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I’m having a relapse with High levels of anxiety and attacks daily

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I’ve convinced myself that I’m having a stroke or brain bleed , my headache isn’t even that severe where I think a stroke or anything serious would be but you know one symptom leads to the all . Just wanna know if I’m alone in this
 

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No not alone at all, i get headaches and connect them to strokes all the time. Then my dumbass starts googling **** thinking it will make me feel better. Anyways im only 24 so its highly unlikely i will have a stroke. My body knows that but my anxiety tends to make the worst out of every situation. Now i tend to stay away from google when i have health fears, and i just let my body relax
 

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Just stay off Google, let your brain run wild till it runs out of fuel. Google will just refill the tank.
No not alone at all, i get headaches and connect them to strokes all the time. Then my dumbass starts googling **** thinking it will make me feel better. Anyways im only 24 so its highly unlikely i will have a stroke. My body knows that but my anxiety tends to make the worst out of every situation. Now i tend to stay away from google when i have health fears, and i just let my body relax
It’s sucks so much ! I hate anxiety. I don’t even live a life . I’m too scared of everything . I used to never have fear than 5 years ago I was hit with a fear of choking just one night eating , i go through good times and than horrible relapses . Waiting for a therapist for years now so I found this site in hopes I know I’m not alone. Sometimes it’s unbearable.
 

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It’s sucks so much ! I hate anxiety. I don’t even live a life . I’m too scared of everything . I used to never have fear than 5 years ago I was hit with a fear of choking just one night eating , i go through good times and than horrible relapses . Waiting for a therapist for years now so I found this site in hopes I know I’m not alone. Sometimes it’s unbearable.
I started having the sensation of choking in the past year. I've always had anxiety disorder with panic attacks. But the symptoms are ever evolving. And this chocking is a new one that I was not prepared for. I thought it was allergies at first but medicine would not help. Then I thought it was something more serious, Dr cleared any concerns with that. Then I I noticed the sensation would get worst during high anxiety. Sure enough, another layer to a tall stack of symptoms cause by stress/anxiety. Evethogh I recognize alot of the symptoms, I still take the long, worrysome road to identifying the anxiety. I really should get back on my meds
 

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Hi Sandra,
Its important to realize that what you're going through can't be reasoned with. You can't tell your emotional mind that it's not making sense. What you need to do is discover how to lower your overall levels of anxiety. Reading up on all the horrible things that are possible just fuels the fire. Read up instead on self care, stress reduction, meditation and so on. I hope you feel better soon.
 

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Hi Sandra,
Its important to realize that what you're going through can't be reasoned with. You can't tell your emotional mind that it's not making sense. What you need to do is discover how to lower your overall levels of anxiety. Reading up on all the horrible things that are possible just fuels the fire. Read up instead on self care, stress reduction, meditation and so on. I hope you feel better soon.
Thank you so much , I try to stay off the google .
 

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Hello and welcome. I'm very sorry you have had a relapse. I can relate. While I have had a phobia for many years now (being alone..agorophobia or something) I had my anxiety under control unless it was situational..but had a relapse around May. Been a bit better though lately thank God. So sorry. Glad you're here.
 

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I’m lucky enough that my anxiety is rarely health related, but occasionally I’ll feel a sharp pain somewhere for no reason like a bug bite or just muscle tension nothing crazy and I’ll immediately start thinking “maybe it’s a blood clot” even though I’m only 21 and while I’m a little out of shape I’m not that out of shape. I’ve also had the stroke headache thought or whatever you want to call it, but I usually don’t dwell on it too long. I just try to remind myself that the brain itself doesn’t have any pain receptors, that’s why patients can be conscious during brain surgery. Headaches actually come from the muscles on your head tensing up. So if you were to ever have a stroke it most likely wouldn’t start as just a headache it would just happen without much warning which is a scary thought in and of itself, but in a way I find it to be a good motivator for taking risks, the knowledge that at any moment no matter how careful you are or how well you take care of yourself, something beyond your control could just take you out at any moment. So it’s important to make every day of your life count because you never know when it’ll be your last.

Sorry if that makes anyone feel worse, but that’s the thought pattern I’ve been trying to use lately for my anxiety and it’s been working so far.


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Like tonight I found a bump behind ear and it’s itchy , so of course I decided to google now I think it’s cancer or a bad infection .
 

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Yep. It can be hard to resist the urge to find information. Perfectly reasonable thing to do - but you know the downside. I know the result of watching national news when I'm having trouble with anxiety - but sometimes I just have to know "what's going on" (I don't really need to know).
 

