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everyday i am suffering from anxiety and it makes me feel like im going to die is this normal to feel like this
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replied January 27th, 2009
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I know I feel that way. And I think alot of others do to. Sorry you've gotton no replies. Don't feel bad, I have'nt either.
I think it is a natural feeling. It can cause many symtoms even chest pain so severe you think your having a heart attack.

I try and look at all the unanswered posts that are within my knowledge.
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replied April 27th, 2011
I dont think I swill be here long
I dont feel I have a mental problem. Im 30 and I have scleroderma. I have lost seven children in one way or another over the years. My mother died when I was 14 years old and I went from living as a black child in a all white neighborhood to living in a all black enviorment. I feel cheated and very sad. Im scared I wont have a roof over my head or food in my mouth. I dont trust anybody and cut people out of my life daily. I feel that my life is a dream and it isnt a good one. I have had very good times also but the bad out weighs the good. Not even a year ago I gave birth to a stillborn. I need answers on why am I here. Sometimes I feel like the movie when jesus was being wipped. I litterly feel the skin slicing on my back when something new happens. I feel I wont be here long. But what am I here for in the first place is the question?
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replied May 30th, 2011
Awww, @ demi: just when you think you are doing bad, you find someone who is in the same or similar boat as you are. I have issues that keep making me have severe anxiety, depression, ptsd, and i have been looking up my symptoms to find out the exact cause and cure. I finally went on a website that told me that i had borderline personality disorder. I really don't think that i am crazy, but i know that i have some chemical imbalances going on. i have so many physical ailments, but i am only 34 years old. i feel so lonely, unwanted, unloved, ashamed, and unworthy. i have bouts of thoughts of suicide, but i know that i am too afraid to kill myself. i just get so low that i think about it. Then, i tell myself that i have a reason to live; many reasons. But, when i look around and i always only see me, i ask myself what is my purpose on this earth if no one loves me, or at least they don't show me they do? I don't trust anyone. I have been lied on so much, sexually, physically, emotionally, and financially abused, misused for my kindness, and left out just because people just wanted to leave me out. I really have given up on trying to give anyone a chance. The one person i want in my life wants nothing to do with me, because i cannot control my emotions. When i feel loved, i can behave and control my emotions, but the second i don't, all hell breaks loose! I am sick of being that way, and i have prayed about it, and tried hard to change it, but i lose all control whenever i feel rejected by this ONE person. I want so much to have a family, be married, be successful, and enjoy life. I really can't see me grasping that at this point. This is probably why i have so much anxiety, accompanied by severe daily vertigo. I don't have insurance to buy my medications, so i am left to just suffer through the fear of losing my conscious, falling and breaking a limb, or having a heart attack, especially since I live alone. I just wish someone would help me get my head together, and my life back. It has been gone for over 12 years. I don't remember the last time I have really been happy.
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replied October 29th, 2011
To Demi
Hey Demi - keep your head up. I feel horrible about your situations. I think you should try some hobbies or creative things. Maybe that will make you feel fulfilled in a life of disappointments. I have a life of disappointments too.
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replied March 12th, 2012
hi
i feel some like u do i feel so alone and cry alot not depressed i shut my self away and pretend that everything is A ok and i dont want ppl to pitty me but i [ush others away and just like u i feel like im in a fantasy world like nothing real but am happy when am there xx i feel so trapped and alone i ope u feel better
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replied August 28th, 2012
you should always try and speak to ur gp i felt the same way u did but there is away past it never doubt ur ability
to overcome things like this.
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replied November 20th, 2012
dnt worry all good deeds will fall in place just dnt give up on god .....
