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Anxiety From Nowhere....

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I have been having issues where I will feel fine and then all of a sudden BOOM... My anxiety goes through the roof and it comes from nowhere... Does anyone else have that problem? I am NOT on meds and am really trying to stay off of them. Anyone have some advice on how to help ease it?
 
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Feel you're best to stay bissy and productive anxiety is triggered but meny things responsibility seems to be my personal biggest flare up begin to reconize your triggers then put yourself in a dominant and confident mindset to overcome it for life is only 20% what's happening to you
 
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I have been having issues where I will feel fine and then all of a sudden BOOM... My anxiety goes through the roof and it comes from nowhere... Does anyone else have that problem? I am NOT on meds and am really trying to stay off of them. Anyone have some advice on how to help ease it?
Did you have any anxiety thoughts before it went boom? :)
 
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I find my anxiety to be more situational a trip to Walmart is always almost the question it will almost always set me off but also to answer your question yes concerning about bills children responsibilities is also a trigger as well
 
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When did stress and anxiety start becoming an issue for you?
It started back in 2005 when my Mother passed. I tried medicine then and it made me feel like a Zombie. I didn't like the way it made me feel so I stopped taking it. It seemed to have went away and now it's all back. I was in a head on car accident about 4 months ago. It was not my fault and I am trying to get all my bills paid by the other persons ins company etc. I am still seeing a dr for my knee as well It seems like any given day it will be ok and then like I said, It just gets real bad some day. I am so frustrated that I cannot stop it
 
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Thank you everyone for posting... My anxiety started in 2005 when my Mother passed away. I was put on medication and HATED the way it made me feel. (Like a Zombie) I stopped taking the medicine and it slowly passed. I prayed A LOT and that helped. I was in a head on car accident (not any fault of mine) about 4 months ago and I felt it slowly start coming back. I gained 12 pounds since my accident because my knee was messed up and I had to go through 8 weeks of PT to get it fixed. I was released from all doctors on June 5th. I went to my nephews wedding 3 hours out of town and my knee that I was having problems with swelled up again and I was in a lot of pain. Back to the doctor I had to go. I thought this was all going to be over with but it wasn't. Now, it seems like my anxiety will wake me up at night. I then start to sweat and my heart starts pounding sometimes sending me into a full blown panic attack. i am TERRIFIED to drive after the accident or even be in a vehicle with someone else driving. I'm very jumpy and uneasy until I get from point A to point B. I don't want to start taking meds again but was wondering what some of you have done to get the attacks to ease off... I just really need help. I feel like I"m going crazy
 
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Thank you everyone for posting... My anxiety started in 2005 when my Mother passed away. I was put on medication and HATED the way it made me feel. (Like a Zombie) I stopped taking the medicine and it slowly passed. I prayed A LOT and that helped. I was in a head on car accident (not any fault of mine) about 4 months ago and I felt it slowly start coming back. I gained 12 pounds since my accident because my knee was messed up and I had to go through 8 weeks of PT to get it fixed. I was released from all doctors on June 5th. I went to my nephews wedding 3 hours out of town and my knee that I was having problems with swelled up again and I was in a lot of pain. Back to the doctor I had to go. I thought this was all going to be over with but it wasn't. Now, it seems like my anxiety will wake me up at night. I then start to sweat and my heart starts pounding sometimes sending me into a full blown panic attack. i am TERRIFIED to drive after the accident or even be in a vehicle with someone else driving. I'm very jumpy and uneasy until I get from point A to point B. I don't want to start taking meds again but was wondering what some of you have done to get the attacks to ease off... I just really need help. I feel like I"m going crazy
I completely understand the struggle I had my anxiety almost all the way under control and then I broke my arm I remember not being able to get out of bed witch insanely fustrated me almost every new situation I find myself in brings me to a different level of anxiety some days are much worse and feel as if I do need help and I'm going crazy
 
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I completely understand the struggle I had my anxiety almost all the way under control and then I broke my arm I remember not being able to get out of bed witch insanely fustrated me almost every new situation I find myself in brings me to a different level of anxiety some days are much worse and feel as if I do need help and I'm going crazy
It is so nice to have other people to go to with these issues. I have never been a part of a forum before and this really does help to be able to talk about it. I am trying so hard to pray (I hope that don't offend anyone) and just get through it on my own. The medicine I was on before just made me feel like a Zombie. It seems like even if I get upset emotionally I just can't do it.
 
