I'm up with awful anxiety - just need to make contact with people that understand

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I'm 53 and always been anxious but coped. But my health anxiety has escalate  over the last 4/5 months to the degree that I feel I can't cope, the thought of never getting better from this awful anxiety panics me and I am just a complete wreck -- any body out there who has got better from this?

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    Hi there, I'm with u on this too, I've had a dreadful night trying to cope with this anxiety, so tired and can't sleep and don't know how I'm going to face the day. I've been bad before and yes I have recovered, but u think when an attack happens that it will never go away. I'm here if u want to chat,

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      hello Adele

      thank you so much - I wish I had seen your reply earlier as I was still up and it would have helped to be able to chat to you. I feel like I am having the surge of a panic starting then it recedes and starts again immediately without getting full blown - my legs are visibly shaking and vibrating. I'm still bad this morning- I suppose I probably drifted back to sleep for an hour and half. 

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      I has such a bad night last night, but in a way it's comforting to know u are not alone. Like u I don't know how I'm going to get through the day either. But I know it's a blip and we will get over it, but when it's happening to u, u just don't see an end in sight. Stay strong. In some ways when I answer people on this forum it helps me too.

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    I have had this recently too. I also had a period where I struggled to sleep at all and then wasn't even tired! The doc gave me some sleeping pills to help, literally only 10 as he did not want me to become dependent. He also advised counselling. I took 2 of the tablets in total on two separate occasions and they did help me sleep but I felt a shell of a person the next day for some reason so tried not to take any more and I didn't.

    Last night I struggled to sleep because my other half has been having a couple of stabbing pains in his head which he said were like when you get a trapped nerve...i however started to worry about it last night for no reason and could t sleep! Managed to drop off in the end.

    Main thing I can suggest is counselling it takes time but I hope it will work for me.

    Also it's like a rollercoaster some days are better than others then you have a blip. I hope the counselling will enable me to cope with the blips...

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      thanks for your reply - have you had counselling that helped you? I don't feel any better this morning and the thought of getting through the day is daunting. I can't stop analysing how bad I am feeling and it makes me so scared. 

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    please stop  the thinking, as they say stop the thinking and start the doing.

    anxiety is caused by bad negative thoughts in your head, if you can think negative thoughts then you can think positive thoughts, 

    ive been there it's like your trapped in a circle of negative thoughts and you can't get out and you don't know what to do, 

    Its almost like you want to keep thinking like this,  

    what helped me was catching these negative thoughts, it's automatic negative thoughts in your head (ANTS ) and find distractions, it just takes a bit of time catching your thoughts, and use relaxation exercises, to calm you down, and slow talk to yourself and say STOP, I'm having those thoughts again that I don like, I've decided to move in a positive direction and think positive, this is so powerful if you keep saying this out loud if you can, it really helped me get out of that cycle of thinking those horrible negative thoughts, hope this helps

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    Can I just add it's practice, practice, repetition and staying in a relaxed mode, it worked for me, that's just some of the therapy

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