Will my anxiety effect another job of mine!?

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I've recently started a new job its an apprenticeship actually where I'll get  qualifications if I finish the course, apart of me stresses myself out thinking I'll quit again because of my anxiety, sometimes when I sit in my training I pay attention to my heart beat more than anything and I'll get that derelization feeling and its horrible and then the anxiety starts and I get the panicky feeling that all this is just a dream , I cant be doing with it anymore. Half the time I dont even know what Im anxious about.. Im anxious about getting anxious! I know it sounds silly. It's getting to the point where I find it so hard to think positively and the aches and pains in my body just take over.

In my heart I really want to do well & get somewhere in life but my head just tells me I probably won't last in my job and pressure and anxiety will take over, can anybody tell me there thoughts on this or give me some advice? Im determined to get better but at the same time I dont feel like I'm strong enough..

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    If you are determined to get better, you will. Mind over matter. Yes, the heart racing when you are at a standstill can be horrid. I wake up to a racing heart beat.

    ?Your new apprenticeship is new and exciting and scary all wrapped into one. Don't quit. Then you are letting the anxiety win. Don't let it. When you are sitting, focus on your breathing - through your nose deeply where you stomach expands. I have been told breathing in yur upper chest is anxiety breathing. There are some techniques on youtube under breathing for anxiety. Give it a try.

    ?We here on this forum know exactly what you are going through. We deal with it everyday. We are all here for you.

    ?Do you see a doctor about you anxiety? Take any medications?

    ?Half the time, I don't know what I'm anxious about and then my mind finds something and it's using unsettling. But you can do it!! I believe you can.

    ?Don't listen to those negative thoughts in your head. Turn them into positive thoughts. You new job. Working your health, Believing you are a worthy person.

    ?You are strong enough. It's in you. Take care.

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      Thank you for replying back to me! 

      I've got the doctors on Friday so think I'll discuss it then, got on medication had a bad time with Setraline once made  me very poorly I was told to stop taking it so I'ts put me off since!

      I sort of know my triggers like if I havent eaten much I know I'll have an anxious day or if I don't feel like I look good things like that.. may sound silly. 

      I just hate the derelisation feeling and I dont know how to get rid of it!

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      I know exactly how you feel. I get derealisation a lot and depersonalidation, where I don't recognise myself in the mirror, so strange. The only time it goes is when my anxiety is focusing on something else. The mind is constantly searching for someone to worry about. Get rid of the core anxiety and this derealisation symptom will go. It's about diversion and distraction, I know it's so tough, I still haven't taken this advice myself but at least you know, you are not alone!

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