Have serious anxiety that has got me so down. I have a great life but still feel unhappy!

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So, my anxiety has come back with a vengeance. Managed to cope without it for a couple of months. I've suffered for around 5 years now, with spots of depression thrown in at serious times of stress. 

I am currently sick of constantly feeling unwell and falling into severe panic attacks. So much so, that I have that feeling of impending doom constantly and even though I live a comfortable and happy life, I feel unhappy. Seriously unhappy and fed up. I don't see the point in anything anymore and it's horrible. I sometimes want to cry and can't, because it's too exhausting. Other times I burst unexpectedly. 

Anyone experiencing anything similar?

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    I am the exact same way but it has been going on much longer than five years. About 2 months ago I started to binge eat. I changed psychistrists and found a pychologist who specializes in depression, anxiety and eating disorders. I still feel like crap but I feel a little hopeful for the first time. Have you tried a psychologist or psychiast? You really need both at the same time. I hope your insurance covers it. If it does start trying to find them now. You may not like the first, second or third. You must find proffessionals that you click with. I hope this helps. Let me know.
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    jac

    Do you know what has caused your Anxiety ?

    Make an appointment with your GP if not all ready, discuss your feelings and concerns

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      It all started when my mother was diagnosed with cancer and now, I get them out of nowhere. Sometimes when I'm very happy and content with life, it hits me. It's almost like I'm scared something is about to go wrong. Definitely going to go back to the doctor!

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    Panic attacks are awful I know I have them .My Dr gives Xanax for them tell your Dr how you feel he can give you something for them Good luck!
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    Hi Jac - like others here have said, the first place to start is with your doctor. He will assess what you may require - meds, psychologist etc. Be open and honest with him/her, and if you feel uncomfortable or dismissed, find another doctor. Also, I wonder whether you have considered meditation? It might help with the heart issue too.
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    Have experienced this in my life. Can be very paralyzingly and difficult for those around you.The important thing is you do what ever it takes to treat the anxiety so you can find out what got you to that point.I found that wrong thinking was the root.psychotherapy put me on the path of right thinking. Begin to understand your thoughts and why you think like you do and you will overcome some of the anxiety that faces you
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    I do not know how Scotland's health care works. Maybe you have to see your family doctor first. General practioners do only one round of psychiatric training. A psychiatrist knows far more about the meds we have to take and has the knowledge if meds have to be combined. They also have a much better understanding of what might be contraindicated if you take meds for other health problems. Luck and Love.

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    Wayne's idea is right on point. Go to Youtube. They have guided meditations on anxiety and depression.

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      Hey, hope you're well. I've been doing meditation of sorts but maybe not regularly enough. Maybe take the time to do this in a more regular basis. I'm really struggling with it just now and have constant dizziness, headaches and stomach pains. I get attacks in so many different forms. So many different symptoms sad

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