How To Deal With Anxiety, Restlessness, Chest Tightness And Fear Of Dying?
I want to ask. r nWhy am I often anxious, anxious, the feeling of fear of dying often appears, accompanied by a sudden coldness of the body, chest pain accompanied by pain, heavy breathing, heart racing, my body immediately feels weak, even though I often control it, my heart rate is normal, my blood pressure is normal too?
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It could be said that everyone has experienced anxiety. This condition is an emotional expression of fear, doubt, and discomfort that normally occurs. Anxiety disorders can become unnatural when the levels are excessive, that is, if they appear too often, they can interfere with life functions, social functions, lead to suicidal ideation, and / or cause delusional disorders or hallucinations.
Symptoms that can occur in anxiety disorders are cold sweats, palpitations, headache, tightness, abdominal pain, tremors, and so on.
Some forms of psychiatric conditions that manifest as anxiety are:
Panic disorder: anxiety that appears suddenly for no apparent reason. Symptoms include heart palpitations, feeling like dying / fainting, cold sweat, chest pain, and feeling like screaming. Generalized anxiety disorder: In this condition a person will feel anxious at almost every point and every time in his life. Even the smallest and the nonsense was sometimes a source of anxiety. The diagnosis can be made if anxiety persists for more than 6 months. Specific phobia disorder: symptoms of anxiety appear after seeing / being exposed to certain things that make them afraid even though most people are not afraid, for example cat phobia, phobia of heights Post-traumatic stress disorder: anxiety that occurs after experiencing a very unpleasant experience in the past, such as seeing family killed, involved in serious accident, raped Social phobia disorder: when a person feels anxious when dealing with social situations, speaking in public, or playing a role in public. Someone with this disorder tends to shut themselves up and avoid socializing. Psychosomatic disorders: when anxiety is accompanied by physical symptoms such as diarrhea, sore stomach, headaches, body aches, etc. Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD): in this condition, a person has a strong desire to do or think about something repeatedly just for the sake of relief himself. If this is not done, people with OCD will experience anxiety and dissatisfaction, for example checking that the door is locked or not repeatedly. Based on your complaint, namely sudden anxiety accompanied by a feeling of dying, most likely lead to panic disorder. But do not rule out other causes as mentioned above.
To confirm the diagnosis and cause of your anxiety, as well as to find out whether your anxiety is normal or not, you should further consult with a psychiatrist for immediate examination. The doctor will further explore the course of your disease and will do your psychiatric examination to determine the exact condition of your complaint. And after that the doctor will provide treatment both counseling and medicine for you according to the underlying condition.
Things you can do to reduce your anxiety:
Share your experiences or worries with family or close friends you can trust. Their suggestions may help reduce your anxiety and help you feel more confident about your future. Take up a hobby that you enjoy. Doing physical activity that you like can increase the endorphine hormone and reduce anxiety. Relax with deep breathing techniques for 5 seconds while inhaling or exhaling. Do it over and over. Do meditation or yoga to help calm your mind. Get enough rest, sleep 7-8 hours a day. Limit consumption of cigarettes, caffeine, and alcoholic beverages. Do not consume illegal drugs. So many explanations from me, hopefully helpful and useful. Get well soon.
dr. Princess Claudya