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Well heres the thing, bout 3 months ago I freaked out. I totally freaked and my mind went wack. I can pinpoint the exact morning it happened. I woke up like normal but had a bad dream and was so scraed from the dream like I was out of it. I was nervous for about an hour after that when I woke up. Well since then its just gotten worse and now im at a breaking point. Does anxiety pleateu where it will be really bad for a few months then cease off? Because since march it has gotten worse and everyday is a struggle. My mind struggles with reality and the perception of one example would be why I am here and sometimes dont know why im here or what im doing. I used to be soo happy now those days are just a vague memory. I went to a psychologist who said I was depressed, but I think its more to it than that. Zoloft doesnt help me I beleive its something I must do on my own. I have real problems percievng how I live, time life, and death. I am always thinking about dieing and it feels like my mind is racing and cannot stay constant so therfore I can hardly concentrate. My relationship is suffering my girl is fed up with my outbursts is this anxiety attacks or something more? Thanks
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replied June 7th, 2005
Thanks for the reply I do appreciate it and your understanding. Thats true im 22 right now and am at a weird point in life, im questioning eveything like why am I here where did we come from where did the earth come from whats gonna happen when I die, I mean everything. I just want to not think about it and live a normal life, but its hard to not think about this stuff and to be honest I cant stop thinking about it! Its like a snowball effect when I do I just wanna grab life by the horns and rip it out of its socket.
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replied June 7th, 2005
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Yeah dude I know what you feel like I live like that everyday to its like I dont know im even here its like im in a dream and I cant look at myself in the mirrer or fast movements in front of my eyes its like my brain cant perceive it and I think about getting older and that ive lost so much all ready that its not goanna come back like im not goanna be the same anymore and it scares me soo bad that I have relly bad anxiety all the time even now as I type this and it sucks and I dont know what to do ive been to all the docs and they told me the same thing anxiety and depression but it feels like soo much more than that like something physical as well I ust to have it all a good job and a girlfreind and my girlfreind was the same way with me she got tired of the outburst and couldent deal with it and I could not even deal with her cause its like she did not understand what I was going threw so I lost her as well and now ive been stuck in my room for like a year now not doing hardley anything cause I feel so !**@! up likei dont know what im doing and it gets worse and worse every day so if this is something new too you then you need to get help now before it gets any worse cause you dont wanna be like me stuck in the house all the time cause I feel so weird and out there but there is help and it can be fixed I know it sucks now but just balls it out and do what your doc seys even if you think it is crazy cause you were once ok you can be ok again it took a while to get like this its gonna take a while to get better again thats what I think everyday even when I feel like I dont know what im doing and like im gonna die so just remember your not alone dude .........
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replied June 8th, 2005
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I remember when I was around 15 or 16, I was obsessed with the thought of dying for a long time. It scared the crap out of me and I used to look at other people laughing and think.........How can't they be thinking about it too? I know that lasted for a long time but I can't remember how it stopped. I still get a sinking feeling in my stomach if I think of eternity and all that but I don't obsess on it. I think it's a phase some of us go through and eventually your mind just says.......Worrying about dying isn't much of a living. Most people I know get that scared feeling when they really think of death but some of use go through that obsessed thing for awhile for some reason. It does end though.
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replied June 9th, 2005
I hear what your sayin I talked to my sister who is 26 said she went through the same thing when she was 22 or 21. Just basically think about everything from eternity why we are here what happens after death and the act of dying. I try and tell myself hey when it happens its gonna happen works sometimes and others I obsess about it. I think its a natural process that will pass the more I talk to people about it. Its just a fact of life we wanna know why we are here.Just gotta have faith in destiny I guess.


Another thing about these anxiety attacks though is that I find myself checking my pulse quite often to make shure its within range, also have racing memories, really hard to stay focused on the here and now.
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replied June 9th, 2005
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This is an exact quote from a book I have by a doctor...."a healthy heart can tolerate a rate of over two hundred beats per minute for many hours, even days, without evidence of damage." when you go through that phase with death you start looking for symptoms too. Don't worry about your heart, I doubt it beats anywhere near two hundred beats a minute. Those racing thoughts slow down when you sort all this stuff out. Your own mortality is a lot to put on yourself that first time you really grasp it so it just takes time.
