not so happy birthday

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i was on the computer checking greetings on fb when i suddenly remember my fear of dying on my birthday...then suddenly it came, numbness crawls from the back of my neck to my head...then dizziness,pressure in the chest like i'm having a heart attack,difficulty in breathing,feels like there's something in my throat and i began coughing. my entire body is in pain...pins and needles on my muscles toger with numbness on fingers, i feel warm but they said i am cold to touch,my BP is only 125/80 and pulse 80, looks like normal to me but feels like im dying!...i took Iterax and it seems to help a little. i hate this dying feeling! can you tell me if its anxiety or panic attack? dont really know the difference....

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    Could be either one, panic attack usually is intense and happens quickly, anxiety usually it is chronic(as far as I know) your vital signs are normal so it doesn't look heart related. Anxiety/panic can give us terrible symptoms, I've had them for years. Hope you feel better.

    Brian

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    I used to react similarly to you thinking I had every disease known to man. What I've done is I've slowly worked through lifelong issues with a counsellor that has helped me uproot many issues that I have from my upbringing. I am slowly finding me it's a slow process because I have many fears that need to be recognised. Slowly my anxiety is calming down but I still have a way to go. The book DARE and being mindful has really helped😀
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    I have exactly the same symptoms as you and its anxiety, Ive had lots of test done and all are clear,when it happens to me I just have to keep telling myself its the anxiety not a heart attack.

    This illness sucks and I hate it but try and stay strongbiggrin

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      i have a blood test done for my thyroid hormone,im waiting for the result....whenever there is that feeling i was being covered by fear of dying...so horrible feeling...im trying to be strong and learning to deal with it
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      it was so hard to think clearly especially when all i can think about is what i am feeling at that moment...i feel like life has been slowly sucked out of me.and if i go to sleep i would never wake up again...fortunately i slept and still woke up...this is the worst birthday i have...but still thankful that this day is almost over...everyday is a struggle and i don't know how long can i put up with this feelings but i'll try to be strong as long as i could. thanks!
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    to all of you guys...thank you for your greetings, advice, comments and information...i didn't know what will i do if i havent found this site...i feel like i am going crazy...and used to blame myself for this but now learning about anxiety makes me feel a bit lighter and it gives me hope that i'll be better again...my goal is to learn how to deal with this and get over it!
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      i've been to the hospital several times but they give me different diagnosis, i noticed that they just focus on the worst symptoms and try to relieve it...none of them said it was anxiety...so i am waiting for the blood test result...hoping it is just my hormones...where should i go for therapy?
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      If your in UK your doctor has to refer you to NHS the waiting list is very long. Or you can go private apparently there are several charities who offer therapy at a reduced rate. 

      The NHS offers CBT which does not cure anything but helps you deal with it. (as with most therapies)

      If your overseas I dont know where to find therapy

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