Author Topic: What does your anxiety feel like?  (Read 978 times)

[Buddie]

Re: What does your anxiety feel like?
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2019, 10:16:23 am »
My anxiety feels like pain, or pain feels like anxiety. Under my breastbone, a squeezing sensation. Sometimes the pain/anxiety feels unbearable.

I have terrible agoraphobia. I had no idea at 8 months I would feel worse than when I jumped  :'(

Still wondering if I have an underlying health condition or this is just withdrawal/anxiety.
I can 100% guarantee this is benzo withdrawal. This is not anxiety either.
There is no such thing as an underlying condition.
Dave.  8)
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[Buddie]

Re: What does your anxiety feel like?
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2019, 07:06:57 pm »
I find it difficult to describe my anxiety other than to say, I feel really bad.  What words do you use to explain the inner stress/anxiety/panic you feel?

I have social anxiety. It mainly consists in feeling uncomfortable about going out. But I'm afraid of people in general. I'm even afraid of people on the internet.

When I go out, my social anxiety kind of dissipates.

My greatest fear is that something may happen to my cat. Or that I will have no money and end up living with parents. Or that I will be hospitalized against my will and they put me on appetite stimulants. Technically it's impossible, cause I have no schizophrenia or psychosis.

But I keep imagining things like this. I guess you could call it Generalized Anxiety Disorder. In addition to the social anxiety.
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[Buddie]

Re: What does your anxiety feel like?
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2019, 03:51:28 am »
It feels uhful
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[Buddie]

Re: What does your anxiety feel like?
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2019, 05:56:02 am »
fearful that I will stay like this forever :( or a long time.
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[Buddie]

Re: What does your anxiety feel like?
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2019, 02:39:31 pm »
My anxiety feels like pain, or pain feels like anxiety. Under my breastbone, a squeezing sensation. Sometimes the pain/anxiety feels unbearable.

I have terrible agoraphobia. I had no idea at 8 months I would feel worse than when I jumped  :'(

Still wondering if I have an underlying health condition or this is just withdrawal/anxiety.
I can 100% guarantee this is benzo withdrawal. This is not anxiety either.
There is no such thing as an underlying condition.
Dave.  8)

I hope so, its just been 10 months now, you'd think I'd be feeling better not worse!
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[Buddie]

Re: What does your anxiety feel like?
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2019, 02:43:59 pm »
My anxiety feels like pain, or pain feels like anxiety. Under my breastbone, a squeezing sensation. Sometimes the pain/anxiety feels unbearable.

I have terrible agoraphobia. I had no idea at 8 months I would feel worse than when I jumped  :'(

Still wondering if I have an underlying health condition or this is just withdrawal/anxiety.
I'm in the same boat as you are!
I jumped back in December and I am feeling worse than ever since about 6 months out
I also have the physical anxiety that you described. It is like a sort of squeezing weird feeling that's hard to describe. It's not something that I had ever experienced prior to benzo withdrawal.
I'm sending good vibes your way because I know exactly what you're going through and it's hell.

Unfortunately I am in constant pain now, under my breastbone and having trouble sleeping bc of the pain. This really sucks.I was going to start facing things, but now I feel so awful, I feel paralyzed. My doctor is no help and is super judgmental. I have some pharmaceutical cbd oil, I am just so nervous to try it.
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[Buddie]

Re: What does your anxiety feel like?
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2019, 10:17:55 am »
Mine is feels like thingling pain everywhere in my body, thinking panic attacks coming any time but is not, (well sometimes itís comes ) feeling lose control, pain in my head scalp and all over body, chest become very tight...hard to breathe, want to cry
Usually gets bad around 10 am and last all day until 9 pm. Worst between 4-8 pm.
41 months out and still struggling badly
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[Buddie]

Re: What does your anxiety feel like?
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2019, 04:21:39 am »
When I'm in the middle of it, I think it is like two rats fighting inside my chest. Feels that awful...
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[Buddie]

Re: What does your anxiety feel like?
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2019, 11:26:56 am »
I feel like I can't swallow.

Then everything in my body starts to feel "wrong".

I just spiral out in to feeling progressively uncomfortable until I either stop it or fall prey to a full panic attack.
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[Buddie]

Re: What does your anxiety feel like?
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2019, 06:08:40 pm »
Severe Anxiety disorders are real and can destroy your QOL, no question about it. That is why the majority of us got on benzos. Long-term benzos just makes the condition much, much worse in the end. Even prior to benzos, my life had become a living hell with non stop panic and unrelenting anxiety!
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