Need some reassurance today

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First, I want to say thanks to all of the wonderful people on this forum!  Getting on here and reading people's stories and providing my input has definitely helped me.  I feel for everyone who is afflicted by this and wish everyone a speedy recovery. 

I've come a long way from where I've started.  Lately, I just have a feeling of not being content, and it doesn't last all day. I don't have any crazy thoughts running around my head. I don't have panic attacks where my heart races. It's just a feeling in the pit of my stomach and my chest is a little tight.  If I take a 0.25 Xanax it usually helps, but I try to fight it as long as I can so I don't get reliant on the drug. 

Does anyone else get this?  Can I expect it to eventually fade?

Thanks,

Mark

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    My chest gets tight, but then because it lacks my breathing I try and do the "Breathe in for four, hold, and out for four " methood!
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    Mark you are doing brilliantly and I'd say that I personally feel you are not far from recovery. Anxiety is like a onion,made up of many layers and eventually.little by little them layers peel away. Your symptoms are getting less and less by the sounds of it. 

    The feeling you may be having could be one of uneasiness. You have been through a huge ordeal that no doubt rocked your world and confidence and although you have almost overcome it,your mind has still a flicker of them bad times and feelings and the anticipation of all that occurring again is making you feel a little unsettled.

    The trick now is to try and get your life back into a routine and as close to normal as you can.....Within a matter of weeks I can assure you that all these little left over feelings will disappear and anxiety will be a thing of the past,as if it happened to somebody else. Your mind just need to totally understand that you are carrying on as normal because there is nothing to fear and then anxiety will have no place or no reason to be there anymore xxx

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      Thanks Gillian for your kind response.  I do think the uneasiness has something to do with worrying that it will happen again even though I don't remember dwelling on it.  I've had a few really good weeks where my life was in a routine just like you said. I was enjoying everything I was doing and in a great mood.  

      It is just strange to wake up and have that feeling of not being content. It's like my brain can't enter that default mode you have when you are relaxing. It is constantly analyzing how I'm feeling.  And it's not like a really bad feeling, just this general uneasiness that wears on you all day.  

      I went to church tonight with some friends of mine that also suffer from anxiety and depression.  They have been so good for me to be able to talk to about this. I didn't bring this up to them tonight but just being around them took that feeling away and gave me some piece. 

      It sounds like you are doing great. Do you feel like you have completely recovered?

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      No far from it Hun. Had a set back today and feel quite panicky but I'm going to have a early night and give myself some positive self talk and hopefully wake feeling better.

      I had a breakdown 14 years ago and fully recovered...I was better and stronger and happier than ever so I'm quite positive that I can get there again.

      i think it's quite common in early recovery to have a few good weeks and then maybe for the anxiety to return for a little while. It doesn't mean that you are going back to where you started....It's just the ups and downs of anxiety and depression..That happens sometimes but soon it will be a thing of the past and you won't have to worry about bad days.

      We all analyse ourselves when we are not feeling to great....but it will pass. I think you get so far in recovery and your mind doesn't forget it's safe and that it has nothing to fear...xxxx

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