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replied June 12th, 2005
I Suffer From Anxiety Attacks
Hey girls i'm new here in this forum, but I can share my story, i'm 22 and I had a baby when I was 19 and after 6 months I started suffering from deprresion ans anxiety attacks that I though I was going to die out of anything even if it was just my left arm hurting I thought I was going to have have a heart attack and oviously from freaking out my heart rate would go up to like 180 bpm and plenty of times I had to be taken to the hospital because I was sure I was dying, but started on medication (paxil) and everything went away until I got pregnant again now and had to stop taking the med which it was only 5 mg not really a medication more like a sugar pill but it was working , now I started having really bad panick attacks where i'm avoing been by my self because I think i'm going to die, so the doctor told me that I need to get on zoloft a medication that supposebly is not harfull for the baby, if you need to talk let me know , I had a dream when I was like 10 years old that changed my life it made me scared of everything, and it was the most stupid dream ever.
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replied December 9th, 2012
I see you posted this like 7 years ago, but I just found your the most helpful. My son is almost two and since about 3 months ago I have been having awful panic attacks and Idk what to do. This past Friday i went to a bucks game and sat up really high and had to leave cause I was having anxiety. It's now Sunday and I am still experiencing racing heart, chest pain, shoulder pain, hard to catch breathe, I went to Er 3 times had chest X-rays blood test EKGs and nothing showed up so idk but like you all said I feel like I'm dying I can't even enjoy time with my an all I want to do is sleep and I worry that I'm gunna dye because my Che's is racing so fast. Link if ur willing to talk
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replied May 22nd, 2009
Constant Anxiety Attacks
I went through a similar thing about 1 1/2 years ago. I used to smoke marijuana, and one time it gave me a bad panic attack. I quit smoking, but I felt like I never really left the panic attack. For the next 3 months I lived on my couch, thinking I was dying. I went to a couple different doctors, including a heart specialist. I ended up going to a psychologist who taught me some mechanisms to deal with the anxiety. If I was in a car, talk radio would sooth my anxiety. Playing music was the best medicine. Anything that took my mind away from hopeless thoughts helped. Now, about 1 1/2 years later, I still do get some anxiety here and there, but I haven't had a real panic attack in a while. Just concentrate on the now, and tell yourself "this too shall pass".
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replied December 3rd, 2010
Finally feeling myself, after a horrible week
I definitely relate to a lot of the stuff you guys are saying.. I have felt so out of control with severe anxiety the past week, it almost becomes a permanent state for me. i cant stand the symptoms at all,, but i go though the day and try to function as best i can. This hasnt really worked, for the past two yearsive had it my main fear is fear itself. All the phsychologists ive seen think exposure therapy will work, but all it does is make my symptoms feel more catostrauphic, and i just fear the symptoms so much.
my mind has been my greatest enemy for the past two years. The more i want my nausea, beathlessness and face tension to go away, the worse they all get. Ignoring the feelings has not worked, for they just keep coming every morning i wake up. many people say, "the key is to just accept the feelings, and take away theyre power." i may be able to do this when i am focussed and calm, but the moment i get them again ican hardly think. I feel like i am simply not strong enought to take on this monster of anxiety.

(typed this all on my ipod. annoying)
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replied June 16th, 2011
Have felt Anxious, depressed and angry most of my life, got really bad at school as other kids were freaked out by my sensitivity. Battle to socialise, work or exercise due to my messed up head. Lost my girlfriend of three years abt 4 years ago. People tell me she wasn't right for me because she didn't understand my situation but to be honest I can't live with myself so I don't see why I should expect someone else to. I genuinely loathe being alive, if I didn't have family I wouldn't hesitate ending the suffering. I see things every few days and my mood never matches what's going on around me. The only thing that distracts me is incest porn abt mother son relations. I know this is sick but for some reason I can't help wanting to feel safe and loved. My parents always pushed me too hard, not realising my situation. I guess my sexual perversion started as much out of anger as sadness. I go long periods without porn but my mental anguish continues regardlessly. I have tried so many coping strategies but always return to feeling helpless and a slave to my sick mind. I have seen demons around me on a number of occasions. Nearly all my time is spent is spent on guilt about my porn fetish or suffering extreme depression and anxiety without any direct reason. Hard to know if I'm very sick or very evil. Probably a bit of both. As a child I was diagnosed with concentration disorder and hyperactivity. I go for days without food or sleep and battle to keep myself clean. My life is so dysfunctional that their doesn't seem much to be much more I can do to improve my situation. For this reason I decided to do something for someone else. I rescued a stray cat and feed it regularly. I feed him wet food twice a day and leave dry food out all the time, in case I'm too sick to follow through.
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replied February 24th, 2012
Hey you guys, I have been having the same problem here myself as well, its comforting knowing that other feel this way, I am 20, and question everything in life its surreal to me how life is right in front of my eyes everyday. Its almost like having a phobia of life because i only see the dark side of everything, I somehow put myslef into these scar scenarios almost like im in a horror film, I right thoughts down in a binder about how life and death, what the point of it is ect... I am on a beta blocker as of right now trying to ween off of it, Its hard being alone by myself because thats when my mind runs free, Even my sex drive is down, I cant seem to think of anything positive, and hardly enjoy anything I used to, If anyone has any advice I would truly appreciate it.
