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Physical Anxiety Symptoms - what do you experience?

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Jonny7

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Hi Sounds like there’s loads of Physical symptoms. Does anyone get them for hours on end and will Prozac make them go away? Thanks H
Yes, i can get them all day long which can be exhausting. Hopefully, medication can help alongside breathing exercises, mindfulness, eating well and plenty of exercise. And don't beat yourself up about the symptoms. Accept them for what they are, the flight and fight response hormones and eventually they will go away....the mind heals in time like the body. You will get better...
 
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costih

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Hi Jonny7. This may be my second attempt at posting a reply so bear with me! Thank you for your support. I particularly like the “don’t beat yourself up on the symptoms” I think that is a gteat Mantra and I am going to try it. I’m 8 weeks in and it is still a real issue...Are you over yours now ? Cheers H
 
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Hi Costih, I was on Sertraline 200mg for 16 years symptom free and totally got my life back. They pooped out recently for whatever reason so I’m still on them but GP has augmented with Mirtazipane 30mg. I’m in 3 weeks in and I’m now sleeping but anxiety symptoms still raging.

I end up with the circular negative thought of feeling a fraud as people have real challenges to deal with like cancer, divorce, bereavement etc. In the end you just have to accept that it’s not your fault and to accept that it’s a illness like any other but not visible.

As I sit and write this in the office I feel as if a sabre toothed tiger is chasing me. My colleagues would not believe how I feel as I grin and bear it so to speak. If it all gets too much you need to perhaps take time off work. Despite the stigma of mental health most companies are really supportive these days as it is becoming a bigger and bigger issue these days. Keep going and remember that it is just your response hormones and nothing bad is going to happen. Breathe and best of luck X
 
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costih

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Hi Jonny7. You sound like you have gone through a great deal already-I feel for you. I hope the Mirtazipane works, at least you are sleeping and although it sounds difficult, still at work. I can understand the feeling of fraud as I lost a colleague recently to pancreatic cancer and this cannot for an instant be a bad as what he and his family went through.

My initial situation is a little different to yours as I had a dissection in one of my arteries about 8 weeks ago and although that is on its way to repair I have had full on anxiety attacks since then. My company have been good and have let me take some time off but I am going to attempt to go in on Thursday.Lets hope I don't get an episode that stops me in my tracks for a few hours. but even if it does, as you say breath and just let it happen..

I can honestly say your message of yesterday and today has been totally supportive. You are good with words that bloody mean something:)!! Cheers and all the best. H
 
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ericj

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It looks like anything can turn into a problem! Ive a number of the above troubling me now. Worst for me is my inability to get comfortable and just relax. i don't know how to make it stop!
 
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I consider myself lucky, compared to some people above... I have occasional panic attacks with heavy breathing, pins and needles, pounding heart. Just yesterday I had one that was quite difficult to control. They last quite a long time too.
 
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I don't get panic attacks as bad or as often as I used too, but it still sucks. Nowadays its just feeling shaky, sweaty and heart pounding. Before I'd also get cold shivers which was the worst and also stuffy throat and stomach churns, mine last until I'm completely out of the situation
 
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I get different symptoms at different times, but the more common ones are:
pounding heart...I feel my heart beating in my hands, face, head and neck
nausia
shakiness especially in hands
chills going down spine
I get warm and sweaty
and a general sick, sick feeling as if there is a poison flowing in my blood stream.
 
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Sweaty hands, shortness of breath, tightness in my chest, headache and sometimes vertigo. I'm not sure whether dizziness is considered a physical symptom, I do hate it though. Blech.
 
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In addition to many of the symptoms here, I had severe chills. Like on a hot day, or when no one was cold, I was freezing. Also, I would wake up in morning & feel in general sick, kinda flu-like. Would lay on couch all day unable to eat anything & then at night I would start to feel a little better & could eat & do stuff. Worst bout was 4 days like this.

Had tons of medical tests & eventually got the right doctor. Effexor 150-225 milligrams per day fixed it. Now I'm back to figuring out the depression part. However, I am able to do a lot of the things I was not able to do. Just going to dentist for a teeth cleaning caused me unbearable anxiety.
 
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Hello there cool name by the way😅
So I've never been formally diagnosed but I've had anxiety present since I was about 12 and I'm now 17 and it just seems like it got progressively worse
My symptoms
- Heart Palpitations
- Chest Pain / Tightness
- Sensitive to Sudden noises , set off by not being able to do something right the first time (like opening a bottle, shutting a door , clicking a pen etc)
- Shortness of breath
- Twitches in arms and legs
- Fuzzy eyes , sometimes dizziness
- Irregular sleep pattern (possible insomnia)
- bad eating habits
- self irritability (annoying myself with my own actions)
- OCD from stress and anxieties
 
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Hello Castiel, wow I didn't know that there could be such a variety of physical symptoms in anxiety, thank you for making this post, is so interesting! x

Mine are mostly agitation, i move and talk too fast, my body temperature increases, my stomach aches - causing my diarrhea most of the times, palpitations, difficulties to breathe, very intense headache, feeling like I'm about to burst into tears when I talk...
 
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This is a great thread, I appreciate seeing a lot of commonalities, but really also seeing that anxiety can cause nearly anthing.

In the past my anxiety was mostly in my stomach so I had diarrhea, and stomach upset mostly as the only symptom.

more recently I've had weirder attacks that match more of these symptoms including:
- heartburn
- chest discomfort (see above)
- shortness of breath sometimes
- tingling in the hands and feet
- shaking in hands mostly

psychological: need to talk to someone about what's going on , literally just to ramble to keep myself grounded.
 
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Hiya everyone, I’ve been reading all your replies on here and thought I would reply and tell my story.
Out of the blue I was asleep in bed, woke up around 12am feeling like I was going to pass out I had ringing in my ears my vision was closing in on me felt very shakey all my left side went cold and numb. I phoned for an ambulance who came and completed a ECG and all was fine apart from high blood pressure. I now get tingling in my eyes also
The next day I went to the doctors and I’ve had so many tests done -
Three ECGs
A stomach ultra sound because I have terrible stomach cramps burning
3 full blood counts
1 thyroid blood test
1 vitamin d blood test (came back abit low)
1 glandular fever blood test - my glands all in my chest / arms / legs feel sore and tingly
All of the above came back normal 🙈
I’m now been sent to a neurologist this week because since the first attack I’ve had around 10 more in the space of 4 weeks. They are so draining the next day I feel tired achey and numb.
I’ve noticed they either come on at night when I’m asleep or when I get abit stressed up ie go to the doctors. They never really come on when I’m busy with the kids. I get abit if tingling down my arm and burning down my side near my ribs.
The doctor has prescribed me sterlin but I’ve heard a lot of bad things of this tablet anyone else had heard or taken this ?
Any advice on the above or just to chat would be great :) will let you know how I get on tomorrow at the neurologist
X
 
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The only real thing that bothere me is the consistent automatic need to swallow. Absolutely does my head in and is all consuming. The rest I can live with like heat, sweats, shakes, stomach pain etc
When anxiety hits me I gag and gag I guess this is not being able to swallow. It last a moment and then always comes back to visist
 
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