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    Caffeine multiplies my anxiety. I don't drink any...

    Caffeine multiplies my anxiety. I don't drink any of that crap anymore. It only makes things worse. If I were you, I'd ditch the coffee and stick to juices (or just eat an orange- natural energy)...
  2. What kind of advice ya looking for? Do your loved...

    What kind of advice ya looking for? Do your loved ones know of your issue? For me, hiding it from my fiance made my anxiety worse. Happy to help you in any way I can. I have some panic attack stories...
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    I hate flying too. I haven't been on medication...

    I hate flying too. I haven't been on medication for a while and I had to go on a flight for a wedding that I was in recently. I was the best man. So not only was I anxious about flying, I was anxious...
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    Yea and the weird thing is we KNOW it's just...

    Yea and the weird thing is we KNOW it's just anxiety. But our brains like to try and convince us otherwise.
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    You're not crazy! We just worry a lot :) lol

    You're not crazy! We just worry a lot :) lol
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    Sorry to hear that. It's weird trying to discuss...

    Sorry to hear that. It's weird trying to discuss these symptoms with my fiance. She doesn't understand what anxiety can actually do. She is supportive though.
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    Sticky: Poll: Easier said than done with people who have severe...

    Easier said than done with people who have severe anxiety. Medication and therapy are a major help. From there, we can start to get a level head to pursue what you've posted.
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    What are your physical symptoms?

    Hello,

    My anxiety has returned and I went to the doctor and I'm told my physical symptoms are just from anxiety.

    What physical symptoms do you get from your anxiety or depression?

    Mine:
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  9. How often are you exercising? Morning exercise...

    How often are you exercising? Morning exercise could really help. Does for me. It releases endorphins and can help curve anxiety.
  10. Thread: Please help me

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    I'm right there with you. I went off my meds and...

    I'm right there with you. I went off my meds and was hitting the bottle more and more. Soon enough, I was drinking all day just to feel good. I'm now back on prozac, xanax, and hydroxycide (spelling)...
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    I will 'second' this post when it comes to me...

    I will 'second' this post when it comes to me personally. Pot makes my heart race causing massive panic attacks. However, it depends on the individual. My cousin smokes it specifically for anxiety...
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    Anxiety is a tricky battle. First off, you're...

    Anxiety is a tricky battle. First off, you're battling with your own brain! That's a tough one to win. Second, we're trying to get other people to UNDERSTAND our anxiety. That is impossible unless...
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    Debt is a massive cause for anxiety and...

    Debt is a massive cause for anxiety and depression. Having to worry about money is the worst. Everything will work out and you will be alright.
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    I'd get really anxious too if something was going...

    I'd get really anxious too if something was going on with my man bag.
  15. Thread: :(

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    Totally normal for anxiety sufferers like us....

    Totally normal for anxiety sufferers like us. Speaking with a therapist is very helpful. Also, exercise and a good diet. You got this :-)
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    Thanks, welcome aboard! AV, 11Bravo US Army

    Thanks, welcome aboard!

    AV, 11Bravo US Army
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    Sounds like you have a good head on your...

    Sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders. Best of luck. We're here if you need us!

    -AV, 11Bravo US Army
  18. Thread: paranoia

    by av1988
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    Those people are cowards and will not amount to...

    Those people are cowards and will not amount to the wonderful life you will have. Forget about those losers and focus on your future. Don't let bullies get the better of you. Also, might I recommend...
  19. Get a new doctor, for sure. If you're suffering...

    Get a new doctor, for sure. If you're suffering from anxiety like this, you deserve a sedative like Xanax to stop the attack. I'd recommend going to an Urgent Care dr. that sees anxiety patients....
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    When my girlfriend goes home to visit her...

    When my girlfriend goes home to visit her parents, I crank up the music and pretend I'm Brad Paisley. I think I've got the air guitar down perfect.
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    Same here. I break a .5mg in half and take that...

    Same here. I break a .5mg in half and take that daily. I have a weird fear of the train I take to work :-) Don't need the pills on the weekend. .25mg isn't much to worry about as far as addiction or...
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    Welcome. How often do you exercise? A good...

    Welcome.

    How often do you exercise? A good long workout is chemically good for your brain. Especially when you're eating right and avoiding alcohol. Hangovers are a huge anxiety inducer. I use...
  23. Thread: Howdy

    by av1988
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    Welcome! I just saw this post, haven't logged in...

    Welcome! I just saw this post, haven't logged in here in a while.

    Last year I had convinced myself that I had a tumor in my throat. I was so scared of a diagnosis I didn't go to the dr. or...
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    The anxiety you have is COMPLETELY normal. Good...

    The anxiety you have is COMPLETELY normal. Good for you for wanting to talk to people about it. Sometimes all it takes is a few small friendly conversations and anxious feelings can go away....
  25. Thread: Huge Victory

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    I do as well. Very strange. I'll be anxious all...

    I do as well. Very strange. I'll be anxious all day and then I'll get home and feel better. Then asking myself "what was up with you earlier??"
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