Felt Better Yesterday....Worse Today....What's Happening?

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So...I've been having a tough few weeks, but was feeling a bit hopeful yesterday...my physical symptoms were almost manageable, I went for a walk when I got home from work, did a bit of baking, and had what felt like a "normal" evening at home....had a pretty good night's sleep, and woke up feeling good....that feeling lasted until I was in the shower getting ready to go into work....then the physical symptoms started up again...dizzy, shaky, heart racing (although I don't think it's actually "racing", it just feels that way)....now I'm sitting at my desk in the office almost in tears because I'm so scared and frustrated....how can I feel almost normal one day and so horrible the next? I know I shouldn't be worrying so much about the physical symptoms (or why they come and go, for that matter), but it's very difficult.

Anyone else experience this "yo-yo" effect with your symptoms? Do they just come and go, seemingly for no reason at all? I'm so exhausted.....

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    Am excatly the same. Yesterday I felt great and today I feel rubbish my body just aches dry mouth it's just part and parcel of anexity one day u can be fine the next a total mess. Just keep telling yourself your fine and we are here to help u. Xx
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    I absolutely do! So frustrating!! Feel good one day and symptoms the next just like you've described... You are not alone. 
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    Understand you totally! I've been to see a heart specialist today who told me nothing wrong with you it's all anxiety! Felt good for a few hours but now it's all come back! So frustrating! Are you taking any pills?
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      Hi Steve...at the moment, I'm not taking any medications....I did take a low dose (0.5mg) lorazepam on an as-needed basis last year and it helped immensely with the physical symptoms (which is the worst aspect of anxiety for me), but I stopped taking them in November (just wasn't comfortable with using them long-term)...I tried citalopram earlier this year and couldn't tolerate the side effects (felt like my already-existing physical symptoms, only much, much worse), so my doctor switched me off them....I'm currently seeing a mental health therapist which helps a bit, but when the dizzy/lightheaded/racing heart symptoms hit, it's terrifying....I have an appointment with my regular GP today, and I'm sure he'll tell me it's "only" anxiety (again).

      I've had a bunch of medical tests performed over the last eighteen months

      (ECGs, MRI, blood work, etc) and nothing shows up....my doctor has told me that I'm one of the healthiest people in his practice, but it sure doesn't feel that way....I just don't know what to do....I'm so tired of feeling this way.

      Are you taking any medications?

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      i am exactly the same dizzyness is the worst symptom , i felt a little better yesterday and decided  i was not going to be worried about my physical symptoms as they were not real and could not hurt me . got up today really dizzy and feeling like i was treading through water and as as bad as ever 

       

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      Hi Marilyn....like you, I have decided more than once that I'm not going to let the physical symptoms frighten or worry me, but when they're severe, I don't do a good job managing them...I have, finally, been able to move beyond the point of thinking there is something seriously wrong with me (I was convinced at one point that I had a brain tumor), but I still don't have a reliable method of coping with the dizziness and shakiness and heart racing symptoms....and the fact that I'm tired and sad doesn't help....it's been eighteen months for me, and there are days that I don't know if I'll ever feel well again....it's very disheartening.
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    I am the same, thought it was because I am withdrawing from pregabalin, had a really good day yesterday, was able to go for my usual walk, then went to lidl  for some shopping, today I am so weak I can hardly stand, legs just let me down,  aching, shaking, dizzy, can hardly speak. like a drunk andy pandy, am also experiencing  side effects of pregab, horrendous, just about everything on list plus more.
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    It really is awful,but that is what happens to me too.The symptoms come and go at random and 'yes' it is SO tiring.90 per cent of the time I am alone,which I think has a lot to do with my anxiety because I am constantly worried about what would happen if I was to be taken to hospital.Who would know? I am constantly worried and that is the reason I haveso many physical symptoms.

    i read,watch TV and listen to music to distract myself from thinking of my health all the time.It does help sometimes.

    i know this does not sound much help,but try to think of things that you enjoy.

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    Yeah,citalopram but there not doing much and doc gave me some diazepam yesterday but I know they are really addictive so don't want to take them! Hate it when people say it's only anxiety! It's so horrible don't you think?
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      I saw my GP earlier today and had a chat with him about medication....he knows that the SSRIs didn't agree with me at all, and asked me why I was opposed to trying lorazepam again since they helped me before and I was able to use them as directed and come off them with no issue....I didn't really have a good answer for him other than the fact that I felt as though "people" would disapprove of me using them....he said that if they helped me, I should try them again if only for a short time to "get my feet back under me"....the daily symptoms are wreaking havoc with my life....every day feels like such a struggle and I want to be able to get out and do the things I need to do to feel better long-term (like exercise and see friends and go to the shops)....so that's the long-winded way of saying that I'm going to go on a short course of a very low dose of lorazepam (as needed) and see how I feel....I know it's not the answer for everyone, and I know it's not a popular decision, but it's what I'm comfortable doing right now. Anxiety has been the most difficult challenge I've ever had to face, and I need to have the strength to continue to fight it....

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