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Old 12-15-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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Question Anxiety that is getting worse

My anxiety started in my Sophomore year of college. My anxiety consists of severe chest pain. I remember missing some of my finals because the pain was so bad. I went to the doctor and did an EKG and Echo on me, and said I had anxiety since all my tests came back normal. He never placed me on meds because I thought I could have handled it. Fast forward to the present, my anxiety has gotten worse. Sometimes I am anxious and I wouldn't know why I m anxious. Some days I wake up anxious, I guess because of my dreams. Sometimes I suffer from insomnia because my mind is racing. One HUGE trigger of anxiety (especially lately) have been relationships. My last relationship, which I posted on here a week ago, stirred my anxiety because I was nervous about his moods or if he will hurt himself. Now that the relationship is over, my anxiety is horrible. I will have bouts of crying then I will be fine. Every other night I have vivid dreams. Some pleasant some not. My anxiety has me putting off getting my things from his place. As much as I want to do it and get it over with, my anxiety keeps making me push it off. I'm even tempted to ask him to post my things.

I started counseling 2 weeks ago. At first I told my therapist that I don't want any meds, but considering what has been going on I think I may need them. Even when I do activities that would make me happy , I wind up anxious. Its annoying and aggravating at the same time. I know I will suffer from anxiety for the rest of my life due to my recently diagnosis of PCOS (poly cystic ovarian syndrome), but besides meds is there a way out of this? Any advice would help!

 
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Hi Trish, you are smart for resisting anti anxiety meds as they should be taken short term as too many people get hooked on them. I used to take klonopin then atavan then xanax and my life became a nightmare because I had to keep taking more and more pills to get the same effect. Exercise is the only thing I can think of to give you a good life. I do aerobic exercise every day and have been drug free for 15 years. You could join a gym, start out slow on a treadmill, take an aerobic class, use the weight machines etc. If you can control and manage your body you will soon find that you can control and manage your life. . I am not saying your anxiety will go away rather you will be better able to deal with it.There is no magic pill for anxiety, unfortunately. Stay well

 
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does your anxiety seem worse in the morning?? i have been struggling with anxiety and depression for 6 weeks and it seems fine during the day but when i wake up in the morning im already anxious and i get these crying spells and sometimes i dont know why i am crying .

 
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Hi Trish, you are smart for resisting anti anxiety meds as they should be taken short term as too many people get hooked on them. I used to take klonopin then atavan then xanax and my life became a nightmare because I had to keep taking more and more pills to get the same effect. Exercise is the only thing I can think of to give you a good life. I do aerobic exercise every day and have been drug free for 15 years. You could join a gym, start out slow on a treadmill, take an aerobic class, use the weight machines etc. If you can control and manage your body you will soon find that you can control and manage your life. . I am not saying your anxiety will go away rather you will be better able to deal with it.There is no magic pill for anxiety, unfortunately. Stay well
Thanks for you advice. I used to dance for years so that helped with the anxiety when it came around. After I finished college I have stopped dancing. I used to do some gym classes, but I had to stop because of improper sneakers almost led me to twisting an ankle. Recently I have picked up my great reading habits and that has helped a lot. My therapist taught me a breathing exercise to do when I am really anxious. I do intend on going back to the gym because I was a little more relaxed with that. I am pretty happy I did not take the drugs route. One less thing to worry about.

 
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does your anxiety seem worse in the morning?? i have been struggling with anxiety and depression for 6 weeks and it seems fine during the day but when i wake up in the morning im already anxious and i get these crying spells and sometimes i dont know why i am crying .
Yes! That is when my crying would be the worst. I would wake up, and as soon as my mind realizes I am conscious, I am crying. It gets very annoying. What I did was starting reading as soon as felt like I was crying. I also wrote in a journal to help distract my mind. Little by little I was able to stop crying as soon as I woke up. Now I can lay in bed after waking up without crying! It is a process, but it can be done!

 
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