How to deal with overwhelming feelings of anxiety?

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I started a temporary job yesterday which requires me to first take a train then a bus. Whilst on the train, my heart rate increases, my palms become increasingly sweaty and I feel a numb/tingly feeling in my chest. I don't know what it is. It feels like excitement but it's out of fear. I tell myself that I shouldn't be anxious about getting on the bus and that everything will be okay, but these physical symptoms don't go away. Any help?

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    Its generalized anxiety, the symptoms will subside the calmer you become, the more you think about them the more anxious and worked up you'll be, try listening to music or reading on the way, I have learned to semi control mine, mentally and I distract myself, its always better to keep the mind active with other things.
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    Hi, I get this sometimes but when I'm sat in like a meeting in work or something we're I feel I need to get out of the room and get some air etc, I did get some if this rescue remedy yesterday not to sure if you have heard of it its basically a spray you put on your tounge and it calms you down, i suffer with quite bad panic attacks so when i felt one coming on i used this spray and to my surprise it calmed me right down and I was okay, funnily enough I'm at work now and a panic attack has started and I've used the spray a few times and it defiantly seems to squash the symptoms and calms you down so it's worth a go
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    I can completely relate to this I suffer with travel anxiety so getting on buses and trains etc is a nightmare. I try and focus on something else like listening to music or playing a game on my phone or read anything that takes away the fear and symptoms . Hope this helps!!
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