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Do you have Anxiety?
So is anyone here suffers from Anxiety? and if so can you share what are your symptoms when you feel like you're about to experience panic attacks.
December 4, 2018, 6:21 am
Sometimes I worry about my future. I may be anxious about anything. I worry if things will last or not. I worry if my current relationship will work out in the future or will my history repeat itself.
December 5, 2018, 6:49 am
Sounds like you're worried about everything. I'm sure everyone can relate. We all worry about stuff. Especially, things that are dear to us. I've learned that worrying that help. It's better to pray and hope for the best.
After all, what happens is out of our control. That's the thing called life.
December 5, 2018, 11:46 pm
I agree with you. It is better to pray than to worry.
December 6, 2018, 12:59 am
Well it's really not that easy because I have a friend he's religious too but he just cant help it, if a certain situation triggers it then even if there's really no danger at all in his mind he perceives it as so dangerous and that he will be embarrassed even if in reality the situation is not that bad, that's what make Anxiety so hard, it makes people feel hopeless, but I guess with the right people around you a good and helping environment and with the believe that everything will be okay then there's no impossible, it can be cured.
December 7, 2018, 4:58 am
Worrying certainly doesn't help. I've heard it said that, "what shall be, shall be."
I understand that it is not always easy for most people to keep themselves from worrying but save for robbing you of peace, it serves no purpose. Instead of worrying, channel that energy in the opposite direction.
You have a problem, try to think of ways you can solve it. If you can't then find ways you can best cope with what you have to deal with.
December 6, 2018, 4:53 am
We have the same boat here. I don't know but I do have also anxiety about everything . I am afraid that my future husband will not like me and I worry if things in the future like career and family might not work well for me and my kids.
December 6, 2018, 5:40 am
Well, I was diagnosed with Irritable bowel syndrome, and I got told that I was having so much stress. So, that's how I realized I was very anxious, because I was working so much during that time, I didn't take any free time, and I was really a work-a-holic. I don't take any medication about it, I just dropped some excessive job, and started doing Yoga, which was an excellent decision. I've never had a panic attack either, and my abdominal issues have been doing good so far, I just feel bad when I get too stressed again, and then I need to take my colon meds.
December 4, 2018, 7:24 am
I haven't actually tried doing yoga. I always read that it's good for the body. But, I never realized that it's also good for someone who is stressed. I should perhaps try it.
December 4, 2018, 9:28 pm
Many people suggesting that yoga and meditation is good for relaxing our minds and body. I never tried these two but I will definitely try that one of these days.
December 4, 2018, 9:31 pm
Well, I was reluctant in the beginning, because I thought everybody was taking so much time doing the exercise, and I wanted to go fast, like in a competition hahaha. Then, I learned that's the whole point, to take your time to do the position, to feel the movement, and breath at a slower pace. So, it will be awesome for you to give it a try. It has been an amazing discovery for me.
December 5, 2018, 3:26 pm
No more being a workaholic for you then. As I've said before, overworking is really bad for a person's health. It doesn't only affect a person physically but mentally and emotionally as well. If things get busy again you should take short breaks like maybe go for a short walk or listen to music for a few minutes before continuing with work Good luck!
December 4, 2018, 8:17 am
Exactly, the best way to deal with it, is by taking time for yourself, and enjoy something that you like to do. Listening to some music works really good, and taking a short walk or meeting with friends somewhere is amazing too. Also, dropping the workaholic behavior is the main key.
December 5, 2018, 3:19 pm
Sleeping is very good, not only does it give rest for the mind it also gives rest for the body.
No one should underestimate the power of sleep.
December 6, 2018, 5:49 am
When I am very stressed I don't eat. I was worried about the previous work that I became very work-a- holic. Because I don't eat that much I became very slim and I get sick easily. There's no week that I didn't get sick.
December 4, 2018, 9:34 am
Hey! You need to take better care of yourself! It makes me feel bad when I find out that people are neglecting their health for work Please try and put a reminder for meals and breaks in your schedule to make sure you don't overwork yourself.
