Need help, had bad anxiety briefly and don't feel the same since then

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Hello and thx for taking time to read this I appreciate it a lot. So this all started about 2 months ago after lunch and I sat down then suddenly I just started feeling really really anxious and experienced the symptoms like heart rate increase light headiness..(Im in high school)

After that I went to a doctor and we found that my blood pressure was low and that I needed to start exercising again (I haven't done any proper exercise for like 2 years now). 

Then I became really sensitive to what's going on with my body, constantly checking pulse etc and every week I thought something was wrong with me. Like for 1 week I wouldn't eat because I wasn't hungry at all then another I would think I had an issue with my bowel and was anxious etc

 Now it's definetely better but I still don't feel the same like I used to before that first incident, I used to be able to just go out and enjoy myself and wouldn't worry, now I constantly feel like something just isn't right.  The one thing that's annoying me is that this has changed me and like I said I can't just hang out with friends like I used to and I don't want to go to school at all ( I really loved school before all this 2 months ago). 

The final thing that's annoying me and frustrating me is that I have these eye floaters in one eye ( I got them as soon as these anxiety things started happening and haven't lost them since) 

I just want to go back to Normal and be the way I used to be and I don't really know what's causing all this so I really appreciate any advice/help that is given heresmile

Thanks so much for reading 

 

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    Hi hun,

    I can completely relate and you are not alone. When you experience anxiety the first time, it is scary, confusing, frustrating and you feel you dont have control. Then the 'whys' and 'what ifs' come into your mind which fuels it.

    Of course you will be worrying, its a normal reaction when you experience something that is out of the norm. You went into 'fight mode' when it happened and now you associate that feeling and situation as a threat.

    Some people can bounce back easily but with most of us, its a long journey to get to a point where we feel normal again.

    There is no easy fix but you can feel better again. Medication can help but its not a fix. You need to also practice cbt, exercise, eat healthy, see your GP and Phychologist etc. You need to re-wire your brain and change the chemical imbalance.

    Don't be affraid or ashamed to ask for help. Also, the best advice I can give which helped me is accepting you have anxiety and don't be afraid of it. When you stop being afraid of it is when it becomes less threatening. Dont let the anxiety control you, you control it. Continue to do what you enjoyed doing. Go to school, go out with friends, continue to try and live a normal life. Even if you have a panic attack, its okay. Take some deep breaths and say to yourself, this is only anxiety, it will not control me, tomorrow is a new day and I will try again.

    Anxiety will start to loose its strengh over time.

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      Thanks for the reply, I have started to do a bit of exercise again which is helping a bit . It's just really frustrating and a bit scary to feel this way now and I really miss being the way I was...

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    I would definitely make a Dr.'s appointment and explain to them what is going on.

    If it is anxiety they have medication you can take that will help you newel much better and deal with things easier. But you first must talk to your Dr.

    Good luck honey keep us posted please. 😊

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      I visited the doctor before and he just checked all my vitals (also had a blood test done, all is fine ) just like I said my blood pressure was pretty low. I am going to visit a psychologist soon I would say to help.

      Thx for replying

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      Why the heck would you not take something the doctor gave you to help you????? That's weird, expecially if they are herbs. If you really want help you will have to do your part, dear Tim

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    Hi tim,

    First off, what did you have to eat for lunch that day ? The reason I ask is research has now shown that food additives can now be panic / anxiety triggers not just emotional stress etc etc. For me it was a snake bite, I'm not scared of snakes, by that I mean I was bitten by a snake and the small amount of venom that was injected or left around the wound was enough to play up with my nervous system, I don't have emotional problems around snakes, they still don't worry me , it's just that Pyschologists and Pyschiatrists tend to diagnose you with an associated fear and in my case they blamed the snake ...I feared the snake that bit me so therefore I fear all snakes...untrue..my attitude towards snakes hasn't changed from the day I was bitten 26 years ago.

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      That day I went to subway and had a sandwich along with a cookie and Mountain Dew. I had this food so many times before aswell so it was nothing new I was eating. The only thing I fear is being stuck this way and not returning to the person I was 2 months ago 😪.

      I also forgot to mention that I have tons of eye floaters in my right eye which is also really worrying/stressing me.( Going to see an eye specialist aswell soon) 

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      Hi tim

      Eye floaters are very common in everyone, I have them frequently and with no medical explanation as my eyes are as healthy as they can be for my age. It would take awhile to build up...food triggers but it is interesting you have mentioned a Subway sandwich, I'd be very interested to know if there is any MSG in their bread, etc etc, even if it was under another name, here where I am MSG is suppose to be illegal in food products but there is a way around this for the companies,it only has to have a name change and another ingredient mixed with it , also be interesting to know if the Cookie had MSG in it as well, you would be surprised at what this food additive can have on our health.

      How low is your blood pressure ? that can be a cause for eye floaters and the dizziness,weakness,etc etc

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      Hi tim

      Eye floaters are very common in everyone, I have them frequently and with no medical explanation as my eyes are as healthy as they can be for my age. It would take awhile to build up...food triggers but it is interesting you have mentioned a Subway sandwich, I'd be very interested to know if there is any MSG in their bread, etc etc, even if it was under another name, here where I am MSG is suppose to be illegal in food products but there is a way around this for the companies,it only has to have a name change and another ingredient mixed with it , also be interesting to know if the Cookie had MSG in it as well, you would be surprised at what this food additive can have on our health.How low is your blood pressure ? that can be a cause for eye floaters and the dizziness,weakness,etc etc

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