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How do I get rid of anxiety?? please read

Hello, I'm a 21 year old male who has had panic attacks for the past 4 month and it started on thanksgiving. They have come and gone but when I don't have panic attacks,I still feel something is wrong with me and just get uncomfortable like something is really wrong with me and I drive myself nuts. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to get rid of anxiety and attacks? Please help me with anything ya got! thank you so much!
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I think you need to see your Doctor and get on somekind of medication, you sound exactly like me, I worry about my heath now as well and ive become a hypocondriac which is doing my panic attacks no good.  I have had blood works everything normal except for my iron levels and that is being sorted at the moment. And ive had an ecg which came back with an st abnormality my phycologist and 2 doctors have said its nothing to worry about but I do worry and to be honest with you im worrying that much now i dont even get out of bed in the day.   So what im doing is seeing a psycologist and maybe he can put my mind at ease.  I recommend you go talk to your doctor they are very good and they will then referr you to the rite ppl for treatment.  I dont think you can get ova anxiety and panic on your own, well I know I cant.  Goodluck with everything.
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Theres only so much, i or anyone else can say. cause usually it takes thearpy or meds if its real bad. but i've had anxiety for about 4years now, it gets easier once you learn how to talk to yourself and let your self now its okey. try taking deeep breaths when pancing and think about your self somewhere nice like a  beach or something :). try and relax your body & mind. you have to keep telling yourself its fine its fine. maybe try warm bubble baths or whatever calms you down. but i hope this helps. good luck & stay calm !!
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whatever you do, DO NOT take benzo's!  they are poison, and will ruin your life!  take it from someone who's already been through addiction, and trauma from the addiction to benzos!  i do recommend that you see a therapist, and a phsychiatrist!  remember, you CAN NOT do this on your own, you need a suppor system, and proffesional help.  don't ever think that seeing a phsychiatrist is something ONLY for "crazy people", it's not!   i hope that you get everything under control; i feel your pain... believe me, i do!
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go see a dr. do not listen to people on the internet. 99.9% of them are people that do not know what they are talking about. on this site. ryan/RCA is very informative and FACT based. if you are prescribed something. research it. and ask questions. benzo's are not the enemy. i think there are 3 occasions in which they are bad. 1. wrongly prescribed. 2. abused!!!! and 3. trying to get off of them before you are recovered. you need CBT and some for of medication to relax you to let the CBT work. speaking of  benzo's i'm an alcoholic 5.5 years sober and i take klonoopin and NEVER even think about abusing it. the shorter acting ones like xanax and ativan have a waaaay greater potential for addiction. see a therpist, ask a doc about klonopin. and start a CBT program. cognitive behavioral therapy. those 3 things will have u feelings like your old self again. but it does take some work. God Bless!
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Hi - yes, see a dr.   You might need to shop around till you find one that you "connect" with.  Some drs just want to hand out meds.  A good dr will likely recommend you begin at the lowest doseage and will also take the time to LISTEN to you.  He/she might even recommend group therapy.

Like one posting said, "do not listen to people on the internet.  9.9% of them are people that do not know what they are talking about on this site". (no offence intended)  Forums like this can provide a certain amount of support and share experiences but we are all different people with different needs and different ways of dealing with anxiety, panic, etc.  A good dr who is there just for you can make a huge difference.