December 5, 2018, 4:54 am
Wow! it happened to me too. When I was really stressed, I just didn't feel hungry. I could even hear my stomach growling, but I didn't feel the need for food. But you know that's not good for you right? So, what I used to do is to drink something that relaxed my stomach, like hot tea, and then eat something soft like crackers, smoothies, fruits, and that increase the appetite.
December 5, 2018, 3:23 pm
Take good care of your health first. Health should be the top priority for anyone. Work comes secondary. If you are healthy, half of the job is done. Do not over work. Work life balance is very importance and remember you have a personal life outside of work too. Take care and cheers!
December 6, 2018, 7:28 am
I also experience anxiety depends on the situation and it wasn't that severe. But usually I used to be relax and clear my mind just to focus on avoiding my anxiety. I also don't drink too much of caffeine to avoid some palpitations. You could also use the inhale exhale therapy, it is quite effective to relax your body.
December 4, 2018, 7:24 am
I've started having anxiety attacks 10 years ago, it's gotten slightly better now though. Better meaning I rarely get attacks now. I can't really describe it when it happens but my heart starts beating really fast and my brain is telling me I can't breathe and it feels like I'm gonna die but it's just my brain telling me stupid things. I usually run to the bathroom and splash cold water on my face to sort of wake me up from all those thoughts, then I'll drink water, then try my hardest to relax and ease my mind.
December 4, 2018, 8:06 am
I have no experience about severe anxiety. I do get tired and bothered but not into anxiety state. Every time I feel stress, I get to take a long walk and roam around the city. I take photographs of anything that interest me. I feel happy when doing this activity. I get to free my mind. I also play piano to make myself calm and relax.
December 4, 2018, 8:09 am
Well, taking walks and pictures must be the factors that help you stay away from the state of anxiety as you are doing something that you love and relaxes you.
December 4, 2018, 9:29 pm
Yes, stress is part of our life. We need to recognize it and find ways to deal with it. Doing things that you felt make you stay away from stress is a good habit. This help the mind to be free and relax. You'll have good decision when you have stress free mind.
December 5, 2018, 8:58 am
I'm tempted to think anxiety as a part of life. Life on its own seems like a swim against an aggrasive tide; the expectations from family and society, mistakes, traumas, disappointments, are some of the life experiences that could leave one anxious. These experiences are a part of life, none can escape them, and they are bound to cause anxiety in our lives if, and only of, we fail to handle them appropriately.
December 4, 2018, 8:40 am
Who doesn't get anxious? I think everyone has anxiety issues, it is just different on how we deal with it. Before, I have panic attacks. I have difficulty breathing and I feel very weak. What I do is to listen, read and watch books and videos about motivation and life. I also pray and read the Bible. It is a very powerful source of strength against any anxiety or fear.
December 4, 2018, 9:21 am
I experienced Panic attacks before and it was scary. I had anxiety disorder and I'm glad I overcame it with the help of my doctor and my therapist. It is really good if you consult a doctor straight away when you experience anxiety over time and start medication. Behavioral Cognitive Therapy also helps to a large extent. Do not delay in visiting the doctor. It is a very common disorder and many people experience it at some point in their lives so there is nothing to be afraid of.
December 4, 2018, 11:01 am
It was good to know that you win your battle against anxiety. Aside from the medical specialists, your family is one of your source of strength. Many people nowadays suffers anxiety not because they are in a stressful situations but sometimes because they lack in faith. The Bible tells us do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and supplication let your request be made known unto God. Sometimes all we really need is time with God. Our faith will eliminate our fears.
December 4, 2018, 12:13 pm
I kind of do. But not in any extreme cases. Just your regular everyday anxiety about life. I manage it by giving myself ample time for rest and relaxation. I usually get stressed whenever I'm overworked or too tired. Sleep helps a lot with it as well.
December 4, 2018, 2:01 pm
I think that a majority of us have anxiety only that a couple of people stretch it too far. There are people who know how to lock their thoughts and prevent themselves from being stressed excessively.
