My anxiety..I need someone to talk too

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Hi my name is Joe..it's been 2 months since I been struggling with my anxiety..I've been scared I was gonna die and everything..I have muscle pain everywhere..I can't play basketball sometimes or skateboard..I get irritated sometimes and most or the time when I think about my situation..I bound to get upset and get very emotional..I have crazy physical sensations in my body..mainly chest area..and it makes me feel like I'm going to die or something..I try to avoid the Internet for answer cause I figured it can also show you bad things things that you might think you have like a heart problem or something..I really hate it..I also struggle with depersonalization..it's the worst feeling ever..I'm trying to stay strong..I really just want someone to talk to that could relate cause why I tell my friends and family it's like they say oh ok you gonna be fine then brush it off.... Please help I know I'm not alone in this

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    Hi Joe

    You are so right to stay off the net to find solutions, it will only make you worse. I have the same feelings and find it haed to deal with.  My friends and family also say "silly" things like  "it will all be fine" or " dont worry about it".  This never helps.  Try to explain to them that unless they are in your shoes then its very had for anyone to understand what you going through. You ARE a strong person, just keep telling yourself that. You are not alone. I've bean dealing with it for about ayear since i was attacked by my husband and my sitaution is getting worse as he is getting out next month and my family say stupid things like " he wont get near you, ever", they arnt going to be there 24/7. Others dont understand at all.  Are you on any medication? I didnt want to go on anything at first but i'm on the mildest antidepresant and its done a world of good. Talk to your GP.  Keep strong... you are strong at heart. x julia

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      Hi Julia, you said you've been dealing with anxiety for a whole year so maybe you can answer my question. Does the physical symtoms like body/muscle/joint paint go away and come back out of the blue?

      I've been dealing with anxiety since I had a major attack the last week in 2015. Since then I've experienced almost every symtom but the health anxiety is the absolute worst! I don't feel anxious alot these days and for a week I actually felt normal again. Now my left elbow joint hurts when I move or turn my arm a certain way. I don't want my hypochondria to act up again.

      Could it be that anxiety symtoms come back whenever? Also I've started having horrible dreams n grinding my teeth at night again. I'm not on any meds.

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      Hi Natalie

      The physical pains can come and go randomly. I was put on citalopram (20mg) quite a while ago and they seem to take the edge off most of the anxiety side effects.  I had my first counciling session today and she decribed anxiety a really good way and it has made me understand myself a bit more...so here it goes.... Think of a thermometer, the average person gets out of bed and they'r on 20. We get up and were automaticaly on 60 or above. so when the average person gets a little wound up they get to 40/50 and we go to 80/90 and theres not much else room for anything else.  (it made sence to me) So try and guage what you are on the level and try to control it. Like I said before try your gp. stay strong. x

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      Thank you that really means alot to me...I also take L theanine for my mood..it's a non addicting substance (pill) it really helps me cause I don't like to take meds from the doctors I feel like I get worst when I do
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      I'm going through the same thing and yes it is the anxiety that causes all the physical symptoms and pain..basically this how it works..it can be the smallest sensation that you feel in your body..and sense your anxiety is strong your mind will notice it..that's why u need to tell yourself your fine..(it's just anxiety)...although anxiety is strange and scary at times but it's completely harmless..anxiety is basically like a defense mechanism for your body.. (False danger)..you just have to learn and cope with it and tell yourself your fine...I'm going through the it as we speak..I hope you get better 🙏🏽
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      From my experience.  Stress makes my anxiety worse.  Most likely could be the root cause of yours.  Best to seek professionals for answers.  Since you mentioned hypochondria, best to seek counseling on how to deal with that anxiety.  Most likely will be CBT.  Our thinking the worst is behind our anxieties.  We need to challenge our "what if" thinking.  I know it can be hard.  But I look at as when we were toddlers.  We crawled, and tried to walk.  We stumbled while walking but got back up to try again.  Practice makes PROGRESS, not perfection.  I hate that word perfection!
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