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Rather anxious today...

bin_tenn

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These sensations started yesterday. Feeling short of breath, a strange feeling in my chest which I ultimately believe to be muscular in nature, back pain, etc. They lasted most of yesterday, then last night I felt better and figured it was over. I woke up today feeling fine as well. However, as today has progressed I feel the same as yesterday.

The shortness of breath is that familiar sensation many of us have had, more times than we care to count. It feels like I can't get a satisfying breath. Of course taking a pause and doing some breathing exercises helps, but it returns shortly after I stop the exercises. When I get up and walk around I feel a bit better, but when I try to sit and relax it starts up again. And as usual, that's typical of shortness of breath sensations with anxiety.

The chest weirdness comes and goes, especially when I move certain ways, which leads me to believe it's muscular (not unusual for me). The back pain also occurs at those times, which again indicates a muscle injury/strain. Not a big deal, but when I'm already anxious, that feeling makes things worse.

I'm doing my best to ignore it and go on about my day. I'm not allowing it to keep me from any plans. It does feel uncomfortable, but it's nothing I haven't experienced before, and of course it's not as bad as it has been in the past. Still sucks though. I'm hoping typing this all out will help me to more concretely accept that it's anxiety. Thanks for reading.
 

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I'm sorry you're not feeling great! Seems like you have a good handle on the situation, it's always a good idea to type or write things out. Helps me sometimes when I have really irrational thoughts.
Might be nice to soak in a warm bath, take a hot shower, or use a heating pad on your back if you can! Hope you feel more like your normal self soon!
 

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These sensations started yesterday. Feeling short of breath, a strange feeling in my chest which I ultimately believe to be muscular in nature, back pain, etc. They lasted most of yesterday, then last night I felt better and figured it was over. I woke up today feeling fine as well. However, as today has progressed I feel the same as yesterday.

The shortness of breath is that familiar sensation many of us have had, more times than we care to count. It feels like I can't get a satisfying breath. Of course taking a pause and doing some breathing exercises helps, but it returns shortly after I stop the exercises. When I get up and walk around I feel a bit better, but when I try to sit and relax it starts up again. And as usual, that's typical of shortness of breath sensations with anxiety.

The chest weirdness comes and goes, especially when I move certain ways, which leads me to believe it's muscular (not unusual for me). The back pain also occurs at those times, which again indicates a muscle injury/strain. Not a big deal, but when I'm already anxious, that feeling makes things worse.

I'm doing my best to ignore it and go on about my day. I'm not allowing it to keep me from any plans. It does feel uncomfortable, but it's nothing I haven't experienced before, and of course it's not as bad as it has been in the past. Still sucks though. I'm hoping typing this all out will help me to more concretely accept that it's anxiety. Thanks for reading.
I’m so sorry you’re not feeling well today, for what is worth I think your attitude towards the whole thing is extremely positive and healthy because you are acknowledging the “issue” but separating yourself from it. Either way what you described feels very similar to the shortness of breath that comes from a generalized feeling of anxiety, which really makes it feel like your ribs are closing in on you. I hope you’ll feel better soon, best of luck
 

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I do feel much better this evening. The feeling of anxiousness is still there, somewhat, but it's very tolerable now. Almost not noticeable. Thanks, as always, for the encouragement. I think I just needed a good distraction, which I had by visiting family for a while this afternoon.
 

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Feelings come and go. Think we all know that by now. Yourself included. Not nice when they are there. But with most of them we have had them before. That is one thing we have to remind ourselves. The last time we had them they did vanish and things went back to normal. Is something we should always remember. Hope you are doing much better when you wake this morning.
 

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Hey! How are you feeling today? What’s on your mind?
Feeling fine today, so far. I think it will stay that way, because I was feeling better yesterday evening, too. :)

Feelings come and go. Think we all know that by now. Yourself included. Not nice when they are there. But with most of them we have had them before. That is one thing we have to remind ourselves. The last time we had them they did vanish and things went back to normal. Is something we should always remember. Hope you are doing much better when you wake this morning.
Yep, I definitely agree. Like I said, it's nothing I haven't felt before. It goes away every other time, and it did this time as well. I do feel much better. Thanks! :D
 
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