I need to beat this

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So I woke up this morning with the usual sick to my stomach feeling nervous about the day ahead. I'm fed up with this today is the day I will face this anxiety head on I'm so tired of struggling through my days when I should be enjoying them I have a lovely family and should be enjoying time with them. I am currently not on meds or therapy but have appointment with doctor next week. Any advice and tips from anyone would be greatly appreciated on how they have overcome anxiety or learned to deal with it better. Thanks

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    I have been right where you are...exactly! Sick in the morning, first thought of the day is oh no, sick again and wish I was still asleep so I could avoid the feelings. You are going to beat this! Attack it and don't let it beat you. I see anxiety as a beast that you have to vow to defeat. Laugh at it, get mad at it, accept that it's there and just take control in your mind. Get up and keep moving more as is tries to get worse.

    I beat the madness this way...the worse it got, the more I got up and moved. I told myself all of my physical complaints are just "stupid anxiety". Yes, I had to tell myself this thousands of times. Your mind will start believing you. I did go to CBT Therapy and talked this through. I did and do take a very small dose of escitalopram of 5 mg. (Lexapro).

    The more I tried to live a normal life and not avoid things, the more normal I became. It was HARD, but I just kept at it and I made it out the other side. You can too!!!!

    I still read this thread and try to reply to the people I think I could really help. You are going to be ok!!!!

    By the way, my anxiety nightmare lasted three full years, there is hope.

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      Thank u so much for ur reply it makes me determined to carry on and get through this. I haven't had anxiety for long just a few months but it has define try had a major effect on me. I was a bit better yesterday and today but I know it will be hard to get myself back to were I was before all this but all we can do is try our very best. My anxiety is all focused around my health really so it's just trying to keep telling myself I am okay
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      My whole anxiety was around health too...primarily thinking my heart would stop at any second. Scary way to live for 3 straight years. It's crazy how anxiety works...rationally you know you are ok, then you can't make yourself realize it and the fears take hold. My mantra through CBT became "it's just that silly anxiety thing, forget it and go on". I said that every time I got scared, thousands of times and I finally believed and am hardly ever in fear anymore. The thoughts still come, but not the fear. I wipe them out before the fear/anxiety hits! Maybe reword or use what I wrote and say it every time you feel something wrong, yes, sometimes I said it 2 or 3 times in a minute...You can win yourself back!
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      This is exactly what I feel just now it's all to do with my heart thinking I'm just about to collapse or have a heart attack or it just stop beating . I have had 5 ecgs in 3 months and blood tests and no heart issues. I will define try take your advise thank u . Hope you continue to get better x
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    Why not lose some of that nervous energy and go out for a walk.

    Richard

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    Hi there Lynsey I'm also sick to my back teeth with anxiety. I do feel as other people have said, keep going. Up an at em !! It's hard work and I have had to tell myself for over a year you'll get through this and I'm actually starting to believe it now. I'm not on any meds, due to bad reactions but I know so many people that have benefited from them. I go to therapy and that has helped, there isn't really a magic cure apart from in your own head if you know what I mean ? I tell myself well that's right you have anxiety but other people function with it and work and have productive lives so that's what I am trying to do. Slowly but surely going places and doing things even if I'm struggling. Best of luck to you. It's a bumpy ride but you'll be the better for it in the long run. cheesygrin
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      Thank you hope you are getting through this as well. I would never have believed how bad anxiety can be until this happened to me I used to think anxiety just ment u worried a bit more than usual never imagined had so many physical symptoms etc as well it's a scary illness but we can do this x
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    Are you in the US? If so, I welcome calls to talk you through it, just PM me if you would like.
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    I know Lynsey it's like how can anxiety really make you feel this bad. That's why people who have never had it can't really understand. It might be a long road but we'll get there. Good luck. Keep on keeping on. cheesygrin
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