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    Constant high anxiety

    I know I have other posts on here regarding DP and high anxiety and thought I was sort of managing it for a while but the last 3 days have been very difficult. The anxiety has been crippling.I cant really function, tried distractions to try and bring anxiety level down but nothing working, find it difficult just watching tv, i just staring at screen nothing going in and even writing this is difficult. Everything feels so very unreal. Feeling so tired as well. Shaking in arms constantly and keep concentrating on same thoughts going round and round my head which are the spacey DP, dizzyess, never ever going to break thru this, how can this be just anxiety, noone has it this bad, its worse than before, all which is not true but cannot convince myself however hard i try. I terrified of being alone in the house, cant sleep, no appitite, stomach aches, cant do even simple things around the house, everything I do seems to fuel the anxiety more. I just want to shut it all out. It worse in the evening. Really think i going mad and got noone to turn to. Ive been to my GP recently and didnt refer me for counselling. Feel like just staying in bed. This is the worse it has ever been. I dont know what to do.:
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    Dear Eric, As a human being we are very complicated but over the years I have realised our own brain is listening to everything you feel and say to it, I am in a mess, I can't cope with this, My anxiety is going through the roof x Please do not keep telling yourself this is how it will be, change your name to Calm Eric there are wonders within us, you just have to tap in to the right way of thinking it does get easier with time, I am 55 and still can be overcome,
    but be kind to yourself xxxxxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by StressedEric View Post
    noone has it this bad
    I did, for months on end. I suspect lots of other people did here too.

    The techniques you use to distract yourself are worth persevering with as they tend to work better long term.

    Can you pinpoint something that's happened in the last three days that's made it worse? Is it Christmas, have you had too much alcohol, have you eaten so much you have stomach issues etc?

    These things can and do pass.

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    Yep, I've had this, really really bad, for like a year or so. The reason it lasted so long is because I was more focused on the weird feelings than tackling the root cause - anxiety. Don't let it make you miserable. Go back to your GP and demand talking therapy, live healthy, socialise, practice relaxation - whatever works for you - and it will fade x
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lissa101 View Post
    Yep, I've had this, really really bad, for like a year or so. The reason it lasted so long is because I was more focused on the weird feelings than tackling the root cause - anxiety. Don't let it make you miserable. Go back to your GP and demand talking therapy, live healthy, socialise, practice relaxation - whatever works for you - and it will fade x
    Thanks for your reassuring words. I am so greatful for you and others on the forum for all the support. I will make an appointment to go back to GP and try to get the referral for therapy hopefully i will get it although heard the waiting lists are long to see anyone.
    Last edited by StressedEric; 28-12-18 at 20:11.
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    Another day and still struggling with the high anx but know it will take time to get thru this. One thing found I am feeling exhausted and drained a lot. Doing simple housework tires me out quickly. Assume this is yet another physical symptom of anxiety?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StressedEric View Post
    Another day and still struggling with the high anx but know it will take time to get thru this. One thing found I am feeling exhausted and drained a lot. Doing simple housework tires me out quickly. Assume this is yet another physical symptom of anxiety?
    Yup, constant high levels of adrenaline and cortisol.

    Actively practising self calm will help with this over time (meditation, mindfulness, taking 5 minutes to sit down and control breathing etc).

    Also, pay attention to nutrition. You wouldn't believe just how fast your body burns through it's resources when stressed. Most of the RDA's you read are nowhere near enough. Eat LOADS of fruit and veg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ankietyjoe View Post
    Yup, constant high levels of adrenaline and cortisol.

    Actively practising self calm will help with this over time (meditation, mindfulness, taking 5 minutes to sit down and control breathing etc).

    Also, pay attention to nutrition. You wouldn't believe just how fast your body burns through it's resources when stressed. Most of the RDA's you read are nowhere near enough. Eat LOADS of fruit and veg.
    Thanks for the advice. I think I need to stock up more on fruit and veg as def haven't been having a lot really. Also do you recommend any supplements to help? I have started taking magnesium 370mg tabs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StressedEric View Post
    Thanks for the advice. I think I need to stock up more on fruit and veg as def haven't been having a lot really. Also do you recommend any supplements to help? I have started taking magnesium 370mg tabs.
    In a word......YES!!

    I discovered that a lot of supplements are actually pretty poor in terms of effectiveness. The little orange fizzy VitC tablets you can buy from Tesco (or anywhere, for example) are completely pointless. Most supplements need to be taken with food, some with fat (depends on their solubility).

    This is what I currently take daily. I found the Bulk Powders website a goldmine for good value but high quality supplements. I also take the Solgar VitC and the organic wheatgrass juice powder. I also....eat as much organic fruit and veg as I can. I estimate it to be about 10-15 portions a day plus supplements. It might sound a lot, but if I start straying for a few days (like I have over Christmas) I really start to feel it. I think nutrition is massively overlooked in terms of anxiety. It took me a long time to realise. It's also worth noting that you need to balance your magnesium intake with potassium, so I make sure I eat plenty of potassium rich foods too. Potassium is one thing that most of us don't get enough of as we eat so much processed food these days.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ankietyjoe View Post
    In a word......YES!!

    I discovered that a lot of supplements are actually pretty poor in terms of effectiveness. The little orange fizzy VitC tablets you can buy from Tesco (or anywhere, for example) are completely pointless. Most supplements need to be taken with food, some with fat (depends on their solubility).

    This is what I currently take daily. I found the Bulk Powders website a goldmine for good value but high quality supplements. I also take the Solgar VitC and the organic wheatgrass juice powder. I also....eat as much organic fruit and veg as I can. I estimate it to be about 10-15 portions a day plus supplements. It might sound a lot, but if I start straying for a few days (like I have over Christmas) I really start to feel it. I think nutrition is massively overlooked in terms of anxiety. It took me a long time to realise. It's also worth noting that you need to balance your magnesium intake with potassium, so I make sure I eat plenty of potassium rich foods too. Potassium is one thing that most of us don't get enough of as we eat so much processed food these days.

    Wow cheers for all the info. Def going to make changes to my diet based on what you said as def not eating very healthily. Going to start stocking up on fruit and veg and inc bananas as a additional source of potassium. Will have a look at the Bulk Powders website which I didnt know was there.
    I have been taking Vit D with calcium tabs for a while now as prescribed by my doctor to a deficiency in Vit D.
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