so fed up

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apparently ive had anxiety now for 1 and a half years and its really took its toll, these pains in my chest ,arms and hands are scaring me and in my shoulder blades, i always feel exhausted and out of breath, i dont eat too much now as when i do i starting feeling ill and then think im going to die, grrr so thrustrating and scarey, im supposed to start cbt does anyone know if any good

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    Anxiety sucks rebecca Ive has depression for 16 years and been able to manage it Ive only had anxiety for 3/4 months and its drving me crazy.

    The only advice I have is meds, exercise and therapy, keep your self busy to take your mind of things, this might help to prevent or make an attack tolerable.

    I to am waiting for CBT I have heard good and bad reviews, but its no quick fix and it takes a while,I dont think its a cure I think it helps you cope with anxiety better.

    Have you been checked out at doctor?

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      I was the same went to a and e twice because I thought I was having heart attack or stroke, everything came back normal.  Every day I get a new symptom and if it wasnt for forums like this I would have gone mad, hearing other people talk about there problems makes me realise Im not alone and Im not going mad.

      At first I took to my bed but now I try to keep busy and it does help.

      I did have to resign from work because of it, I have good days and bad days but at the end of the day we just have to learn to live with it.

      My meds were changed yesterday so its a scary time for me, My gp has referred me to a psychiatrist so I just take one day at a timebiggrin


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      Yes one of the many symptoms, I did have my ears checked a while back but all was ok.

      I dont take anything for it, if it happens I lie propped up in bed until it passes, sometimes it last a day sometimes a week, its nasty and I cant function with it just learn to live with it. but it is one of the main reason I had to quit work

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      I had my ears checked as well and just have hearing loss in both ears and said I needed hearing aids but haven't got them yet.

      I had to leave my job as well 2 years ago because of my symptoms. Mine are everyday all day most of the time. I want to work again and have been applying for jobs just to see if I can do it this time but don't wanna say that I have this issue . Idk what to do...

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      I think its just a waiting game michele, they changed my meds yesterday, Im terrified about withdrawal so next few weeks are going to be rougher than ever and Im waiting on CBT, Ive heard good and bad reports about it.

      I dont think there is a quck fix to any mental illness it took me 4 years under a psych doctor to get my meds right for my depression, so it might take the same again to get it right this time round with the added anxiety.

      I wish I could come off meds completley, but I was hospitalised by depression a few times over the years and its not nice

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