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"don't worry, be happy..."

I have always had anxiety problems.
I worry about everything, and if I don't have something to worry about, I create something to worry about. If I can't think of something, then I worry anyway, or perhaps I have a moment of peace...

In addition to this whole semi-voluntary worrying, I have random moments of intense, unexplained anxiety. This hits me physically. I can feel my blood rushing through me and my body feeling week. I get nervous and shaky, and it lasts several minutes.

I don't know if I can call this an anxiety attack. I do not have trouble breathing, and I don't cry.
I've always had these "moments" on occasion, but I seem to be having them a bunch lately.
Should I be worried? (pardon the stupid pun)

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foxglovefaerie
Oct. 13th, 2001 04:47 pm (UTC)
anxiety
It sounds like a panic attack to me. I get them every so often too. :( They suck but they always go away. :)

You don't need to cry or have breathing trouble it's still a panic/anxiety attack.
daturafae
Oct. 13th, 2001 05:09 pm (UTC)
Re: anxiety
yeah, that's most likely what it is.

I just associated them with breathing trouble because a friend of mine used to have "panic" attacks (maybe they're different from "anxiety" attacks? I dunno) she had trouble breathing and would start crying. She was also much younger then (like, 11 or 12), I don't know if that mattered...

Anyway, anxiety sux.
Glad I'm not the only one, though.
danicadatura
Oct. 13th, 2001 06:39 pm (UTC)
Wow, you sound ALOT like me. Ive always worried and stressed alot more than i thought was considered normal. I started having panic attacks, and yes it did take a tole on me physically. Not really my blood rushing like you described, but my back would start hurting alot and i would feel like i was going to vomit. A while ago i began getting them almost every day, so i went to county mental health. I still get them but if it helps at all just getting it out and admitting that i couldn't deal with it on my own gave me alot of relief and a little bit of insight on how to control them better.
I doubt that was helpful, but the question of weather you need help or not is up to you, it depends on how bad you feel. I do hope you feel better soon though, cause i know how much feeling like that sux.
daturafae
Oct. 13th, 2001 09:16 pm (UTC)
Thanx for the advice. It seems we have a bunch in common. Yeah, I definately get nauseous too. I'm not too sure whether or not I'll get help for it yet, but that may help. It really gets in the way of a lot of things for me though, so it may be a good idea.
Thanx again.
danicadatura
Oct. 13th, 2001 10:52 pm (UTC)
Re:
No prob. Good luck figuring it out, however you happen to do it.:)
danicadatura
Oct. 13th, 2001 06:43 pm (UTC)
by the way, where did you find that "After All " tori cover?? Ive never heard of that one but it sounds cool!!
daturafae
Oct. 13th, 2001 09:11 pm (UTC)
Go to: http://www.hereinmyhead.com it's in the "Diagnosed Sounds" section.
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