Health Anxiey

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Anyone out there can help me...I have a dreadful fear of people around me.being I'll...I have suffered from anxiety since I had a major operation 3 years ago...tried Prozac, sertraline and...I have emergency diazepam ....I do mindfulness meditation which is calming as long as nothing happens...but if my husband is sick or feels unwell I am in the real anxiety zone. My arms tingle I feel sick constantly, can't swallow....I always wake up anxious and get the real dread feeling is straight in......has anyone else got a health anxiety about others ....?

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    Hello Judith.... I use to be the same way. I had to get on the proper meds. Still not a huge fan of large crowds but I have learned to cope better with the meds. I use to dread everything. Hated waking up. Several years in to it I'm more able to cope with it and talk my self through and anxiety attack and even out of one as well.
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    Hello Judith ,

    I too use complimentary remedies.I named one I had tried many years ago,saying sadly it did not work for me . and I also posted of one I am trying now ,for phobias ,fears ,and anxieties.My posting has been moderated ,I can only think this is so because I mentioned the one ,that didnt work for me.didnt work for me.

    However it was mentioned by name in the previous posting ,so I don`t know why mine was moderated.

    If you or indeed anyone would like to know the name of the product I am trying .or the name of the person who I buy from then feel free to pm me ,as I can give it to you in there

    millyimp1322

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    Hi there, I'm terribly sorry to hear you having these problems, I've suffered with panick attacks and it's hurrendous. Since I started meditation, ways to breath etc it's helped no end. If you'd like to follow my pin interest page you'll find loads of info on there to help with panic. Also see your doctor and maybe counceling to speak about why your having these attacks around people, you can start consentrating on how to cope with it. I hope you get things better with time.
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      My names Hannah Marie Maloney. I do meditation in bed at night and have found it's helping me no end now.hope it helps
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      Thanks Hannah....I will try more meditation.....Just guess I have to accept that this will take some time...it may never go but I may be able to cope with it better...bit by bit...always feel disappointment when I plummet....it's a horrible feeling, I never understood until started with the sense of impending doom on a morning...then gradually lasted all day...making me shake and feel nauseous....roll on the day when I wake up optimistic!!! Might be tomorrow! !
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    Meditation and yoga really do help because they first focus on your  breathing, which will help to control your physical symptoms. If you can join a group this would be even better, because you will think out of the box and learn to control the way you feel inside.  Concentrate on your breathe and look for deep breathing exercises that can help to dissipate your symptoms. Good luck!
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      Thank you...I have started a meditation group....so fingers crossed...I hadn't realised how helpful this forum was...a bit of relief to know I'm not alone...thanks everyone...x
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    Hi Judith,

    I can definitely relate to you here. I have a fear of people around me being ill also & it affects my everyday life. I am on sertraline too and have also got emergency diazepan! have you been to speak to anyone about this, counselling wise?

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      Oh Claire...thank goodness....someone else..I feel such a wimp for making myself feel dreadful because I think someone near me will be ill at any moment....I have had counselling and it has made a bit of difference. Some days I'm fine...then the thought comes in and I plummet. The meditation is helping though and the good days are good. Just feel embarrassed to tell anyone........thank you..!!!!
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      you definitely shouldn't feel embarrassed to say. i bet more people feel it but chose not to admit it because they don't want to be judged. it's brave that you had counselling for it & admitted the problem & wanted to get help for it. i'm still struggling to talk about it at the moment but you're an inspiration.
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