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SeaStar

908d

Does anyone deal with debilitating anxiety to the point where it affects them physically? (headache, body ache, not hungry, can’t focus, trembling, insomnia, etc.)

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    • SeaStar

      890d

      What is EMDR?

    • SeaStar

      890d

      What is EMDR?

    • MLE

      906d

      When I get panic attacks I used to hyperventilate so hard I’d pass out. Medication really helped!

    • ThatOneNerd

      906d

      Before finding medication that helped, yes.

    • Jessitsme

      907d

      Yes, on it right now. It last 3-6months till I don’t have it. Then I go back to normal. But I am on this right now

    • WVBunny

      907d

      I am triggered by “happy” things. I get really bad stomach pain and vomit. Sometimes early mornings, going to school would be all it took- I would have attacks every day of my life. I have no idea what “normal” feels like. Clonopin and Effexor have helped a bit but I’ll still be triggered every now and then. I cannot control things.

    • Bally

      907d

      I get random dizziness shivering off balance most of the times and it’s frustrating . I don’t have any emotional stress but I still deal with this symptoms

    • celliot

      907d

      yeah— stomachaches/vomiting, shortness of breath and chest pain, random assorted aches and pains, lack of appetite, recent insomnia, etc. trying new meds in hope that they might help

    • seahorsesforever

      907d

      I’ve done EMDR with my therapist to help with the fight flight or freeze and it’s done wonders!

    • Rasin

      907d

      gods yes i used to throw up every morning and get such bad stomach aches that i couldn’t move it’s horrible

    • HopeColorado

      907d

      I can relate to this. Especially the constant state of fight or flight! I wish I knew of some ways to improve this...it feels awful and I believe it is making my medical conditions worse.

    • Leahkes

      908d

      Yes, absolutely. And the most frustrating thing is that my anxiety cannot be attributed to anything. I have all the debilitating physical symptoms, without an emotional or stress-related trigger. My doctors just keep telling me to go to therapy, and I have been, weekly, for years. But there is literally nothing going on that I can attach it to (except now, the physical symptoms themselves have become a source of stress). If talking through my problems is really the solution here, what am I supposed to say when I don’t have anything bothering me to talk about? It feels like something physical, neurological. I’m in a constant state of fight or flight and I can’t turn it off.

    • PolkaDot

      908d

      I get like this sometimes. My doctor gives me 10 Xanax pills a month so these help me when I’m experiencing high anxiety. My husband is also a source of comfort for me. He knows how bad my anxiety gets & does everything in his power to alleviate my symptoms. When my anxiety is so high that nothing seems to help, I just remind myself that right now, in this very moment I am ok. Sometimes I have to repeat this over & over but it eventually sticks & my anxiety dies down. I know this may sound silly, but I heard someone say they did this in a group therapy session & so I tried it & it really really helps!

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