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Anxiety is a deep sense that thinks are not right. Learn how your medical team can help to manage these uneasy feelings.
Anxiety is a feeling or deep sense that things are not right. You may feel uneasy, jittery and even uncomfortable.
Anxiety is common and natural, but it can be very different from one person to another. Your doctor or Agrace care team may not be able to make these feelings go away, but we can help you manage them better, with or without using medicine.
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Have you felt anxious before? Try doing things that have helped relieve your anxiety in the past.
Write down your thoughts and feelings. Seeing it in writing may help you face and tell others what's bothering you.
Ask your doctor or hospice team for help with physical issues that can cause anxiety, such as pain.
Try deep breathing or yoga, or play soothing music.
Try to calm your mind by taking deep, slow breaths.
Unless visitors cheer you, limit them so you are not stressed.
Massage—or have someone massage—your arms, back, hands or feet.
Avoid alcoholic drinks and caffeine (coffee, tea, soft drinks, energy drinks).
Go for a walk/ride, if you are able, or get fresh air by opening a window.
Talk with your family, trusted friends and members of your care team.
Take life one minute at a time. Try not to dwell on the past or future.
Use ordered anxiety-reducing medications, as prescribed.
Contact your doctor or hospice care team about:
Your doctor of hospice nurse will try to find the cause of your anxiety and talk with you about options that may help.
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