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replied December 9th, 2012
Demi, you and those that replied to you have touched my heart. I am a 27 year old male and I was healed of severe heart palpitations and anxiety attacks by faith. I was taught in college to be a skeptic, so I was - common sense said don't believe this religious malarky. Well, I would never say not to believe in modern medicine, but not only was I healed by my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, but I can do all things through Him. For instance, I can tell you that although the outlook for someone with Mixed Connective Tissue Disease is a harder time living a longer and quality life, the comfort and peace I have in my God - whom DECIDES when each and every one of us kick off - is something I want as many people as possible to experience. I'M TELLING YOU ALL. TRUST THOSE PEOPLE TELLING YOU ABOUT THIS. Man's science is perpetually under revision. God told Abraham the perfect timing for circumcision and it's in the Bible - this is PROOF that thousands of years before Man discovered the science behind it there is a record of its divine inspiration. God bless you all!
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replied December 17th, 2012
I feel bad too
Im sorry, i do feel bad too, hoply i get better and you too, ill pray for you by the way my names ariel, i sometimes have problems to where i cant walk right, and it's like these people are trying to capture me, my little sister tells me it's these monsters shes seeing, i woke up one night from seizure like 6 days in a row one time my room was green, the other is when i saw this man.
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replied May 19th, 2011
i also having this panic disorder...when i got it first i was confuse as well i thought i was having a heart attack i thought i was going to die..i went to the doctor to get check went for ecg but the doc as my ecg was normal and im only 23..but after reaseaching i found out i was having this panic attack at times..suddenly i will feel breathless my heart will start pumping so fast and i feel like im going to get a heart attack..and when im working suddenly this will strike it and i will feel like running out of my work place and when im alone it will strike me again as well i really dont know whats happening to me..i will sometimes get crazy and think this will be my last day today..its so scary sometimes to even sleep..i will like place my hands on my chest to see if its still pumping..you are not alone kimmie..there are many more who have exp worst than this..the only way i feel better is when im having this attack i quickly will login to the net and start searching for answers and will convince myself is ''im having this anxiety attack and its gonna be ok in awhile and cool down for awhile'' it really helps try it..try not to confuse yourself with things try to accept the reality this anxiety attack will not harm you..but its the feeling try to overcome it..its easy said then done but it can atleast relieve you hope it helps you coz i have gone thru this and still going thru it i know how you feel
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replied October 15th, 2012
I never thought other ppl felt like i did , i'm a 19 yr male, and before now i've never had these problems i always feel like i'm going to die, and going to have a heart attack, i'm constantly afraid to be alone, i can't do the normal stuff i used to do, i'm uncomfortable to be in public, i've had mutiple ekg's done and had a heart monitor i don't understand why i keep feeling this way becuz i never used to before
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replied April 14th, 2009
I suffered my first major panic attack about two weeks ago (I'd had smaller ones before that didn't require anxiety medicines to help), and ever since I had the attack I've been feeling like something's going to happen to me. It's gotten so bad that I refuse to be alone and am always tagging along on other people's errands and when I am left alone I spend the entire time worrying and holding the cordless phone in my hand in preparation of dialing '911' if I feel myself losing consciousness or any of the other 'symptoms' I think I'm having. I'm tired of feeling like this and having it affect my life since I used to be a very independent, willing to try anything kind of person, and I'm thinking about seeing a psychologist if my insurance will help cover it.
It makes me feel a little better to know that I'm not alone in this, but I really hope that you start feeling better.
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replied April 14th, 2009
hmm...are any of you on birth control pills? i've seen the same things happen to perfectly healthy young girls because of their birth control (mainly yaz, but i've also heard about others). i'd say, if you're on any synthetic hormones, try getting off of them. depending on how long you were on the pill, it'll take a few months for everything to get out of your system and to start feeling normal again.
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replied April 15th, 2009
BabyHazel wrote:
hmm...are any of you on birth control pills? i've seen the same things happen to perfectly healthy young girls because of their birth control (mainly yaz, but i've also heard about others). i'd say, if you're on any synthetic hormones, try getting off of them. depending on how long you were on the pill, it'll take a few months for everything to get out of your system and to start feeling normal again.


