hey, for the past 6 months i've been feeling anxious everyday . I always experience a lump in the throat, tight chest, shortness of breath. tension headache's, tingling sensations in chest area etc. for the past 2-3 months the lump in the throat and has been constant and it is driving me nuts. Everday I experience one of the symptoms above, with no exeptions. I have medication that I got from the doctor rather than my psychiatrist, because I never went there. the doctor gave me a muscle relaxant/SSRI called oxascand. and to be honest it's not just working, it is doing wonders for me. but the upside is that I can't use it everyday so I use it very rarley for when my symptoms it is at its worst.
I quit school and stopped working weekends, I havent really gone anywhere since it started again after my first panic attack that I have had in 4-5 years. I havent been able to go anywhere because when I try I get very anxious and dizzy,short of breath extreme tightness in throat chest area.
and it's always with me even when im having fun, watching movies, playing games talking with friends. I mean its like when I think anxious thought's it gets worse but even if I dont think about it at all, its still there. and just now recently I started to get depressed about it. because this everday anxeity is holding me back from life. but I started to think positive and since the day before yesterday i've been trying to workout by playing basketball with friends so and ive tryed my best to eat better. anyway at this stage im very good with handling panic attacks but everyday anxeity is crippling me!
my question is : how do you guy's cope?! and how do you deal with everyday anxeity? I just recently started to accept it my anxeity and im not afraid of it, I accept that it's something I made up and I let it run free, I try my very best not to let the symptoms get to me I try to do stuff keep myself busy etc, but in the end its just driving me nuts and I cant help to think about it.