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I feel like I'm suffocating

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remyroo

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I've dealt with anxiety my entire life, but sometimes the tiniest of events can set me off and I just feel like I'm choking on all this stress. I literally feel as though I could have a panic attack 24/7, my chest is tight and I feel like all my muscles and nerves are tight and like I've gone stiff with fear - and this is constantly. I feel this way when people act differently with me, my anxiety then spikes and for days I'll be terrified and all my muscles will tighten. Yuck, I hate being so self concious and terrified constantly but my anxiety goes sky rocketing at the tiniest of problems/events in my life.

Does anyone know of good ways to get my symptoms down? Or even be able to cope with my severe self esteem and anxiety! Hopefully I'm not the only one who gets this!

:thanks:
 
blacksmoke

blacksmoke

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hello nemyroo hey that sounds miserable ah ha you are realistic in your question most folk ask how do i get rid of it which i cant blame them!

i find going for walks helps me. also i am having to learn to park the what if this and what if that thinking loop.

anxiety is at least 75% of worry about what might happen and what you think of what others think of you and the trip is to start being more focused on the actual things that are happening and use that energy in that area.

that was such a huge breakthrough for me, to realise that most of my anxiety was pure conjecture on my part with very little fact

dunno if you have ever watched Judge Judy but from watching that in the past i started to think yeah life is about facts all the rest is dross and best to deal with what is actually happening rather than chase our tail with endless possible scenarios
 
Mayflower7

Mayflower7

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Hi,
Welcome to the forum
Sorry about your anxiety, have you tried any therapy?
Take care
 
Confusedandanxious

Confusedandanxious

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Hey. I've found what helps me when anxiety is high is distracting myself. Cleaning and tidying is my coping mechanism. Especially cleaning. I look at scrubbing things and visualize scrubbing the anxious thoughts of out of my head.

Therapy helps too. Along with certain medications.
 
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