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Anxiety and dizziness

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Beks1989

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Hi im new here and hoping some of you would be able to help me with any tips or ideas
So i have been working in a call centre for 7yrs now and recently been really struggling with anxiety and panic attacks
I get very anxious if a angry customer comes on the phone i instantly cant catch my breath and start shaking the room starts spinning.
The worst part about this is if i ever need to get up and ask a question to a manager for help the same thing happens i get a burning hot sensation and feel like im about to pass out this only happens if im standing up to.ask the question i dont no if its because im overthinking this whole faint feeling i get with anxiety and if im standing the outcome will be alot worse.
At the moment it is not possible for a change in job but was hoping if any one has experienced anything similar or could give any good advice thank you .
 
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dewey

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Yes, I've had panic attacks and anxiety, actually my panic attacks have completely stopped, sometimes I get extreme anxiety, I'm still working on that one.

Firstly, completely cut out alcohol, weed, and any type of recreational drugs, if you do use them, not assuming anything, but just saying, these are bad for people with predisposition to anxiety. Even if you're not drinking or smoking on the day of your anxiety, it still influences your body and can make you more prone to anxiety if you are someone susceptible to anxiety.
Secondly, watch your caffeine intake. Replacing coffee or tea with green tea is healthier.
Ensure you always have a bottle of water with you and carry one around. Ensure you are actively drinking water all day. Definitely before you go to work ensure you have a good glass in you.

Then next priority after you watch the above, is definitely breathing exercises. Breathing exercises have dramatically reduced my anxiety. When I feel anxious before a meeting etc now, I just do the breathing exercises. You can even rank your anxiety out of ten before you do an exercise and then after you do an exercise. Download the app insight timer and try some of the breathing exercises. Or look up 'simple calming breathing exercise' on you tube. There are infinitely many to choose from, so even if one doesn't work, try another. After you do enough breathing exercises in your free time you should then learn more awareness of your breath you can use to calm you in moments of high anxiety.
One other tip is that if you breath in for four and out for six, that simple exercises reduces your anxiety. Can't remember why but the fact of breathing in for a shorter period of time than you breathe out for, is supposed to do something.

Also, if you want to become less anxious in general, check out transcendental meditation. Try this as a beginners exercise:
And do your research into how you can learn more.

Finally, if you are dedicated enough, regular exercise will reduce your anxiety levels greatly.

Also I tend to chew gum which is not a great habit or particularly lady like but I think it helps with anxiety. If you smoke tobacco, then cut that out too, use nicotine replacements.

These are all things that have helped with my anxiety. I hope they will have a positive effect on you too.

The only last suggestion is that if you are not already doing so, various types of therapy may help you to come to terms with the root causes of why you feel anxious and help you to tackle the issue head on.
 
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Beks1989

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Thank you so much for your advice i will defnitley look more in to breathing exercises and meditation i have cut out caffeine a few months back as found that made my anxiety much worse.
I wonder did you ever get the woozy feeling with anxiety like everything around you isnt quite right its an awful feeling ... im not as scared of it now as i was when it first happened got used to it i guess.
 
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gam9147

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Hi Beks! Welcome. I think its great you pretty much identified your problem right away -- dealing with anger. This means you can target it and work on it. Defintely do all the things Dewey said they are excellent for everyone with any kind of anxiety. But you may want to consider therapy or work exercises to work with dealing with anger. Do you also get anxious if you are angry with someone else? do you ever get angry at someone else?

Anxiety and anger are emotions that go hand in hand. I don't get angry, but I get very anxious. It's most likely because my likely suppressed anger turns into anxiety. Something similar could be happening with you. It's funny how this all connects and works until you read some psychology and realize it is connected.

Bottom line identifying the specific source of your anxiety is a lot of figuring it out! congratulations on getting that far. I have generalized anxiety disorder and most often times I can't pinpoint the cause, which drives me mad trying to figure it out (hint: don't try to figure it out is the answer in my case, but thats hard).
 
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