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How do I get over anxiety. PLEASE HELP.

Im starting to wonder if im even having anxiety attacks. I can calm myself down but it just keeps coming back. I'll calm myself down for like 5 - 10 minutes and it comes back but worse. My symptoms include : shaking, uneasy feeling throughout my body, feeling like I can't breathe, heavy chest, racing heart and upset stomach. Does anyone else go through these ? It feels like something is wrong with me. Everytime I go see a doctor they say im perfectly fine. Can someone just tell me what to do. I feel like im the only one.
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Hey there, how old are you? I am 33 and I have  terrible anxiety. What causes you to go into these attacks you are having?
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i have anxiety and panic attacks alot because i don't like big crowds and i'm nervous around people.you should go see a psychiatrist and tell them your symptoms. when you have them you need to have alot air on you and take deep breaths think of a calming place and sit down and drink water. the water helps you by slowing down your breathing rythmn because you have to drink the water and swallow, so it gives you a minute to catch your breath. you just need to make sure you don't have a attack for to long because then your not getting enough oxygen in your brain and you could pass out. thats why i said to sit and you need to make sure you aren't around anything that will hurt you if you pass out. so just please be careful and see the doctor asap...brittany
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Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Yes, it could be anxiety and panic attacks. Stress relief by meditation, yoga, deep breathing exercise, etc should be tried as stress is known to increase the symptoms. Music and aerobics are also good stress busters. Also the diet should contain more of green leafy vegetables, fruits and protein and less of spaghetti, potato etc. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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Don't worry. You are far from the only one. I have fought anxiety for years before I understood it. Sooo many Doctors said I was fine. At first I could control it too after awhile.i
Mine would always hit me before bed really bad. Mine turned out to be anxiety that turned into post tramatic stress disorder ( I suffered a sudden death heart attack and was brought back after 4 minutes). And I was young. Never thought it could happen to me. Felt like I wanted to jump out of my skin and couldn't stop moving.  No offense to the other writer, but I tried all the 'alternative' stress relief suggested by my Cardiologist and others. It was all BS for me at least. Three years ago I saw a Psycologist own my own. BEST decision I ever made. After a few trials and errors, we found a perscription for me that changed my life. I won't name it because it may not be the right one for you. In other forums a lot of folks say bad stuff about it because it is VERY addictive and sudden withdraws will kill you.  I forgot to take it one day and thought I was going to lose my mind.  I even have to weara med bracelet in case I was admitted to a Hospital that they make sure you get it. I do not mean to scare you here. Just to state that treatment even for severe anxiety has come a long way. And my Psyc is like my bestfriend. She has helped me through the most difficult times of my life  I'm a male and she is a female.  I call her 'Mom'. She helped me through the loss of my patents and recently an accident that has left me partially paralyzed and disabled.  All in a year and a half and I have only had anxiety once. Don't look at it as a stigma but something easily fixed.  I wish you the best.
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Sometimes I wake up and have it, I noticed I get it when I start worry compulsively about many things. I just start running around like a mad woman but majority of the time I try to remain calm and just remember to breathe. I have started seeing a psychologist but i only seen him once and my next appointment is not until june 4th. Im having a hard time controlling my thoughts. Im 21 years old and have had this since I turned 18. I just want it to go away, it's never been this bad before, before I was able to control it now I can't. It's everyday. It lasts for at least an hour an goes away.
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I understand.  I have GAD myself.  Something I've found to be helpful in any anxiety inducing situation is listening to relaxation CD's or MP3's.  I even found a free MP3 that takes one through some relaxation and breathing exercises you might find useful.  I don't remember where I found it, but I do think stuff like that works, because it helps to train the mind and body at the same time to calm down.  

Also, limit caffeine consumption.  I do still drink my coffee, but I do have migraine disorder.  For some reason just the right amount of caffeine is necessary for avoiding the migraines.  But, overconsumption and I not only trigger the migraines, but I put myself in a position where I'm more prone to panic or anxiety attacks.  I usually have more anxiety than panic, but it can still wreak just as much havoc.
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Its just horrible, not something I want to deal with. It's like everytime I get it, I feel like im going to die.
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Hello I know this much about anxiety I have socialphobia, a terrible fear of crouds, The only thing that finally helped me was to see a shrink, after a year and some excersizes I learned from him and a medication that I must take for the rest of my life I really feel much better I now have my own arsonal of personal tools to calm myself down. If you cant cope on your own perhaps a shrink would help its up to you of course I wish you the best of luck.
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I have started seeing a shrink and spoke to him again today for an emergency appointment !! He tried this thing on me that's called EMDR...It's amazing I would highly recommend it to anyone who has anxiety or phobia of anything. It's like it resets your mind. JUST AMAZING. I feel soo much better, I haven't felt this happy in 4 years. I'm just happy. I love it. I ran out of the appointment once I was done and was just smiling with happiness. This is what it's like to feel normal. I would suggest trying hypnosis !! I did it and wow. Amazing. I just feel renewed. I have taken up Yoga and meditation. Life savers. Iam going to beat this on my own without medication, I believe im strong enough to get over this.
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