I have physical anxiety symptoms 24/7

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Hi For the last 3 months i have been suffering with physical anxiety syptoms every day which seems to last all day. From the moment i get up i am short of breath and a tight chest. Its really affecting my life i cant do or enjoy the things i used to. Doctor recommend me for cbt therapy but i dont no how they will help. There isnt anything particularly worrying in my life which would make me feel like this constantly. I feel like im having a heart attack but have been A&E twice and they have told me im fine. Ive tried exercising and dieting but nothing is working.

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    That sounds really tough. Do you have any idea what brought those symptoms on?
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      Ive had quite a tough year. I think its manly do with the first time i had a full blown panic attach i got rushed to hospital when i thougt i was having a heart attack, my heart rate was racing, i couldnt breathe and had pins and needles. I think im scared of that happeing again.
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      That's how mine was to, got dizzy, heart racing, my face and left arm went numb, and the chest pressure. Its happened to me 3 times. I am terrified of having another. First one happend at night when I was trying to sleep, now every night I fear it will happen again so of course I almost never sleep.....

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    I am the same way. I just got back from the ER for chest pains and such ..... They did a few tests and found nothing. They want me on more/different medication. sad its very hard BC I know that I'm just experiencing symptoms of anxiety but they feel so "real" I guess that I can't get passed it and calm down. Worst part is they happen when I think I'm fine ( not upset or anxious) so I think there is some kind of physical problem. I have a very hard time getting ahold of myself and getting past the physical symptoms. My husband gets a little upset w me. I know he doesn't understand, and he dose his best to help. I'm glad he's here to try and help but I just want this to stop!
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      Try doing diaphragmatic breathing. This brings a greater amount of oxygen into your lungs which will help to calm you down. Read about diagphragmatic breathing or go to a Yoga class or meditation where they focus on the breath. Learning to focus on your breathing will help you feel calmer and help all the physical symptoms go away.

      I have been through what you are going through and I understand your fears, but listen to relaxing music and focus on your breathe will make life a little easier.

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      Hi Michelle im the same i no its anxiety but i convince myself there must be something wrong as the symptoms are very worrying. i try to tell myself its just anxiety but i cant snap out of it and the symptoms dont go. My girlfriend  gets the hump a bit if were out and i start to feel really bad. Everyone just tells me im fine and doesent really understand but i really dont feel fine. Hope it stops soon for both f us
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    I never got the racing heart or chest pain,but I got every other symptom under the sun. Does a family member or friend have a iffy ticker? If I ever heard of someone getting ill I would develop similar symptoms to them,then I'd convince myself I had the same illness. 
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      i have constantly stuffy/blocked nose makes me feel like i cant take a deep breathe and then get  tight chest. Im convinced theres something wrong but the hospital and doctor say im fine.
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    MS and Parkinsons were my biggest fears,and you can guarantee that when I was having a good day a movie starring Michael J Fox or Richard Pryor would be on the TV,which would put me on a downer. 

    Was I just unlucky,or does this happen to any of you?

    (sorry for straying from the subject Tom)

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      No this does happen to me every time i watch tv there seems to be someone haveing a heart attack. I was watching tv this morning and someone said calm down you will give yourself a heart attack. 

      Then i start to panic myself

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      Yes! Used to happen all the time! I used to love the show House, but I would find myself on webmd for days afterwards lol. I stopped watching anything that makes me nervous like crime shows or medical dramas...... Odd though I don't know anyone w heart problems, no one in my family has ever had heart issues do idk where this crazy thought is coming from.
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    You may be lactose intolerant Tom. Remove animal milk from your diet and see how you feel. Once I removed animal milk from my diet, I stopped getting a blocked nose, poor breathing and just suffering like I had one endless cold.

    Start using soya or almond milk and I think things will become easier.

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