Having a bad time this last couple weeks,

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Seem to have anxiety symptoms on and off all day at the moment

Cant seem to break the cycle.

Fast heart beat, trembly inside, legs twitching, etc, comes and goes all day long.

Not sleeping well either which doesnt help.

Am trying mediration and hypnotherapy cds, but cant switch brain off long enough to benefit from them.

Cant seem to find a way to calm down, its the heart raising that is worse.

Any ideas how to break the cycle, I can deal with anxiety attacks now and again, but this is ridiculus, on and off every day now.

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    I've suffered with health anxiety for almost a year now, body scanning constantly always thinking the worst then having massive panic attacks. The best thing I find is deep breathing or breath into a paper bag. Try to keep your mind active by colouring or maybe a jigsaw something that isn't stressful. I'm currently taking antidepressants and under going cognitive behavioural therapy at the moment . I'm now three weeks in and feel a totally different person. I still body scan and freak out but it's not everyday. Hope this helps. Xx

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    I use Relaxation Techniques, One of the new ones is Mindfulness, The Alexander Technique or the Maxwell Technique.

    If you have tapes it may be a good idea to have words with your GP and He can get you some CBT and the CPN will explain how to calm your anxiety down. Sometimes one system may not work so you will need to try a different program.

    I do a cross between the Alexander and Maxwell Techniques and I am able to contro breathing and heartbeat, for me it really works. Sometimes before bed a glass of warm milk and sugar can help you relax. Tea and coffee are real no nos.

    What time do you go to bed, sometimes if you are not following a proven pathwaysome people have problems either not sleeping or waking up to soon

    What medications are you on, if you are on ADs take them before bed they will help you to sleep and stay awake in the morning


    All ways around


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    You definetly need a break in the cycle. Do you have xanax? Sometimes just one is more then enough to calm it all down and reset it a bit. Another good idea is to get magnesium flakes and fill a basin with water and a half a cup of flakes and siak your feet a half an hour. The magnesium will help calm you. Or you can do both. Then try a calming meditation from utube. go for a long walk with someone by the water or where there is a lot of nature.Long walks are calming as well. Or you can do all four things as well. 
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    Honey girl, you need to see a doctor and get diagnosed. He may put you on meds for awhile...or as needed. Anti anxiety meds make all the difference for a lot of us, including me, Wendy.
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    Wendy, I'm right there with you. I can't seem to break the cycle and meditation is a hit and miss with me sometimes. You are not alone.

    ?I agree with everyone who has responded to you. Especially seeing a doctor and getting yourself diagnosed.

    ?Yes, the heart racing is the worst. Like I've just ran 5 miles. Breaking the can be done with medication, relaxation techniques and both. I do both.

    ?Not sleeping can make your anxiety worse, it has for me. Talk to your doctor. Take some time to heal yourself by gettin ghelp.

    ?We all on this forum are suffering along with you. You are definitely not alone.

    ?Keep use posted. Sending you positive vibes.


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    CBT has certainly helped me along with ad meds and beta blockers and I agree with tip this is a brilliant page for support i have found a lot of comfort and support I am on an even keel at the moment but its nice to come on here and give support to those that are struggling 
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