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Topic: Anxiety 24/7

5 posts, 0 answered
  1. Anxious247
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    1 posts
    6 April 2021

    Hello everyone reading.

    I have anxiety pretty much 24/7.

    I feel constantly anxious, struggle breathing, ears ringing, overwhelmed, substance abuse, constant mind heart health problems, heart racing, heart fluttering, thinking about breathing, agitated, heart palpitations, hot, sweaty, hands and feet get red and hot.

    this is my life!!

    I have had all health tests done and nothing has come back bad. My Mum had/has bad anxiety/depression and is medicated.

    I don’t want to be medicated, I have previously and It made me feel disconnected and still had heart palpitations. I have young children and need to be a good parent to them, I can’t be disconnected from them.

    I drink way too much and know I need to stop but when I don’t drink, I’m 100% more anxious. I feel like I need alcohol to cope.

    please share anxiety experiences so I don’t feel alone.

    much love to you all xxx

  2. Sophie_M
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    5944 posts
    6 April 2021 in reply to Anxious247

    Hey Anxious247,

    Thank you so much for reaching out to our friendly community here. It takes a lot of courage to be so open and honest with your feelings, and we are so glad that you decided to take this big and important step in sharing what you've been going through. We can hear how overwhelmed you've been feeling, but please know that you've come to a safe, non-judgemental space and our community is here to support you through this difficult time.

    If you feel up to it, we'd also really encourage you to reach out to our Beyond Blue Support Service, which is available 24/7 by phone on 1300 22 4636 or on Webchat 1pm-12am AEST on our website: www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport. One of our friendly counsellors will be able to talk through these feelings with you and can offer support, advice and referrals to help you through this difficult time. 

    We hope that you can find some comfort in the kind words from our community and in knowing that you are not alone here, and please feel free to keep updating us on what you're feeling and experiencing, whenever you feel ready.

  3. socialmoth
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    79 posts
    6 April 2021 in reply to Anxious247

    Hi Anxious247,

    I'm so sorry to hear about what you're going through at the moment. I was hospitalised for heart palpitations mid last year and it turned out to be due to my anxiety, so I know how it feels to be physically affected by mental health.

    I know it's super tough, but I would recommend that you see someone to start talking about your coping mechanisms sooner rather than later. Alcohol is not sustainable and it's probably best if you find something else to help you with your anxiety. Talking to someone might also help you get to the root cause of your anxiety which could help you start addressing the physical symptoms.

    I've recovered from the heart palpitations, but it has taken a lot of work to do so. Good luck :)

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  4. Here2Talk
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    276 posts
    16 April 2021 in reply to Anxious247

    Hi Anxious247,

    is there a pseudonym (fake name) I can call you instead of Anxious247?

    It is courageous to reach out to talk about these things that are troubling you. How many kiddies do you have and how old are they?

  5. Petal22
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    1359 posts
    16 April 2021 in reply to Anxious247

    Hi anxious247,

    sorry to hear you are feeling this way....... your anxiety sounds severe.... I had severe anxiety OCD.....I have now recovered from it thanks to health professionals and medication....

    my recovery started from seeing my caring gp we did a mental health plan which gave me 10 free sessions to a phycologist.... this then led me to a clinic that specialised in ocd..... I was given many tools..

    I highly recommend you see a gp and let them know how you are feeling... you don’t have to feel like this..... there is help available to you .... please seek it 😊 I understand how hard it is to live with anxiety it’s hard but I think it takes a strong person to turn around and face it head on..... please face it so you can recover aswell and be there as the best version of yourself for your family 😊 it is possible to recover.... I’m living proof of this.....

    I believe anxiety needs treating just like any other health condition...

    😊

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