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Hi I have never experienced severe anxiety before and I feel I am going crazy.
I don't eat I don't sleep I feel like I'm about to die every day and it's destroying me. I am normally happy go lucky and nobody would understand.
My chest is tight I feel like I'm about to have a heart attack at any min.
Please is there something wrong with Me.

Thanks

Crystelle
 
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Hi

I've just signed up here. I've been suffering with really weird facial tension at work for no reason for about 18 months now.

Can I ask what your symptoms are ?

Simon
 
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Hi

I've just signed up here. I've been suffering with really weird facial tension at work for no reason for about 18 months now.

Can I ask what your symptoms are ?

Simon
Hi Simon

My symptoms are mostly pain in the chest, numbness in my hands and feet, shaking, I am having a few nervous twitches too.

Are you having any other symptoms other then facial tension?

Crystelle
 
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Hi I have never experienced severe anxiety before and I feel I am going crazy.
I don't eat I don't sleep I feel like I'm about to die every day and it's destroying me. I am normally happy go lucky and nobody would understand.
My chest is tight I feel like I'm about to have a heart attack at any min.
Please is there something wrong with Me.

Thanks

Crystelle
Hi crystelle
That feeling of impending doom and feeling like you are about to die is part of the anxiety. This illness has physical symptoms! Youre not crazy! My anxiety has been really bad lately - not being able to eat and my sleep has been really bad - and you've described it perfectly! Your body is producing more hormones like adrenaline to help prepare you to deal with the 'threat'. For me it can help to do breathing techniques like in yoga and having a phrase that I repeat: "I can do this". Have you been to/phoned the doctors?
 
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Hi crystelle
That feeling of impending doom and feeling like you are about to die is part of the anxiety. This illness has physical symptoms! Youre not crazy! My anxiety has been really bad lately - not being able to eat and my sleep has been really bad - and you've described it perfectly! Your body is producing more hormones like adrenaline to help prepare you to deal with the 'threat'. For me it can help to do breathing techniques like in yoga and having a phrase that I repeat: "I can do this". Have you been to/phoned the doctors?
Hi

Thats exactky how I feel like an impending doom, like a dark shadow holding me down and no one believes I feel I am about to die.

I did ring the docs but she wasn't very helpful to be honest as a difficult time for them at the moment I suppose.

It's just really taken me by surprise as I have never been like this before.

I will take your advise on board thankyou...
 
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Hi crystelle
That feeling of impending doom and feeling like you are about to die is part of the anxiety. This illness has physical symptoms! Youre not crazy! My anxiety has been really bad lately - not being able to eat and my sleep has been really bad - and you've described it perfectly! Your body is producing more hormones like adrenaline to help prepare you to deal with the 'threat'. For me it can help to do breathing techniques like in yoga and having a phrase that I repeat: "I can do this". Have you been to/phoned the doctors?
 
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I am the exact same struggling to breath and scared to call the doctors as to what they may say
 
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Hi zoey

It's even making me physically sick I feel like I'm just waiting to die
 
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You will both be okay, honestly. It's no doubt anxiety, have been there.
 
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You will both be okay, honestly. It's no doubt anxiety, have been there.
I feel so sick today its like I'm making myself feel the symptoms and it's scaring me
Can anxiety make you physically sick?
 
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I feel so sick today its like I'm making myself feel the symptoms and it's scaring me
Can anxiety make you physically sick?
Yes, it can cause you to rack yourself and have tickles in throat which make you be sick.

I know how scary it is and that no matter what I say you feel like you're going to die, but you are honestly fine x
 
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Thanks

I think as just not had any desire for food for 5 days the thought of eating makes me gag j don't think that is helping
 
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You certainly have to eat to keep strength up, even if it's something liquid like tomato soup.
 
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Hi

Thats exactly how I feel like an impending doom, like a dark shadow holding me down and no one believes I feel I am about to die.

I did ring the docs but she wasn't very helpful to be honest as a difficult time for them at the moment I suppose.

It's just really taken me by surprise as I have never been like this before.

I will take your advise on board thankyou...
Yeah,
It is tough at the minute because healthcare professionals are under a huge amount of stress at the minute. They are only human. It really is worth trying again, sometimes people cant hear you properly and can be dismissive and you have to keep trying, even if it is really hard. It took me a while to get help- I had to have help writing down what i wanted to say so i could remember everything
But I'm sorry that you didn't get much help, that can make it feel like everything is worse :/
I really hope that some of the advice helps 😊
 
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Definitely need to eat, that can be scary - just take it small steps at a time - cut up some fruit maybe and so you can just eat one slice at a time. Could you make a smoothie? Are you drinking enough water as well?
 
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