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I've had that heart beat in my head for years accomponied by other symptoms. They've come and gone with drugs but the beat remains. Jena asked if you don't have anxiety then why do you take xanax. Well you do have anxiety but you are probably a calm person. People are really puzzled when I tell them I suffer from anxiety - they think I'm the last person to have that problem and I feel calm inside. I guess I just supress it and in turn the anxiety pops out with these terrible symptoms.
[QUOTE=Bill G.]I've had that heart beat in my head for years accomponied by other symptoms. They've come and gone with drugs but the beat remains. Jena asked if you don't have anxiety then why do you take xanax. Well you do have anxiety but you are probably a calm person. People are really puzzled when I tell them I suffer from anxiety - they think I'm the last person to have that problem and I feel calm inside. I guess I just supress it and in turn the anxiety pops out with these terrible symptoms.

Dear Bill G,
This is a very good point. Because you don't show it, how can you have such a disorder and how can it be real ? This is what everone thinks. A lot of people that do have it would be the last ones they would expect and if you told them they still would not understand and think it is all in your head. Something you can just make go away with the flick of your fingers. Years ago I remember sitting in meetings with clients and while I promoted our projects, I was fighting panic symtoms. No one new it and when the meeting was over I always went outside and walked around for awhile to get ahold of it. Then I would go back in and get over loaded with the work of more then one could handle. I actually have nightmares about this that wake me up. In the dreams I can not remember how to do even the simplest tasks that before I did not even think about. What a deal. Good post.

Sincerely,

Sickman :)