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hnbctb

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It’s been 6 years since I last felt debilitating anxiety issues. I had episodes while driving - feeling like I was going to pass out or have a heart attack in the car, complete with ER visits to make sure there was nothing really wrong, and there wasn’t. I had an episode in grad school where I was driving home from a research assignment in Wisconsin, and I had to stop every 15 minutes and splash water on my face to make it through.

I’ve been good for a while. I’m a teacher so I stay busy and don’t have much time to think about what could possibly be wrong with me. But I’ve been working from home now for over three weeks, and I have this anxious belief that there is something wrong with me. It mostly manifests as tightness and warmth in my chest. I know that it’s not a cardiac issue – yesterday I did three hours of strenuous yardwork weed whacking a huge hillside. I’m just looking for someone to say, I know how you feel, I’m going through similar things, and we’re all dealing with anxiety raising issues in our current environment.
 

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I know how you feel its been 6 years since i was last real bad and its like its all picked up from where it left off im having the odd moment where i feel i cant breath properly lost my appetite and i love my food having to stay in doesnt help ethier i used to take my mind of it before with a walk or socialise keep your head up mate we will all get through this togther
 

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I know how you feel its been 6 years since i was last real bad and its like its all picked up from where it left off im having the odd moment where i feel i cant breath properly lost my appetite and i love my food having to stay in doesnt help ethier i used to take my mind of it before with a walk or socialise keep your head up mate we will all get through this togther
Thanks for the response! Yeah it’s just a little moments that get you down. Or get your brain going. And no matter how hard I try it’s hard to get your mind off of things when you’re stuck at home!
 

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Thanks for the response! Yeah it’s just a little moments that get you down. Or get your brain going. And no matter how hard I try it’s hard to get your mind off of things when you’re stuck at home!

Yep and then even when you dont realise upur worrying you are cause its constantly at the back of your mind anxiety is serious but ive always found the best way to help is to talk
 

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Me too. Sometimes the actions around writing here, then editing it a bit to make it flow better, and re-reading it to see if its likely to make sense to anyone else really helps me come to terms with whatever's going on.
 

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I'm in the same boat, just wrote an introductory post..I have been dealing with numbness and a warmish sensation for about a month now, also respiratory issues as I constantly think about it...I'm unemployed right now sitting at home day after day.. When I have a job and can only react and not overthink I do well..I feel like I'm in the fight of my life.. It's groundhogs day every morning as I dread waking up..I also tend to get worse throughout the day. Your not a lone that's for sure, hope everything gets better for you..
 

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I'm in the same boat, just wrote an introductory post..I have been dealing with numbness and a warmish sensation for about a month now, also respiratory issues as I constantly think about it...I'm unemployed right now sitting at home day after day.. When I have a job and can only react and not overthink I do well..I feel like I'm in the fight of my life.. It's groundhogs day every morning as I dread waking up..I also tend to get worse throughout the day. Your not a lone that's for sure, hope everything gets better for you..
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