Positivity is key for overcoming anxiety

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So before i start i do tend to talk and drag things on alot but i will try my hardest to cut this short, So for several months i suffered with health anxiety and general anxiety i would find myself googling all kinds of medical conditions to see if i potentially had any of them and ofcourse id self diagnose my self and send my self into a whirlwind of panic and anxiety.. anxiety is a strange feeling and when i say feeling thats because it is just a FEELING and nothing more than that yet in your mind it seems like it is something 1000 times worse especially the physical symptoms make it hard to believe its not just feelings but in reality it is and i overcame my anxiety by simply thinking more positive and controlling my mind which is key if you want to overcome your anxiety remind yourself you control your mind it does not control you the more you remind yourself the more control you regain over your thoughts and feelings.Anxiety can make you feel depressed,hopeless,angry etc the list goes on but you dont have to feel like that if you want to feel happy etc again then get rid of all those negative thoughts,it wont happen overnight but if you no longer want to feel the way you do then positivity is key banish all the negativity and you will slowly but surely see changes in your mood,thinking patterns and before you know it you will see the light at the end of the tunnel and become much happier and content.

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    I hope this is me soon.. I have horrible health anxiety over my heart.. I'll either have no chest pains during the day or I'll have them 24/7.. There is no in between. Right now I'm on day 6 of thinking I'm having symptoms of an oncoming heart attack.

    We just talked yesterday (my psychiatrist and i) about being more positive. I took a Xanax today before thanksgiving dinner because i was terrified of eating in fear of dying. The entire time the xanax was in my system, I did not have a pain (aside from being extremely full), but now that it's wearing off, random chest pains and everything is back. I'm assuming that means that my mind has been playing tricks on me for 6 days straight.

    I've never had a panic attack last this long, so I'm extremely frustrated at this point. This was a very positive post to see though.

    How long did you have health anxiety before you began to take your life back? Were you in counseling? Meds? I'm on meds, just began therapy and am going on a year of this disaster, its driving me literally insane.

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      I used to experience heart palpitations/fluttering i still do occasionally now but Its completly normal for your heart to do that my doctor had told me over and over again whilst it might not be a nice feeling its normal and it wont harm you,its important to tell yourself it wont harm me its just an uncomfortable feeling smile

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      Thats how my health anxiety started was with my heart, i was at university one day choked on some water and it weirdly gave me heart palpitations and i automatically sent myself into panic mode and this sudden onset of panic attacks and anxiety came from no where and only got worse as the days went on. It got that bad i went to the doctors 5 times in the space of 3 days they all checked my pulse and heart rate perfectly normal besides it was a bit high but thats because of my anxiety and so i accepted that and was okay for a while until one day i had a couple of panic attacks in one day and out of no where my whole left arm went completly numb and my hand started tingling then a horrible pressure feeling on my heart so i went straight away to the drop in clinic and when i went in the doc didnt even seem one bit alarmed yet i was close to tears he simply told me to put my arm in a machine that tests blood pressure and heart rate and they were perfectly normal that numbness and tight feeling was all anxiety..however I still wouldnt take my heart is ok for an answer so my doc said i could get an ecg and blood tests done for a piece of mind and guess what they couldnt of came back any healthier which then that put my horrible thoughts about my health at bay the anxiety still stayed but the physical symptoms went away within hours.. What your experiencing isnt a panic attack its your mind playing awful tricks simply because you fear something is wrong with your heart and you have been telling yourself this for 6 days straight now and when in reality of you calm down just take a minute and ask yourself do i know for definate there is something wrong or am i over reacting.. If you know your over reacting then tell yourself im just being stupid and try to forget about your heart and ignore the pains i know its hard but trust me ive been there gain control over your mind and your physical symptoms will slowly fade away! I had severe health anxiety for about a month but then it slowly faded away within a week because i didnt want to feel that way and i was the only one who could stop those feelings and low and behold it worked, as for meds i personally disagree with them as they can have horrible side effects themselves bearing in mind most medication for anxiety etc slows your heart down, basically chills you out but it can have long term effects on your health which would only prolong your anxiety so i chose not to opt for meds or therapy just willpower and determination that im not going to let myself feel this way anymore and slowly over a week i felt 10 times better. I hope you can learn to conquer your anxiety i know you can do this!

      Take care smile

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    Thank you jade for sharing this.

    I tend to lose my battle sometimes but I'm glad I keep coming here because reminders like these really helps me a lot.

    I am not on any medications as I had a bad experience with one.

    So just reading something positive like this really makes me day.

    Thanks a lot!

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      Yeah i understand totally! But just remind yourself you have your whole life to look forward to and anxiety is nothing but a feeling an unpleasant one at that you just need to find the internet strength to conquer your anxiety, dont lose faith in yourself as the more faith you have the more your anxiety will start to fade! I know you can do this believe in your self.

      Take care

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    I agree with you  jade when i used to get a negative thought i would quickly find a positive one yes it takes time but doing it every day does work I also started wearing really bright colours as my clothes were all dark due to me being a big girl but i thought I don't care I also have had bright colours brought into my home.I also sit and meditate and imagine any negativity with the anxiety be taken out of my body as my body and mind doesn't need or want it. Its certainly hard to begin with but you have to control your mind not your mind control YOU which is what it does initially thank you for sharing your post 

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      Thats exactly key keeping a possitive mind! Its a great feeling isnt it knowing you finally regain the control over your mind again smile your welcome i just want to share that anxiety in our head seems that its 1000 times worse than it actually is and people need to accept that it is nothing but an awful feeling but you have the Power to change it and most people dont realise it

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