I have found that women who are on birth control have a higher propensity toward panic attacks and other anxiety/stress related illnesses, but I would not say that birth control or other synthetic hormones are a direct cause for their condition. In fact there are plenty of men and women who suffer from stress and anxiety based panic disorders; these people have usually been in a very traumatic experience or feel that they are all alone in dealing with the issue(s) they are faced with, with no relief in sight. Stress and anxiety based panic disorders are much more common than people truly understand. Currently over 40% of the US population suffers ill health effects caused by stress and anxiety. about 10% of those who suffer, suffer from health issues that range from severe to life-threatening.
It is important to know about the effects of stress and anxiety; especially with how it affects your health and well-being.
I hope this helps,
-Mel
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replied April 15th, 2009
BabyHazel wrote:
hmm...are any of you on birth control pills? i've seen the same things happen to perfectly healthy young girls because of their birth control (mainly yaz, but i've also heard about others). i'd say, if you're on any synthetic hormones, try getting off of them. depending on how long you were on the pill, it'll take a few months for everything to get out of your system and to start feeling normal again.


I've been on Yaz since August of 2008, and have only recently began experiencing these feelings. I'm sure it could have taken this long for me to feel the affects, but I really can't go off the birth control. My primary use for Yaz is to keep my HS from flaring up as birth control is the only way they can treat that.

Do you happen to know of a birth control that would cause fewer attacks or maybe a website you could recommend for me to find out more about this?
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replied April 15th, 2009
i was on yaz for over 2 years. for some, it takes only a few months (or even weeks) until they have a bad reaction. for others (like me), it builds up in their system before it has serious health effects (like shortness of breath, insomnia, numbness and pains in limbs, heart palpitations...the list goes on). i was in and out of the hospital for 3 1/2 months because of it. i can't recommend a "better" pill (bc i personally feel that they're all bad), but i'd definitely recommend switching from yaz before any serious damage is done. it has already been "black boxed" and my gyn wont even perscribe it now.

i can't really provide any websites for this...but you can just google "yaz side effects anxiety" and get a million forum postings about similar (and worse) things caused by yaz. all of my knowledge about this has come from personal experience and the experiences of tons of people i know. besides, all of the "official" sights for yaz won't really tell you anything i just did (and if they do, it'll just be mentioned as rare...not true!). actually, online forums can give you the truth about different pills if you want to shop around. ppl in the medical or pharm industry scoff at those forums, but, so far, they've been right all along when it comes to reports on yaz and yasmin (the 2 that i was on). i wish i would've listened to them and never started (but then, who'd be warning you?). Wink

as inconvenient as it sounds, i'd recommend going off the pill and looking into detoxing your body. i went to whole foods and got a really great liver detox . It's supposed to be 2 weeks long, but i did it at half-strength for a month...but i was really sick. i also cut out coffee and any caffeine (yes, chocolate) completely and changed my diet (whole grains, lots of water, more fruits and veggies, etc). i also started running (which relieves stress and tension) and was praying 24/7 (haha! no, seriously, it works!). all of these things will help decrease your stress levels naturally. it'll take a few months to cleanse your body from the hormones, but give it time and have faith that your body will heal itself if you feed it the right stuff. Very Happy
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replied September 22nd, 2009
Anxiety?