Just my opinion, for what it's worth - Rottie

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hello my name is maei am a drug addict who has been threw rehab..and i am now pregnent..i found out about 2 months ago, anyways   i used to be on suboxone but i could not afford it anymore..so my regular doctor prescribed me to methadone,,since i found i was pregnent..i thought i could take my drug use down a couple notches maybe even stop all together..Tomorrow i go to get prescribed to subutex..my insuranc is covering it..anyways when ever i don't have a buz i get the worst anxiety ever! it's unberable..so in reality i take more now then before i was ever..it's never been like this before..you know if i did dope i was fine if i dint do any for a few days usually by the third day i had anxiety so i had to get high again..now today i am takin perkaset because i go threw my dones like candy.. so my script last maybe a week...anyways i take perkaset..not preseribed..and as soon as my buz wares off witch doesnt take long i have to take more..its the only thing that makes my anxity go away!
I hate it i dont no what to do...i have been prescribed to prozac butnever taken it..i am also prescribed to colotapin..but that doesnt work..it puts me to sleep for a hour and i wake up with anxiety even worse!! Please some one help me..what do i do..
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I agree with the person who said most of us on this board shouldn't be the ones giving you answers, you do need a professional, but hopefully a good one and they're hard to find.  What I don't agree with is listening to Ryan, he's just quoting pharmaceutical company websites, as far as I can make out.  Watch out for people who tell you everyone reacts the same to medication or anything else, and who maintains anyone fully understands either emotional illnesses or especially medication.  Drugs are not well studied, and the harmful effects usually don't come out for years after they're introduced into the general population.  Drug studies are mostly on animals, which don't react like humans, and human studies are very small and short term and eliminate all serious cases and people with more than one problem at a time, which is most of us.  Most importantly, everyone is different, and deserves to be treated so.  
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about 2 months ago i slipped on black ice and hit the back of my head. after i had gotten up i felt a ball in the back of my head, freaked out and went home - well, on my way home the ball all of the sudden released and it was gone.

ever since, i've had the feeling of losing feeling throughout my body, tingling, numbess, light headedness, dizziness, etc. I had an xray at the chiropractor and it turns out my neck is slightly bent to one side and my neck from the side is straight, rather than curved (the way it should be). today i had an mri and started feeling dizzy like my head was spinning out of control and had to get out. i was scared to get it, but this dizziness happend when i was on my last 3 minute test. my hope is that they find nothing!

i honestly feel that it may be anxiety that is causing this, on top of the neck shift, but that can be fixed with physical therapy. i worked in a hospital and have a lot of medical experience and my final diagnosis for myself is more than likely anxiety from when i felt that ball in my head and then not feeling it at all the next moment. this happened 2 months ago and ever since, every little pain, twitch, numbing, etc i freak out and automatically think OH NO! i'm not a big believer in medication for this treatment, unless if it becomes unbareable, but with the right psychiatrist.

the only thing you should follow 100% is not listening to what other people say to do online, unless if it's seek medical professional help. even as a medical professional, i suggest seeing someone and talking about your everyday life is a good idea, i will be doing this myself.

using online sources to talk about what you're going through is a good way to vent and read about others, but thinking a medication that worked for someone else won't help and so on.

don't forget, the strongest people are the one's who know when to ask for help.....seeing someone is not implementing that you are weak in any way - we all help each other out.

