So fed up. When will this anxiety ever go away ??

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Hi all, I'm so fed up with this anxiety. I think my health anxiety is by far the worst. I've tried to ignore it, accept it, live with it, welcome it, say bring it on I just feel rotten. The pain in my chest and that choking feeling along with the pressure in my head has been here for the last 2 days, I just feel I can't cope with it any longer. It usually comes and goes and I try to put up with it, but it's really getting me down. I don't want to go back to the total panic I was in before but it feels like that might happen. I sometimes think all the therapy in the world couldn't help me. Just feel so upset by it all.frown

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    😔 I feel your pain and frustration Elaine. I have been suffering with anxiety and panic all my life and it's at the worst it's ever been. I'm beyond petrified everyday! I want shock therapy as I can't control my brain or thoughts any longer....I feel like I'm going to die....
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    I have all those symptoms! The pressure in my head is the worst! Feels like it's gonna explode!
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    Sorry to hear you have having such a hard time. It's so weird the way it grips hold of you but then other days it seems far easier to live with. Maybe it's all chemical. I don't know, hang in there. Tomorrow is a new day and might be easier. Keep remembering it's in your head and you will be ok. We all understand xx
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    Hi everyone thank you so much for replying. I'm just at my wits end with this. I've lost my job through it, a job I was in for 10 years. I know it's all in my head, but then I think, what if I really am ill ?? It's so frustrating and upsetting. Every day is such a struggle to act normal, to try and keep myself under control. My OCD is getting bad again too. The constant checking is awful. I spoke to my therapist last week about it as I foolishly thought almost everyone with anxiety had OCD too but he said no it's quite rare. Just fed up, but you are right tomorrow is another day and hopefully a better one. Thank you again, I appreciate all your replies, I really do.cheesygrin
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      gaby, i have recently started a low dose of prozac for anxiety-ocd.  for the first two weeks or so i thought i was worse, and then i felt better. i am not cured, but it does help me not take things to the edge as i have always done. i do think that there are a few antidepressants that do help. i chose this one because it has very few side effects. i have to take something for depression also, so this has helped in both ways. i stayed curled up in a ball for about a month, then got on it, and about a month later i am at least functioning.... getting things done, etc. just my experience......
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    Hi Gaby, no I don't take any meds. I have tried over the last year but had horrible reactions that made my anxiety off the chart and I couldn't risk going back there. I often wish I could take something but I suppose it's not the magic pill I think it might be. The OCD makes me feel so annoyed as I say to myself just walk away you have already checked, but I always go back. Hope you start feeling better real soon. cheesygrin
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      Hi Elaine

      Can you explain a bit more about the OCD with anxiety? I check my gas hobs plug sockets check i have my keys in my handbag x20 before i go out at lock and relock doors when i leave the house. I thought it was just anxiety? Im confused myself its crap

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      yes, the underlying anxiety causes the symptoms of ocd. it runs in my famaily in all forms. from just a thought disorder, to cleaning, to hoarding. all of it is anxiety based.......  at least for us......
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    Hi elaine,

    Anxiety really drains us out. Many a times we think if it will ever go away. But the fact is we are down and there is surely a way up. Recovery is slow but gradual.

    I would encourage you to keep fighting. Continue your meds, therapy and some kind of physical exercise.

    cheers 

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    Hi Punk, thanks for replying. I'm trying to keep going, it's just been kind of hard lately. I want the old me back, she wasn't even that great, but she was much better than the new me. I can't stand the new me lol. cheesygrin
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