I think I have anxiety aswell. First it started with shortness of breath (like I couldn't get enough air) and heart palpitation (notice my heart beating, and while resting it could get to hyperspeed). Then it felt like I was living in a dream, or that everything seems kinda unreal, and I was more tired then I used to be. I did also get a deep depression once, that lasted around 2 weeks, and I felt very weak, and was scared that I would die. Two nights in row I woke up with my heart beating extremly fast. I have had these symptones now in nine month, and since my body is in good health, the doctor think its because of stress. Now after 9 month I do only have this strange feelings in my head, like everything is kinda unreal or like im living in a dream, and sometimes I get some small heart palpitation, but not the racing heart at night and while resting. Could this be stress or anxiety, and if, then how long will it take until I will feel normal again? Sad
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replied April 11th, 2011
panic attacks
This is exactly the symptoms i'm experiencing. I started off with the racing heartbeat, and feeling like i couldnt breathe. Now whether i'm in or out of the house I get the feeling that everything is like a dream world, like i'm on some crazy drugs or something, but the worst part is the feeling that i'm just gonna pass out or vomit when in public. things have gotten so bad that i've looked into hypnosis and other kinds of far fetched treatments to try to get rid of it. I 've been to the doctors hundereds of times and they've referred me to a councillor. I'm just hoping this will work. I used to be such a lively, outgoing person but now i'm finding it extremely difficult to do even the most normal day to day things e.g socialising with friends or even housework. Its good to know that i'm not alone in this but unfortunately it doesnt look like anyone really has any answers =/ you could try accupuncture to help relieve your emotions or try talking to someone professional about it just to get whatevers bothering you out of your system (it could be things you dont even think about on a daily basis according to what i've been told) so it might take a while to get to the bottom of it but i'm sure its worth a shot? either way i'm sure its fixable =] good luck
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replied April 14th, 2011
Stress, depression
My symptoms were similar. I all of a sudden felt like I was going to faint or that I was in a dream, and I started to get the chills, my legs started shaking, I was very anxious, my heart started beating fast, and I had the feeling like I was going to die. From what it sounds like, we're all either suffering from some type of stress or depression. I've heard that stress can do all kinds of things to your body. And depression is very much related to stress. I don't know. I do know that I'm not going to let whatever it is beat me up any longer. I'm tired of feeling this way when I'm a healthy person. I'm gonna make some changes to fight whatever stress or depression thing this is. Don't worry, we're all going to be fine.
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replied April 22nd, 2011
thinking im gong to die all the time
wow. i thought i was the only one...i get nautious, anxious, feel like im going to pass out...constant feeling that im going to die..at times i cant even leave the house and do normal things. Traveling away from my home brings it on even more.I always have my phone in my hand so that i can call 911 just in case..this is a horrible way to live..
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replied December 3rd, 2009
anxiety
hey auth i too have that feeling of feeling like its all a dream amd feels likes nothing is real. i just dont know what it is i feel like im emotionless i am reading what people have to say about anxiety and nothing seems to match but yours about feeling like its not real. i know your post was 3 months ago but let me know how you feel please
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replied December 3rd, 2009
Am male 57 yrs, PhDs in Healths Sciences, and in last ten I have lived like acardiac cabbage. Faint spells in sleep, racing palpitations, including clincal BP of 180/110 sometimes and at other times falling to 100/60. Had ECGs, EEGs, CT_scans, engiographies, ultrsounds cardiac sonographis, stress tests, vegan diets, Immunity tests ( perfect scores)MMPIs (perfect scores in all these , a real specimen of homo sapiens)dillion drug therapies and prayers (I dont know what score here): Conclusions, alluta continua with stab pains in heart radiating to left hand and backneck, pain in limbs and feet (massage works here). lately my doctor says I need endoscopy. One more test? Am 57 yrs, with children who are doctors and lawyers. My grandmother lived a hundred years and one but do I need to at such cost. She paid zero cost. My Dad is 90 and stroke zapped n a wheel chair. Mum is an hypertensive. And so, I say live my life to the full which way I can and let whatever it is that either i just imagine or is actually in my bordy undetected go to hell. Sometimes we have to kick as... to these ailments. Lets fight back !! Say no to anginas, anxieties, panick attacks, myrcadial inrfections whatever. We are special, that is our problem. I suspect most of us a perfect dreamers, pyschics of sorts aware of events we are sometimes not even the list connected to in advance? Throw away the drugs and cut down on techno bills. Msimang
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replied December 7th, 2009
I too have some anxieties, panick attacks from copd and or asthma and flu like symptoms. Now with the swine flu, it has brought a whole new worry for me. Seems to help me to tell someone else with the problem that they are ok and not to worry. Maybe some phone numbers should get exchanged so people can talk. I'm 49 in Seattle
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replied December 10th, 2009
hi vince619, i feel the same way. I feel like im living in a dream nothing feels real. Im not my self anymore. I wanna be back to my old happy self. My parents think im crazy because of this, i just need to get rid of it. Its taking over my life. Any tips to help anxiety????
