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Does anyone have anxiety 24/7 like all the time ?

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Ryann90

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I am becoming nervous of everything and constantly feel dizzy and off balance like I will fall over if I don’t watch where I walk it’s worse when walking in a straight line just wondering if this was anxiety or something different
 
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Hi Ryan
If you have no triggers and this is effecting you 24/7 like me, it's called GAD. General Anxiety Disorder. Have you contact the wellbeing team about any therapy, or spoke to doctor about medication?
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Nelly
 
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Ryann90

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Yeah I don’t seem to have any triggers really just seem to feel spaced out 24/7 and shaky sometimes I have been the doctor but am relecutant to take meds
 
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Hi Ryan
Well CBT does work really well for some people, however GAD is horrible I've had it on and off during my life, however I was on paroxetine for 3 years with no side effects and I lived a normal life not one single attack or weird thought - magic!! I came off my meds as I was well and did 12 months great, however during that year I lost family, moved house, my partner was in hospital for 6 months and I cracked. I am just about to start taking mirtazapine this time to get me back on track again. Meds can work, just have maybe a few tough weeks at start with side effects - but honestly they can do wonders.
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Nelly
 
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That’s what I have heard about medication just worried it won’t ever get rid of my painful physical symptoms just feel ill all the time
 
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Hi there.I have constant anxiety due to PTSD.I was told I have to learn to live my life despite it,which can be difficult to do at times.

I'm sorry you struggle with it too.
 
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Yes, from the moment I wake up to when I (fitfully) go to sleep. Trembling, dizziness, all that. Xanax helps, but I think I’m getting too dependent on it, and you can’t stay on it for a long time, my psychiatrist says, due to becoming addicted, I guess.
 
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That’s what I have heard about medication just worried it won’t ever get rid of my painful physical symptoms just feel ill all the time
HI Ryan
What physical issues are you dealing with, are they because of the GAD? I get bad tension headaches, worse ibs and others because of my anxiety.
Let me know I'll do my best based on previous success to help you.
Regards
Nelly
 
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Clark75

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I've had it for sure, multiple times. Anxiety so bad I can't sit still. Meds help but usually time is the only thing that helps. Time as in months, like the cycle has to run and finally I wear myself out and almost don't have the energy to worry anymore.
 
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Definitely, though in my case I'm not sure whether it's anxiety or something else (if so I'm screwed as I get the impression the mental health profession ultimately has very limited knowledge when it comes to anything out of the ordinary). There's a part of my mind that I'm not able to be completely conscious of, that is constantly flinching at my own thoughts. Even right now as I'm writing it- whatever myriad of things my brain is doing to write this message, I can feel a constant squirming jumpy discomfort below the surface, like individual impulses of shock being fired off.

I personally have found exposure therapy and CBT of no help, as I'm always exposed to it in a sense, and any activity involving 'changing the way I react to/think about it' doesn't make much sense, as it's always there, potentially with every new thought I think, particularly the deliberate ones. So deliberately thinking something positive like 'it's okay' just prompts another jolt of discomfort.
 
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I also have generalized anxiety disorder and yes when I have had bouts of it its 24/7 except when I eventually get my mind to shut off long enough to sleep. Once it gets a bit better its like a 'switch' that goes off and at least at night (for me) I have a few hours of calm.

Therapy is important, for medications you can also try herbals if you are leary of pharmacuticals but both are well tolerated I think. I use st. john's wart, they do have ramp up times 6 weeks + before you start feeling some effectiveness.

8 Effective Herbal Supplements for Anxiety - Calmer You
 
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