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Topic: triggers, do i have anxiety??

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  1. rvch1117
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    3 April 2020
    hi guys. i know this might sound kinda stupid because its half a rant but i really need to get this out to someone. i've never been professionally diagnosed but i've always had anxiety inducing symptoms since the end of 2015. i couldnt breathe, bad chest pains, racing heart beat and stomach aches. honestly typing this right now im struggling to breathe and i want to cry. in class when we have ice breakers i find it really hard for me to breathe. i have chest pains and i want to cry in the middle of class if the teacher brings up these sort of self introductory topics. i dont know why. and when in a new group of people, i cant breathe and i struggle to talk to anyone. does this happen to anyone else?? i feel alone because although i have friends who have similar experiences, none of them have the same as mine. is this normal? i dont know whats going on. because it was so bad in 2016 and 17. i would have struggles to breathe and chest pains everyday. and i always felt so nervous on a daily basis. nowadays only certain triggers bring it up though, like social situations or bringing up someone from my past. someone help me figure myself out please.
  2. white knight
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    3 April 2020 in reply to rvch1117

    Hi

    There is two main avenues to approach this- your GP and subsequent treatment and- self help.

    Lets not underestimate the many things you can do to avoid symptoms like shortness of breath, emotions and panic attacks.

    The best I can do for you is list several relevant threads. You only need to read the first post of each, You can post in those threads or repost here

    Use search bar at the top to insert these

    anxiety, how I eliminated it

    worry worry worry

    triggers that down me, triggers that lift me

    if all else fails be radical

    Hope to hear from you soon

    TonyWK

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  3. blondguy
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    3 April 2020 in reply to rvch1117

    Hello rvch1117

    Good on you for posting about what you are going through!

    I echo what TonyWK has mentioned above about the benefits of seeing your GP

    We have an excellent thread that I hope will provide you with some reassurance...I have the link below for you :-)

    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums/anxiety/what-physical-feelings-of-anxiety-do-you-get-

    any questions are always welcome...The forums are a Safe and non judgemental place for you to post rvch!

    you are not alone

    Paul

     

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  4. rvch1117
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    3 April 2020 in reply to blondguy
    thanks paul and tonywk i appreciate it. i feel reassured to know i'm able to speak out about my problems :)
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  5. blondguy
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    3 April 2020 in reply to rvch1117

    Hi again rvch1117

    no worries at all :-) Only if you wish, I hope you can click on the active link above and have a look as there are so many proactive people like yourself on that thread that have similar feelings too

    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums/anxiety/what-physical-feelings-of-anxiety-do-you-get

    your thoughts/questions are always welcome rvch1117

    we are here and listening

    Paul

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