Has Anyone Experience Anxiety attacks?

Canada
February 4, 2008 8:43pm CST
I'm pretty sure that is what I'm experiencing as of lately I haven't slept well is so very long since I lost my baby. That and things that could go wrong do go wrong with finances and which ever else...My blood pressure is good one hour then bad the next with worries and stress I do know do not help. My question is what works for you when you feel anxious all the time and then worry sets in that doesn't help what takes your mind off of it? How do you relax enough that things calm down for you. I think alot has to do with sleep or rather lack there of for me.
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@mummymo (23707)
5 Feb 08
Blue Angel it is so good to see you my sweet friend! My heart reaches out to you and I know how hard things must be and how difficult it must be to cope with Anxiety attacks on top of this. Anxiety and depression are very closely linked and both affect the sleep which can send things into a vicious circle! Have you had any counselling? I know I did classes through my mental health team to help with anxiety and depression. These (also known as talking therapies or Cognitive Behavioural therapies) helped me more than I would have believed possible before attending them. I thought if you went to this site it may help http://www.anxietynomore.co.uk/ I do hope that you feel better. sending you prayers and love xxx
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• Canada
8 Feb 08
Awww thanks Sweety I know I haven't been on mylot much lately I'm doing ok but I truly believe that is what I'me experiencing because you are right grief depression lack of sleep it all ties into it. I'm trying to get my sleeping patterns back on track I did not so bad last night. I will check out that websight hun hugzzzz and love
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@mummymo (23707)
8 Feb 08
I was offline for a few months myself sweetheart but I didn't stop thinking of you! I do hope that you feel a bit better soon - it all takes time sweety! Give me a yell if you ever want to, I have never experienced a loss like yours but I have a lot of experience with anxiety and depression! Hope you are talking it all out with PTB and she is giving you loads of hugs - I am sure she is! xxx
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• Canada
11 Feb 08
I sure will hun and hugzzz to you you are such a sweetheart. Yes PTB has been absolutly wonderful and I talk with her daily and call her all the time and she has been there for me through thick and thin take care and same goes for you hun if you ever need me then don't be afraid to give a hollar.
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• Malaysia
6 Feb 08
I had the same anxiety attacks as well. Some say it is nervous breakdown. It's kinda funny that you can fear of something which is not existence. Actually i caught suffering in the middle of my young working life and stuck under pressure. Then finally i got up and have by faith to Buddha's teachings strengthen. Then i look up again my life. It was plainly, really short while compared to thousands of years Buddha's teaching to us, not to mentioned the universe. So i keep everything simple and sound and no wonder I'm now calm and focus to things I'm doing and about to do in the future. Enjoy your life while you can and good luck.
• Canada
8 Feb 08
That is wonderful advice and your right I told myself today I'm going to have a good day and try and be happy and see how it goes today.
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@somu007 (51)
• India
5 Feb 08
yes i suffer from anxiety ...mainly during xams.i have tried many a thing but none of them really worked.one day suddenly i came to know that when you are nervous take in deep breathes which can help us.....i tried it and it just worked.now whenever i become nervous i take in gentle deep breathes and it really some major parts of my nervousness...
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• Canada
8 Feb 08
That is great advice thanks that is what I do alot it seems sit and take a deep breath and try to clear my head..
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@chooochy (356)
5 Feb 08
hunny, have you tried Yoga, its such a good way to relax the body and mind and i think you need to have bothe relaxed to ease the anxiety, also i find listening to my fave music helps a lot xxx
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• Canada
8 Feb 08
No I haven't but I've heard and read a bit about it I should give it a try at this point I'm willing to experience any type of relaxation techniques I can get...Thanks for your response.
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@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
5 Feb 08
I have suffered from anxiety my whole life. I am sorry you are having to deal with this. I am on medication for mine because it is very bad. I also have a therapist. Having a support system helps a lot. If at all possible find a quiet place and try and calm down. I meditate or chant quietly until I am relaxed enough to do what I need to do. My husband definitely has more anxiety when he has not been sleeping well. Being over-tired seems to magnify everything making it much worse. I hope things get better for you soon. Anxiety is an awful thing to have to deal with.
