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Anxious all the time

I just wanted to ask is is possible to have anxiety symptoms all the time even at home? I get dizzy and lightheaded at home just watching tv or doing anything i can't relax to sleep and i wake up anxious. When i am out and panic i can accept that its panic and sometimes deal with it, but at home i don't expect to be anxious so the symptoms scare me, my ears get sensitive to every noise and then i think that something is wrong with me i have had anxiety and panic for 18yrs and had CBT and it did help but 7 weeks ago i took a bad panic attack and ever since the panic has been terrible, i had to even stop driving for a while. I have been trying so hard to push myself to get out and it has helped a bit but i just wondered is it possible to have anxiety symptoms all the time or is something else wrong with me i have been to my doctors so many times and he said its anxiety but i still worry its not.
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Yes it's possible to feel anxious all the time, even at home.. I live the same situation than you now!!!

Severe panic disorder with agoraphobia, OCD, social phobia. name it, I have all of them.

When i'm out of the house, I expect to feel anxious and have a panic attack, especially in a public place or in a car ( I also stop driving since more than 9 months now and have panic as a passenger, can't be in a car on a highway, always small roads...).

At home, before the last year, I was always not anxious and very well... but everything start to be worse when my parents leave the house for the whole july month for a trip in the Europe... I was alone at home and start having panic attacks and I start also to have chronic anxiety symptoms at home as well... the same symptoms that I had when I was out of the house in the past (tension headache, palpitations, tachycardia, tingling sensations, chest pain, dizziness...)... all those symptoms appear when I was at home and got worse the last fall and this winter... Now I can't stay alone at home, if I have to be alone I need to talk on the phone with a friend... if not I have severe panic attacks... I can't take my shower because of the fast pulse rate, can't have a bowel movement if i'm alone also, i'm dealing with gaz, bloating symptoms, heart related anxiety symptoms all the times, dizziness all the time, depersonalization feeling... can't watch a movie or stay for a long time in front of my computer cause my head hurt a lot and the dizziness is worse after...I have muscles pain all the time, legs pain, numbness in the left arm, numb hands all the time also... and the list goes on...

What kind of meds your Doc want you on??? Meds can help sometimes... some peoples do well with a Therapist only, but others with more severe anxiety need help from meds... I admit that i'm also afraid of meds now because of bad experience in the past with them... but they can help ;-)

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Lately I have had constant anxiety as well. I do think it's possible. Get your meds changed.
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It is possible to have anxiety nearly all the time.  Mine is usually worst at home, so that's not unusual.  I would talk to your doctor.
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Yes this is possible,so sorry to hear it.Sounds like that panic attack really shook you up and left you in constant state of anxiety. Maybe you can try to apply the things you learned in cbt to ease it a bit. And maybe go back,see your doc?Lily
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Thanks everyone its good to hear that its possible to have anxiety all the time, at home it scares me so much and my hands are numb so often and don't even feel like they are mine its so strange. My doctor advised me to take meds but i am afraid of the side effects of meds so i want to be able to do this myself. I have been trying to use my cbt stuff as well it works sometimes but then the symptoms get so scary i panic and then i refuse to believe its anxiety and that makes me feel even worse.
Its just so frustrating and scary to feel like this all the time i feel like something really bad is going to happen and i have no control over it. People i know were killed recently as well i wasn't close to them but that has made me really anxious as well. Thanks again everyone
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Yes it's possible to feel anxious all the time, even at home.. I live the same situation than you now!!!

Severe panic disorder with agoraphobia, OCD, social phobia. name it, I have all of them.

When i'm out of the house, I expect to feel anxious and have a panic attack, especially in a public place or in a car ( I also stop driving since more than 9 months now and have panic as a passenger, can't be in a car on a highway, always small roads...).

At home, before the last year, I was always not anxious and very well... but everything start to be worse when my parents leave the house for the whole july month for a trip in the Europe... I was alone at home and start having panic attacks and I start also to have chronic anxiety symptoms at home as well... the same symptoms that I had when I was out of the house in the past (tension headache, palpitations, tachycardia, tingling sensations, chest pain, dizziness...)... all those symptoms appear when I was at home and got worse the last fall and this winter... Now I can't stay alone at home, if I have to be alone I need to talk on the phone with a friend... if not I have severe panic attacks... I can't take my shower because of the fast pulse rate, can't have a bowel movement if i'm alone also, i'm dealing with gaz, bloating symptoms, heart related anxiety symptoms all the times, dizziness all the time, depersonalization feeling... can't watch a movie or stay for a long time in front of my computer cause my head hurt a lot and the dizziness is worse after...I have muscles pain all the time, legs pain, numbness in the left arm, numb hands all the time also... and the list goes on...

What kind of meds your Doc want you on??? Meds can help sometimes... some peoples do well with a Therapist only, but others with more severe anxiety need help from meds... I admit that i'm also afraid of meds now because of bad experience in the past with them... but they can help ;-)

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Hi, it is possible. I have had panic attacks for 9 years, and I went years without them and now I am anxious most of the day and night at some point, it crosses my thoughts all the time, and creates horrible panic attacks. The things that did relax me no longer seem to do so anymore. I kind of get where you are coming from, your safe place no longer feels safe. I hope it gets better for you.
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I can relate. I'm going through the same situation. I've been dealing on and off with anxiety for almost 2 years ... I am anxious 24/7, always worrying about this or that, and my body reacts by either getting a stomach ache, head ache, dizziness (usually), frequent urination, anger, etc. I hate the symptoms and I have some meds like Xanax, Klonopin (which I RARELY take) and Meclizine for the dizziness. I am at the point where I am considering an anti depressant because I can't seem to get a grip on this - I've been in CBT for 8 months now and it's helped a lot but only for my thoughts, not my symptoms or constant anxiousness. I'm at a loss as to what to do, I want to try the anti depressant but at a very low dose becuase I do not want to deal with nasty side effects but at the same time I'm wondering if it will even help me ...
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Thanks everyone its reassuring to know that others feel the same, i have had anxiety and panic attacks for 18yrs and three sets of CBT it does work for a while but then last year i got really depressed and was admitted to hospital i think the stress of hospital has triggered my anxiety, i am trying everything to get better, the dizziness scares me and i know that more i am  afraid of it i am keeping it here but its so hard to deal with my legs shake at home and i feel unsteady when i walk, take palpitations when i amtrying to sleep and when i wake up i have been to my doctor so many times and they all say its anxiety, my therapist can't really do much more and he has perscribed cipralex its an anti-depressdant and even anti-anxiety medication but i am too afriad of the side effects. I was taking medication for a medical illness and i blamed them for the anxiety and stopped them two weeks ago but the anxiety is still here so i was wrong. Thanks again everyone it really helps.
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