General Anxiety

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Greetings! my first time here.  I have been at other forums. I suffer from anxiety since 2006.  I know i have anxiety but sometimes i feel it can be something else. Anyone else go through this?

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     Absolutely! My anxiety started when I was in my 20s.   I had so many symptoms of anxiety that I thought I had MS, or some other horrible condition. Anxiety symptoms can often mimic other conditions.  However I always suggest following up with your doctor just to rule anything else out. If everything comes out OK, then it's time to work on the anxiety. My tests all came out fine. I find that when I exercise daily it really relieves my anxiety. The endorphins in the brain are released that makes me feel 100% better.  The other thing that really helps me is talking to a counselor. I continue to go even when I feel better. It's great to vent to someone who can really help and give you the tools you need to overcome this. The worst thing we can do is sit alone and think and think and think. The mind Tends to go to the negative if we let it so it's important to stay busy!   The what if's in our mind are actually harmful to our mental health. It's a known fact that overtime too much stress and anxiety can actually make changes in the brain however positive  thinking, happy thinking can make positive changes in the brain. 

     be relentless in the fight against anxiety! Don't let it take you over because you deserve a peaceful and happy life. There are some great audio meditations that are free online that deal with stress and anxiety  and overcoming negative thinking. It really helps me a lot. 

     but if your mind is scaring you about other conditions it is worth it to see the doctor so that you can get some relief that it's just the anxiety. That's what I did.  But once you get a clean bill of health, do not let your mind go back thinking it could be something else.    Go forward.!  Counseling, meditation, exercise, eat healthy, socialize! 

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      when i first got anxiety i thought i was having a heart attack, my husband took me to the E.R. 4 times and i always got sent home. They would do all kinds of tests and it will come back normal. They never told me what was wrong with me. So i decided to google my symptoms and anxiety came up. i made an appointment with a psychologist who helped me so much. The anxiety left for a few months but always came back. I moved and i havent seen a doctor in many years.  I will look for one where i live and see. I use to also take zoloft and klonopin. It made me feel so relaxed. I am going to try to get myself busy since im a stay at home mom. Its hard being stuck all day at home. Thanks for your story. I will do everything you told me. Thanks for listening.
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    That's just all part of anxiety. The best way to deal with it is, any physical symptoms see a Dr, when they tell you your fine and it's anxiety, believe them. Never ever google symptoms, and never look for reassurance - there will never be enough to satisfy you, it's all just anxiety. Follow those simple rules and everything will be much easier

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    It's called health anxiety and it's really common! I have that quite a lot and it's bad and hard to deal with it but you have to remain strong! Being a mother can be very stressful indeed! You should take strength from your children! Play with them,spend more time with them and you will feel better! However I suggest taking to a therapist as well!

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    It is so hard living with the anxiety and panic attacks and for people who have never experienced it (and wouldn't wish that on anyone) for them to understand what you are going through. I went from feeling the chest pain for the longest time and always thought I was gonna have a heart attack. It eventually went away for a while. It came back a few months ago and even though I knew what was happening, it scared me and for my attacks there's always something a little different each time so my mind is saying ok this time it really is a heart attack. Now the chest stuff has gone away for the most part, now it's my head, scared I'm gonna have a stroke, or have a blot clot. And I know explaining this to people sounds weird. I know I'm stressed but there are times I don't even feel like like I'm thinking of anything and I start getting light headed and feel like I'm really not here. Im just trying to keep pushing through and stay busy, but it is hard to put on a smile and pretend everything is fine, but some days just not worth explaining to anyone and then look at ya like your crazy. It is nice to come on here and know your not alone. Sorry this was so long.

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