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How is GAD for you?

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johnson

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Hey there,

I just signed here to talk to people who have similar problems. I am suffering from GAD for several years already and I tried quite a few things already in order to get better. But nothing helped significantly.

I would like to know how GAD is for you? Which symptoms / thoughts / emotions do you have?

For me: Does someone know the feeling of being in tension constantely, of constantely checking your body in order to control and reassure if you are anxious or not? Like you observe your heartbeat, your feeling of tension, check if you are shaking or sweating etc? And while you do it, it just keeps your anxiety up in order to let it go? Then I have all those thoughts in my mind who are constantely running about everything in the future, my health, my current problems and situation... does someone know that?

What did you do already that has helped you in order to get better?

Cheers.

PS: Sorry if I make mistakes, I am not English.
 
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ConfusedNSad

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For me, it is being on the edge all the time, and feeling like my heart is going to jump out of my chest. I have a way of coping with these feelings, but it isn't the healthiest way to go about it. I hate feeling anxious, and my Clonidine helps. I am on .1 mg once a day and it calms down not only my anxiety, but my pyromania, which is aggravated by stress. Hope this answers your question.
 
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Wake Me Up

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The inner narrative anxiety-filled thoughts are at an almost constant battle. I don't want to think about these things but they are all intrusive. Even when I'm attempting to distract myself or when I'm able to talk to someone, it's constantly running in the background.
My chest pounds, I feel cold, I feel shakey, I get headaches every now and then. Sometimes my whole body is in pain and I can't do much about it.
I've had many tests done and it just comes back to it all being from my mental problem (GAD being one of them).
I get panic attacks on a monthly basis, I feel like my throat closes up and that I have a heavy pounding in my chest. Also there is extreme and tight pain all over.
It gets worse when my thoughts are racing. I'm on all these medications and I'm "stable" but it's not enough in my opinion. (It's being looked into)

Every little thing worries me, some things more than others. I typically end up "hiding" from others because I'm afraid that my mental problems will chase them away, and then the cycle of anxiety gets worse.
When I do talk to people directly, I have a difficult time concentrating and end up word-vomiting everywhere and, surprise-surprise, no one wants to talk to me. :panic:

Music, meditation, medication, good people, a good night's sleep and watching stupid/crazy videos have helped.
Writing about it helps a little for me.
 
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boudreauj4

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Wow, I can really relate to a lot of what has been said here. This is my first time viewing and posting on the anxiety forum. I have been on the schizophrenia forum for awhile. I'm not diagnosed with any anxiety disorder but I often have strong anxiety that makes me feel sick. It is often bad when my antipsychotic medication is wearing off or I forget to take my next dose. So maybe some of my anxiety can be called either a side effect or withdrawal symptom of my medication.
 
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Jozee74

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Hi, I also suffer with GAD, it comes and goes, right now I'm at a really low point and constantly have the tingly arms and jelly legs, i'm having panic attacks daily and I'm struggling to hide them from my children.I just want to be happy, I take fluoxetine and try to just get on with things but i'm considering getting back to my GP to try CBT because i'm so worried about the effect this having on my family.
 
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Jlivin33

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Hi there,
I have GAD, HA and Panic Disorder. It's horrendous. I get all the same symptoms as you.
My new ones just now are burning sensations on my skin and flashes of pain that comes across as nerve pain.
Has anyone else ever had symptoms like this?
 
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Phoenix76

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Hey there,



I would like to know how GAD is for you? Which symptoms / thoughts / emotions do you have?

For me: Does someone know the feeling of being in tension constantely,.
I know exactly what you mean by constant tension. For me, the main symptom is a pounding heart, plus physical exhaustion (people forget how draining anxiety can be). I also suffer bouts of insomnia that then make the anxiety worse and often tip me over into depression. The key is understanding your own body and recognizing the signs.

As for thoughts/emotions, the main one is a sense of dread. When the anxiety triggers depression, the thoughts change from fear to hopelessness.
 
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brboy

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Oct 24, 2018
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Hi

Hi all,

I'm new here but this site and the forums are what I've been looking for for some time as although it's sad to see others struggling with similar feelings it is a comfort to know others are going through the same thing and have a place to chat with like minded individuals.

For me, it's a case of from the moment I open my eyes to the moment I go to sleep I am in a constant state of anxiety. I have a high level job and have to make rational, measured decisions based on the situation at hand daily yet when it comes to people I care about, I find I worry constantly about scenarios and issues that haven't even happened......and may never happen.....yet over think constantly on what I can do to prevent these scenarios should they be real and it leaves me physically and emotionally drained.

I try to think of these scenarios in the same way as I would with a work issue.....as in take the emotion out and look how I would deal with these scenarios if they did arise and I know that I would deal with them based on the situation at the time the same way we all deal with issues so can't work out why these constant fears torture me. I am trying a technique at the moment where I set myself a 'worry time' period, say between 7-8pm and if I get these anxious thoughts during the day try and say "it isn't your worry period yet, worry about it later" so that my whole day isn't impacted by the constant anxiety but it's very hard at the minute!
 
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Mr Ploppy

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Hey there,

I just signed here to talk to people who have similar problems. I am suffering from GAD for several years already and I tried quite a few things already in order to get better. But nothing helped significantly.

I would like to know how GAD is for you? Which symptoms / thoughts / emotions do you have?

For me: Does someone know the feeling of being in tension constantely, of constantely checking your body in order to control and reassure if you are anxious or not? Like you observe your heartbeat, your feeling of tension, check if you are shaking or sweating etc? And while you do it, it just keeps your anxiety up in order to let it go? Then I have all those thoughts in my mind who are constantely running about everything in the future, my health, my current problems and situation... does someone know that?

What did you do already that has helped you in order to get better?

Cheers.

PS: Sorry if I make mistakes, I am not English.
Vodka has helped me get better, that and never getting out of bed well except to drink vodka.
 
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FernandoRO

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Hi, I also suffer with GAD, it comes and goes, right now I'm at a really low point and constantly have the tingly arms and jelly legs, i'm having panic attacks daily and I'm struggling to hide them from my children.I just want to be happy, I take fluoxetine and try to just get on with things but i'm considering getting back to my GP to try CBT because i'm so worried about the effect this having on my family.
Hello, does fluoxetine helps you ? I find that in my case, it helps a little bit, but anxiety is always there
 
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