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replied December 29th, 2009
I'm not sure! I feel the same way. I even went as far as to getting life insurance and getting my home in order and writing good bye letters. I don't want to kill myself, I just feel like my time is ending soon! I'm scared and I don't want to feel this way. But I need to know that my husband and kids will be ok, if something does happend.
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replied May 22nd, 2010
Anxiety Attacks
I am relieved to see that we are not alone in this. I also have many of these same symptoms. My question is(hopefully it is okay to ask): Have any of you done drugs before? I ask this because I think that it could also have a big factor in anxiety attacks.
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replied May 24th, 2010
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thoughts of impending death are not normal, usually they may be caused by a mental disorder, anxiety is a symptom, not a diagnosis. dont give up, it could be a mile form a obsessive compulsive disorder, a hormonal imbalance, a vitamin deficiency. something else is at the root of the problem. some of you may be suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and not even realize it. we all have a complicated past, unconsious feelings could be causing anyone of these symptoms. Have your doc do a CBC, tests for vitamin deficiencies, hormone balance, diabetes, hyper or hypothyroidism, everything. you would be surprised how much your doc can find out from blood tests. If you doc does not tell you to make sure when you get a blood test you must fast the night before and not eat or drink anything until the test is done. if you do have to take meds in the morning just take them with a few sips of water. it took me 8 months seeing a variety of doctors to finally get a dianosis. Now that they know what i have i am on the right medication and feeling better. if the docs cannot find a physicological answer then see a psychologist. hope this helps.
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replied July 1st, 2010
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I am so glad I am reading this. The end of 2009 and 2010 has been a horrible trial for me. First I had a house fire, that I mistakenly started like a dummy. My whole house did not burn down, but I had a nervous breakdown after that and got sent to a mental health facility. I had no insurance so me and some of my family helped me fix the house.
I mysteriously got sick, probably because I did not wear a mask while fixing my home or there are still smoke remnants from the fire and the fire man hose.
I got acid reflux so bad I thought I was having a heart attack! Then I started to have bad chest pains, So I left my house and stayed at a shelter. None of my so called family wanted to take me in. I have so many EKG's done its not even funny. The ER docs when they see me they just shake their head "Give her some Ativan" I just had a heart monitor on and a sleep study, stress test, you name it.
I have been diagnosed with Panic Attacks, Anxiety, PTSD and Depression. My friends and family really think I am a fruit cake now, and basically wrote me off.
I am just like the other poster hate to be by myself because I have this eerie feeling that I am going to die. One thing for sure I get on my knees and Thank God for letting me see another day. But to know this is a mental condition is just so, so heartbreaking. I mean I guess its good a in way that the Docs are not saying yeah You have stage 4 cancer and got like 6 months to live. We are imagining our own demise. There is no truth to it, but we just have this ominous "feeling" like a ill fitted coat Sad
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replied July 2nd, 2010
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No Moredoomandgloom,
Their is nothing wrong or shameful about having a mental disorder. I am glad you thank God for seeing another day. I have bi-polar disorder, brought on by extreme stress. I dont want to seem uncaring to all of you but my daughter did pass away from cancer. Her oncologists told her it started 4 months prior. She had many symptoms, to many to count, all much more serious than the things you are describing. Even after she was diagnosed she always stayed positive, she never wanted her cancer to get in the way of living life. My daughter went throught 2 years of chemo, radiation and a bone marrow transplant, and was in remission. When she passed away it was not from cancer, it was from pulmonary fibrosis, a side affect of chemo. Even then when she learned her days were numbered she never would dwell on all the things that were happening to her. She never wanted pity, told people to stay away if thats why they came to see her. She wanted to be around people who were like herself, happy, outgoing, and fun. Two years before she passed she was completely disabled, was on oxygen therapy all the time. She never lost her positive attitude, woke up every morning with a smile on her face, made everyone laugh, she loved to be the comedian. Because of her spirituallity, and complete trust in God, she was never afraid. She was ready to pass and move onto heaven. She learned that it is the smallest things in