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Why does this happen

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Hi everyone..... Got back from a cruise 2 weeks ago and I was nervous about going because of my anxiety symptoms. It's been a bad winter for me felt crappy. Anyways went on the cruise and I have to say most of my physical symptoms went away. Actually felt good. This morning I got up and BAM they all returned. Can anyone here explain to me why this happened. They come and go and I just don't get this anxiety at all. I worry so much that doctors have misdiagnosed me. ☹
 

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Same thing happened to me last spring. I was having horrible anxiety and feeling various symptoms before a trip. I was so worried everything would be ruined. Once I got to my destination, it took a couple of days to settle in but I ended up have the best time. My symptoms went away and when I returned home they came back within a couple of days.
 

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Why do you think this happens.... Is it because maybe our minds are not thinking about our symptoms? Don't understand how we are fine for sometime and other times we are not. I can't say that anything triggered it.
 

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Why do you think this happens.... Is it because maybe our minds are not thinking about our symptoms? Don't understand how we are fine for sometime and other times we are not. I can't say that anything triggered it.
Most likely because we are distracted and enjoying ourselves. Not focusing our bodies.
 

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I have no idea why this happens either. Even when I am at home I sometimes have a few days or even weeks when my anxiety (+symptoms) disappears and I feel pretty good. Then just as suddenly and without a noticeable trigger, I become anxious again and the symptoms return.

I agree that it probably has something to do with (over) focusing on our bodies, and a big part of that focus has probably become automatic or unconscious so we don't always notice how much we are doing it. For me, whenever I feel the smallest symptom my mind instantly becomes alert and tells me I have to keep an eye on that symptom (to see if it goes away/gets worse etc.), which then leads to anxiety. Meanwhile people without health anxiety would probably pay no attention to that exact same symptom and it would probably disappear without them even worrying about it.
 

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There are times we are more distracted than other times. When away you no doubt had things to do. You were not at home were your anxiety can probably be worst most of the time. A break away from the norm can help us at times. When at home we are used to doing to same things day in, day out. We expect our anxiety to be there. like we are waiting for it to happen. You had a break away from your norm and your anxiety. Then you got back home and the mind probably thought ' not this again '. Back home. Back to what I am used to. With such thoughts the anxiety jumps up and says ' here I am, waiting for you '.
 

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Ugh this happens to me all the time!! I will have symptoms all day long and when I go to bed they disappear but as soon as I wake up they are back. It’s a vicious cycle.
 

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There are times we are more distracted than other times. When away you no doubt had things to do. You were not at home were your anxiety can probably be worst most of the time. A break away from the norm can help us at times. When at home we are used to doing to same things day in, day out. We expect our anxiety to be there. like we are waiting for it to happen. You had a break away from your norm and your anxiety. Then you got back home and the mind probably thought ' not this again '. Back home. Back to what I am used to. With such thoughts the anxiety jumps up and says ' here I am, waiting for you '.
Exactly!!!!! Just want t some relief.
 

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It's definitely when our minds wonder. I was diagnosed with slight ectopic heart rhythm, causing some minor palpitations. No big deal, had echo, blood tests and 24 hour ecg. All good. Did show up minor, infrequent ectopic, but no problem, all good, flow through heart, heartbeat, all good. Even armed with all these facts I can still have a great day, right up to the point I start to think about it, then bosh!! Off we go again. Should I call an ambulance, should I go to A&E. It drives me insane, it is literally driving me mad, I hate it
 

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Ugh this happens to me all the time!! I will have symptoms all day long and when I go to bed they disappear but as soon as I wake up they are back. It’s a vicious cycle.
Omg me too!!!! Look forward to going to bed because I know some relief will come. I wake up and it's all there. Don't want to get up..... because it's stays with me all day. What are some of your symptoms?
It's definitely when our minds wonder. I was diagnosed with slight ectopic heart rhythm, causing some minor palpitations. No big deal, had echo, blood tests and 24 hour ecg. All good. Did show up minor, infrequent ectopic, but no problem, all good, flow through heart, heartbeat, all good. Even armed with all these facts I can still have a great day, right up to the point I start to think about it, then bosh!! Off we go again. Should I call an ambulance, should I go to A&E. It drives me insane, it is literally driving me mad, I hate it
I can't believe that thinking about the symptoms can bring them on. I hate when they come and stay for who knows how long.
 

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Omg me too!!!! Look forward to going to bed because I know some relief will come. I wake up and it's all there. Don't want to get up..... because it's stays with me all day. What are some of your symptoms?

Sometimes I feel lightheaded/dizzy. Lately, it’s been with my stomach. I feel random pain through out the day. Nothing major but of course my mind wanders. I hate it! What about you?
 

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Our subconscious mind is much worse than the actual mind. You might think you are not thinking about anything. But on a subconscious level things are very active. Works that way with a lot of anxiety related issues. People say ' It came on out of nowhere 'To me this is the subconscious mind at work again. Deep within there is this thing at work that knows what always happens. Is used to what we have been through before. Because it has mapped out our every fear. Say a person panics around animals. They might see an animal and think nothing of it. Think all is fine. Then ' Boom '. The subconscious mind kicks into action. Their panic is there. But they can be very confused because they thought they were calm. That is why a therapist likes to try and work at that level. The subconscious level. That is holding onto everything. Finding a way to tap into that and change how it works could change how we think or react to things. I know. Very big word. To some people the mind is the mind. End of story. Things on the normal mind go away after a while. We don't need them. Ever remember something from many years ago and wondered how you remembered that? That is our subconscious mind. Like a computer holding onto loads of things. Good and bad.
 

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Why do you think this happens.... Is it because maybe our minds are not thinking about our symptoms? Don't understand how we are fine for sometime and other times we are not. I can't say that anything triggered it.
I think it happens because we look for and manifest symptoms. I do it all the time. But, if were preoccupied with other things and arent thinking about them, they go unnoticed. Idle time is a horrible thing for HA sufferers.
 

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We overthink things.
We have to bring ourselves back to reality and if we have all the answers why see a doctor?
 

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I think it happens because we look for and manifest symptoms. I do it all the time. But, if were preoccupied with other things and arent thinking about them, they go unnoticed. Idle time is a horrible thing for HA sufferers.
This is so true!!!! Also very guilt of this.
 

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I think it happens because we look for and manifest symptoms. I do it all the time. But, if were preoccupied with other things and arent thinking about them, they go unnoticed. Idle time is a horrible thing for HA sufferers.
Idle time IS a horrible thing for HA sufferers. Amen to THAT. I pray one day we can all just relax...
 
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