Author Topic: Describe your anxiety  (Read 5680 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Describe your anxiety
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2010, 03:43:22 pm »
Hi [...],

For me, anxiety is racing thoughts with no rhyme or reason...there may be a reason behind them...like a late bill or someone done something wrong or whatever...but I just can't stop thinking about it and I get so nervous trying to figure out a way out of it.

Now, panic...just feels like something (don't know what) is bad wrong with me and I am going to die or pass out or something. I get a rush of adrenaline that give me goose bumps and cold all over like that feeling you get when you get caught doing something wrong or see someone get hurt really bad. I feel sick to my stomach and my throat closes up and I can't breath and my heart races and thumps and rolls over in my chest and then I get lightheaded and lay down until it's over.

Sucks. Thankfully this hasn't happened for a long time ;)
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[Buddie]

Re: Describe your anxiety
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2010, 04:51:10 pm »
A feeling of loss of control and completely overwhelmed with no way to escape and no rational thought processed to conquer it.....along with hearts palps, trouble breathing with tight throat, sweating or chills, abdominal flutters/distress, tight chest, fogginess, lightheadedness along with weak legs.  Thinking that maybe jumping off a rooftop would cause pain so as to alleviate the anxiety.  That is my interpretation.

[...]  xo
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[Buddie]

Re: Describe your anxiety
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2010, 04:59:19 pm »
A feeling of loss of control and completely overwhelmed with no way to escape and no rational thought processed to conquer it.....along with hearts palps, trouble breathing with tight throat, sweating or chills, abdominal flutters/distress, tight chest, fogginess, lightheadedness along with weak legs.  Thinking that maybe jumping off a rooftop would cause pain so as to alleviate the anxiety.  That is my interpretation.

[...]  xo

yes ... or waiting for the 'Toons from Toontown to drop a piano on me .... *looking up at the sky* All who framed roger rabbit style

    Dolores: A toon killed his brother.
    Angelo: What?
    Dolores: Dropped a piano on his head.

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[Buddie]

Re: Describe your anxiety
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2010, 01:14:06 am »
Has anyones anxiety gone for good is my question after being off benzos fot=r awhile or its something we will have to endure now for the rest off our lives ?
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[Buddie]

Re: Describe your anxiety
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2010, 01:27:12 am »
Has anyones anxiety gone for good is my question after being off benzos fot=r awhile or its something we will have to endure now for the rest off our lives ?

Mine has become manageable through distraction. My anxiety might not be what others experience because I didn't experience debilitating anxiety till roughly 3 years ago, because of a medical condition.  In other words, debilitating anxiety was not my norm.
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Re: Describe your anxiety
« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2010, 01:40:14 am »
4 months off all the anxiety came in evengence..I get adrenaline rush, chest tightness, throat tightness, elevated HR/BP.....feel like i'm gonna pass out, over breathing, week arms, tingleing in my ankle, warm skin sensations......Raceing obessive thought, chills......Fear.....NOt fun
Can';t wait until i'm healed and it's all behind me... :-\
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[Buddie]

Re: Describe your anxiety
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2010, 05:23:36 am »
I could never go for a walk if it was hot outside...That would effect me because i cant take the heat..

I have to have total silence in my room to sleep door closed so cat doesn't come in....My husband has his own room i have mine....He snores really bad and tosses alot and it wakes me up...Hes fine with separate rooms....I have used a fan at night for hot flashes and sweats at night and it helped with any noise from his tv,but lately I'm finding i cant use the fan now, its like to much stimulation or something so i keep the thermosate set low on the reconditioning......actually i haven't been getting the sweats at night now and hot flashes are better.Maybe you could where ear plugs which i have had to do that in the past at times when dd and hubby lived with us.Oh black out curtians on windows so if i need to sleep in the light wont effect me..Just got some 3 months ago....Love them.....Tried the eye mask and it bothered me.

My anxiety issues come from stressing over my kids and grandkids.....It was always something not good with one of them and i would worry and fret all the time....It got to the point where one day i just said i CANT do this anymore and just let go.It was a huge load off me for sure....I know when i start to stress about my kids i have to remind myself stop let go, it will all work out they have there own path to go down in life to learn lessons and its all good....One thing that i struggle with tho with  my 5 yr grandaughter, were close and she is hyper and in to everything. My daughter yells at her SO much its just sad I had my moments to at yelling but not any more...I have tried to tell my daughter to feed her better foods organic and get her off sugar,eat more veggies well she finally got her off most sugar so that's good but if i want her to drink organic milk i will have to buy it as they cant afford it..We cant either but i will cut back on something so she gets that...The hormones in milk might be causing her hyperness..I fret over  stuff like this.My son is in afganistan working for military and at first i was terrified now i just believe he WILL be safe....If something did happen it was his time and hope i could deal with it.He gets to come home every 3 months for 2 wks so thats wonderful.