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• Canada
8 Feb 08
It is not a nice thing to deal with that is for sure..I can so relate to the lack of sleep magnifing the attacks that much more that is what the onset plus all the others combined to give me mine.
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@4ftfingers (1314)
5 Feb 08
I used to back when I was at school. I found the best way for me to relax is to go to my bedroom, lie on my bed and listen to therapy tapes. There are loads of different types, and you can legally download them free from some sites on the internet. Some are people talking, telling you to do breathing exercises. Some are animal noises, for example ones set in the jungle were my favourite. I used to listen to them when I couldn't sleep too. I found they disdn't really do much at first becaue I was expecting quick fix results. But after a while I realised you just have to switch of from everything and concentrate on the sounds. I am so sorry to read of your loss. I hope things get better for you soon.
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• Canada
8 Feb 08
Thanks about my loss and I didn't really think that I could experience this after what I've been through...I think what brought the onset of it is just a week ago today I barried my cousin and it has only been 8 and half months since my babies passing and now I worry when I hear long distance calls because my Grandma is next so I guess all of it and the lack of sleep can tie all into one package. I will give the relaxation tapes a try I used it once when I was younger and it does help.
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• Philippines
5 Feb 08
Oh yes! Nearly everyone has a story to tell on themselves having anxiety attacks. But my being anxious is just about being my hypochondriac. Yours is a different story cos you lost your baby. However, we still got the same denominator cos we both experience anxiety. Let me share some tips I always do when my anxiety attacks. Free your mind from those anxieties. DO not always think about it over and over again. Relax yourself and if possible get some sleep. If silence does eat you up, put on some ear plugs and listen to relaxing music till you fell off to sleep. Use also imagery. Close your eyes and try to imagine that you are relaxing yourself in a very quiet garden in touch with nature. If you find it hard to breathe, just get yourself a brown paper bag and breath in and out in there so as not to expel carbon dioxide from the body. I hope I made sense in this post.
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• Canada
8 Feb 08
yes you made alot of sense and I will definatly give those a try. That is my problem is trying to clear my mind from thinking the same bad thoughts over and over again.
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
5 Feb 08
yes I suffer from then a lot, I know I should go and see about it but I hate going to doctors and talking about personal things which i know they would talk to me about concerning this, so i just calm myself down when I have one by having a cup of tea and sometimes coming onto Mylot.
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• Canada
8 Feb 08
That is great advice thanks I've been doing that and cutting out my coffee drinking earlier in the day as well.
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• Canada
6 Feb 08
I am so sorry that you are going through this hun. I have tried my best to be there for you, and when I come over we have talked about your anxiety & panic attacks. I really think that it is a mixture of things. I think it could be dealing with your loss, lack of sleep, blood pressure, sugars, etc. I think that because all of this has been going on for so long that your body doesn't know how to handle it anymore. I'm no Doctor though so I could be wrong, but that is my guess. I promise that I will continue to be there for you as long as you need me, just phone me and I'll be there! I know what panic and anxiety attacks are like as I have had them, so if you want to talk more about it, just need an ear or a shoulder, or even just someone to listen I'm here! Luv & Hugzz, PurpleTeddyBear xx
• Canada
8 Feb 08
Thanks hun I couldn't have gotton through alot without you that is why I've talked with you over what I'm feeling because until now I never really experienced attacks. I did have a bit of anxiety but not to the extreme I'm having...
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• Canada
8 Feb 08
Your more then welcome hun. I'll always be here for you, as your friend that's my job =) Luv & Hugzz, PurpleTeddyBear.
• Canada
11 Feb 08
Awwww you so sweet love you to pieces hun..And your right that is what friends are for I will be there for you through thick and thin as well...Hugzzzz
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