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josh2011
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8 years ago 0 josh2011 18 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Introducing Myself

Hello Im Josh a 27 yr old Male from the US, I suffer from Anxiety/Panic Attacks its been 4 months living with this an its hard.  I came across this site An it has helped me within 1 week, ive done more than 4 months. I get really nervous when im out in public places, My heart races really fast i also feel like im going to pass out, But by doing the homework they give you here I have been able to get out an go to a store without being so nervous. There are days when i feel awful the " WHAT IFS " are always stuck in my head, feel most nervous right when im waking up, dont know why tho. But I am here to talk with other people an we can help each other, because i know its hard living like this but in time it does get easier. If anyone needs to talk ill listen. Josh
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8 years ago 0 josh2011 18 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Introducing Myself

 I have a question, How come each time i wake up i am very Nervous? Its like this everyday. I do admit i do lay in bed " Thinking about am i going to have a Panic Attack " like this everyday. Any Suggestions? An most of the day i wonder an think am  i going to have a Panic Attack, anyone know any tips? Thanks
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8 years ago 0 josh2011 18 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Introducing Myself

Thank You Davit and Sunny, Makes alot of sense. I wouldnt be so nervous if i didnt focus on my Heart Rate, I constantly check and see about my Heart Racing really fast. What Started all of this was little panic attacks at first an i was able to cope, but then i was at a local store about 3 months ago an I was just waiting in line an the next thing i know my Heart was beating out of my chest felt dizzy, Thats what got me scared of my Heart Racing Fast.   I have been doing my HomeWork on here, im Just geting to week 2, But I can tell the difference already in a week, I have went out in public more to the Store by myself and even to the store where i had my Big Panic Attack, Guess you can i Faced my Fear on that one An i was fine. Just every morning i was up Nervous wondering about a panic attack, wondering if my heart will race fast.  But Thank You for your Message, Josh
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8 years ago 0 josh2011 18 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Introducing Myself

Thank You, Sunny an Devit. I have another question, Why am i so afraid of my Heart Racing when i go shoot Basketball an it really pounds i dont freak out about it, but when i have feelings of a Panic Attack my Heart Beats FAST and i get scared and Im Just scared its going to beat so fast that something is going to happen like a Heart Attack. So in other words what your saying all of this is FEAR/ My Mind playing games? I am doing alot better than i was, 2 months ago I wouldnt eat nothing, i wouldnt go to a store, i wouldnt drive. But i found this site an did the 1st week of Homework an i went to store's an drove myself, This Site has helped me alot but you have to do your Homework lol,  Now if i could just find a way to cope with The Fast Heart Rate and Waking up eachday worrying about a Panic Attack an My Heart Racing. I did have to go to the ER a month or so ago My Heart Rate went to 150 BPM, That was when i was checking my pulse like 4 times a day, but to make a long story short, Davit they gave me the Attenol in a IV an my heart rate dropped within 2 Minutes. The Doc. said it was Anxiety/Panic Attack all the blood work came back good So did the EKG. They said they have seen people with 200 BPM. So my question is, can your Heart Beating that fast cause you to have a heart attack? I have heard people say look at it as if its excercising your Heart. An the only Medicine i am on is Valium 10mg, supposed to take 3 a day but i dont want to be a zombie lol so i break them in half an it helps. Sometimes i have to take a whole 10mg a day. So does this get any easier? An any tips of when my Heart Races what to do? Besides ME telling myself about all the "WHAT IFS" that i think? And I am new to this site so i dont know how to get Instant Messanger, or How to add an check my buddy list. And I am Sorry if i am bothering you. Thanks, Josh
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8 years ago 0 josh2011 18 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Anxious/ What If Thinking

 Anyone know how to control your Anxious Thoughts and The " WHAT IFS " For instance if i want to go to a store, Why do i get nervous and think my heart is going to pound out of my chest? Anyone have any tips? And i had another Question, Does this site have Instant Messanger? And how do i ad people and send them messages? Thanks, Josh
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8 years ago 0 josh2011 18 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Introducing Myself

Sorry Davit I mispelled your name earlier, Still getting used to the New LapTop.

josh2011
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8 years ago 0 josh2011 18 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Dealing with the physical symptoms of Anxiety

Hello Everyone, Yesterday i was having a good day then all of a sudden i felt my heart was beating faster than normal and I kept thinking about it an my Heart Rate went faster and faster, until instead of fighting just accept it and it eased up after that i was ok for a few hr's same thing happened again, I had to tell myself its Not Going to Hurt Me, Nobody has died from this, everything will be fine. Well im learning to cope with it, yesterday made a week since ive had these fast heart rates i just have to keep learning an getting used to this. Now not to change the subject but I used what I learned from this site and it has helped me. For instance before i found this site I wouldnt go to a store or drive alone but by reading the stuff from the site an DOING MY HOMEWORK i was able to get out an go to a public place I admit i get nervous at times, but you have to be Positive about it I know its easier said than done. If you get the fast heart rate, dizziness, etc. try to accept it an not fight it, tell your self " Hey I been here before and im still here ".... So i want to Thank this site an The Support Group for giving me Confidence to start getting out more and helping me little by little, I know its still a long road but there is Light at the end of the tunnel.... Josh
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8 years ago 0 josh2011 18 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Dealing with the physical symptoms of Anxiety

 Thanks everyone, actually went out again tonight I was just sitting around and something came over me i needed to get out, So i got in my car and drove to a 7-11 just for a candy bar lol. Now if only i knew a way to cope with being so nervous in the mornings when i first wake up an through the day i always think WHAT IF SOMETHING HAPPENS like my heart racing an so on, Anyone have tips for that? Waking up being nervous an thinking the " WHAT IFS ".... An i had another question, how do i update my profile? It says  i live in Canada but i live in the US. Thanks an God Bless, Josh
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8 years ago 0 josh2011 18 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
I had a question....

What is " ANTICIPATORY ATTACKS" ???? Does anyone know what this is? An is there Tips in the toolbox on here to help? Could this be the reason I fear the physical symptoms of Anxiety, Such has a pounding Heart Rate each day? I fear it each day i wake up. Thanks, Josh
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8 years ago 0 josh2011 18 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
I have came a long way

 I wanted to share how GOD and this Site has helped me, For 2 Months i didnt leave the house, i was so afraid of having panic attacks it was on my mind 24/7. An I always felt safe at home, even at home i would have panic attacks, Because it scared me to death just thinking about another Panic Attack an by thinking about them all the time guess what? Yea id get one. Now i am able to go to grocery stores, take my nephew to a store an get out more. I admit i have not completed all of the Excerises but i am going to. It Helps people if you stick with it, an most of all your HOMEWORK. Dont get me wrong i still get anxious an nervous have negative thoughts, but you just have to learn to accept it for what it is an not fight it, when you fight it makes it alot worse. Like Claire Weekes said just FLOAT with the panic attacks dont fight it. I am doing alot better than where i was a Month ago. I am going to continue to do my Excercises an Homework. An Remember your not alone you have GOD an the Support on here. Josh