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    An_250827 posted:
    I dont want to be anxious anymore.
    jaws82 responded:
    I totally understand. I have been frozen with anxiety all day and dont know where it is coming from. I am overwhelmed and dont want to try anymore. I understand.
    Patricia Farrell, PhD responded:
    Anxiety can certainly be a burden for anyone and people who post to this board can certainly relate to what you are saying. You didn't indicate what steps you have already taken, but I'm hoping that you have had a medical evaluation to ensure that it's not a physical condition that needs to be handled. Sometimes there are simple things that can be done and you will feel a lot better.

    In the meantime, why not try a little bit of self-help? In our Tips column we do have a relaxation breathing video tutorial which I have prepared and I would recommend that you watch it and use this technique several times a day whenever you're feeling a bit anxious.

    The breathing can help you to calm yourself. If you are in good physical condition and your doctor agrees, then you should consider doing some regular, not strenuous exercises such as going for walks, walking up and down stairs or even walking in place in your home. We know that exercise is a very good way to help you relieve stress and anxiety.

    I hope you have found this helpful and that you do feel better very soon.

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