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Just want to share my expericence and see others points of view.
Right first ill tell you my history with anxiety. Around 18-20 years old i started worrying about my heart and would get extreme pins and needles down my arms which led to my first panic attack. I wasn't dieing from heart problems i was fine. I got over it... for a while.
Instead of nipping this health anxiety problem in the bud i started to develop bad habits (because i didn't actually know i had anxiety).
I would monitor my body for pains and aches, prod my stomach, check my testicles daily, feel around my neck and head. Expecting to catch a disease early from fear of getting ill. Started to eat healthier, no drinking or anything, loads of exercise and try to keep from spending too much time on the computer.
I'm 24 now and just before christmas i finally got told my problem is anxiety and i do believe i've come a long way. I don't prod and try to self diagnose. I no longer worry about palpitations and they do come less often as well. CBT did help and i think i need to go back for more i'm not sure. I try to truly believe what the doctors tell me and this has also helped.
Right the new symptoms which i'm sure are anxiety but i want others views on it because i quite like seeing what others think, not asking for a diagnosis.
I'll sit still and either focus or think too hard, i will start to feel that similar detached feeling you can get but i'll suddenly snap back in and feel like im losing balance for going dizzy or something but its like a quick 1-2 second time frame then occasionally i'll get a big rush of anxiety/adrenaline with it right after.
I'll couple this feeling on top of pressure around my head (probably muscle tension or something) i'm almost certainly making these symptoms myself.
I'll sit there waiting for other things to happen and worry but this feeling can repeat itself and its such an odd sensation.
I'm sure most of this is spending too much time inside my own head and need to focus on things outside my body but as most of you will know its hard to acheive that.
I've got quite a lot of experience with anxiety now and can recognise things going on and can actually stop myself everytime from panicking when i feel myself losing control (so far).
Compared to others on here i count myself lucky because i can have multiple days in a row completely happy and then days when im affected it usually only consumes a few hours of horrible feeling.
Thanks to anyone who read this first long post and i'm interested in your views, thank you.
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