hard to get through to people who haven't experienced any anxiety. I am going away for a break for the next few days, but afterwards I think i will look into counselling again. 

    Thank you x

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    If you can control your emotions and feelings then maybe you don't need medication otherwise by the sounds of the above you maybe could do with some antianxieties.

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