December 4, 2018, 3:30 pm
I feel like I have an anxiety. I find it hard to deal with other people outside thinking that they might say harsh things on me. I always feel nervous everytime my boss called me from work. I feel so weak sometimes when working in daily routine so I take a multivitamins to have energy and work on things daily. I feel so stressed and very tired when working with other people and just wanted to be alone working on my own.
December 4, 2018, 3:38 pm
I think it’s actually more common than a lot of people realize. In our modern world with so many demands and pressures on our time and demands to be successful, it’s no wonder people feel anxious from time to time. If it’s a prolonged thing though I always recommend chatting to a professional.
December 4, 2018, 3:56 pm
When I'm anxious about something, I become easily irritated and prefer being in a quiet place.Noise will make me more anxious.That is when I need all the peace I can have.Being broke makes me easily irritated.
December 4, 2018, 4:23 pm
I get anxious at times but it's not like a debilitating problem or anything. Mostly, it's situational.
December 4, 2018, 4:33 pm
When you are worried about something that is very important to you, it's very normal that you get to feel anxious because you don't want to be on the wrong side of the thing you are into.
December 4, 2018, 5:54 pm
Yes, I agree. Everyone has been to that point. But, not everyone has experienced panic attacks because of severe anxiety. Sadly, some are weak to fight and overcome it.
December 4, 2018, 7:46 pm
That is right. I think all of us suffers from it the only difference is that how we are going to handle it.
December 4, 2018, 9:37 pm
I worry alot and it really get to my system making me get dizzy and have serious headache. I try to rest when I start feeling this way. My therapy tries to calm me down all the time. I get nothing out of worrying but I can't just stop.
December 4, 2018, 5:01 pm
You could try breathing exercises and meditation to calm yourself down, it's pretty effective or you could sweat it off by engaging in physical exercise, it helps you not think of negative things.
December 4, 2018, 10:55 pm
Every one of us experienced anxiety at some point in our lives. For some of us, it's just mild, while for others they experienced it severely. We feel anxious when we are afraid or worried, or even for the things that we are going to do such as going to a job interview, going to a place that we are not familiar, or taking examinations at school. Anxiety could be a symptom to a more serious problem like panic attack or phobias. You could reduce anxiety by doing exercises, meditation, limiting caffeine intake or seeking advice from professionals for medications.
December 4, 2018, 5:05 pm
I do agree panic attacks can come if you're nervous or afraid of something. The best way to counter it is by doing something else like physical exercise, you can sweat off anxiety attacks.
December 4, 2018, 10:53 pm
That's true! It's part of our lives to experience anxiety one in a while. We tend to panic when we we encounter that is something new, we are talking in front to many people and it's normal. And I agree with you, meditations and limit intake of caffeine may help or even seeking a doctor for medication.
December 6, 2018, 4:37 am
As long as you are still a human being, you are definitely going to be having anxiety issues when there is an uncertainty in whatever you are involved with.When things goes wrong, our anxiety is definitely bound to come up. It all comes from stress.
December 4, 2018, 5:52 pm
There are many who suffer from anxiety. The first thing you need to do is IDENTIFY THE SOURCE! If the source is a job, something happening in your family, nasty neighbors, etc. If you can get rid of the source, you're cured! In some cases, it's as simple as that.
In complicated cases, it's not that simple and may require the help of a medical professional. If you and someone you love who supports you can carefully examine your specific set of life circumstances and figure out what's triggering your anxiety, then you move from that point to eliminate it. It's normal to be anxious about life. But to become overwhelmed and experience excessive anxiety is a mental health matter. Your mental health is important. Deal with it. Even if everybody else disregards you and says it's all in your head, you know yourself. Deal with it! You owe it to yourself to take care of yourself. Anxiety is just as real of an illness as any physical health problem you may have. It must be treated properly.