good luck!
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Ryan is def one of the best to listen to.  He has good solid advice and stats to back it up.  Also he is not fearful of good anxiety meds because of a personal experience.  For an unbiased opinion he's the one to ask.  For all the benzo-haters,  Klonopin can be a life saver.  Sometimes it's the only safe relief from panic attacks.  Later on if you want to quit taking it you have to taper.  It may seem rough, but remember back to the hell you were going through before you started taking it.  The pros outweigh the cons for most.
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iv sufferd from anxiety attacks for 4 years now at first coz of the way i felt (in a dream world) i had had an brain hemoridge that scared me like mad coz it was the way i came on walkin through city 1 day and then bang it felt like sum 1 had hit me and i was panicing and felt very very strange like i didnt exist (dream world) went to the doctors had test done anxiety and the dream state and tunnel vision was symptons of anxiety ...... i am still very much the same today i take anti depressants (venlavaxine 150mg) some anxiety reliveing pills (perizyne 2.5mg) and something to help me sleep (risperidone 2mg ) and still after takeing these for almost a year now i feel very very litle improvement iv almost been house bound for 1 year and half and wen i do go out it ould be no further than 2 mins from my house i need help imediatly by syciortrists i did have 1 but i began to give up i took overdoses n all sorts i made out to him thins wer goin well i belived at the time things wernt improveing but they wer nt by much but alot more than i am now ........ it takes time people im going back to my doctors for help by outsiders i sugest you do the same dont give up stay away from caffeine n quit smokeing if yu do itll help
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I would start at claire weeks download on itunes the book is called passing through fear.
I was once in your shoes and have taking alot of meds to help.  The only one that worked for me was ativan.  This download along with a therapist put anxiety and panic attacks behind me for good.  The download is like 10 bucks.   I do not get any money from this but it saved my life.  I have also bought the panic away program and feel it was a wast of my money.  here are some tips that I used to make the process better.
1. I got a complete physical to make sure nothing was wrong!  This helps to know that the panic will not kill you. Sort of takes the steam out of panic.
2.  I take no stimulants whats so ever. (cold medicines, cafein of any sorts, guarana, ginseng, ginko, chocalate, or peppermint)  These all can flare up panic attacks.
3. Take time pout of each day 3 times a day to do breathing exercises.  breath in through your nose 4 seconds hold for2 then out you mouth slowly until released. repeat for 15 min.
4. I kept going on with life even if I was panicky.  this is the key. Once you stop your life its got you.  If I was panicky that day I just did whatever needed to be done panicky.  It was uncomfortable i felt sometimes I was going to die but I kept going.  If a panic attack lasted for over an hour I took a ativan.
5. I made sure I slept even if I had to use a ativan.  Sleep is when you heal no sleep no chance to heal
6. Realized it takes time.  You may say well why do i feel like this all the time. It simply takes time.  You have to give you body time to adjust and it will as long as you let it.
7. I relied on GOD............. Church twice a week.
8. Do not look your symptoms up on the internet.  Do not read every anxiety story on this site.  You will find people here who are in the same boat but anxiety begots anxiety.  Realize anxiety is a cycle and the more you focus on it it just repeats itself.  tho this site is comeforting it can also pepetuate the very thing you are trying to avoid
Hope that helps remeber to download claire weeks book on itunes it will help you to understand what is going on.
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My 73 year old grandmother was prescribed risperidone for dementia after three weeks now shes getting worse can i just stop giving it to her?
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I am no Dr. but sounds like if it is effecting your daily life, then it's time to seek a little help.

Medications can help people GREATLY! But sometimes seeing a therapist/psychologist can do wonders too without medications.

And most of the time a combo of medication with a therapist is BEST! So you can get to the root of your problem. And have a little something to help you get through it.

Don't be scared of medications either.

I used to be... but right now, I'm so bad that any medication could only help me get better and not worse. haha.

Sounds like you are on the right track!!! Keep us up to date!
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Hey guys..a long time ago I did marijuana n when I did it it I sarted hearing all these noises n my heart started poundin really fast n was freakin out..thank god nothin happend...n now its been 6 months n I've been havin all theses weird symptoms...n I always cry cuz im not comfortable but I've been 2 da emergency room 8 times n they told me dat nothin is wrong with my heart...but I always get shortness of breath without my heart beating fast...I always get shortness of breath from morning 2 sleep..is dis ainxiety?? Help please!!
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Hey guys..a long time ago I did marijuana n when I did it it I sarted hearing all these noises n my heart started poundin really fast n was freakin out..thank god nothin happend...n now its been 6 months n I've been havin all theses weird symptoms...n I always cry cuz im not comfortable but I've been 2 da emergency room 8 times n they told me dat nothin is wrong with my heart...and dat its just my imagination...but I always get shortness of breath without my heart beating fast...I always get shortness of breath from morning 2 sleep..is dis ainxiety?? Help please!!
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I am dealing with a depressive partner, i now feel its suddenly getting tome, i dod not want to become like him, we have two littel kids, i donno what to do its been 4 years now. pls help. i feel maybe i should get a divorce ro somethingh ewas onmed, but he is not taking it anymore.
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1)Practice slow breathing. Shallow breathing is the root cause of anxiety

2)Dont fight anxiety,u can never win.Instead make it a friend,love it, it will vanish

3)Watch yourself when u r expereincing anxiety.watch your bodily sensations,ur feelings, emotions. This process will slowly detach u from ur anxiety

4)Anxiety is a bad habit, so dont feed the habit. Dont talk about it to anyone or research it on net, this will remind ur subconscious mind that u have anxiety..

