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May 6, 2014 11:15 AM Subscribe
Is exercise induced anxiety a thing?
posted by kathrynm to Health & Fitness (21 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've recently started walking. On the days I walk, I have terrible panic attacks a few hours after I finish. On the days I don't walk my anxiety is at its normal baseline levels. Why is this happening? I can reliability replicate this. I had to take the weekend off because I'm less than graceful and twisted my ankle pretty bad. No panic attacks. Yesterday, a very short (less than .5 miles) walk and I was crawling the walls within two hours.
I currently take .5 mg of Klonopin twice a day. It doesn't touch the panic. I finally got insurance and I have a pdoc appointment scheduled for a few weeks out. My assigned PCP is useless since he won't prescribe any psych meds or even renew my scripts.
Should I give up on the walking until I see the pdoc? Keep at it even though nothing has really changed in two week? Drug myself to the eyeballs?
Help. I know everyone on here recommends exercise for depression and anxiety, but this is not helping my mental health.