Stuck in a "panic state" all day?

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So today I have had a really bad day for Anxiety.

Basically all day I have been unable to catch a full decent breath, it's like my chest is to tight and I just can't get a satisfactory deep breath. No other symptoms that normally accompany a panic attack, just unable to breath properly. Nothing has calmed me down, camomile tea, Propranolol, passionflower. It's left me quite shaky. I know it's Anxiety, buts been so physically out of control in work. Throughout all my anxiety journey, breathing has never been an issue. I normally get shakes, tremors and dizziness / high heart rate.

I have also had really bad congestion problems for months with anxiety, sinuses are constantly blocked and I am constantly coughing up phelgm. Even now I can feel how congested my throat and ears feel. It's made sleeping hell / causing constant head pressure and dizziness.

I am worrying that this phelgm is actually what's causing the physical obstruction and not actually just Anxiety alone but I have no idea how to tackle this. Also think I have another infection (4th one in 6 months) due to this constant build up of phelgm on my chest (seeing an ENT for it),.

Can anyone advise please?

I really don't want to try these Sertraline tablets but starting to think I need something to calm my body down rolleyes

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    Sorry should add, I am 26. Otherwise healthy. Cut out caffiene, diary, breads and exercise regularly. No known allergies (Hospital tested) to explain the congestion.

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    No advice really, but know that this happens to me too on my really bad days, and it just eventually slows itself. I usually take this time to clean the house, because it helps your body get rid of the extra energy and makes you calmer.. Is there a really good movie or show you can watch? Call a friend to talk to distract yourself from this until it slows down? The good news is by tomorrow you should be ten times calmer.
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      I think it's just be some very long and stressful days in work catching up tbh. Sometimes it's horrible trying to calm yourself when your body feels so worked up! Thank you for the advice. It's help, phoned a few people just to distract myself.

      I have had to stop using decongestants due to rebound. Pretty much stopped working now rolleyes. No winning haha

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    See your Specialist and see how you go.

    Go the the chemist and ask for a good decongestant, they can be purchased over the counter.

    If your GP has given you medication to try, you take them as prescribed, if you do not take them you are going to upset your GP.

    BOB

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      I know I need to try them, my GP has been brilliant and has explained how they should calm the anxiety and stabilise your mood / energy. It's literally just the wrong time to be trailing tablets with potentially such harsh side effects that last a few weeks rolleyes

      Was hoping there was an inbetween. Something a little easier to use.

      Waiting to move house in the next two weeks so and once completed, I will be able to take time off work and try properly then.

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      I have to take all my medications including Opiates on a regular basis. If they change a drug it has to be changed straight away and we just take it.

      If you have explained your move to the GP He may decide, fair enough. the problem I have with that is if you take a wobler as you move and have not taken anything, talk to the Surgery and your GP should give you a call back

      Good Luck

      BOB

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    When my anxiety acts up or I'm stressed or even just have a lot going on, I get that feeling like I can catch a full deep breath and feel like I need to take a deep breath constantly. And it has lasted for a little over a week at times. Once my body gets so would up for whatever reason it takes a while for it to relax. Even if my mind is relaxed and all things in my life are calm, it takes my bodies physical symptom a while to catch up and relax too. I listen to nature sounds with relaxing music and it dies seem to help. Sometimed i switch to rain/storm sounds or classical music and both are very calming as well. I never thought listening to these things would work but I finally tried it and it actually amazed me at how much of a difference it made.

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