Feeling terrible

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Hi i have suffered with severe anxiety and panic attacks since jan of this year which involved me being took to hospital in an ambulance because of my heart racing. Since then its been a constant battle of feeling unwell all the time along with panic attacks. The past week ive felt so ill which i went to the hospital on xmas night due to chest palpitations, racing heart and uneasy feeling in chest which all checks came back normal just heart rate was fast. Since then ive felt terrible with the urge to vomit, feeling weak, exhausted and struggling to sleep because i feel like i cant breathe and i wake up as i start to nod off gasping for air and chest racing. Im so scared at the moment because i feel so terrible and my chest doesnt feel right. The hospital did say it may be a virus but my temp was normal but i have had lower back pain to. Im just looking for reassurance and advice on what to do to keep me calm because i really dont want to end up going to the hospital again and embarressing myself. Thank you.

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    Moo88, I'm so sorry that you felt so bad during the holidays. I would suggest that you see a Psycologist or someone who specializes in anxiety disorder. You may have to be introduced into the world of antidepressants due to a chemical imbalance in the brain. I had the same thing you have until I found the right meds for me. Wishing you a happy new year and a very happy life ahead. It will get better I promise!!
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      Thank you for the reply. I have had 6 sessions of CBT but its been no help i feel like i need on going support. I did start sertraline for 2 days but had a funny turn off it so i stopped taking it. Im scared to try anything else now. I dont know what meds or dosage to try next.
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      I too find CBT hit and miss. I had CBT many years ago but when I was ill first time with anxiety and visited same person she was simply out of her depth in hind sight.

      I really don't think CBT is fully effective when your in grips of anxiety and depressive disorder. 

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    Hi 

    breathe through nose out of mouth 15 x a minute 

    chances are you are hyperventilating excess oxygen causes all of your symptoms 

    RELAX 

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    Well, there's something psychologically wrong I think. What makes you anxious at your first anxiety attack?
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    These are all signs of anxiety my friend. I have had these symptoms and many more. Don't worry and have trust in your docter. If he says you are all right then pls don't worry
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    Hi

    I'm d same all d time it woke me at 2am this morn wit heart racing etc jus horrible I'm totally sick of it n its get t Jo someone else is in d same boat n I'm not going mad! Its v scaryvthough my arms go numb too do u experience tat?get t get info from others who suffer same

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