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It’s sucks so much ! I hate anxiety. I don’t even live a life . I’m too scared of everything . I used to never have fear than 5 years ago I was hit with a fear of choking just one night eating , i go through good times and than horrible relapses . Waiting for a therapist for years now so I found this site in hopes I know I’m not alone. Sometimes it’s unbearable.
Right there with you. Tonight is a bad night for me which is why I joined this forum. I am ok for days, sometimes even weeks but the smallest thing will set me off and I am back into misery. A few recent events have set me off and this one is going to be an extended bad stretch I fear because of the time of year it is (winter and holiday time are the worst for me). Just so unhappy with so many things right now...don’t even know how to deal anymore. Luckily, I happen to see my therapist tomorrow and that is helping me some at the moment.
 

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It’s sucks so much ! I hate anxiety. I don’t even live a life . I’m too scared of everything . I used to never have fear than 5 years ago I was hit with a fear of choking just one night eating , i go through good times and than horrible relapses . Waiting for a therapist for years now so I found this site in hopes I know I’m not alone. Sometimes it’s unbearable.
You might not be religious or have any faith and see this post in a negative light and that’s ok. I felt compelled to share my experience with someone going through what I’ve been going through for a while now. Life with anxiety is the most overwhelming thing I’ve ever gone through. At any moment you can lose it and get a full blown panic attack. The anxiety always lingers in the background and at any minute it can take full control. It’s hard to enjoy anything at all cause this is a constant interrupter of life. I woke up shaky and on edge which sets the tone for the rest of the day. Every little feeling or sensation in my body I associated with the worst possible outcome, imagining myself in the ER or operating table. I seen my funeral and visited my grave so many times in my mind. This happened so much it’s like a broken record replaying itself over and over and it becomes your default thought. Not only does it affect you mentally but also physically manifesting itself, giving your mind more fuel for the lie. Every time I feel this way nothing happens, it’s all a lie. I’ve been believing lies and letting them control me for so long. It’s only when I turned off the lies and realized what they were that I’ve been able to overcome. It’s not easy and it’s still a battle but it’s one that I’m winning. Here’s where my faith comes in. Every time the lies start flooding my brain I turn on my faith. I know god is with me and I have nothing to fear. Fear is the enemy’s tool to keep you in despair and control you that way. When fear comes faith can overpower it. Have faith that god is for you and protecting you. Remove those thoughts from your mind in the name of Jesus Christ, by the authority Jesus has given us all to cast out demons. Jesus won the battle and gave us this authority over the forces of darkness. The forces that implant these thoughts and fears to take our minds over. Make no mistake that anxiety/fear is a tool of the enemy, of the demons. You need to activate your faith and not your fear. When the thought comes that your gonna die remember the Bible says, “with long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation”. When the lie comes that you will never get better the Bible say, “By His stripes we are healed”. Fear has created a stronghold in your mind, it’s not gonna be easy to tear it down but by faith it will be done. Keep fighting the good fight and talk to Jesus and God and ask them to guide you through this. It won’t be overnight but you need to start winning battles so eventually you can win the war. God bless everyone of you who are suffering this and may god protect you always.
 

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You might not be religious or have any faith and see this post in a negative light and that’s ok. I felt compelled to share my experience with someone going through what I’ve been going through for a while now. Life with anxiety is the most overwhelming thing I’ve ever gone through. At any moment you can lose it and get a full blown panic attack. The anxiety always lingers in the background and at any minute it can take full control. It’s hard to enjoy anything at all cause this is a constant interrupter of life. I woke up shaky and on edge which sets the tone for the rest of the day. Every little feeling or sensation in my body I associated with the worst possible outcome, imagining myself in the ER or operating table. I seen my funeral and visited my grave so many times in my mind. This happened so much it’s like a broken record replaying itself over and over and it becomes your default thought. Not only does it affect you mentally but also physically manifesting itself, giving your mind more fuel for the lie. Every time I feel this way nothing happens, it’s all a lie. I’ve been believing lies and letting them control me for so long. It’s only when I turned off the lies and realized what they were that I’ve been able to overcome. It’s not easy and it’s still a battle but it’s one that I’m winning. Here’s where my faith comes in. Every time the lies start flooding my brain I turn on my faith. I know god is with me and I have nothing to fear. Fear is the enemy’s tool to keep you in despair and control you that way. When fear comes faith can overpower it. Have faith that god is for you and protecting you. Remove those thoughts from your mind in the name of Jesus Christ, by the authority Jesus has given us all to cast out demons. Jesus won the battle and gave us this authority over the forces of darkness. The forces that implant these thoughts and fears to take our minds over. Make no mistake that anxiety/fear is a tool of the enemy, of the demons. You need to activate your faith and not your fear. When the thought comes that your gonna die remember the Bible says, “with long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation”. When the lie comes that you will never get better the Bible say, “By His stripes we are healed”. Fear has created a stronghold in your mind, it’s not gonna be easy to tear it down but by faith it will be done. Keep fighting the good fight and talk to Jesus and God and ask them to guide you through this. It won’t be overnight but you need to start winning battles so eventually you can win the war. God bless everyone of you who are suffering this and may god protect you always.
Amen
 
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