Is This PTSD? Or Can It Be My Severe Anxiety?

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   Whenever I hear someone yelling, even if it's from all the way on the other side of the house, it still gets my heartbeat thumping away. When my phone notifications go off, it scares me, for some reason and gets my heart thumping away, just like when people are yelling. It doesn't matter whether or not the other person is mad. If they are yelling, period, it sends me into anxiety mode. I will also, get that pressure feeling in my head. If someone is yelling at me or someone else, I also, begin to get p*ssed off and sometimes, snap on them. Can anyone help me? :'(

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    Hi Kayla, I get exactly the same. Also when my phone goes I feel like the person on the other end has bad news or ive done something wrong.  What ive done is change my ringtone and notification to something funny, so it makes me smile.  As for the shouting, unfortunatly I havnt found a way around this. Take care. x
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      Sure will and if you could do like wise I know I am being silly but he anxiety is just awful and once I have the starts if it it can stay with me for ages. Though have to say when I see a message and All is well the relief is good like I got away with it this time. I always have a TV or radio on and that helps. What we going todo with ourselves. I always say hay their are far lot worse things I could have so just get on with it. How long you been coping with it ? Make you really laugh now. My phone went before and it was off this patient thing and it said. You have won bad. It went on to say a badge. But my stomach whooped thinking oh god bad something. I must have done something wrong on site as I never been on one before X.
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      I was attacked in March last year, so ive been dealing with it since then. seems to get worse for no reason. I've been on medication for about 5 months which seems to work a bit, but doesnt take the feeling completely away.  I started on a minimal dose but have been put on a stronger one recently. Anxiety is still there though. x
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      I have always had it as far as I can remember. I thought it would go as I got older but it never has. Tried everything but now accept its just part of me. Think mine us because I had an awful step father and I felt nervous around him as he could be violent to my mum. It just never went and I think that's why shouting sets me off. I have had all sorts of tablets. Counselling and herbal stuff but it comes and goes on a daily basis. So I grab the times even if just hours and try to enjoy them. It affects my relationship eating and socialising at times but I always get through the bad patches as I know it won't kill me and a real threat isn't there. The real events I deal with. It's just the what ifs I can make up at times I end up believing they will happen. We will be ok you know. How old are you if you don't mind me asking ? X
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      I'm 40. I think mine is going to get worse because my husband is coming out of prison in march and that scares the life out of me. I'm really jumpy even before hes out. I just when the postman comes, my mum comes, if someone knocks next door...it goes on.  Do you live on your own?  It sounds like the shouting problem has come from your step father.  Have you tried citalopram tablets? X
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      Yeah I guess that's where it's from. I have two teenage daughters. 15 and 17 and a partner. My partner works away so comes and goes but he does increase my anxiety not that he means to. When you say you got attacked who by ? Was it a random thing ? You will find it an adjustment your husband coming home so expect it and try accept it. Remember it's there before he came home so he hadsnt caused it. I often think my partners caused it and I can take things out on him. X
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      Sorry, i wasnt very clear. My husband attacked me, he was arrested on attempted murder (but was downgraded to ABD, and is about to finish his sentence. He was on cocaine for a long time and I didnt know. I would go to work and when I came home he would be sleeping so didnt know what he was up to during the day. So hope you can understand how scared I am of him coming out. X  How does your partner make your anxiety worse? X
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      Now I do understand. So you are not having anything todo with him are you ? Please say no ! Of course you have anxiety. Who wouldn't have. You have been through a lot. Do you have children together ? Anxiety can be caused by anything I think. Millions have it. You just got to tell yourself that part of your life is over. You will find the strength you know. I have had it 40 years as 51 now. My partner makes me anxious over silly things may be shouting at kids. They need mind at time but cos shouting makes me anxious I get mad at him. It's normal family things but I stress. My daughters have been let to get away with stuff cos I get anxious with confrontation and arguments. X
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      Wow, I don't want to tell you what to do.  But it sounds like you have a toxic relationship with you boyfriend.  You should not be scared of some one that is supposed to love and care for you.  Good luck
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      No i'm not with him anymore, i'm half way through a divorse, should be through mid Feb. We dont have any children together so thats a blessing. He has agreed a settlement so hopefully thats it. x
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      Its a stressful time for you and you will be worried about him coming out but I think he will stay away from you and just let the divorce go through !! You will get through this you will muster up rhe Strength. How long were you together for ? Do you have good friends around you and family ? Anxiety is horrid but I have it most days. Think when awful things happen. It stays with you the trauma and leaves you anxious. I always think it's so unfair as its like you pay twice over for something you never did xx
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      Thanks for the advice. I was with him for 20 years and married for 13 in that time. Im 40 now so Ive hardly know anything different. Its strange being on my own. I have a couple of good friend but dont want to be a burden on them. X
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