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Anxiety-What I Found

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Anxiety is something I often feel, some times to the point thats all I can focus on is the symptoms surrounding the anxiety and have to take medication.  Most everyone has experienced the uneasyness of anxiety at some point or but not all people experience it to the point of others.  When I feel anxiety it’s almost like being nervous except the feeling is multiplied greatly, it’s all I can focus on and it affects my entire body.  I think some of the best medicine can be educating yourself and while I deal with anxiety I don’t spend much time trying to combat it, I think of I had more information I would have a better chance of dealing with it on a personal level.

What is Anxiety?

  • An unpleasant state of mental uneasiness or concern about some uncertain event; An uneasy or distressing desire (for something); A state of restlessness and agitation, often accompanied by a distressing sense of oppression or tightness in the stomach.
  • A feeling of apprehension, fear, nervousness, or dread accompanied by restlessness or tension.
  • A vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune.

Signs or Symptoms of Anxiety

  • Stomach-ache or churning stomach
  • Worry
  • Tension
  • Lack of focus
  • Sweating or Flush
  • Tension
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Backache
  • Irratibility
  • Restlessness
  • Trouble Concentrating
  • Headaches

Signs of Anxiety Disorder

  • Constant worry, tension and being on edge.
  • Interference with responsibilities.
  • Irrational fears that won’t pass.
  • Fear of bad things happening if they don’t play out the way you expect.
  • Avoiding everyday situations because they make you anxious.
  • Unexpected Panic.
  • Feeling like danger is constantly lurking.

Self Help for Anxiety

  • Take care of your body.
  • Relax and have fun daily.
  • Get emotional support.
  • Ask for help when needed.
  • Reduce your responsibilities.
  • Get help with chronic worrying.
  • Exercise.
  • Group Therapy.

If you take the time to sit down and research and explore you will find there is a lot of good helpful information available to you.  Write down or print the information, refer to the information.  Implement self help into your day to day life.  Care about yourself and your well being.  Don’t be afraid to talk to your doctor and ask for alternatives to medications.  Don’t be afraid of medications but commit to not being dependant on them.  Try, try again.

*If you think you have a problem with anxiety first and for most please contact your doctor to confirm and get a formal diagnosis.

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