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So what's your views on marijuana have you ever tried it as a Cope
My opinion... If it works for some GREAT but I don't know that I would be interested in trying it. I cannot stand the smell of it as I have had friends in the past smoke it for illness and I can't stand the smell... I guess I could try meds again but I will get right back off them if they do me like they did before.
 
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Hey. Im glad you posted because it's damn near exactly what is going on with me. A week ago i had anxiety for the first time in my life. I see this forum being a big help because i just had an attack and it was the worst. I smoked marijuana everyday for the past 5 or 6 years and now i feel like it triggers this. I could be wrong because i want it to help. I don't smoke to be stupid i smoke to be level headed and it honestly helps me focus. anyway, the attacks came out of nowhere. i find that breathing deep through my nose and out my mouth helps a lot. talking to someone is 50 50. my girlfriend rubbing my back and scratching my head also helps. when i get them at night i just want to make myself tired and sleep. it's a long scary process but it works eventually. Writing this has soothed my attack almost completely. i dont feel so heavy, i can breathe a little more normal, my personality is back. I was so afraid my personality was gone. I'm 26 i have a 2 year old boy. I need to be here for him and when i go through this i feel so distant. He'll be laughing and playing and he just wants me to be me and i feel so tense and helpless. Ive only been feeling this for a week and im glad i joined. im sure I'll be back. Thank you ladies and gents. i used to make fun of this condition and i take it all back. it's made me a better person. i told everyone how much i love them and i took back anything i ever said or did to them. I just want to be better ill do anything!
 
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My opinion... If it works for some GREAT but I don't know that I would be interested in trying it. I cannot stand the smell of it as I have had friends in the past smoke it for illness and I can't stand the smell... I guess I could try meds again but I will get right back off them if they do me like they did before.
I wish u the best marijuana isn't for everyone just please be careful with medication it can be more damaging
 

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I find my anxiety to be more situational a trip to Walmart is always almost the question it will almost always set me off but also to answer your question yes concerning about bills children responsibilities is also a trigger as well
My anxiety is situational as well. There is an individual at church who is in the process of becoming a lay reader but is not certified yet. He shouldn't be participating in certain parts of the service as he hasn't received adequate training, but our supply minister insists he do so.
His habits and quirky behaviours trigger anxiety attacks every time. I can feel it sneaking up on me, so I leave and go to the church basement to calm myself. I can only return when he's finished speaking and then I have to worry that his behaviours could trigger another attack. There is something about this individual that upsets me terribly. He is a poor reader and fumbles his way through the lessons, makes mistake after mistake, repeats himself and I'm sure all his mistakes and foibles must cause him to experience anxiety as well but he continues to muddle his way through services. He knows he hasn't received enough instruction to do the work involved, but continues anyway instead of speaking with the minister and saying so. He behaves inappropriately at times and can be quite irreverent outside of church which could be the problem. I'm not blaming him, but he is definitely my trigger. Ironically, the first time I ever experienced an anxiety attack was 30 years ago and it was also at church. I've gotten to the point where I avoid attending services because I don't want to deal with him. Perhaps it's because I know he is not a nice person, but one who makes himself appear to be good and holy and that makes things worse. I feel terrible that it's come to this, but I can't deal with it any longer and it's easier to avoid the situation altogether. I rarely have anxiety otherwise. I am 61 years old and not an uncaring person. I am an employment support specialist to individuals living with mental illness and compassion is a large part of my job. For whatever reason, I am unable to find enough compassion in me to tolerate this man at church. I don't like that I feel this way, but I'm no longer willing to make myself ill over him.
 
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