I've been having health anxiety for 2 months, help me

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I've been having problem with my breathing and my chest being tight, now it's my throat feeling like is closing up, went to three Doctors they told me I have asthma, they gave me medication but it's not helping. Now m very scared always thinking about death, the what if I don't wake up the next day, every time I think about that I have panic attacks, feel like m taking my last breath. I am tired of this feeling, I want to be normal self, I don't know if I am really sick or its just anxiety. I am always exhausted and feel like sleeping the whole but when it's time to sleep I am scared to close my eyes. This has really affected my work badly. Help please

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    I am so sorry. I know exactly how you feel. I don't have asthma, but I do have the rest of what you say! Maybe you need to ask for another medication to help your breathing?! Or, it could be anxiety, as when I am bad, I feel like it is hard to breath too. Question...once you go to sleep are you breathing ok? If so, it proves its only this "dumb anxiety"!
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    Its all anxiety symptoms trust me i know. I do my research. I felt the same way you are feeling. That feeling like you cant breath is just hyperventalation. When that happens you need to take deep slow breaths and tell yourself its okay im just having an anxiety attack. I been going through my anxiety a little over a month now, but im gettin better each day. Time truly heals all.
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    I have had asthma all my life I have had depression for 16 years the anxiety only started 5 months ago

    With asthma you do get a tight chest and wheezing

    With the anxiety it is a tight heavy chest its hard to breath but there is no wheezing

    Thats my experince

    Stay Strongcool

     

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    I have all of those problems, and sports asthma.. It's awful feeling like at any minute, your life is going to be no more. My mom always told me I feared death. I didn't believe her, until my severe anxiety surfaced.
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      I still haven't completely overcome my fear of death. See, I believe that those who have health anxiety, have that big dear of dying, and that's what makes it so hard to overcome it. I wish I could help you more, but I don't really have a solution, as I am struggling with that, too. But, I will say this: You're not alone. I promise. When I'm having anxiety, I take a hot bath, make myself a hot cup of chamomile tea with 2 spoons of sugar (you can add honey or just honey to it), and I relax. I've found that turning on a cartoon or a comedy really helps. Maybe even reading a good book. smile And always remind yourself that what you're experiencing is JUST anxiety and it cannot kill you. Good luck, hon. smile
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