December 4, 2018, 6:54 pm
I loved what you said about anxiety being as real and as important as any physical ailment. I think society is getting better and better at dropping the stigma that sometimes surrounds mental illnesses. Such an important reminder - I often think if someone had broken their leg they’d go straight to a doctor. I hope people will eventually feel that way about seeking help for any mental health conditions too.
December 5, 2018, 5:52 am
Thank you. I felt compelled to say this because I have suffered and I have had children who have suffered as well. People do put a “label” on you if they find out about your mental illness. It can prevent you from getting a job. It definitely increases the premiums you pay for health and/or life insurance. Nevertheless, people should seek help if they need it.
December 6, 2018, 9:42 pm
Do you have anxiety: For me everyone can feel anxiety as long you living in this world but it depends on how you manage your self to overcome it. Anxiety may feels like when your in a cramming point of taking an exams ilI experience before when I am stull studying in which I didn't review my notes one week before the exam and do read it 2 hours before the exam, for me it was you your self make you feel anxiety as well so your are the one also can make it gone.
December 4, 2018, 7:34 pm
I just think that I had anxiety, I had no official diagnosis from a doctor. But, I managed to overcome it with the help of people who cheered for me. It's actually not easy to overcome anxiety especially if the person is so closed minded.
December 4, 2018, 7:43 pm
I do suffer from anxiety from time to time. With a help of prayer, exercise and nutrition I minimize all my anxieties. I pity those who suffer from frequent anxiety attacks> These people need medical attention and help from family and friends.
December 4, 2018, 10:26 pm
Sometimes I have anxiety attacks whenever I have to speak in public, I get shaky and rattled. That's why everytime I have a speaking engagement I drink a glass of wine or a shot of vodka to relax my nerves.
December 4, 2018, 10:50 pm
Same here. I always have this stage freight whenever I speak in front of many people especially when I'm facing and speaking to new faces. I can't help but to get rattled.
December 5, 2018, 6:52 am
We all have anxiety, it's just how you are going to handle it. Whenever I have a report or presentation, I get anxious and nervous, especially that talking in front to many people is not my forte but eventually I overcome it.
December 5, 2018, 12:35 am
I agree with you. We all experience it at some point of our lives. We just have to be courageous to overcome it especially at times when we are in front of many people.
December 6, 2018, 2:54 am
I am having the same situation whenever my anxiety attacks. My stomach is aching because of the stress it gives me. I often experience this when I am in a crowded place, when I am the center of attention or when I am overthinking of a personal problem. What I do is avoid those kind of situations or have time to sleep well.
December 5, 2018, 4:09 am
I have anxiety. It manifests itself when I seat in traffic too long. I begging to panic and feel claustrophobic in the car. Especially when I can't see beyond the car in front of me. When It first happened it was so bad I was loosing my breathe. Anxiety is real, some people don't believe it exists but its real. It reflects your inability to deal with some kind of stress you are going through in your life. This first happened to me when I was going through a really stressful period in my life.I think with anxiety you need to learn how to deal with it. A good start is taking care of your mental health.
December 5, 2018, 5:28 am
I have social anxiety. And being among group of more than 4 people can give me anxiety. My office atmosphere is the only place where I can get comfortable with like 20 people around working or more. Going out in mall and other places where they can be harder. You can see that anxiety is harder to get over. All you have to do in such case is expose yourself towards the things that give you anxiety.
December 5, 2018, 5:32 am
I really don't have any anxiety disorders. But occasionally I do feel some anxiety specially when I'm in front of a large audience, I forget stuff that I need to say and I become overly conscious sometimes nothing that a drink coulf not cure.
December 5, 2018, 10:01 am
Well, count me in. I've been there before and is not nice. Just like you I forget what I was supposed to say, and tend to speak super fast, maybe because I want to finish with it soon haha. Didn't think about taking a drink to make it better, but I'm starting to consider it hahaha.
December 5, 2018, 3:34 pm
I have social anxiety. It's not severe to the point where I can't socialize. I just can't handle huge crowds, even if I'm just walking past a medium density traffic of people. I'd feel like all the people are looking at me. My vision would get blurry. I also avoid looking people in the eyes in this case. Maybe it's that fear that makes my vision blurry in these kinds of situations.