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replied February 24th, 2012
Hey you guys, I have been having the same problem here myself as well, its comforting knowing that other feel this way, I am 20, and question everything in life its surreal to me how life is right in front of my eyes everyday. Its almost like having a phobia of life because i only see the dark side of everything, I somehow put myslef into these scar scenarios almost like im in a horror film, I right thoughts down in a binder about how life and death, what the point of it is ect... I am on a beta blocker as of right now trying to ween off of it, Its hard being alone by myself because thats when my mind runs free, Even my sex drive is down, I cant seem to think of anything positive, and hardly enjoy anything I used to, If anyone has any advice I would truly appreciate it.
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replied March 27th, 2012
I like to hear all this, it makes me feel safe. I am 17 and 5 days ago I had been laying down trying to sleep and was interrupted from sleep with a pounding hear, dizziness, couldn't breath, and I was passing out everywhere around my home. I called the parimetics and they said that it was just an anxiety attack. I always thought I had anxiety but they (as in doctors) tried to prove me wrong.
For the following week I have been having the same symptoms everyday lasting all parts of the days. Even in school. They had an ambulance come today. I'm very scared and I hate this feeling. I haven't had much stress lately and I rarely think about dying, yet I do find my hand on my heart. I was active till this. I weight 142 and can bench 225 Max. I have asthma and it makes me freak out more customer I think I can't breath. I think we should look more stuff up about this and throw it all in our doctors faces. This is worse than dying I think. But I wouldn't want to die feeling like this. Thanks everybody.
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replied April 19th, 2012
Hi Everyone, I'm recently dealing with panic attacks for the past three months. Haven't had them for about 15 yrs., now suddenly their back. I have the "morning anxiety" really bad....rapid heartrate, nausea, lack of appetite, difficulty breathing etc etc. I'm now on Lorazapam and try to only take them when needed (I'm very careful about this as I don't want to rely on them or become addicted.) I have two daughters and it's so bad that I mostly just stay in the house all day and think about my anxiety symptoms. I know it doesn't help to do this, but I don't want to go out and do anything (just stay in the comfort of my home.) It's like a daily struggle that I truly don't want to lose. I have to look this anxiety in the face at some point and tell it where to go ! I was just outside with my daughter and she was drawing with sidewalk chalk ....my heart starts racing, chest starts to tighten , and can't breath . Why on earth would this situation trigger an attack. I covered it up really well, but it's still very unpleasant . I've had thyroid testing, ekg, adrenal testing, bloodwork....it's all normal. I need to deal with this on my own and am determined not to go to the er ever again for a panic attack (they look at you like you have four heads and its really insulting). Glad to be part of this forum and I hope we can all help each other out ..
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replied May 29th, 2012
extreme anxiety
Hi everyone i'm new to this forum and reading your posts has some what helped me im glad to know im not alone. well here's my story almost a month ago i did the dumbest thing and tried crystal meth. i was rushed to the hospital experiencing hallucinations and a racing heart i was released the same day and i was fine and all of a sudden 2 weeks later i feel this over whelming feeling like i was going to die. my heart began to race uncontrollably i felt like i was going to pass out i was really shaky and my blood pressure was about 186/106 i went to see a cardiologist that put me on propanolol for the heart palpitations but im scared because i find myself in the house all day and afraid to go outside because of the fear of passing out or something going wrong and i check my pulse every 20 minutes and have been feeling like im not completely here like im in a dream when i look around and then i start to panic because im thinking maybe im about to die i was told all of this was due to anxiety attacks but is it really?
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replied May 29th, 2012
extreme anxiety
Hi everyone i'm new to this forum and reading your posts has some what helped me im glad to know im not alone. well here's my story almost a month ago i did the dumbest thing and tried crystal meth. i was rushed to the hospital experiencing hallucinations and a racing heart i was released the same day and i was fine and all of a sudden 2 weeks later i feel this over whelming feeling like i was going to die. my heart began to race uncontrollably i felt like i was going to pass out i was really shaky and my blood pressure was about 186/106 i went to see a cardiologist that put me on propanolol for the heart palpitations but im scared because i find myself in the house all day and afraid to go outside because of the fear of passing out or something going wrong and i check my pulse every 20 minutes and have been feeling like im not completely here like im in a dream when i look around and then i start to panic because im thinking maybe im about to die i was told all of this was due to anxiety attacks but is it really?
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