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Offline bigred1951

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anxiety bad nerves
« on: July 12, 2017, 04:18:42 pm »
for the past year year and a half ive experienced what I just thought of just a case of bad nerves. Shakey a lot bad head aches, sweating, upset stomach, racing heart and other things. I believe these have been brought on due to life and work mostly work where I am a correctional officer very stressful environment. My wife has said several times that I just seem hateful and irritable when I come home and quiet. Last week I was at work and I guess my way of explaining it was almost nervous breakdown. I kept pacing around felt like I couldn't breath heart pounding, pouring the sweat stomach upset just felt like I couldn't handle it one more second after only being on shift for a couple hours. So I left and went to the dr and was put on meds and put off work for two weeks. I don't know if the meds are doing anything or not. I still really shakey a feels like a lump in my throat a lot of times. Ive never had these feelings before and its starting to worry me a lot. I always worry and get nervous for no reason and start trembling shaking and the more I worry the more nervous I get. I'm always exhausted even if ive not done anything if I get 2 hours to 12 hours of sleep I go o bed tired and wake up tired. It just worrys me and I'm not sure what to do or whats wrong

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Re: anxiety bad nerves
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 05:18:57 pm »
Are you a Veteran?
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Re: anxiety bad nerves
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 05:30:27 pm »
no not a vet. I'm a correctional officer in a state prison going on 5 years now

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Re: anxiety bad nerves
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 06:48:33 pm »
Ron;  Just curious as to why you asked if bigred was a veteran!   :P
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Re: anxiety bad nerves
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 07:26:59 pm »
I'm no doctor....
Maybe you need a change of routine, and a change of mind. I would try to change the subJect in my brain. I'm sorry you're going through a tough time.
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Re: anxiety bad nerves
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 09:00:49 pm »
Like most I am not sure what to say , but I can tell you  you are not alone. First and most important is your regular vitals, blood pressure , weight , cholesterol how much coffee you drink and a basic stress test. Having an appetite and eating a good meal maybe the best medicine . Taking time off is good for stress . Being able to sleep and rest will take a while.  Your strength , knowledge, and experience will also help . So for now just work on basics , and listen to your doctor .
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Re: anxiety bad nerves
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 06:20:24 am »
I know just how you feel I haven't worked in 3 days because of it  >:( >:(

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Re: anxiety bad nerves
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2017, 08:42:29 am »
Is there some other area you can move to at work to get you out of the anxiety zone? That would be my first attempt to resolve it.
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Re: anxiety bad nerves
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2017, 10:45:25 am »
It sounds like you are describing a panic attack. I can relate. I worked in a mental hospital. One day I went in and quit. I could not do it one more day.  Good luck.    Muggs

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Re: anxiety bad nerves
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2017, 04:24:11 pm »
I have some of this psychology as well.  Mine is not crippling but for some people it is.

It is very wise that you are asking about it.  You have a wife who wants you well, that is huge.  When I had my first significant panic attack, I told my wife to treat me like I was injured.  My brain was broken.  Just like a broken leg.  I was damaged.  I told her to keep me safe and get me help.  She did just that.  The doctor has been a help and my wife has been a Saint.

I work to find my safe space because the panic attack behavior is fight or flight behavior.  I also have Xanax .  I am not the addictive type so I keep it on hand just in case.  There are times when taking that medicine is a real solution. 

This is not rational behavior.  You are not getting eaten by a lion or drowning but sometimes that is what it feels like.  Getting told things will be "OK" is not much help.

The good news is that the world is a grand opportunity.  Life is a miracle.  The Sun comes up every day.  Pursue and locate the opportunity that is out there so you do not feel so damned.

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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2017, 04:24:15 pm »
I had it, or whatever it hit  me this past March,  I lost my dad, and headed back home for the arrangements and family stuff.  Christy and I switch off on the driving so after her leg I got back in the saddle and all was good, then out of the blue, I had issues, like fear of heights or something,, long story short I still fight with it, its like the steering wheel is covered in grease.  Sweating and stuff,  bridges and rivers cause issues, so age for me, I do not know, you are young, stress I know plays tricks on the body.  Surgeries I've heard can cause issues,  I use to be kinda crazy about jumping off bluffs , no fear of heights at all.  Now a bridge bought gets me,, I'm hoping you can work through it,
anxiety is a paralyzing thing for many folks.  I've read and studied on this and getting back in the saddle seems to be the best cure, working through it..
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Re: anxiety bad nerves
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2017, 04:36:17 pm »
Any recent surgery that had you put under for it?  This can cause big problems in the brain sometimes.  It did for me.  I've been told I haven't been quite right or the same "me" since... :-\
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Re: anxiety bad nerves
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2017, 06:31:40 pm »
I've been there, Big Red. Panic attacks, anxiety, whether you have a medical condition or brought on by a stressful enviroment, it plain sucks either way. For me, it was probably learning to handle stress. My mom went through this, figured out her thyroid was way out of whack. If it's your job, if you hate it or it's too stressful, get out would be my advice. Find something where you want to to work in the morning, that's what I had to do.
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Re: anxiety bad nerves
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2017, 06:33:43 pm »
A lot of good insight and advice here, Big Red. At thw very least, it should help you see how common this is in people around you, from similar walks of life. You are not alone.
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Re: anxiety bad nerves
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2017, 10:34:33 pm »
If a Veteran, I was suspecting there could be PTSD issues.
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Re: anxiety bad nerves
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2017, 06:19:01 am »
If a Veteran, I was suspecting there could be PTSD issues.

Doesn't rule it out either. People can suffer PTSD from non-military situations as well. Important thing is to figure out WHY, and then what you can do about it.  Medical condition / Stress  etc. Something isn't right and you have to figure out what, and change something,
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« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2017, 06:48:18 am »
That's what I've been thinking too, Ian.
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Re: anxiety bad nerves
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2017, 10:28:36 am »
Big Red, I had most of your symptoms a few years back. Went to two doctors that just wanted to put me on more pills. I guess I was Doctor shopping because I didn't want to take a bunch of Happy Pills. Third Dr I went to said most of my problems were Acid Reflux, the racing heart and on edge. He said one thing would lead to another. Put me on Prilosec and you would not believe the difference. It threw me a loop because I would not think anything like that was connected. I understand some of the stress you are in. I worked with prisoners for awhile but mine were minimum security. I think you work Maximum security at Big Sandy don't you. I am just guessing and maybe it will give you something to look at.

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« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2017, 10:53:05 pm »
Well I ended up quitting the prison got a job now as a security guard at a stave mill 7-3 Monday thru Friday. I really like it. The little pay I lost will even out in gas. I was driving at least 45 mins one way now it's about 10-15 mins one way. The Dr give celexa but I stopped it. It made me feel funny and couldn't sleep. Starting to feel a little normal old self.

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Re: anxiety bad nerves
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2017, 11:12:07 pm »
Glad to hear it.
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