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    Iím back again with the same thing 😔

    Hi Guys

    I am struggling again with panic attacks only minor ones thank god but they make me feel ill all the same

    Iíve been feeling edgy for a couple of weeks and itís all come to a head on Friday

    It was the anniversary of my Mams death on 17th November that was a hard week I have found out the last couple of weeks I am at risk of redundancy due to my dept not opening again after the covid shut down

    We are having group consultations and in the new year there will be individual ones and we will have to apply for any job we want

    The thought of all this is filling me with dread I only work 12 hours a week because my son has Autism and I am his carer (heís 19 now) it took such a lot for me to force myself to get this job 9 years ago

    Iím petrified of covid one of my daughters is asthmatic and my son is too but only mild both me and my husband work in supermarkets so I worry he or me or both will get ill what will happen to my son

    My youngest daughter is due to leave home any day now she has bought a house with her partner this makes me sad although I am happy for her

    This is what I am currently feeling

    Fed up
    Canít see anything to look forward to
    Neck and upper back hurts
    Chest hurts
    Nervous stomach(all the time)
    Ibs flare up
    My right eye has been twitching for weeks
    Mini panic attacks

    I have a fear of doctors hospitals I have a good doctor who has helped me a lot and I feel I should probably speak to her but I get scared she will refer me for tests how would I cope with that?

    My husband and kids are brilliant I have 3 grown up daughters but they have started arguing amongst themselves and blaming each other for my problems

    I feel like Iím trapped and Iím not living a life at the minute just surviving this anxiety every day

    I do have ibs I also have fibromyalgia and a under active thyroid my trapezius muscles are in constant spasm they make my chest hurt and affect my jaw which to me makes me think a heart attack is imminent which is what my mam does of suddenly at 62 sometimes I can just reassure myself and get on with it but itís difficult right now going work is hard but if I donít go how is that going to look when they decide who they are keeping on

    I wish I could rid myself of this condition it makes life so hard sometimes

    Sorry to go on 😔 Thanks for reading xx

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    Re: Iím back again with the same thing 😔

    I don't suffer from HA. That said, the stress of the current situation is causing mental and physical ramifications. Aside from the side effects from cancer treatment, I have upper daily back and chest pain (easily a 5 out of 10), very inconsistent digestion and bowel issues as well as decreased appetite and a general uncertainty and anxiety about things. If its difficult for me as a non-sufferer, I can only imagine what's its like for real anxiety sufferers. I'm able to quell the mental loop the loop but I still feel and experience the physical results of the stress. I just make it a point to have some decompression time. I distract myself by listening and playing music among other distractions, and do my best to remain consistent in my routines of sleep and nutrition.

    We all have to find our ways to cope. Hopefully you'll find yours.

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    Re: Iím back again with the same thing 😔

    Wow that’s a lot to be dealing with, no wonder your anxiety is back!
    this virus has also brought me back to this anxiety hell ��
    im also someone who does go long periods of being pretty much ok and then into dark times where I struggle to do day to day stuff! My advice to re read whatever materials you read previously, for me Claire Weekes, remind yourself of how you’ve come out of this before! Smile! ��
    it’s not easy as we already know but don’t let this win!

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    Re: Iím back again with the same thing 😔

    Hi Fishmanpa & Mindful

    Thank you so much for your responses

    Fishmanpa...Iím so sorry you are battling cancer I feel awful coming on here moaning about this stuff when there are people like you out there really suffering Iím so sorry and my thoughts are with I hope you stay well xx

    Mindful....Thank you youíre right I should remember how I beat this before itís always there but when itís in the background I can deal with it better I will certainly try what you have suggested

    Thanks again both take care xx

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    I’ve just gone back and read some of my old posts here LOL . I gave some pretty good advice so I must of been on the way out of my anxiety hell, sort of strange to re read but it’s given me a right kick up the backside, we need to remember that we are not strangers to this, we just need some reassurance, I guess that’s why we’ve arrived here again lol ... we can do this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaredCaz View Post
    Fishmanpa...I’m so sorry you are battling cancer I feel awful coming on here moaning about this stuff when there are people like you out there really suffering I’m so sorry and my thoughts are with I hope you stay well xx
    I'm 7 years out from treatment and officially 'cured'. That said, the side effects, (swallowing issues, chronic pain, neuropathy etc.) are my new normal. I'm just saying that life's stressors have an impact on all of us, anxiety or not. Its how we handle it that counts.

    "Life is 10% what happens to us, 90% on how we handle it" - Charles Swindoll

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    Re: Iím back again with the same thing 😔

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishmanpa View Post

    "Life is 10% what happens to us, 90% on how we handle it" - Charles Swindoll

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    Re: Iím back again with the same thing 😔

    Hi guys

    I am not much better 😔 I spoke to my doctor today sheís lovely but it hasnít helped me I donít feel any better and I donít know what to do 😥

    I told her the symptoms I am currently dealing with all of them I have had before but everytime I get them itís my heart in my head no matter what

    I have upper back pain (trapezius muscles) I have a bad neck upper chest hurts Iím hoping itís from my back muscles and neck issues nervous stomach sometimes I feel the muscles in my neck tense it goes all the way up to my jaw (Iíve read about how this can be a symptom of a heart attack in women) 😔

    My ibs isnít under control right now I am wondering if my fibromyalgia has flared up because we got a new bed about 3 weeks ago

    I spoke to my doctor this morning told her my chest hurt she said what about palpitations? I said I wasnít even sure what they are she said people describe them differently but itís essentially feeling your heart beating in your chest I told her I get that when I have a panic attack or when I am about to but I manage to stop it but it scared me because I am wondering now if I had been really good at stopping a full blown panic attack or if thereís something else going on

    As I am typing this my jaw feels tense my back and chest ache my stomach feels nervous I just canít see the woods for the trees right now I really donít want to feel like this anymore

    I donít know what to do I need to get some help for this before I go mad 😔

    Sorry guys Thanks for reading

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    Are you ready to accept that these are all common symptoms of an anxiety disorder though? I'm not fobbing you off. Living with chronic pain is tiring but add in a whole load of relentless anxiety and the pain becomes exaggerated and you imagine all sorts of worst case scenario diagnoses..

    You've had all these symptoms before so they are quite routine for you. Don't let your GP enable the HA. Some can be pretty good at that.

    I know you are a carer and so am I....Please don't jeopardise your mental health. Try to accept that anxiety can cause a whole raft of unpleasant symptoms which aren't sinister x

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    Re: Iím back again with the same thing 😔

    Hi guys

    Thank you so much for your replies

    Iím really trying just so hard sometimes

    😔 x

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