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Anxiety Disorder

  1. Anxiety Sufferer profile image59
    Anxiety Suffererposted 8 years ago

    I'm curious how many people here suffer from anxiety problems, what their experiences have been, and what they have found helpful in their quest to manage it.

    1. angie44 profile image60
      angie44posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My anxiety turned into post traumatic stress disorder about six yearas ago after I was robbed at my store at gunpoint. Two men, ten minutes til closing, everything happened very fast. I was knocked down, cursed out, repeatedly threatened. I quit that job, took a year off to get my nerves back together. Certain situations sometimes cause me to get really jumpy and nervous and I'll start coughing and find it hard to breathe. I went to the doctor for meds and I only take it when
      feel an anxiety attack starting. Angie 44

    2. Davinagirl3 profile image60
      Davinagirl3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I thought I had anxiety disorder and was suffering from ADD.  I couldn't focus on one thing and my thoughts kept me up nights.  I am being treated for ADD and am much happier.  My thoughts are manageable and I do not worry all the time anymore.

    3. apeksha profile image61
      apekshaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      when I was studding in standard 9th and higher , I experienced anxiety. Often I realized that I was suffering from tension and temper so I consulted doctor. he told me to drink more and more water so that to increase water level in body and control anger. and It helped me a lot to decrease anxiety.

    4. goodfriendiam profile image56
      goodfriendiamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I use to suffer, and on occasion will have a thought, creep up on me. But now I just tell myself gently inwardly, fear nothing, my thoughts don't mean anything and I am never worried, anxious for the reasons that I think I am. Hopefully this is helpful. Let me know if you try it, and the results you get.

    5. nikki1 profile image61
      nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Check this out.. for those who has anxiety challenges..
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      or possibly
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      I feel for you, it has to be a horrible feeling.
      Have a beautiful day,

    6. Cassandra_Evers profile image53
      Cassandra_Eversposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      These are what they have experiencing:
      Anticipating the worst
      Feelings of apprehension or dread
      Trouble concentrating
      Watching for signs of danger
      Feeling like your mind’s gone blank
      Feeling tense and jumpy

      It is manageable through therapy, medicine, herbals and self control

    7. kamagrabuy profile image55
      kamagrabuyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have read lots about anxiety disorders. Many people are facing this problem.There are types of anxiety disorders. It is serious mental illness.

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    Ghost32posted 8 years ago

    I started typing in an answer but quickly realized the answer was a full Hub.  I'll have it done and published by sometime tomorrow evening (the 4th of July, Independence Day, Saturday, 2009) under the title "How To Relieve Anxiety".  Please do check in when you can to read it.  I'll do my best to remember to stop by this forum to let you know when it's ready,  but I've been known to forget important things every now and then, so....

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    Ghost32posted 8 years ago

    OK.  The Hub "How To Reduce Anxiety" is up and running.  Hope it gives you at least a bit of food for thought.

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    Ghost32posted 8 years ago

    Angie, what you went through would make it tough for a LOT of people.  Sounds like the PTSD has maybe elevated your attacks beyond the realm of anxiety and into the arena of full fledged panic attacks.  I've seen a number of those hit my wife, and they are NO fun.

  5. girly_girl09 profile image77
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    My old job was very stressful. It was insane, especially for someone my age. It may sound very silly, but if I'm watching a tv show or out in public and hear any of the same blackberry ringtones that I used during that time-frame, I freeze and feel very stressed. My phone was constantly going off and it was a very demanding job. I got rid of the b-berry after my job ended. Felt weird without it so I bought a new one. I can't use any of the same ringtones. I can't bear hearing them.

    I also occasionally get panic attacks (not because of that but due to other things from my past). I usually try to focus on something positive or turn on some favorite music. I used to smoke, but I found smoking made my anxiety worse. A lot of anxiety was alleviated once I didn't have all sorts of nicotine and thousands of other chemicals rushing through my bloodstream.

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    Jolly Jennyposted 8 years ago

    Whow you really sound wound up you need to relax and chill out, listen to some soothing meditation cd's I bought some when I had cancer last year they helped me though one of the worst times of my life. go to www.health-wise global.com see if it will help you to. I'm all better and back at work, remember there is always someone out there worst off than you. Chear up honey

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      pgrundyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nothing soothes anxiety like a healthy dose of SPAM.

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    untiedshoelaceposted 8 years ago

    I suffered from anxiety (and still do sometimes) mostly last year. It was tough to deal with but I found ways to overcome it. I found that writing helps to express yourself and get rid of all the bad emotion. Any form of cardiovascular exercise is great for the mind. Try getting into meditation. If I had the time I would.  =]