life that are the most important, being around family, friends, enjoying a video, her favorite foods, listening to the birds chirp in the morning, the new fallen snow, nature. I just want all to you to realize that you are worrying about things that will never happen and if they do put you problems in Gods hands, and you will feel peace. Please I wish all of you would just understand that you are okay. Dont dwell on illnesses, live each day, enjoy what you do have, and trust in God. Jennifer passed July 4th, 2008 with the most peacefull face, almost like she was smiling. Because Jenn's level of oxygen was the highest one could get, and she could no longer eat without losing her breath, she was put into an induced coma, her only fear was feeling like she was suffercating. The meds she was on who have killed an elephant, She woke up just moments before her last breath, looked at me, and said Mom I see the light, I see the man, Mom the light is beautiful, and a few minutes later she took her last breath. She would probably tell you all to take all that energy you spent on worrying on imaginary things, and enjoy yourself, have fun, smile, life is a wonderful thing. I am not trying to down play anyone who is having stress, panic attacks, this is self induced, to seek the help of a therapist, who can help you with the issues that may have gotten you to this place in your life. Losing a child so painful, not until you a parent you'll never truely understand, but watching the one you love suffer day after day is even worse. I always will be sad, I miss her everyday, I could fall apart, allow myself to let this overwhelming issue destroy my life, but I am following in her footsteps, her ultimate wisdom, God will bring you peace, he will be their for you, let go of your worries, put them in God's hands, and you will feel save, no matter what lies ahead.

cindy
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replied February 18th, 2013
this was awesome.. my dad passed away 7 years ago, he was my rock and my everything. I have anxiety because i wonder what happened to him ,i've started to question my faith and have become scared to die. My mom says its because my faith isn't strong enough. You have a beautiful story and jennifer seamed like an awesome person . Thanks for sharing it gives me hope that there is something more, more then this life. My dad passed suddenly I never got to say goodbye and miss him everyday . glad I ran across your story thanks Smile
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replied February 10th, 2011
wow i thought no one else in the world had the same felings as me constantly thinking my heart is just going to stop and like im starting to lose the person i once was i always worry about dying everyday ive been to the hospital many times and all tests are fine and im currently on beta blockers but they seem to make me more anxious because they slow my heart rate i think its just going to slow right down and stop
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replied February 19th, 2011
I never knew so many people had problems like mine. I used to think I was the only one who felt like this. I'm a 16 year old girl, and I have always been an anxious person. I've only had one anxiety attack, and that way May of 2010 but I know how it was brought on, extreme stress about seeing my dad and his new wife at my school event. Then in July, real symptoms began beginning with chest pains and palpitations. I had all of the tests and everything was normal, eventually they went away. A few weeks later, I began having breathing problems, like I couldn't take a deep breath, and most breaths wouldn't satisfy my need for oxygen. It felt like there was a barrier in my body and a good, satisfying breathing couldn't pass through it. From time to time I would have this weird sensation in the middle of my chest, like a dropping or thumping. I've been to all the doctors, all say its anxiety and maybe it is. I have gotten much better recently but the past few days, I feel like I'm slipping back. I have trouble sleeping because I need to sit up and take deep breaths all the time and only like 1 out of every 10 breaths I take is satisfying. Its so scary and all I want to do is get better. Im seeing this new chiropractor/energist/therapist and I hope it will make a difference. Im going through my sophmore year of high school with this problem and I have to pretend like I'm normal and happy all the time. My mom has been amazing through all of this and I love her like crazy All I want to do is be back to normal and be healthy and happy. Its just nice to know other people have problems like mine.
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replied March 3rd, 2011
I also have many of the things I have seen written here. I recently quit my job and moved to Florida from California. I left everyone I love and everything I am use to to come and be with my boyfriend. I've been to the Dr and my heart and blood test are fine. I know from prior experiences that I am manic depressant, but now I am having horrible dizziness...and cry almost everyday..I hate it..I close myself in my house..keep it dark.....to me this is crazy...I just want it to stop. It's not normal...
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