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Best way to handle physical symptoms from Anxiety?

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Hope1216

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Hello everyone,

How do you handle the rapid heart rate, the feeling like your blood is burning, feeling nauseous, the inability to focus on literally anything BUT what is causing your anxiety?


Any tips or life experiences anyone has to offer is more than welcome and thank you.
 
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Hi you sound like me I wish I had a magic wand. I've had a few life changing traumas but still had anxiety before them. I'm still trying to find the answer, all I do is go with it easier said than done though, I've tried everything it still affects me every day I feel for you take care .
 
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Breathe your way through through taking deep breathes pull out some pen and paper and start writing down what your feeling. And always pray that this will pass it does pass. lots of hugs I know just how you feel sometimes it is just a waiting game. Its like when you get really angry at something or somebody it takes a while for you body to calm down. No magic switch. I use to use alcohol to mask the anxiety and I feel twice as anxious when the effects of the alcohol wore off same with taking a valium. so it is best to wait for it to pass calmly and accept what is happening will not last Lots of hugs
 
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In the moment, recognize that its just your body that's amped up and its just the anxiety. That's a huge first step if you can do it.

Then take that energy and do something with it. Any kind of physical activity. During heavy anxiety attacks, I would need just to stop what I was doing, stand up start walking, pacing, if its nice out go outside and go for a walk... do yoga, progressive muscle relaxation or breathing if you can. release that energy.

once it subsides somewhat, work on deep breathing, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation or any similar technique to re-train your brain that you can come down from this and over time it will happen more automatically.
 
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Hi. I don't know whether anyone else has experienced this. For the past 6 months I have suffered left arm pain almost everyday. I suffer from anxiety and depression and it's really worrying me. It starts at the top of my arm and radiates down to me fingers. Can anxiety or depression cause this and does anyone else get it ? I have tried to deal with this alone but I am thinking of making an appointment at doctors. I have health anxiety so this is really getting me down now not knowing.
 
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Amanda - that could be a sign of anxiety. It's worth getting it checked out by a GP to rule anything else out. I have been getting numb and tingly legs for much of the day for a month or so. Doctors think it's anxiety. I went to an anxiety group this evening and they confirmed that chronic symptoms which come and go, even when apparently calm, can still be anxiety-related.
 
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Amanda - that could be a sign of anxiety. It's worth getting it checked out by a GP to rule anything else out. I have been getting numb and tingly legs for much of the day for a month or so. Doctors think it's anxiety. I went to an anxiety group this evening and they confirmed that chronic symptoms which come and go, even when apparently calm, can still be anxiety-related.
Thankyou. I will get checked out definitely because it's not doing me any good worrying. I think that actual makes it worse. Once in work the pain got more intense then all of a sudden I had an anxiety attack like I felt that dreaded fear and the feeling of not being in control ....
 
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Update. I have been referred to a muscular skeletal clinic today after my appointment... Its a relief off my mind ! So awaiting my appointment by post. Wish I went months ago now... lol
 
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That's good to know. Hope you feel better now.
 
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Hope1216

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Thanks for all the replies, sorry that I couldn't really reply. Just have been so anxious lately from life circumstances that I've either been asleep (mostly) to escape from life or I've been bouncing off the walls with anxiety. Today I finally went outside for the first time all week with my girlfriend which helped a little since I had to go shopping due to fathers day I guess but my mind still kept wandering and stressing me out constantly.

@AmandaJ I think I know what you are talking about and it's good that you're getting it checked out just to be safe and give you a piece of mind but to give you a little insight perhaps, before I stop seeing a therapist and psychiatrist back in 2017, I had that happen to me all the time. Mostly in my left wrist and my arm would just hurt so badly I almost thought it was a heart attack but of course it happened at times when I was extremely anxious and stress and they basically told me it was because I was so tense that my muscles and tendons were straining and told me to try to relax my arm the best I could be it with a hot shower, heating pads or whatever. Hope it helps give some peace of mind until you finally see someone. Good luck
 
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When mines bad I have to find somewhere to sit down and practice breathing techniques taught to me. My pulse can be as high as 164. I’m now on betablockers to slow my heart rate down which I take twice a day along with duloxitine mirtazipine and lorazepam
 
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