5)Know that it is you who is empowering your anxiety. Dont avoid situations which provoke anxiety or dont plan your activities around it.

6)Dont get frustrated of your condition. The more you are frustrated the more you are entangled

7)Dont try to come out your condition. The harder you try the stronger you are stuck.

8)The only difference between anxious and non-anxious person is the way they react to situations, thoughts and emotions

9)One secret is anxious people are lazy or i can say lazy people develop anxiety.

10)Anxiety disorder is not genetic.It is a deep habit which the person develops slowly over time
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hey every one i have anxiety i just got it a week ago and dont no where it come from so iv bin reading around to fined out where i went wrong...i thought it was my caffeine overdoes cuz for three years iv bin sucking back caffeine pill about 800 mg to boost me up and read about side effects and thought that might be it..but now i dont no so i stop cold turkey and would like to no if thats why i might have anxiety...im still seeing the dock for testing to see whats yup with me.... but at the moment im taking magnesium pill at day time and taking magnesium calm at night and it seems to work a little but i dont no if it will help ether give it a try
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try propantheline bromide 15mg. i used it one month. that time i was like i just born.
it really help me to sit with my family and friends to talk, before i cant even sit with my family and friends
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hi guys.
any advice for a man who have axiety for almost 10 months now, im not taking any medicines. my doctor said it well go away ny it self but  it just wont go away, it starting to ruin my life my job.im tring to  keep fighting but today is the day that i had it.
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I am 19 years old, and have honestly had one hell of a life already. My parents split up when i was 14, and my mom moved away so i stayed with my dad. My dad is a crazy wild alcoholic and we had to many problems so i moved out (kicked out) to live on my own when i was fifteen. Then i started doing drugs and drinking because i was terrified of life on my own. i was Pretty bad on pain pills (Opana, Oxycontin, fentanyl suckers and patches). i relied on them every single day or else my anxiety would destroy me. So i ended up going to Detox, didn't help me out because i schemed my way through it. just like any addict would... i moved out of my hometown to live with my grandparents to lose all my connections and everything involving pain pills. I have the HORRIBLE anxiety now!! My phsyciatrist put me on xanax 2mg three times a day!! at first it was helping.... then i noticed it was hard to go a day without it... so i got really pissed off and threw 70 xanax out the window on the highway. i cannot get addicted to pills again... it will completely ruin my life.. im so terrified of everything. i almost think i have post trematic stress disorder  (however you spell it) because the crazy things i've been through. i feel like im losing my mind. im happy to read things on here about other people feeling the same way i am. But honestly im terrified and dont know what to do. if klonopin is better for you like most of you say, im gunna talk to my therapist about that. please write back.... it helps me out a lot to read what yall have to say. thank you. and if you have anxiety your not alone.
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I've been having anxiety for almost a year now. It's the worst feeling in the world, I feel like I'm dying every day. I'm so afraid of taking medicine, I feel as if I do I might die. I tried xanax but it just puts me to sleep and then I get cranky when I finally wake up. I tried to take a little piece of a clonazepam, but I got a terrible anxiety attack while it was kicking in because I was becoming too relaxed, then I fell asleep for 30 minutes and woke up with even worst anxiety. I don't know what to do, I have anxiety attacks everyday at least one every hour or so. What's wrong with me? I'm so depressed, I can't interact with my children or husband, I can't speak to my friends because again I get an attack! Why am I scared to take medicine that will help me? What is wrong with me??????!!!!!!
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You do need professional help, it is best to speak to a doctor about how you feel.  Medication or some kind of therepy may be prescribed.
