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Severe Anxiety

Postby machinist19 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:19 am

I am new here. I have decided to reach out for some help with my anxiety. It is affecting my life in a bad way. Maybe someone who is smarter than me can listen and help...
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Re: Severe Anxiety

Postby Wally58 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:09 pm

Welcome to the forums. I was in treatment for anxiety attacks some time ago. Many anti-depressant medications will also help stabilize anxiety, so anxiety and depression are treated together in many cases.
It was bad enough where an anxiety attack could slip into panic. I used to medicate it with alcohol, but that caused another slew of problems. :cry:
One thing I have trained myself to monitor, is my breathing. If my chest tightens up and I feel like I'm suffocating, I can easily hyperventilate. My arms, legs and lips tingle and it can feel like a heart attack. This can make the runaway panic even worse.
Deep, slow breaths and a distraction usually help me get back to normal.
If you haven't already, I would go for a complete physical exam to rule out any chemical or endocrine imbalances. If all look OK, ask your physician for a referral to a counselor or therapist to find help and relief from this.
Best of luck to you. :D
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Re: Severe Anxiety

Postby machinist19 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:14 pm

Thank you for the information. I have been to my doctor several times over this. And do you have cited to apply a new medication to my daily regiment. I feel like it is working sometimes... And I know what the stressors are that caused me to have anxiety / panic attacks. Unfortunately I cannot do anything about them. As they are brought on by an individual and sell them by circumstance. I as well tend to enjoy a rum and coke at the end of my work shift and when I get home late at night. But one has turned into 2, two entered into three... So on and so forth ... I can smell the darkness in the path in front of me because I have been on it before, and I don't know how to get off of it or turn around
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