The united states is in BAD shape and i believe we need to get back to basics in many ways like outlaw pesticides and hormones in meat and dairy....I have been so passionate about this for yrs but never have done anything about it....I'm [...] the day will come when i can get petitions going for people to sign to try and get this on the ballot,sounds like, ya right like that will do any good ,but hey you have to start somewhere and its time is coming......CNN reporter sanjay Gupta did a 2 or 3 part series on toxic america a few months ago i only caught part of 1 and it talked about the pestasides in the air we breath and how hormones and pestasides could be whats making our kids sick and having add and ahad.So i say its time to clean up mother earth!

Btw, some of our withdrawl stuff is probley from the hormones and pesticides in the food and air.Just my thoughts..I also believe all of us who needed benzos are very sensitive to begin with i know i am i feel other people emotions i used to say its like i am a sponge that was the only way i could describe it i also am intuitive and no lie and i have had it validated to prove i was not crazy 4 people i know who have passed away have come to me and talked....I hear what they say threw thoughts.....Its been a couple yrs since i had a visit, but i thought the first time i was crazy for sure...Being sensitive can also give us anxiety.We need to learn how to know whats are stuff and what is coming from other people,which is tricky.I havnt mastered that yet.
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[Buddie]

Re: Describe your anxiety
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2010, 01:12:23 pm »
My anxiety starts early in the morning as soon as I wake - shaking all over and sometimes crying.  Sometimes a jolt of adrenaline will surge up into my chest and then I break out in a sweat and the bottom of my feet burn (weird)  During the day, if my anxiety kicks up I get Sweats and then cold sometimes also.  When it is really bad, I can't eat, rapid chest breathing and dry mouth.  As the day goes on, I calm down (some days better than others) and feel more calm at night. Distractions, like computer, also help.  By night time when I am ready to go to bed, I am as calm as a cucumber (I think that's supposed to be cool as a cucumber, oh well) and I hate to go to bed.  I am really enjoying myself then.  I notice
thought, even if I am calm at night and am on my computer and something doesn't go right, the frustration causes the anxiety to kick up and I
start the shallow breathing again.  I guess I always was a somewhat nervous person, but never had real anxiety until 1993 when I had a heart operation - anxiety reigned, but then I overcame it and now here it is back again in full force.  I hope when I am off my K, it will go away and that
it doesn't become my lifetime companion.  It's very uncomfortable!
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[Buddie]

Re: Describe your anxiety
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2010, 12:20:01 am »
 the question of the day...I just read it and would def love to hear replies" Has anyones anxiety gone away after the benzos? Especially amongst those who took them for it to begin with. The w/d process is amping mine up so that I can't imagine it ever going away....like it is adding a whole new disorder on top of the one I came in with.....sigh
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[Buddie]

Re: Describe your anxiety
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2010, 01:31:10 am »
the question of the day...I just read it and would def love to hear replies" Has anyones anxiety gone away after the benzos? Especially amongst those who took them for it to begin with. The w/d process is amping mine up so that I can't imagine it ever going away....like it is adding a whole new disorder on top of the one I came in with.....sigh

Yes my anxiety has gone away. I had Lyme disease which effected my heart,which put me in panic mode 2 hours at a time. I was in the hospital (ER), cardiologist, atleast twice a week before being put on benzos. The benzos cured it, but the panic attacks did return while on benzos. I remember taking 3mg of K, and at the ER in a full blown panic attack, thinking, I took the k and I still feel like I'm haveing heart attack, low pulse, dizzy, tingling, head band etc....

As for a panic attacks returning after K, this has not. I have felt panicky a few times, but nothing to really talk about in the last 4-5 months in my benzo days.

PS

I posted this on my blog, and found it funny. I can sorta relate to this, but this is more of a humorous impression of what I would of went through. I wouldn't of called the doc, I would of been laying in front of his office, in the parking lot at 8 am.  :laugh:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXlXN84NiEI&NR=1
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