December 5, 2018, 1:25 pm
Oh so sorry about it. A good friend of mine had kind of a similar issue, and she thought she was claustrophobic, but eventually it turned out to be anxiety. She felt she couldn't breathe while being on a crowded place, and her vision gets blurry, and she faints. So, she's having help with a coach, like a behavior coach, and she got amazing tips, like breathing exercises, and she has improved so much. Maybe you could try to find something like it.
December 5, 2018, 3:30 pm
I went to an optometrist instead and got glasses. I have problems with my vision which I didn't say in the last post. It's a lot better walking in public places now but I don't think even without glasses that it warrants a trip to the psychiatrist. Maybe if I gain more self confidence, it will go away. Thanks for the tip though.
December 8, 2018, 3:54 am
Well, good on you for checking out your vision, and also you're already seeing improvement, which is great. But if you think you're lacking on confidence, is always good to talk to professionals, it doesn't have to be a psychiatrist if you don't want to. It can be any type of therapist that can give you tools to develop your confidence. It's very brave to look for help.
December 8, 2018, 8:48 am
What I'm afraid of is that they'll prescribe medicine and it will alter my way of thinking. Or I'll completely depend on them for placebo effects. I've heard of people who've destroyed their lives because they got addicted to their stash from the psychologist.
December 11, 2018, 9:35 pm
Well, thankfully i have not experienced the feeling of anxiety which has lead to panic attacks. However there are bound to be situations in our life when we feel very stressed out or anxious about things. I prefer to calm down my mind whenever i feel anxious or stressed out by pressure situations and it has worked for me till now. When you get very anxious then you will certainly wont be able to cope with the stress and you are eventually going to get panic attacks. I am sure that meditation and breathing exercises will definitely help in this regard.
December 5, 2018, 3:56 pm
The Bible says, Do not be anxious about anything. Pray about everything instead.
December 5, 2018, 11:21 pm
True That's what I do. God didn't create us to worry in the first place. He is in charge not us. Life should be simple and not complicated. We just complicate our life when we worry. Just tell Him, "Lord you're in charge so I will not worry about it. It's yours". Then you will be peaceful and happy. You can then serve and worship God because you know He will take care of you and your concerns.
December 6, 2018, 5:14 am
Certainly, the power of praying goes beyond of anything we can even dare to imaging. I've been through very rough moments, decisions, experiences, and praying has always gave me the strength and peace I need to feel better, to take action, to gain confidence, to feel saved. So, it doesn't have to be a determined prayer, just be quiet, take a moment, talk to man up above, and feel how it change you for good.
December 8, 2018, 8:53 am
I haven't actually tried doing yoga. I always read that it's good for the body. But, I never realized that it's also good for someone who is stressed. I should perhaps try it
December 6, 2018, 12:36 am
There are better ways of meditation. Prayer is more effective than yoga. You get to experience the healing power of God. You're able to communicate with him and release all your pains.
December 7, 2018, 11:16 pm
I also suffer from Anxiety. It's really hard. Everyday you are fighting. It's like you are always fighting a battle within yourself. What I do is I listen to Instrumental music and pray. That's the best solution for my anxiety. I bring it to God. I bring my burdens, whatever I'm going through in life, I bring them before God. It gives peace that nobody and nothing can give you. After you pray, you can't explain it but you have a renewed spirit and a renewed confidence within you that everything is under God's control because He is Sovereign and in control of all things. Having a good diet also helps. Making yourself healthy will give you a healthier mind.
December 6, 2018, 5:10 am
I think all of us have an issue with anxiety although some are pronounced and some are just mild. I am glad that I don’t experience extreme anxiety maybe because of my family’s support. The stress of my work in the office can really cause anxiety that sometimes I couldn’t sleep well. But I have learned how to cope and maybe I am doing fine with the smooth sailing in my job.
December 11, 2018, 8:52 pm
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