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Hello. Just need someone to relate.

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Hi everyone. It’s nice to know that we all share something in common, even though that something we share is not so nice.
I’m 24 now but I’ve felt this anxiety building up since I was about 20. About 4 years since my normal anxiety turned into anxiety all the time and for no reason at all. And then came the physical symptoms, dizziness, shaky hands (all the time), digestive issues, tight throat (which affects eating), and migraines. After my brother got sick with his own mental & health issues, I haven’t been able to manage my own anxiety. Then came the panic attacks. I’m going through a particularly stressful time right now as my brother who is undiagnosed, but having schizophrenia like symptoms that are very bad right now.

A year ago I started doing yoga because I thought that maybe it would help. Turns out I really started to enjoy it. Unfortunately though it doesn’t always help and on really bad days I either can’t do it or I try but stop and opt to lay down instead. I refuse to turn to medication because I believe that since there was a time where I wasn’t like this I can somehow reverse this. And yes most days I doubt that but still try. But I think the most beneficial thing for me is to talk to someone about it. Sometimes it’s hard to do it face to face. And sometimes it’s hard to find a listener. But getting these words out is almost like releasing weight from my head that always forms so much pressure.

Hopefully I find this community helpful and I hope it’s helping you as well.

Here’s to our health and a happy life.
 

triceps

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Hi everyone. It’s nice to know that we all share something in common, even though that something we share is not so nice.
I’m 24 now but I’ve felt this anxiety building up since I was about 20. About 4 years since my normal anxiety turned into anxiety all the time and for no reason at all. And then came the physical symptoms, dizziness, shaky hands (all the time), digestive issues, tight throat (which affects eating), and migraines. After my brother got sick with his own mental & health issues, I haven’t been able to manage my own anxiety. Then came the panic attacks. I’m going through a particularly stressful time right now as my brother who is undiagnosed, but having schizophrenia like symptoms that are very bad right now.

A year ago I started doing yoga because I thought that maybe it would help. Turns out I really started to enjoy it. Unfortunately though it doesn’t always help and on really bad days I either can’t do it or I try but stop and opt to lay down instead. I refuse to turn to medication because I believe that since there was a time where I wasn’t like this I can somehow reverse this. And yes most days I doubt that but still try. But I think the most beneficial thing for me is to talk to someone about it. Sometimes it’s hard to do it face to face. And sometimes it’s hard to find a listener. But getting these words out is almost like releasing weight from my head that always forms so much pressure.

Hopefully I find this community helpful and I hope it’s helping you as well.

Here’s to our health and a happy life.
Hi and welcome lovely. I too have a schizophrenic brother. I talk with him everyday which I think helps him. He spent two years as a homeless person on the streets of Phoenix before getting on medication and medical marijuana which seems to keep him stable. Sure sorry you joined the world of anxiety sufferers after twenty years of normalcy. You've come to an interesting forum which includes very smart, nice people with every type of anxiety you can imagine. Are you getting much acceptance from your family and close friends?
Again. welcome.
 
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Hi and welcome lovely. I too have a schizophrenic brother. I talk with him everyday which I think helps him. He spent two years as a homeless person on the streets of Phoenix before getting on medication and medical marijuana which seems to keep him stable. Sure sorry you joined the world of anxiety sufferers after twenty years of normalcy. You've come to an interesting forum which includes very smart, nice people with every type of anxiety you can imagine. Are you getting much acceptance from your family and close friends?
Again. welcome.
Nice to meet you. I know living with someone with SZ is a lifelong battle. My brother was normal for 18 years before the schizophrenic symptoms. And he’s not diagnosed yet. They have no idea why this happening to him. It’s a lot for my family and friends to deal with sometimes so the support with things like my anxiety often comes secondary. Often times I feel like I need to “suck it up” to not cause worry or stress on the people near me. Which is a big reason I joined this forum.
 

triceps

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Good luck to you, your brother and enjoy your yoga. Don't be afraid to stand up for your needs with your family and close friends.
 
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