Sometimes I feel numb...

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I've had anxiety/depression for 4 years on & off...I've been to the doctor,ER lots of times thinking something is wrong with me (specific ly my heart)I've had eks,bloodwork,xrays done...they all tell me im fine & that I am very healthy...sometimes I feel like I cant feel my heart beating,my body feels numb sometimes,shaky,scared...it's scary having anxiety...u just always feel like something is wrong with u & it sux!!all I want is to be my old happy,fun self back...I'm 32 with a wonderful husband who supports me 100000%,we have 4 kids & I want to be happy for them.I always feel like somethings wrong....I am back on my med.that I was on before & it has helped me alot,but the worrying is still there once in a while.I know it's just the anxiety,but I can't get it through my head!!

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    I notice you spend a lot of time on here. This is just as bad as googling symptoms you're exacerbating a fear inside of yourself by constantly looking for more answers to a question you already know the answer too.

    Have you had therapy?

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      Have had one therapy session so far,but googling stuff and constantly checking my heartrate are my weaknesses right now.I'm always looking for something and it's making my anxiety worse!!I just can't stop...I HATE ANXIETY!!!!!
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      You can stop. Unplug your wifi, give your phone to your husband. You're after confirmation that somethings wrong when everything is right. Stick with your therapy. It really works
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    How long ago since the birth of your youngest child. Maybe post partum depression kind of thing
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    The first thing is just know you are not alone and that when it gets bad I too get soo frustrated. The thing is that it would be so much easier to find out you have a problem with your heart or something else! I know. But to be sent away and told your fine is terrible.

    There is help and methods to help though. The one that really works, but is awful and I still haven't mastered it is cbt. Ie. If you think your having heart problems what's the worst thing you could? Go for a run, go trampoline, run round like mad doing housework. It works because it teaches your subconscious that there isn't really a problem with your heart. Aaaand it's easy to preach because half the time I still sit perfectly still thinking that if I move I'm gonna die!

    On a different subject do you go gym or workout? I'm suffering at the moment but when I get back to the gym I stop have episodes. It really works!

    Are you on any meds? I'm on citalopram. You have to stick with them for the first two weeks as it makes it worse, makes you puke constantly and gives you the err oppersite end as well but the all of a sudden " miracle drug!!!!!

    Good look. Mail if you want mor. X

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    Im in exactly th same boat as you!! Although mine started from my heart racing out of the blue for 30 mins!! (Very scary) there was nothing wrong though and I've so many tests some today in A+E because I thought I was having a heart attack for probably the 5th time and was told once again I'm fine, but it's not enough I feel like I could die any minute and I have a 7 month old!

    I've had one session of CBT and I personally don't think it will work but I'm giving it a go! My gp said he will refer me to a cardiologist to have more tests to be sure there's nothing wrong but if it will make me worse he doesn't want to!

    I think my anxiety is the worst it has ever been and it's putting a massive strain on my relationship I feel awful everyday because people have sacrificed so much for me as I can't be on my own at all because I panic!! It's going to be hard but I've got to get through this for my partner and baby girl!

    I think I will have the tests and then I will know for sure and can hopefully move on! Ask for a stress test it may help!! If you want a chat feel free to inbox me anytime xx

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