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I have suffered with anxiety for a long time since 2004 to be exact. I sadly can not travel to new places for fear of having an attack and ruining the trip for others and also ruining it for myself. I have come farther then I ever thought I could and that was through self help. I choose self help because of the peer fact that my thoughts where... if I can make myself stronger by helping myself then I can beat anxiety. I think medication is only needed when it is the last straw to pull. I would try with self help first. Remember that it takes time and a lot of patience with your self to do it and lots of self love. Some things you can try when you panic: Tell yourself your going to be ok. Take deep breaths and relax your body. Think of things that make you happy and comfortable. Do something... go for a walk, clean house anything active because when you panic your adrenaline is flying and it has no way of getting out so you end up feeling sick. Remember you are your own safe place, your ow comfort zone. Use kind words towards yourself and allow yourself to laugh a little about how you are feeling. Stay strong and push yourself to beat your anxiety. You can do anything as long as you are willing to go to the limits to help yourself. Good luck and hope this helps.
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everything will turn out good. the most important thing is to NEVER EVER lose hope, because without that and inspiration...ur going nowehere :( GET OUT OF BED!! LIVE UR LIFE!! Im shockingly 11 years old :) and i had ematraphobia and i think i spelled that wrong haha jk and i was yelled out by my 4th grade teacher and ever since that next day i woke up with an anxiety mess!! I went to school and at the end of the day sorta more so 2:30 ish i had enough of hours of a stomache and anxiety so i went to the nurses office and i picked up the phone and said o the desk said i could call and to me i thought thats what she meant but no. i called my daddy said please pick me up im scared and he drove down. The princpal came in w/ the guaidence counsler and told me i cant just call my home! i knew that but when ur anxiety is sky high and the room is spinning U DONT CARE WHAT THE RULES R!! haha  well anyway they sat me down in the nurses and didnt let me go out to my daddy :( i was crying and i scream DADDY HELP ME!! because i was terrified and they didnt let him through and my daddy looked at them and said no, its my daughter not urs and pushed past them like an awesome big and brave daddy!  <333 i knew that because he used his voice that was even more scarey becasue he nvr gets mad hes a very super duper laid back kinda guy! So he gave me a hug signed a sheet to my dismissal and drug me out. now i had anxiety in 1st grade when my 1st grade teacher got sinus surgeroy and i was so little like only maybe at the most 7?- and i LOVED my teacher and at that age it was horrifying to me! :x so when she got back i had bought her an angel that said i love you!- and my mommy and daddy (yes i still call them that!) went in to the classroom with me and i started crying and i clung to them! i went home that day thoughh. It was our first hint of anxiety. :`( Ive been through heck. And i felt like everybody thought i was crazy. Nuts. Insane. But nobody wanted to help me unless i was suicdial and crazy depressed. Oh did i feel like an ant under a miccroscope. And thats horrible in my opinion for a 10 year old to go through. It literally changed my life :) postivally in the end. So, if i a 11 year old went through heck like this for almost 2 1/2 years. U CAN!  And i know... i`ve been there! So, i understand that its not easy to get out of bed. But the worst you can do is sit there and pout and say oh poor me! work ur way up! only a few ppl no my story and thats not even half.    hope u gain back ur life :) <3 -Hannah
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i was struggling with aniexty to and had server panic attacks i would have the amberlance out night by night as i couldent carm myself down with the affects i had it got to much it was that bad that i couldent go out and stoped mytself going out for 3 mouths so i went down the doctor and they put me on a medication called venafaxine n they helped been on them for 2 mouths n havent had one panic attck in 2 mouths but still get a little anixous but who dont. i feel more better in my self the tabs have been a life saver im only 17 and i struggled bad
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